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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... 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... 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,... 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... 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 →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. Related articles CNB CRIME: Pennsauken Man Pleads Guilty in... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Largest Demolition Project in State History Improves Neighborhoods in Camden City

Related: Camden, A Giant Blackhole for Taxpayers Bucks The South Jersey Democrat Party Elite CAMDEN CITY N.J. - The last phase of the largest residential demolition project in state history aimed at eliminating 591 blighted structures throughout the City of Camden is nearing completion. The project, which began in January of 2015, has demolished, properly disposed of material and remediated more than 500 properties throughout the city. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli Jr. talked about the... Read more →


San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick Protesting, Disrespects America

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been refusing to stand for the national anthem before NFL games in protest because the US "oppresses black people and people of colour". Kaepernick sat on the team's bench on Friday night during the anthem before a pre-season game, drawing boos from some fans and attracting criticism on social… Read more →


FOR YOUNG FOOTBALL PLAYERS, SOME DRILLS CAN POSE HIGHER RISKS OF INJURY THAN GAMES

Image: (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Newswise — CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (AUGUST 23, 2016). Seventy percent of football players in the US are youths 9 to 14 years of age, yet most data on head impacts sustained in this sport have been from high school, college, and professional football players. This makes it difficult to make informed decisions on how best to structure practices and games to protect younger players from concussion. A new study reported in the... Read more →


VAPING MAY LEAD TO FEWER RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS FOR EX-SMOKERS

Newswise — The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). The on-line survey of 941 respondents assessed subjective changes in respiratory symptoms in smokers who switched to vaping for at least two months. The results, published in the Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, show that 66 per cent of respondents reported an improvement in respiratory... Read more →


Camden County Freeholders Present 2016 Cardio on the Cooper

(August 25, 2016) - The Camden County Board of Freeholders is proud to present the return of Cardio on the Cooper, a FREE 60 minute, calorie annihilating outdoor workout. Power your way through challenging cardio and resistance circuits to build strength and endurance. All levels of participation are welcome! Please bring your own exercise mat. Tuesdays at 5pm from September 6, 2016 to October 25, 2016. Jack Curtis Stadium (Intersection of North Park Drive and... Read more →


N.J. Public Pension System Among Worst-Funded in U.S.

TRENTON -- New Jersey's public pension fund is shakier than all but two U.S. states also known for their notoriously underfunded retirement systems, according to a new comparison by the Pew Charitable Trusts. The pension fund was just 42 percent funded in 2014, based on the latest data available for 238 retirement plans in 50 states,… Read more →