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November 2016

CNB Business News: Local outdoor decorating pros offer their top three tips for holiday lighting

press release Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) November 29, 2016 - Even though Christmas is just a few short weeks away, the decorating pros at Christmas Decor franchises nationwide assure homeowners that it’s not too late to decorate. The key, according Shawn Anita Ferrie of Christmas Decor by Fresh Cut Lawn Care, Inc., a franchise member of the Christmas Decor network in Egg Harbor Township, is not to be distracted by the endless décor possibilities, but to create a plan that is focused and designed for maximum impact with minimum stress. Ferrie offers the following tips for achieving a... Read more →

Obituary | Jack V. Knipp of Bellmawr

Jack V. Knipp, on November 30, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 73. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Devoted father of James (Maureen), Jackie Reitano (Charles), Mike Aspinall (MaryBeth), and David Aspinall. Loving pop-pop of 14 and great-grandpop of 4. Dear brother of Anne Cominskie. There will be a Memorial Mass at 9:30am on Saturday morning at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, 13 E. Evesham Road, Runnemede, NJ. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Related... Read more →

Obituary | Susan L. Orseno of Voorhees

Susan L. Orseno (nee Delibert), on November 28, 2016, formerly of Bellmawr and Philadelphia. Age 78. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Devoted mother of Lorene McDermott (John), Brett Orseno, and Brian Orseno. Loving grandmother of John and Lisa and great-grandmother of Jax. Dear sister of Patricia Bauer and the late Marguerite Conrad. There will be a Memorial Mass at 12noon Friday at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 402 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan’s memory to the Animal Adoption Center, PO... Read more →

Frank V. Mevoli Succumbs; Audubon Little League Hall of Fame Member; Air Force Veteran

Frank V. Mevoli, went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2016, of Audubon. Age 72. Beloved husband for 52 years of Patricia A. (nee Wilson). Devoted father of Vince Mevoli (Karen). Loving p-pop of Vincent and Nicholas. Dear brother of Michael Mevoli (Mary) and the late Vito Anthony Mevoli and brother-in-law of Janice Mevoli. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of the Audubon Little League Hall of Fame. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday... Read more →

500th Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Performed at Kennedy Health in 2016

Stratford, NJ – On November 28th, Jennifer Hall of Beverly, NJ, became the 500th patient in 2016 to undergo weight loss surgery at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ. The Kennedy Center for Surgical Weight Loss – located at its Stratford hospital – is an accredited Comprehensive Center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Kennedy’s program, one of the region’s most acclaimed and successful in helping people with obesity reclaim their health and lives, was established in early 2007. More than 2,700 area residents have undergone weight loss surgery at Kennedy over the past... Read more →


published December 31, 2012 TWO STREET STOMPERS/BROOKLAWN NJ ...This year's theme GOLDRUSH BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | (cnbnews)The Two Street Stompers New Years Brigade, based in Brooklawn, New Jersey took FIRST PLACE in the Comic Brigade Division of the 2012 Mummers Parade held in Philadelphia on New Year's Day. Their theme this year "Wenchtoberfe... Continue reading "BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | " » Related articles Mummers hit by fire ready for parade in Philly BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | It's Time Again For Philadelphia's Grandest Tradition: The Mummers'... Read more →

Christie Administration Commemorates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett will participate in the dedication of The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, a new hospice center, to mark November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. “End of life is a difficult time for both patients and families — New Jersey’s hospice programs provide compassionate, supportive care to ease the suffering of those that are ill and offer comfort to families,” said Commissioner Bennett. “National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is a reminder to plan ahead for this challenging time by having discussions with loved ones about wishes for end-of-life care.” Commissioner Bennett will... Read more →

BLUE LINE: Where is the Outrage

Displayed with permission from American Police Beat Paul Kelly | President of the San Jose POA Where’s the outrage when a cop is targeted for murder? Where are the questions being asked of the parents, family, friends, and neighbors of the suspect that thought it was OK to shoot, and all too often, murder a police officer. What could the parents, family, friends, and neighbors have done to prevent these types of incidents? What have they been teaching the suspect over the years to try and prevent this type of mindset? Many anti-cop activists want to only discuss an... Read more →

First Lady Host 200 Service Members at Annual White House Holiday Decor Preview

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 — First Lady Michelle Obama hosted nearly 200 service members, spouses, children, veterans and wounded warriors at this year’s annual White House holiday décor preview as part of a Joining Forces initiative celebration. image First Lady Michele Obama speaks to nearly 200 military families in the White House East Room during the eighth annual military family preview of White House holiday décor, Nov. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Terri Moon Cronk “For the past eight years, celebrating the holidays and having you all be the first that see the decorations … has been one of our... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Mass hacking starts Thursday

We have 36 hours to stop the government from being able to remotely hack your computer and phone. Call your lawmakers now and demand they pass the Stop Mass Hacking Act. Dial 1-919-FREEDOM now or click here. At midnight on Thursday, the FBI, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies get a major expansion of their hacking powers. Instead of having to get a hacking warrant from your local district judge, they’ll be able to go forum shopping for any judge in the country who will give them the warrant. Even worse, any federal judge will be able to authorize the... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: New Energy Hub Means More Pipelines and More Pollution for South Jersey

(November 29, 2016)--Senate President Steve Sweeney has come out with a plan for an “energy hub” in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region that will bring more pipelines, air pollution, and environmental problems for surrounding areas. The plan was announced today at the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team’s “South Jersey Road Show” where the Senator was a Keynote speaker. We are very concerned with this proposal because it will move the region backwards by re-opening old refineries, opening new liquefied natural gas ports, and dangerous pipelines instead of moving forward with clean renewable energy like wind. “Senator Sweeney’s plan for an Energy... Read more →

CNB Medical: Fluid Flow Model Evaluates Clotting Risk In New Stent Graft Design

Source Newsroom: South Dakota State University and Sanford Health Newswise — Whether patients with mechanical heart valves and stents must take blood thinners depends on how effectively blood flows through these implantable medical devices. Researchers have modeled the flow of blood through left ventricular assist devices and mechanical heart valves to estimate clotting risk, but this type of work has not been done on stent grafts—until now. South Dakota State University associate professor Stephen Gent collaborated with Sanford Health vascular surgeon Dr. Pat Kelly and biomedical engineer Tyler Remund to evaluate whether a new branching stent design might increase the... Read more →

New York Men Arrested For Forcing Employees to Work at Halal Chicken Slaughterhouse Business

NEWARK, N.J. – Two New York men were arrested today for allegedly forcing employees to work for them at a Halal chicken slaughterhouse in Middlesex County, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Mohammad Abdul Wahid, 54, of Queens, New York, and Mohammed Iqbal Kabir, 42, of Bronx, New York, are charged by complaint with one count each of conspiracy to commit forced labor (human trafficking); conspiracy to harbor undocumented persons for financial gain; and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. The defendants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court and both were released on $75,000... Read more →

PARENT: "Close Your Mouth and Go to Sleep!"

But can they? Mouth Breathers don't breath through their nose, due to a misguided tongue. The Medical and Dental worlds have joined forces to comprehensively treat young children with a safe, FDA Approved, Non-pharmaceutical approach that re-trains the tongue, stops Bed-wetting, Snoring, ADD / ADHD behaviors, Allergies and straightens teeth without braces. New York, NY, November 29, 2016 ( - 3 million cases treated world-wide for Sleep Disordered Breathing. HealthyStart™️ reports that merging Medical and Dental for the 9 out of 10 children helps address the serious symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing that threatens their future health. Over 30,000 will... Read more →

How Pennsylvania Certifies the Vote After Every Election

November 29, 2016 By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary All Pennsylvanians want to have confidence in the security and results of elections, and that’s why significant steps are in place to ensure that they can. Following every election, each county in Pennsylvania reviews and reconciles the unofficial elections results. This process is called the official canvass of votes and is completed and overseen by the return board, which is also a county’s bipartisan Board of Elections in many instances. First, counties compare the number of registered voters in each precinct to the numbered list of voters created at the polls... Read more →


Murphy To Run On Team Of Regular Democratic Party Organization Candidates Led By Senate source Wikipedia President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, And Including Party-Endorsed Candidates For County Row Offices and Boards of Freeholders The Democratic Party leadership in Southern New Jersey has endorsed Phil Murphy for governor, saying he has the experience and vision to revitalize the state's economy and bring needed reforms to Trenton. Murphy and the region's Democratic leaders have agreed to run together with all candidates endorsed by the county party organizations for State Senate, General Assembly, and county Row Offices and Boards... Read more →

$714,076 in recycling grants awarded to Delaware schools, businesses and municipalities

Gov. Markell, DNREC Sec. Small announce Announcement held at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School in Milton MILTON, Del. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined by Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council Chair B.J. Vinton today to announce $714,076 in recycling assistance grants to schools, businesses and municipalities for projects that develop or expand waste reduction, reuse or recycling activities. The announcement was held at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School in Milton, whose recycling program was showcased as a recipient of a state recycling award. DNREC’s Recycling Assistance Grant Program is marking its sixth year as... Read more →

CNB Business News: Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Brookhaven, Delaware County

Brookhaven PA (November 29, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at The Shoppes at Brookhaven, 4934 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, Delaware County. With almost 5,200 square feet of space, this store, which is located in a popular shopping center anchored by a grocery store, features more than 2,600 wines and spirits, including Chairman’s Selection® and Chairman’s Advantage® products, which are hand-selected, highly rated wines, some of which are available for less than 10 dollars a bottle. The new Fine... Read more →

Obituary: Elizabeth Marin, age 76, of Cherry Hill

On November 23, 2016. Age 76. Of Cherry Hill. Survived by her loving Santiago family. Visitation on Friday morning, December 2nd, from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Elizabeth Marin. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Eagles Season in Shambles After Monday Night's Loss

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet (PHILADELPHIA PA)(November 29, 2016)--After a 3-0 start and playoffs an actual possibility, the Philadelphia Eagles have won only two games out of their last eight. That’s not surprising to some, but it’s a little shocking at how fast they have regressed. Their loss on Monday Night Football was a crushing blow to the season and their playoff hopes. The Eagles could win out and win 5 in a row to go 10-6, but that’s very unlikely, and one to two more wins is more likely for the Eagles. Carson Wentz’s first three games were spectacular, he... Read more →

N.J.'s best sub/hoagie shop

Is this new kid on the block re-inventing the sandwich? So... you want to open up your own sub/hoagie shop. It's just a matter of finding the right location and bread, both the cash and roll variety. It only it were that easy. Bob Frank, owner of WonderSub in Old Bridge, had a different challenge soon after opening. Some locals made it known they were against…

Fake News and the Myth of Fidel Castro as Robin Hood

Years before Fidel Castro, the defiant leader of revolutionary Cuba, died on November 25, his demise had been reported many times. The first was nearly 60 years ago, when the front pages of The New York Times and other newspapers flashed headlines about his death in a botched invasion of Cuba on December 2, 1956. The… Read more →

Rare Allergy: Some Cannot Tolerate Water

This article originally appeared on Medical Daily. Of all the allergies in the world, aquagenic urticaria—an allergy to water that causes patients to develop hives after coming into contact with water of any temperature—may be the strangest. Only about 30 to 40 people worldwide have ever been diagnosed with the condition, yet for those who have,… Read more →


By Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall, Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Office It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on May 21, 1944, when an explosion on a Landing Ship Tank that was loading ammunition set off a chain reaction that would continue to burn and cause subsequent explosions into the next day. Most of the crews in port were enjoying some well-earned Hawaii liberty; enjoying a break from the perils and deployments involved with the battle in the Pacific. Joseph Tezanos, a Coast Guard second class petty officer at the time, was standing... Read more →

Son of Gloucester City Councilman Arrested for Burglary; Charges Dropped and Case Dismissed by Camden County Prosecutor's Office

UPDATE GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. December 2, 2016—Nicole Nardi submitted the above photo, taken on October 20, 2016, of an unidentifiable Gloucester City public works employee standing behind the department’s equipment trailer parked in front of her home at 904 Somerset Street. Nardi alleges that the item standing against the trailer wall in front of the man is a mirror that was taken from her home by city employee Michael Johnson. (photo provided) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. —CNBNews received an anonymous tip last week stating that Michael B. Johnson, age 37, a Gloucester City Public Works... Read more →

CNB News Travel Tips: Carnival Cruise line’s new Vista ship: Innovation on the sea

Carnival Cruise Lines Vista (Credit Andy Newman) November 28, 2016 By Marla Cimini | CNBNewsnet Who doesn’t love a trip to the Caribbean? The tropical breezes, melodic island music, and colorful cocktails all fit nicely into the perfect beach getaway. However, when planning a trip with your family, it’s often a bit of balancing act to find the right destination that is best for everyone. In recent years, multi-generational travel has been increasing, with more parents, grandparents, and kids traveling together that ever before, so there are plenty of options when deciding where to spend your next vacation. For a... Read more →


VOORHEES TWP. NJ (November 28, 2016)--On Sunday, November 27 at approximately 12:27pm, Voorhees Police Officer Mark Paranto initiated a motor vehicle stop on northbound Route 73 and Kresson Road on a gold Honda Civic for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, proceeded onto the shoulder of Route 73 and increased speed. Subsequent police investigation revealed the driver, identified as James C. Fitzpatrick Jr. (46) from the 100 block of Lafayette Road in Beverly, NJ, proceeded through the red traffic signal at the intersection of Route 73 and Evesham Road in Evesham Township and while attempting... Read more →

Guest Commentary: Hijacking Christmas Turns Ugly

November 28, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on three examples of Christmas being hijacked to make a cultural statement, some of which are offensive: Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster Nativity scene that features Joseph sporting a lumberjack beard taking a selfie; baby Jesus and a peace-flashing Mary, holding a Starbucks cup, are included. The three wise men show up on Segways holding Amazon boxes full of presents; there is also a cow draped in a sweater with a "100% Organic" seal on it. This depiction is more trendy than it is... Read more →


Joshua A. Ludlam, of Gloucester City Succumbs; N.J. State Correction Officer; GHS 2001 Alumnus

On November 23, 2016. Age 33. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Lindsay Azzari-Ludlam. Loving father of Gianna and Jackson Ludlam. Cherished son of William R. and Lynn M. Ludlam (nee Hultz). Beloved brother of Michele Voght (William) and Lynn Amatrudo (Danny Connelly). Loving uncle of Megan Spencer (Vidal Flores Sr.), Katelyn Allison, Brooke Burns, Billy Voght and Adrianna Connelly and great uncle of Vidal and Ivan Flores. Josh was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 2001. He worked many years as a NJ State Corrections Officer. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday evening,... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Drought Gets Worse, Drop in Rainfall, and Deficit of Action

press release While New Jersey’s drought worsens throughout the state, we have seen rainfall decline at rates 25 percent below normal. According to climate data from the National Weather Service, the New Jersey region continues to run a precipitation deficit of 9 to 12 inches this year. This is alarming because currently 12 of our state’s reservoirs are operating at about 52 percent of their full capacity of 70.6 billion gallons of water. Severe drought conditions have been declared when they jumped from 39.1 percent of the state to 40 percent of the state. In October, the DEP issued drought... Read more →

Ninth Circuit Upholds Arrest Over Refusal to Show Driver’s Licence

Lady-justice-jury (Photo credit: Wikipedia) November 23, 2016 Jamie Ross | Courthouse News TUCSON, Ariz. (CN) – Two police officers who arrested a man for refusing to show his driver’s license reasonably believed they had probable cause to make the arrest and should be granted immunity, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday. TaRaHawk von Brinken sued Tucson police officers James Voss and Richard Legarra in June 2014, claiming they unlawfully arrested him after he refused to show Voss his driver’s license. Von Brinken claimed he was driving behind a friend when Voss pulled the friend over into a bowling alley parking lot.... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Three K-9 dogs poisoned during during federal raid

English: Explosive dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Criminals may have found yet another way to defeat police investigations: make the area off-limits for canine units. Three Florida police dogs were poisoned with fentanyl earlier this month, while assisting offiers in a federal drug raid. Broward County Sheriff's Office Dog Training Head Detective Andy Weiman said of one of the dogs, "He was in… Read more →

CNB NOVEMBER 2012 ARCHIVES: Mount Ephraim School Board Hires New Superintendent

posted Thursday, November 01, 2012 By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) approved the contract of new Superintendent/Principal Leslie Koller at a salary of $120,000 per year, pro-rated, during last week’s meeting. School Board members said her contract will run from December 15, 2012, to June 30, 2016. Koller has many years of instructional and leadership experience, including her time as the Assistant Principal for Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill and, most recently, the Principal of Eisenhower Middle School in West Berlin. While principal of Eisenhower, the school was recognized as one... Read more →

CNB Crime: Dorothea Harvilik, RN Surrenders License After Video Showed Her Slapping Patient

NEWARK (November 23, 2016)-– The State Board of Nursing has permanently revoked the license of a Bergen County Registered Professional Nurse after a video purportedly showed her slapping and roughly treating a ventilator-dependent, bed-bound patient she was assigned to care for in his home. Dorothea Harvilik, RN, voluntarily surrendered her license, to be deemed a permanent revocation effective immediately, in a Consent Order with the Board that resolves the allegations against her. The patient’s mother set up a camera to record Harvilik’s interactions with her son after she noticed scratches on his hands. ““These are sickening allegations involving the mistreatment... Read more →

How Do Undocumented Students Enroll in Universities?

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to deport millions of undocumented people, beginning on his first day in office. In response, students and faculty from 100 campuses around the United States have launched a campaign to demand that their universities become “sanctuaries” for undocumented students. About 30,000 undocumented students enroll…

TRAVEL NEWS: Trump Tower Becomes Must-See Tourist Attraction

Libby Ward made visiting Trump Tower in midtown Manhattan a priority during a recent three-hour flight layover in New York City. As tourists armed with shopping bags marched down Fifth Avenue's wide sidewalks, Ward, from Champlin, Minnesota, stood in front of the luxury apartment and business condominium owned by President-elect Donald Trump so she could get… Read more →

Pennsylvania Has Your Back

By Governor Tom Wolf Recently, there have been several incidents involving racism and religious intolerance at Pennsylvania schools. As your Governor, I want you to know that this is unacceptable to me and my administration will do everything it can to end it and prevent it from happening in the future. My administration has developed a response plan that includes outreach from the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) Safe Schools office and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission (PHRC). When an incident occurs, the Wolf Administration has directed school districts and officials to contact the Office of Safe Schools, who can... Read more →

CNB Business: U.S. Women's Soccer Star Christie Rampone new owner of Jersey Mike's franchises

TOMS RIVER -- U.S. Women's Soccer star Christie Rampone has a new challenge - as the co-owner of two Jersey Mike's Subs shops in Ocean County. Rampone, a Jersey Mike's spokeswoman since 2012, and her husband, Chris, plan to open two franchises in Toms River in January, according to "Playing for so many years and… Read more →

Black-White Earnings Gap Returns To 1950 Levels

After decades of progress, earnings gap between black and white men is back at 1950 levels Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. -- After years of progress, the median earnings gap between black and white men has returned to what it was in 1950, according to new research by economists from Duke University and the University of Chicago. The experience of African-American men is not uniform, though: The earnings gap between black men with a college education and those with less education is at an all-time high, the authors say. The research appears online in the National Bureau of Economic Research working... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Pennsylvania Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Files Drug Charges Against 17

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Bruce R. Beemer today announced the filing of criminal charges against 17 individuals charged in connection with investigations that focused on the distribution of heroin, crack cocaine and other illicit drugs in Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. Agents from the Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigation worked jointly with municipal police officers as part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. The investigations included various controlled purchases of drugs. In many cases, investigators utilized confidential informants to make these purchases. The investigations were conducted in Plum, Penn Hills, New Kensington, Arnold, Vandergrift and Frazer Township, among... Read more →


Ralph J. Saunders Jr. former Facilities Director for the Gloucester City Board of Education

On November 24, 2016. Age 83. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 60 years to Margaret A. Saunders (nee Pine). Loving father of Ralph J. Saunders III, the late David Saunders, Maureen A. Moran (Son-in-law Denis) and Raymond E. Saunders. Beloved brother of Mary Ann Saunders. Cherished grandfather of Ralph J. Saunders IV, Rachel Saunders, Sean Saunders, David Saunders, the late Matthew Moran, Abby Moran, Emily Moran, Joseph Saunders and Raeann Saunders and great-grandfather of 4. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins. Ralph was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic class of 1950. He went on to study... Read more →

Obituary | Edward F. Harding of Runnemede

Edward F. Harding, suddenly on November 23, 2016, of Runnemede. Age 65. Beloved husband for 48 years of Sandi (nee Dodd). Devoted father of Scott and Brian. Loving grandpop of Scotty, Ryan, Claudia, and Brad. Also survived by nieces, nephews, and cousins. All services will be private at the request of the family. Related articles John Patrick Cain of Runnemede, Past VFW Commander Post 3324, Former Teamster Mrs. Concetta Ann Roccia, age 92, of Runnemede Overdoses In Camden Tied To Batman-Stamped Heroin, Authorities Warned Eagles fans have a new hero in Carson Wentz Do You Know This Woman? Read more →

CNB Crime: Vandals Strike Express Market in Gloucester City; Can You Identify The Suspects?

(image of suspects provided by GCPD) GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (November 27, 2016)--Gloucester City Police are asking for the public's help in identifying vandals that stole a flag from the Express Market , 500 block of Monmouth Street on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. The police released the following information along with the image above today: November 24 at 2:15 am, three males were walking east in the 500 block of Monmouth Street when one of the males ripped the American flag off the front of Express Food Market and took the flag. The building wall was also damaged when the flag holder... Read more →

$300 Million Investment for Port of Philadelphia to Double Container Capacity, Create Jobs

Harrisburg, PA — Governor Tom Wolf today announced a comprehensive Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia that will invest more than $300 million in the Port’s infrastructure, warehousing, and equipment. This initiative, which will start next year and continue through 2020, will double container capacity, position the Port for future growth, create thousands of jobs, improve efficiency, and increase tax revenues. “This capital investment program will give the Port of Philadelphia the tools it needs to improve its competitive position and create thousands of family-sustaining, middle class jobs while increasing state revenues,” said Governor Wolf. “With its major... Read more →

'SNL' star agrees with Trump: the show is one-sided

Last week, President-elect Donald Trump ripped "Saturday Night Live" on Twitter, calling the sketch comedy show "one-sided" and "biased." One cast member says he has a point. Michael Che, who hosts the show's "Weekend Update" segment, told Esquire magazine that despite trying to remain balanced and take on both sides, the show has seemed to shift…

New Jersey parents want to end last-in-first-out for teacher layoffs | Watchdog

By Heather Kays To the casual observer, a law requiring layoffs of competent teachers while ineffective teachers stay employed might not seem like it is in the best interest of students. Enter the state of New Jersey, where the law requires exactly that. So six parents from Newark filed a lawsuit this month challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 2012 legislative overhaul of the tenure system, which made tenure more difficult to achieve while preserving the principle of last-in-first-out (LIFO) for teacher layoffs. Fareeah Harris, a parent plaintiff and mother of four with two children currently in the Newark public... Read more →

Less crime, more inmates at Allegheny County jail -

A newly released report by the University of Pittsburgh Institute on Politics finds that incarceration in Allegheny County has increased significantly despite falling crime rates. The criminal justice task force, co-chaired by Pitt law professor Mark Nordenburgh and former U.S. Attorney Frederick Thieman, found that in addition to the social costs of high incarceration rates, increases in the Allegheny County Jail population in the past 20 years have added $12 million per year to county taxpayer costs. Allegheny County spends 42 percent of its general fund on criminal justice, and a total of $80 million per year operating the county... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Perth Amboy Police Chief Sex Harassment Suit Settled; Cost Taxpayers $150K

PERTH AMBOY -- The city has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Perth Amboy's former police chief by a department secretary for $150,000. Secretary Naldo Capo alleged former police chief Benjamin Ruiz harassed her between 2007 and 2014 by leering at her and inappropriately touching her shoulders at work. Ruiz was suspended in December 2014… Related articles Theft case against Perth Amboy police chief to go forward: report 2 stabbed, 1 arrested in Perth Amboy, reports say Jon Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" Just Turned 30 | Like Totally 80s Cops release name of woman who may have... Read more →

Assane Faye, of Toms River Sentenced to Prison for Stealing $350,000 from USPOA Union

TRENTON, N.J. – The founder of the United Security and Police Officers of America (USPOA) was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds for his personal use, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Assane Faye, 61, of Toms River, New Jersey, was previously convicted of all counts of an indictment charging him with two counts of embezzling union funds and seven counts of mail fraud arising from unemployment insurance fraud. Faye was convicted following a three-week trial before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan, who imposed the sentence today in... Read more →

The Wildwood Family Holiday Celebration

WILDWOOD N.J. --Enjoy the 2016 holiday season in the Wildwoods with an exciting event filled with fun for the entire family on Friday, December 9 and Saturday, December 10 during the 9th Annual Family Holiday Celebration. The Wildwoods Family Holiday Celebration kicks off Friday, December 9 with the Greater Wildwood Jaycees Christmas Parade at 6:00 p.m. Bring a blanket or chairs, some hot cocoa, and enjoy a festive holiday procession along the streets of the Wildwoods. The parade commences at 16th & Central Avenues then continues South on Pacific Avenue through Wildwood to Heather Road in Wildwood Crest, then North... Read more →