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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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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.... 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.... 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,... 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.... 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.... 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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... Read more →