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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... Read more →


N.J. News Commons: STORMS BRING DANGEROUS WAVES TO NJ BEACHES

Dangerous waves and powerful rip currents continue to batter the Jersey Shore, putting swimmers and surfers in danger of being knocked down or pulled out to sea. The Asbury Park Press says the rough surf can be traced to Hurricane Gaston, a Category 2 storm that has been spinning around the Mid-Atlantic with sustained winds clocked as high as 105 m.p.h. CHRISTIE VETOES MINIMUM WAGE HIKE Governor Chris Christie vetoed legislation on Tuesday that would have gradually increased the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. The Record says the bill, advanced by Democratic lawmakers, called for raising... 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... 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... 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.... Read more →


N.J. SIERRA CLUB BLAMES CHRISTIE FOR FISH DYING

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... 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... Read more →


CNB Home Country: Old Jasper Blankenship

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet When old Jasper Blankenship came to town from the diggings recently, we asked him over for a few days. He saw us working the home computer and asked about it, but he really seemed to be immune to its wonders. But then my wife showed him how he could call up a certain program, tell it where he wanted to go, and have it zoom in from outer space to some tiny corner of the world. Well look out now, boys and girls; we have created a monster! Ol’ Jasper went from being shocked to being... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives :Mt. Ephraim Taxes To Increase $128

posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Anne Forline | Gloucester City News MOUNT EPHRAIM N.J.--During the April 5 Board of Commissioners meeting, Mayor Joseph Wolk and Commissioners Andrew Greenwald and Bruce Gilmore introduced the 2012 Municipal Budget and passed several resolutions and motions. In their 2012 Budget Message, the Commissioners outlined the reasons for a tax increase. The average residential property assessed at $92,600 would pay $1,730 in municipal taxes – an increase of $128 over 2011. Factors contributing to the increase include rising budgeted operating expenditures, which have increased by $50,000. The Commissioners said this is due to increasing employee... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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 detectives@moorestownpd.com. 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... 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... Read more →


KENNEDY HEALTH DONATES VAN TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS of GLOUCESTER COUNTY

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... 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 www.mccannhealey.com 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... 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 / http://www.mccannhealeyfuneralhome.com 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 →


N.J. News Commons: CHRISTIE SENDS $54 MILLION TO TOWNS

AFTER VOTE ON PUBLIC WORKER HEALTHCARE CUTS Governor Chris Christie announced Monday that he plans to release the $54 million in aid he froze because he wanted to force cuts to public workers' healthcare benefits. NJ.com says the committee for state and local workers approved the cuts Monday by a 7-3 vote, with one abstention. CHRISTIE TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE ON FUTURE OF NJ'S ECONOMY In more news from the governor's office ... Christie plans to hold a press conference today at 11 a.m. to deliver remarks on the future of New Jersey's economy. The Record says Christie's speech will... Read more →


Cheaters Never Win: Maybe More Money for N.J. Fishermen

TRENTON -- A trio of New Jersey fisherman could land $2.3 million more in prize money for the record 236.5-pound tuna they caught earlier this month in Maryland. Brian Suschke, a Trenton police sergeant and Rich Kosztyu, a Trenton firefighter, already won $767,091 for the catch with friend and boat owner Damien Romeo at the White… 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... 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 (http://www.educazioneaffettiva.org/) 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... Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives: City School Board Hires Local Resident for Superintendent Position

posted Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Anne Forline | Gloucester City News April 17, 2012 CNBNEWS NOTE: According to Mr. Rafferty the length of his contract and his salary are still being negotiated. That information will be announced when it is available. GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. --After returning from Executive Session during its April 4th meeting, the Gloucester City Board of Education (BOE) approved a motion to appoint Joseph Rafferty (photo) as the new Superintendent of Schools. Beginning July 1 Rafferty, who lives in Gloucester City, will serve as superintendent for the nest three years, conditional upon an acceptable contract to both... Read more →


Grey Nun Academy Test Scores Rank in the Top Ten Percent in the Nation

Terra Nova Test Scores Verify Student Academic Success August 25, 2016 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy (GNA), the Catholic, independent elementary school in Bucks County, PA for students PreK3 through eighth grade, announced today that student Terra Nova testing scores rank them within the top ten percent in the nation. Beginning in the second grade, an academic template comes into view. That is the first year of national Terra Nova testing for Catholic affiliated schools across the country. This standardized testing procedure continues through the eighth grade to assess student subject knowledge and learning progress. Over the past... 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... 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 insider.foxnews.com Related articles Clinton and Trump play... Read more →


Coast Guard Advisory for Mid-Atlantic: Mariners/Swimmers Use Extra Caution This Week

PORTSMOUTH, Va AUGUST 29, 2016- - The 5th Coast Guard District is advising mariners and swimmers throughout the mid-Atlantic region Monday to use caution this week. Tropical Depressions Eight and Nine are forecasted to impact beaches and waterways from North Carolina to New Jersey as they transit the Mid-Atlantic region during the next several days. Tropical storm-force winds are possible during the next 48 hours. "Our primary concern is ensuring the safety of life at sea," said Capt. William Lane, Fifth District Chief of Response. "We are encouraging all mariners, personal watercraft users, and beachgoers to make safety a priority... 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... 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... Read more →


N.J. NEWS COMMONS: Mayor in Bitter Feud with Police Chief Receives 5 Traffic Tickets

Hillside Mayor Angela Garretson was given five traffic citations on one day in July, all written by the president of the union representing township police officers. That fact alone might not be newsworthy -- but the fact that the mayor has been embroiled in a bitter fight with her police chief, and that the union president has been one of the chief's vocal supporters, has raised eyebrows. NJ.com reports the mayor wouldn't comment. LATEST 'FISH KILL' ALONG JERSEY SHORE WASHES UP IN ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS Thousands of dead fish washed up in a marina in Atlantic Highlands over the weekend, the... Read more →


CNB April 2012 Archives: DEER HUNTER SURVEY OFFERS INTERESTING PERSPECTIVES

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... 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... 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... Read more →


Op-Ed : Disney Stereotyping | BATAVICK

Frank J. Batavick | CNBNewsnet When I was teaching a Mass Communications course at McDaniel, I covered many topics that should have been incendiary— Internet privacy, violent video games, media bias, censorship—but was barely able to get a rise out of the students. No incensed comments. No outrage. It wasn’t until I showed a video from the Media Education Foundation that things got tense. Titled Mickey Mouse Monopoly, the documentary tackled sexual and racial stereotyping in Disney’s animated features. Though the film had some heavy-hitter psychologists and media scholars and under-girded its arguments with supportive clips, the students weren’t buying... 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 http://glotwp.com/job-listings/ *Police Support Application must be completed. Completed... 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... 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... Read more →