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October 2016

CNB Crime: MEDFORD MAN RECEIVES 17-YEAR PRISON TERM FOR BURGLARIES

press release October 31, 2016 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced that a Medford Township man has been sentenced to 17 years in New Jersey state prison for a $2 million burglary spree that hit 21 residences in six municipalities in Burlington and Camden counties. Under the sentence handed down on Friday October 28 in Superior Court by the Hon. Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C., Darius Gittens must serve eight years before being eligible for parole. The sentence covers a combination... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J. : Black Bear Permits on Sale November 1

Lottery Permit Application Process Lotteries are conducted to allocate spring turkey, beaver, and otter permits prior to over-the-counter sales. (The is no lottery for deer permits or fall turkey.) To enter a lottery an application must be submitted at a license agent or via the Internet. A non-refundable $2.00 application fee is charged for each lottery application. Hunters and trappers have three choices in each lottery. If a permit is only acceptable to you for one particular zone (and/or period), only a first choice selection... Read more →


Kassandra Kromish of Marlton Helps RPI Cross Country to League Championship

TROY, NY (10/31/2016)-- Kassandra Kromish of Marlton 08053 helped the nationally-ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) men's cross country team win its first outright Liberty League Championship on Saturday at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, N.Y. Kassandra, a Environmental Engineering major from Branford High School, is a freshman who finished the 6K course in 25:59.9 (6:59 pace) to place 64th overall in the 121-runner field. RPI finished first with 30 team points, finishing comfortably ahead of second-place St. Lawrence (46) and third-place RIT (71). Vassar... Read more →


Maryland Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days Announced

Maximum Age to Participate Increased to 16 Years Old (October 31, 2016) Young Marylanders can hone their hunting skills with the help of an experienced adult during two Youth Waterfowl Hunt Days Nov. 5 and Feb. 11, 2017. Those 16 years of age or younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private land these two days when aided by a qualified adult. New this year, the maximum age for participating has been increased from 15 to 16 years of age. “This... Read more →


Gloucester County Prosecutors Office to Start Addiction Recovery Coaching Program

The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, in cooperation with the county’s two hospitals and municipal police departments, will announce Tuesday (11/1) the start of a substance abuse recovery coaching program in which police officers will put addicted individuals in touch with trained “coaches” who can encourage and guide them into treatment. In this program, police who administer the heroin overdose antidote Narcan are to offer the individual, once stabilized at a hospital, the opportunity to meet with a recovery coach before being discharged. Officers may also... Read more →


Philadelphia Transit Strike Deadline Nears

Philadelphia transit employees will meet with city officials to negotiate a new contract as the Nov. 1 strike deadline looms, and the prospects of a full walk-out become a very real possibility. The contract between workers and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transport Authority (SEPTA) expires at midnight Oct. 31 (Halloween). The two sides have been in talks… Read more →


Obituary: Mary R. Hunter of Gloucester City

On October 28, 2016, (nee Abele) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 73. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Hunter III, loving She was the beloved wife of the late Richard W. Hunter III, loving mother of Brenda Kudrick (Michael), Mary Lucas, Geraldine Dellman, Norman Burkett, and the later Terry and Billy Hunter. She was the dear the dear sister of Ronald (Rosetta), Donald (Sharon) and Edward (Anne) Abele and John Angel (Linda). She is also survived by her fiancé Charles Beswick,... Read more →


H.S. Football: Florence Coach Frappolli Meets Paulsboro Coach Howard on the Gridiron

PAULSBORO -- In his 43 seasons as the head coach of the Florence football team, there's not much Joe Frappolli hasn't accomplished. Yet his resume is still missing a victory over fellow coaching legend Glenn Howard following Saturday's trip to Paulsboro. The Red Raiders defeated the Flashes, 34-6, in West Jersey Football League inter-division action as… Read more →


N.J. News Commons: TOP DEMOCRATS DISAGREE ON HOW TO CRAFT NEW SCHOOL FUNDING PLAN

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto disagree on several policy issues, including school funding. NJ Spotlight says the latest split between Sweeney and Prieto comes as Gov. Chris Christie continues to push his new "Fairness Formula," which would level the amount of per-student aid for the entire state. WHAT NEW JERSEY CAN LEARN FROM COLORADO ABOUT LEGALIZING POT "It's like any other city." That was Republican New Jersey Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg's response when she was asked to describe her recent... Read more →


Obituary: Mark B. Reader, age 33, of Philadelphia, formerly of Gloucester City

On October 27, 2016. Mark passed away. Formerly from Gloucester City. Loving son of Alice Lippincott (nee Stranahan), loving brother of Shelly Lippincott and Debbie Reader. Beloved Uncle of Jared Russ. Beloved cousin of Lisa Stranahan-Murphy, Cassidy Kelly and Logun Kelly. Cherished godson of Alice Allsworth. Mark loved animals, nature, and poems. Despite everything, he was a strong man, for his beliefs. Mark had a passion for helping others in need. During the holidays he would cut hair at shelters, feed those in need of... Read more →


FDA Faults 12 Hospitals For Failing To Disclose Injuries, Deaths Linked To Medical Devices

By Chad Terhune October 28, 2016 | Kaiser Health News Federal regulators said 12 U.S. hospitals, including well-known medical centers in Los Angeles, Boston and New York, failed to promptly report patient deaths or injuries linked to medical devices. The Food and Drug Administration publicly disclosed the violations in inspection reports this week amid growing scrutiny of its ability to identify device-related dangers and protect patients from harm. Some of the reporting lapses were found at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and two... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: “Doc” Wexler Found Guilty of Illegal Veterinarian Operation

October 28, 2016 A Lusby man who operated a wildlife rehabilitation facility was found guilty Thursday in Calvert County District Court on two counts of illegal drug possession and one count of practicing veterinary medicine without a license. Ronald Gene Wexler, 68, entered an Alford plea – where the defendant pleads guilty without acknowledging fault – to one count of possession of controlled dangerous substance–not marijuana, and a guilty plea to one count of drug possession–not marijuana–and one count of practicing veterinary medicine without a... Read more →


Last day for cheap gas in N.J: Why ever leave Pa. again?

One of the great perks of living on the state line is coming to an end. After Monday, cheap gas in New Jersey is a thing of the past. New Jersey's beefed-up gas taxes take effect Tuesday. Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Democratic-led Legislature agreed to raise the gas tax by 23 cents. It will… Read more →


CNB Crime: Now Five FBI Field Offices Are Probing Clinton Charity, Adding Fuel To The Fire

FBI field offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Little Rock, Ark., are investigating the Clinton Foundation concerning allegations of pay-to-play financial and political corruption, according to a report at The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Sunday. Mirroring information provided by a former senior law enforcement official that "multiple FBI investigations are underway involving potential…


VIDEO: Don't Open The Door

Firearms expert, trainer, and author Massad Ayoob is recognized as one of the best in the country. In the following video, he teaches a simple and valuable lesson in how to protect yourself and your family from a home invasion. Note, for example, the precautions he takes regarding his position in the room, and that he is armed with both a handgun and a cell phone. His techniques can be learned by everyone in the household. (3:53) Read more →


Camden County Doctor's License Suspended on Charges of Misconduct and Negligence

NEWARK – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that the State Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the license of Dr. Vivienne Matalon, a Cherry Hill family physician accused of indiscriminately prescribing a powerful spray form of the painkiller fentanyl to three patients, one of whom died. Matalon, who maintains offices in Cherry Hill and Camden, agreed to the temporary license suspension on Friday, eight days after the State filed a Verified Complaint accusing her of professional misconduct... Read more →


Encountering Mercy : RIDING ON THE KENTUCKY TRAIN

“Encountering Mercy” is a series exploring the corporal works of mercy during the Jubilee Year through the lens of the people whose lives exemplify them. In October, the Diocese of Camden focuses on “Clothe the Naked.” Pictured at Our Lady of the Mountains in Stanton, Kentucky, are. from left, Johannna Doukakis, Jackie Valvardi, Sister Mary Jane Kreidler and Kathy Doukakis. Saint Rose of Lima Parish in Haddon Heights holds a biannual clothing drive for the Kentucky parish. Photo courtesy Jackie Valvardi Written by Carol Magrino... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Record Number of Black Bears Harvested During 2016 Hunt

English: Black bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia) October 28, 2016 Great Fall Weather and Expanded Hunt Zone Aids Hunters Favorable weather conditions and increased hunting opportunities in western Maryland enabled hunters to achieve a record harvest in the 2016 Maryland Black Bear Hunt as the season came to a close Oct. 27, with a record 167 bears reported to mandatory check-in stations. The harvest total is 72 more than the previous record set in 2015 (95 bears). John Kennedy of Flintstone took the largest bear of... Read more →


Kennedy University Hospitals Earn ‘A’s’ for Patient Safety Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

Voorhees, NJ, October 31, 2016 – Kennedy University Hospital’s three locations - Cherry Hill, Stratford, and Washington Township, NJ – have again each been honored with an “A” grade in the Fall 2016 Hospital Safety Grade, which rates how well U.S. hospitals protect patients from preventable medical errors, injuries and infections. An announcement this week by independent hospital watchdog The Leapfrog Group – which administers the Hospital Safety Grade – showed Kennedy among only 844 U.S. hospitals to receive an “A” rating, ranking among the... Read more →


BELLMAWR CANDIDATE SEEKS SUPPORT

published October 16, 2012 Residents of Bellmawr, I am on the ballot as an Independent for Council on November 6th local election. As a resident of Bellmawr for 22 years, I have attended every Council meeting within the past year, and have listened to many concerns raised by Borough residents. If afforded the opportunity to serve on Town Council, I look forward to meeting with residents of Bellmawr and communicate openly in addressing any concerns. My core mission as a member of Council would be... Read more →


Brooklawn Shade Tree Commission's 6th Annual Tree Dedication Ceremony Held

BROOKLAWN N.J. October 29, 2016--The Brooklawn Shade Tree Commission's 6th Annual Tree Dedication Ceremony was held on Saturday morning. The 2016 recipient was resident Elaine Hill. Guest speakers included Mayor Theresa Branella, (photo above) Camden County Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo and US Congressman Donald Norcross. source Borough of Brooklawn Related articles YOUR MONEY: $1.875 MILLION GRANT TO CAMDEN CITY TO HIRE MORE POLICE OFFICERS Democrats Rally Behind Nilsa Cruz-Perez for State Senate CONGRATULATION: Brooklawn Patrolman Thomas Jackson Receives Oath of Office Brooklawn Police Arrest Arm... Read more →


ELECTION 2016: Timing of FBI's Announcement about Clinton Investigation Draws Criticism

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday called the timing of the FBI's announcement that it was assessing new evidence in her email case "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling." At a campaign appearance in Daytona Beach, Florida, Clinton told her audience, "It's pretty strange to put something like that out with such little information, right before an… Read more →


Cowboys Clip Eagles in Overtime 29-23

DALLAS — Rookie Dak Prescott threw a 5-yard touchdown to Jason Witten in overtime as the Dallas Cowboys clipped the Philadelphia Eagles 29-23 in an NFC East thriller Sunday night at AT&T Stadium. Regulation ended at 23-23. The Cowboys won the toss and drove 75 yards in 12 plays for the game-winning score. The key play… Read more →


LUCY OUTREACH RECEIVES $2,500 GRANT FROM CFSJ & $100,000 FROM BAIADA FAMILY FUND

PHOTO CAPTION: Ann and Mark Baiada (third and fourth from left) present a check in the amount of $100,000 to representatives of LUCY at the recent Community Foundation of South Jersey (CFSJ) Legacy of Giving Event held in Moorestown, NJ. Also shown with the Baiadas are several LUCY youth, along with LUCY Executive Director Kristin Prinn (far left); LUCY Board member Cynthia Eisen (fifth from left); LUCY Board Chairman Joseph Kadlec (third from right, back row); and LUCY board members Dennis Murphy (second from right)... Read more →


Murderer Joseph Ligon who has in prison since he was 16 REFUSES parole offer | Daily Mail Online

A 79-year-old Philadelphia man who has served over 60 years in prison for a crime that he committed when he was 16 has rejected an opportunity to immediately be put on parole – insisting instead that he deserved to be released outright. Joseph Ligon is the oldest prison inmate who was incarcerated as a juvenile and given a life sentence for his involvement in the stabbing deaths of two men in Philadelphia 63 years ago, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. He has also served longer... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze, Rusk County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin

RELATED: BLUE LINE LADYSMITH, WISCONSIN October 29, 2016--Deputy Sheriff Dan Glaze, age 33, was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious vehicle on Broken Arrow Road, near Highway 27, at approximately 11:00 pm. He had arrived at the scene and located the vehicle in a field. He radioed in a description of the vehicle but did not respond to additional radio traffic or calls to his cell phone. Responding units found him inside his patrol car suffering from a gunshot wound. A suspect was identified... Read more →


Obituary: Stephen M. Lastinec Jr. of Westville

Stephen M. Lastinec, Jr., age 87, of Westville, NJ, was reunited with his wife on October 24, 2016. Legacy Stephen proudly served the US Army during World War II. Later on, he volunteered for the Westville Fire Department and retired in July 1994 from the Borough of Westville Municipal Department. Family Beloved husband of 55 years to the late Lois C. (née Hutchinson); Devoted father of Bonnie Lucci (Michael), the late Dennis (survived by Diane), and Judith Pidgeon; Cherished grandfather of Ernest, Lisa, Alison, and... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Halloween Candy Safety Tips

The Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau is promoting a safe 2016 Halloween. One way to be safe is to take the following precautions in reference to Halloween Candy. It is a crime to tamper with candy and it will result in criminal charges. Remember to call the Gloucester Township Police Department as soon as you expect that someone tampered with candy. Please call 228-4500 or 911 for an emergency to have an officer respond to your residence. Parent Recommendations: • Instruct their children not... Read more →


CNB Business News: AT& T Store Opens in the Brooklawn Shopping Center

BROOKLAWN N.J. October 30, 2016--The Grand Opening of the new AT & T store in the Brooklawn Shopping Center, Route 130 and Browning Road was celebrated on Saturday, October 29. On hand to welcome the new tenant was Brooklawn Mayor Terri Branella (left) and Q102 music station. Theresa Cipolone won the radio station's raffle. She received two tickets to the I Love The 90's show in Atlantic City. source Borough of Brooklawn Related: CNB Business News Related: Borough of Brooklawn Related articles Brooklawn Patrolman John... Read more →


HALLOWEEN HOURS FOR TOWNS IN CAMDEN AND GLOUCESTER COUNTIES

Borough of Brooklawn Trick or Treat 3-7PM Brooklawn Trick or treating is on Monday, October 31st from 3 to 7 pm Hayrides from the Firehouse (South Wilson Ave.) Hot dogs and candy will be given out inside the firehouse. The best decorated houses will be announced on Halloween night. There will be one winner from each side of town. Gloucester City Trick or Treat 3:30-7PM source press release Halloween Hours for Camden County Communities Audubon – 3 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 31 Audubon Park... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic over Pleasantville 17-12

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. October 29, 2016--The Gloucester Catholic High School football team was the winner on Saturday in a matchup against Pleasantville, 17-12. But perhaps just as big of a winner was the West Jersey Football League and its philosophy of pairing teams of similar ability levels within their divisions as well as their crossover games. The Rams and Greyhouds were… Read more →


N.J. GOP Legislative Leader: Guadagno Right, Christie An 'Enabler' On Ballot Question #2

The N.J. GOP's internal struggles appear to be just beginning, Save Jerseyans. On Friday, Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-23), the Assembly Republican Assistant Whip, took sides in the open battle between Governor Chris Christie and Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno, coming down decidedly on the rebellious LG's side. "I am confident that the lieutenant governor fully understands the… Read more →


Commentary: Trick or Treating Taxpayers

October 28, 2016 Weekly Wastebasket Volume: XXI No. 43 Taxpayers for Common Sense As Halloween approaches, it’s a good time to highlight some of the tricks that have been played on taxpayers recently, as well as a few treats. For the faint of fiscal heart, be aware that some of these are a bit scary. TRICK | The Pentagon is using a gimmick to evade the caps on federal spending that nearly every other federal department must meet. Only the Pentagon and the State Department... Read more →


Will Steve Santarsiero withdraw his support of FBI target Hillary Clinton?

National Republican Congressional Committee press release On October 13th, Steve Santarsiero said, regarding the support of presidential nominees, “I think that’s an important issue in this campaign because it goes to the issue of judgment.” So, now that FBI Director James Comey announced that Hillary Clinton is back under FBI investigation, we have a few questions regarding Steve Santarsiero’s judgment. What is Santarsiero’s judgment regarding his party’s nominee for the presidency being under an active FBI investigation? What is Santarsiero’s judgment regarding withdrawing his support... Read more →