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November 2016

Ryan B. Cutler, age 33 of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus Class of 2002; UPS Employee

On November 23, 2016. Age 33. Of Gloucester City. Loving son of Karenanne Cutler (nee Houlihan) and the late David F. Cutler Jr. Beloved brother of Kathryn Quandt (Will), David F. Cutler III (Christine), Jason Cutler and Kelsey Cutler. Cherished uncle of Bailey Morgan, Aaliyah Kershaw, David F. Cutler IV, Ethan Quandt, Benjamin Quandt, Hannah Quandt and Kierstin Boccaleri. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Ryan was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 2002. He worked many years at UPS in Lawnside. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Monday evening, Nov. 28th, from 6 to 8 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where funeral services will follow. Interment private in New St.... Read more →

Letters to the editor:

Gloucester, A City Where Good things are Happening…but only for a chosen few

I have lived in this city since my marriage. I raised two wonderful children, enriched my life with so many wonderful new friends and activities with the schools and church and I thought this would be my home for the rest of my life. I was blindsided with some very bad times and changes when my husband left this family in 2010. He ran for reelection that November with no regard for how the rumors and comments would affect his family and he won. It seemed more important to be on council than to protect his children who ended up emotionally broken by his actions. Today, he continues to hold the position of city councilman in Gloucester. He has lived at a different residence for... Read more →

Tickets on Sale for Annual Gloucester County Senior Services Holiday Feast

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson announced today that tickets for the Gloucester County Division of Senior Services Holiday Feast are now on sale. The annual Holiday Feast for Gloucester County Seniors will be held on Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13 and Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Auletto Caterers, Almonesson, New Jersey. Tickets Are $3.00 per person and available at the Division of Senior Services, 115 Budd Blvd, West Deptford, NJ 08096, and at the six Nutrition sites listed below: Mantua Community Center - 111 Mercer Ave., Mantua Glassboro Senior Center – 152 S. Delsea Dr., Glassboro Thorofare Fire Hall – 1 Firehouse Rd., Thorofare Pfeiffer Community Center – 301 Blue Bell St., Williamstown Franklin Community Center... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J. : State Record Fish Program

New Jersey is the most densely populated state. It is also the second wealthiest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) State Record Winter Flounder Speared - 11/22/16 State Record Gray Triggerfish Caught - 11/15/16 Despite its small size and high population density, New Jersey offers a wide range of fishing opportunities, including the chance to catch "trophy-size" fish. Such fish are recognized in the Skillful Angler Recognition (Awards) Program and the State Record Fish Program. The objective of the Record Fish Program is to increase the awareness of fishing opportunities for species that are regularly sought after and routinely found in the freshwaters or off the coast of New Jersey. Separate lists are maintained for freshwater and marine species, and in 2014 a new Spearfishing category was created... Read more →

Twelve Men Charged In ‘ATM Skimming’ Conspiracy Targeting Multiple New Jersey Banks

NEWARK, N.J. – Twelve men were charged as part of a scheme that used secret card-reading devices and pinhole cameras installed on PNC and Bank of America ATMs to steal at least $428,581, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman of the District of New Jersey and Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Criminal Division announced today. Bogdan Viorel Rusu, 36, of Howard Beach, New York; Marcel Peckham, a/k/a “Marcel Enescu Cismas,” 43, of Little Neck, New York; Catalin Mihai Dragomir, 32, of Glendale, New York; Eduard Vasilica Ticu, 28, of Glendale; Stefan Dumitru, 28, of Astoria, New York; 39, an unidentified defendant known as “Zoltan Nagy,” 39 of Bayside, New York; Silvester Florentin Papp, 24, of Ridgewood, New York; Joel Abel Garcia, 34, of... Read more →

The Search for Robert "Bobby" Dornbach Continues

Related: Mother Misses Son;Offers Big Reward GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. --The Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement regarding missing person Robert "Bobby" Dornbach, a local resident who went missing 11 years ago. "On November 27, 2005, Robert "Bobby" Dornbach left his home at 217 Cumberland Street in Gloucester City, New Jersey and has not been seen since. He was reported missing on November 28, 2005. If anyone has any information concerning this ongoing investigation, please contact city detectives at (856) 456-7797. Any information provided will be held in strict confidence. Robert "Bobby" Dornbach Date of Birth: 9/15/1988 Last Known Address: 217 Cumberland Street, Gloucester City In 2008 Joanne Humerick Dornbach's mother released the following statement, To my loving son Bobby, who has been missing... Read more →

Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is Seeking Volunteers

VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 22, 2016-- You can make a difference in the life of an adult who wants to learn to speak English or improve his or her reading and math skills. Literacy Volunteers of Camden County is seeking volunteers to be trained as tutors. A free Tutor Training Workshop will be held at the Camden County Career One-Stop Center located at 2600 Mount Ephraim Ave., Suite # 105, Camden, NJ 08104on three consecutive days starting Monday, Dec. 5 to Wednesday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. – 12 noon. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to reach out and help a motivated learner. These sessions will only concentrate on Basic Literacy (for adults who want to acquire elementary reading and math skills). Tutors will... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 14-20

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. http://www.fws.gov/hunting/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Reminder for the week: Waterfowl hunters advised to remove lead shot from gear DOVER (Nov. 23, 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 Nov. 14-20 made 1,379 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 24 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 106 citations. Officers responded to 56 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources... Read more →

Saint Mary Roman Catholic School, in Schwenksville Celebrates 55th Anniversary Today

SCHWENKSVILLE PA--Saint Mary Roman Catholic School, in Schwenksville (Montgomery County) will celebrate its 55th anniversary as a school community with an all class reunion and gala. The school first opened its doors in 1961. Friday, November 25, 2016 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Mass) 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Gala Dinner – Parish Hall) Saint Mary Roman Catholic School 40 Spring Mount Rd Schwenksville, PA 19473 Reverend Louis P. Bellopede, current Pastor of Saint Mary, will be the main celebrant of a Homecoming Mass to kick-off the reunion and gala, which will also include tours of the school led by current students, faculty, and staff. The celebration will conclude with a sold-out gala dinner, hosted in the Parish Hall, with entertainment including: vignettes from the... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ : Trout Fishing Information

Due to a spill of transformer oil and the active cleanup operation, the following portion of Lawrence Brook in Milltown, Middlesex County has been ordered closed to fishing: The section of Lawrence Brook from the Riva Ave. Bridge downstream to Ryders Lane. Signs are being posted in the affected area. Winter Trout Fishing Information TROUT STOCKING HOTLINE: 609-633-6765 2016 Trout Stocking Summary More Large Salmon Stocked In Three State Park Lakes - 11/7/16 Opening Day 2016 Trout Angler Survey Report AvailableNew Jersey offers some of the best trout fishing opportunities you will find in the northeast - and fishing has never been better! And its not just a spring thing anymore. Stocking programs in spring, fall and winter provide for excellent year-round trout fishing opportunities... Read more →

Grey Nun Academy Students Donate Time, Money, And Resources to Support Area Non-Profits

in an Effort to Create a More Just and Compassionate World The Church Of Sacred Heart In Trenton, St. Mary’s Hospital Cancer Research, Hope 101, and Catholic Social Services Are All Recipients of Student Support November 22, 2016 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy (GNA) students gave thanks this week by delivering six carloads of food to help feed the poor and hungry for Thanksgiving through The Church of the Sacred Heart in Trenton, New Jersey. Students also collected monetary donations and helped to distribute food, including 20 turkeys with all the trimmings. “Volunteerism is an integral part of every child’s education at Grey Nun Academy, where our curriculum is aimed at enriching a child’s intellectual development alongside their spiritual, social, and emotional growth... Read more →

CNB NOVEMBER 2012 ARCHIVES: Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: K-Mart Fire; NEW TENANT?

published November 17, 2012 UPDATE Monday, November 19, 7:30PM (CNBNewsnet Staff)BROOKLAWN NJ-We have been able to confirm that a Planet Fitness franchise is coming to the Brooklawn Shopping Center and will be housed in the old K-Mart store that has been emptied for the past two years. According to two reliable sources, renovation work has started on both the inside and outside of the building. However there is no mention on the company’s website about a new franchise opening in Brooklawn anytime soon. As such we reached out to the company’s Vice-President of Marketing, Mark Christie Monday afternoon for more information. We are still waiting for his response. Opening up a Planet Fitness franchise is an expensive venture. Looking at the company’s website (http://www.planetfitness.com) under... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: National Steak and Poultry Recalls Food Service Ready-To-Eat Chicken

WASHINGTON, Nov. 23, 2016 – National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Okla., establishment, is recalling approximately 17,439 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken products were produced Oct. 4, 2016. The products were packaged on Oct. 4 and Oct. 5, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 5 lb. bags packed 2 bags per case; product labeled “Distributed by National Steak and Poultry, Owasso, OK Fully Cooked, Diced, Grilled Boneless Chicken Breast Meat with Rib Meat” with Lot code 100416, and Case Code: 70020. 5 lb. bags packed... Read more →

Philadelphia PD: Can You ID Suspect ? Wanted for Skimming Device in the 18th District

On 10-11-16 at 12:04pm, Major Crimes received reports of access device fraud. A skimming device was discovered on an ATM at 3600 Sansom Street. This device was fitted over the ATM card slot and allowed unknown person(s) to intercept Debit/Credit card account information and PIN numbers. Surveillance video was reviewed and the investigation revealed the below pictured W/F placed the device on 10-8-16. Anyone with information on this suspect’s identity is asked to contact the Major Crimes Unit at 215-686-3396/3397, or call 911. via blog.phillypolice.com Related articles Super Bowl Sunday slaying in N.J. a murder mystery 3 years later FBI: Financial Fraud The Hair Show That Never Was Is Aaron Hernandez guilty of murder? Jurors start deliberations Spalding murder trial: Girl, 15, guilty of killing... Read more →

College Football:The 1976 Scarlet Knights

40 years ago on Thanksgiving, Rutgers achieved perfection On the heels of a seven-game winning streak to close out the 1975 campaign, the Rutgers football team had big expectations for the '76 season. "We should have a seasoned team,'' Rutgers coach Frank Burns said prior to beginning his fourth season on the banks. "Offensively, we should be more confident in the (Wing-T) system and… Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 7-13

English: A RORO ship passes underneath the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Lift Bridge. The bridge carries a single railroad track across the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Reminder for the week: Hunters should pay attention to established blinds, property lines DOVER (Nov. 22, 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 Nov. 7-13 made 1,624 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 40 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 79 citations. Officers responded to 102 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations... Read more →

Police Officer Collin Rose, Wayne State University Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer Collin Rose, age 29 succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while questioning a suspicious person near the university's downtown campus. Officer Rose was in an area that had experienced numerous thefts from vehicles the previous day. He informed dispatchers that he was making contact with a suspicious person in front of 3650 Lincoln Street. During the encounter, Officer Rose attempted to detain the man but the subject suddenly pulled out a gun and shot him in the head. The subject fled the scene but was arrested later in the night. Officer Rose had served with the Wayne State University Police Department for 5-1/2 years and served as a canine officer with the agency. He had previously served with the Richland... Read more →

Rams Have Their Way With Lions; Score 34-14

by Gus Ostrum GLOUCESTER CITY NJ November 24, 2016--Gloucester Catholic's Rams had their way in the annual Thanksgiving day clash against Gloucester High, breezing past the Lions by a 34-14 score in a West Jersey League Football contest. Running back Colin Corrado paved the way with three touchdown runs while Neil McGee also had a pair of TDs, including a 36-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown before halftime. Corrado finished the day with 269 rushing yards on 36 attempts. McGee had a pair of fumble recoveries. The Rams, who now lead the all-time series by 21-20-2 count, built a 27-14 halftime lead and never looked back in performing before a sold-out crowd. They finish a fine season with a 6-4 overall record. Congratulations Rams! source... Read more →

Good Friday Axed by Indiana Mayor

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League Bill Donohue comments on Good Friday being censored by the mayor of Bloomington, Indiana: Bloomington, Indiana Mayor John Hamilton stuck his middle finger in the face of all Christians by taking his axe to Good Friday. And he did so in the name of tolerance, diversity, and inclusion. He also nixed Columbus Day. The name Good Friday offends the censorial mayor, and that is why he renamed it "Spring Holiday"; Columbus Day offends him as well, which is why it will forever be known as "Fall Holiday." He did not say why Martin Luther King, Jr. Day would not be renamed "Winter Holiday." Let's be honest. Hamilton would not rename Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "Winter Holiday" because he... Read more →


Robbinsville, NJ, November 23, 2016 - Family holiday customs include trimming trees, lighting candles, and making traditional foods and sweets we know and love. But, it is also a time of overindulgence. Today, with about one in three American kids and teens overweight or obese, it is more important than ever to make smart, heart healthy choices for the entire family. “Seasonal fruits and vegetables can add color to your table and can make your traditional meals more nutritious,” said Dr. Marcus Williams, “half your plate should comprise of fruits and vegetables, while the other two quarters should be made up of whole grains and healthy proteins.” The American Heart Association has tips to keep your family and your meals healthy during holiday celebrations and... Read more →

CNB Business: “Home for the Pawlidayz” Free Pet Adoptions This Weekend

Sayreville,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) November 23, 2016 Zappos.com, the online retailer known for its exceptional customer service, today announced it will work for a second year with Best Friends Animal Society to sponsor pet adoptions this holiday season. Beginning on Black Friday and continuing through Cyber Monday, visitors to Sammy’s Hope in Sayreville, New Jersey will have the opportunity to adopt a dog or cat through the Zappos.com “Pawlidayz” initiative FREE OF CHARGE. Zappos has pledged to donate a total of $1.25 million to Best Friends Animal Society for these adoptions at more than 115 shelters and human organizations across the United States. “Zappos is excited to work with Best Friends Animal Society for a second year this holiday season,” said Steven Bautista, Karma Kommando... Read more →

Public Input Wanted on Strategies to Protect Back Bay Areas from Storms

PUBLIC MEETING TO TAKE PLACE AT STOCKTON UNIVERSITY ON DECEMBER 1 TRENTON- The Department of Environmental Protection is partnering with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to host a meeting next week to gather input on a comprehensive study that will evaluate ways to better protect back bays and other tidal coastal areas from storms and flooding. The Army Corps of Engineers and DEP are launching the three-year Back Bays Flood Risk Management feasibility study to assess a wide range of structural and non-structural approaches to mitigate the impacts of storm surge and flooding from estuaries and other coastal water bodies. The meeting will be Thursday, December 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Campus Center at Stockton University in Galloway Township, Atlantic... Read more →

DA: Philadelphia cop shot his son in the back over 'disrespect'

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia police officer has been charged with attempted murder for shooting his 19-year-old son in September because he felt the teen had disrespected him, District Attorney Seth Williams said Tuesday. On Sept. 5 — Labor Day — Officer Dorion Young, 46, was at his home in Northeast Philadelphia with his two sons and… Read more →

CNB Archives November 2012: Give Thanks For Stupidity Of Mankind

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012 CNBNews Op-Ed: Photo showing some of the aspects of a traditional US Thanksgiving day dinner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND It makes for the best Thanksgiving conversation Thanksgiving. That hallowed holiday where we gather to give thanks for health and happiness. Which lasts for five minutes. Because let’s be real. After that, we gossip, complain and marvel at the extraordinary stupidity all around us. Here are just a few examples in the “What are they thinking?” category? General Petraeus’ “Cloak and Shag Her” debacle: The now-former CIA Director had been engaged in covert activities with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, a West Point grad. Likewise, four-star General John Allen, commander in Afghanistan, had a very cozy relationship... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Rail Park Is Under Construction

Phase I of the Rail Park is under construction! After many years of planning, community engagement and with strong advocacy by the Friends of the Rail Park, Philadelphia's Center City District broke ground on October 31 on the first phase of the Rail Park, transforming a portion of the derelict elevated Reading Railroad Viaduct into a signature green open space, just north of downtown where public parks and community gathering spaces are greatly needed. Inspired by the success of the High Line in New York City, we look forward to completing a uniquely Philadelphia, first phase of the Rail Park in early 2018. We're eager to welcome thousands of families, residents, workers, and visitors to a quarter-mile, green pathway through Philadelphia's railroad history, now the... Read more →

Guest Opinion: "Bad Santa 2" is a Cultural Marker

November 23, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on "Bad Santa 2": It's a hard call which is worse: "Bad Santa 2" or its juvenile fans. By any measure, the movie, and its reception in many quarters, is proof positive that American culture is witnessing a race to the bottom. When the first "Bad Santa" was released in 2003, I described Santa as a "chain-smoking, drunken, foul-mouthed, suicidal, sexual predator. He is shown soiling himself in Santa's chair, vomiting in alleys, having sex with a woman bartender in a car, and performing anal sex on a huge woman in a dressing room." The sequel is just as immature. The script was written by Johnny Rosenthal and Shauna Cross, two geniuses who never outgrew their adolescence—or learned how... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS: The Cordish Companies' Live! Casino & Hotel Named Best Casino In Maryland

Leading Publication for Slots Players Gives Live! Casino Top Honors for GIANT JACKPOTS photo source Live Casino Maryland and Other Popular Slots Programs HANOVER, Md., Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Live! Casino & Hotel was once again named BEST CASINO IN MARYLAND by Strictly Slots Magazine, a leading national gaming publication for slots players, in their annual "Best of Slots " issue, which surveys readers on the best slot programs around the country. Innovative slots programs like Giant Jackpots and the new Junior Jackpots earned Live! Casino a total of 11 "1 stPlace" wins, including Best Slot Club, Best Variety of Slots, and Best Slot Club Promotions. Live! Casino also took top honors for Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Progressive Slots, Best Penny... Read more →

Camden County Library Fall Book Sale Sets a New Record

Voorhees library event collects over $20,000 in sales for first time in its history – M. Allan Vogelson Regional Branch Library Manager William Brahms announces the library’s fall book sale set a new record collecting over $20,000 for the Camden County Library System. (Camden County Library photo).] VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 23, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is proud to announce its annual fall library book sale held at the Voorhees branch has set a new record, collecting a total of $20,838 during the three-day event in October. The Voorhees library beat the old record of $19,328 for a fall sale by $1,510. The library holds two book sales each year, at two-day sale in the spring and a three-day event in the... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Hale and Hearty Soups, LLC Recalls Ready-To-Eat Chicken Chili Soup

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 – Hale and Hearty Soups, LLC, a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 455 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat chicken chili soup product was produced and packaged on Nov. 9, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)] 6.9-lb. bags containing “CHICKEN CHILI SOUP” with an “Expires:12/09” date. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “P-34800” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to food service distributors in Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Vermont. The problem was discovered during routine FSIS verification testing. There have been no... Read more →

Obama’s DOJ Fines Police Department $10K for Refusing to Hire Noncitizens

Blake Neff | The Daily Signal Denver County’s sheriff office has been slapped with a fine by the Department of Justice because it refused to hire noncitizens as deputies. From the beginning of 2015 through last March, the Denver Sheriff Department went on a major hiring binge, adding more than 200 new deputies. But those jobs ended up only going to citizens, because the department made citizenship a stated requirement on the job application. The department admitted as much in a new settlement with the U.S. government, which requires it to pay a $10,000 fine. The department will also have to comb through all of its job applications from the past two years, identifying immigrants who were excluded from the hiring process and giving them... Read more →

South Jersey Residents Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Phi Kappa Phi (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BATON ROUGE, LA (11/22/2016)-- The following local residents recently were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Keelin McSweeney of Smithville (08205) was initiated at MCPHS University Kevin Wenner of Pittsgrove (08318) was initiated at MCPHS University These residents are among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates... Read more →

Carmike Cinemas Presents Tony Award®-Winning “She Loves Me” in Select Locations December 1

WESTFIELD, New Jersey – Carmike Cinemas’ Alternative Programming Division is partnering with Fathom Events, the leading distributor of event cinema, and theatre streaming service, BroadwayHD, to bring the charming story of “She Loves Me” to the big screen. Fans will be delighted to see select live and captured-live theatre performances during this one night event only on Thursday, December 1 at 7:00 p.m. local time. In addition to the performance, the cinema event will include exclusive interviews with the cast (Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski) and creative teams. In the musical, Tony Award-winner Benanti and Tony Award-nominee Levi star as Amalia and Georg, two parfumerie clerks who aren’t quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers... Read more →

Children’s Book Author Reads to Pediatric Patients at Cooper

photo provided Lori Samlin Miller, author of Stay Where I Can See You, reading her book to pediatric patients and their families, at Children’s Regional Hospital. (Camden City, NJ) -- Pediatric patients at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper enjoyed a special story time on November 22, 2016. South Jersey author Lori Samlin Miller read from her recently published children’s book, Stay Where I Can See You. The Cooper Foundation provided copies of the book for all the children on the unit. As a wife, mother, teacher, writer, and volunteer at Cooper University Health Care, Lori Samlin Miller is a strong supporter of children’s literacy. “Stories have always been a big part of my life,” said Samlin Miller. Stay Where I Can See You takes... Read more →

Officer Down: Kenneth Joseph Starrs, South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force, Texas

Assistant Commander Ken Starrs was killed when his department vehicle was struck by a Union Pacific freight train at a crossing on County Road 2140, near Highway 77, in Kleberg County. Assistant Commander Starrs was en route to the task force office when the collision occurred at the unprotected crossing. Assistant Commander Starrs had served with the South Texas Specialized Crimes and Narcotics Task Force for over five years. He had previously served with the Corpus Christi Police Department for 27 years and the Port of Corpus Christi Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, two grandchildren, and sister. At the time of his death, Assistant Commander Starrs served as the president of the Texas FOP State Lodge. Please contact... Read more →



by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput The 2016 election has come and gone, but the issues facing us as a nation remain just as real and intractable as they were a month ago. Elections focus our attention. They fire up our emotions. But the real work of applying our Catholic faith to building a culture of life happens between our trips to the voting booth. This week Catholics have an opportunity to wash away the grime and heavy feelings of a bitterly difficult campaign season. Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday with deep religious roots. And this weekend, the First Sunday of Advent opens the new Church year. It’s a chance to begin again; a time to examine our hearts in the light of the... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Gloucester City Schools Placed Under Alert While Police Investigate Gunshot Sound

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (November 23, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department investigated an incident on Friday, November 18 that required the Gloucester City High School, Market Street and Route 130 and Cold Springs School, Market Street and Cold Springs Drive, to be placed under alert. According to police, around 10:30 AM a teacher in class at Gloucester City High School reported she heard what sounded like a gunshot come from the area behind the football field at the High School. Both Gloucester City High School and Cold Springs School were put into a shelter in place while officers searched the area surrounding both schools. The area was determined to be secure and the shelter in place was lifted approximately thirty minutes later. In other matters: November... Read more →

Obituary: Dorothy D. Franchi, age 88 of Brooklawn

Surrounded by her loving family, on November 23, 2016. Age 88. Of Brooklawn. (nee Murphy) Loving wife of the late Samuel Franchi. Loving mother of Derene Wright (Dick), Samuel Franchi, Jr., Rickey Franchi and Judy Franchi-Wynters (Pete). Cherished grandmother of Richard Jr. (Sharon), Sandra (Nicola), Samuel Jr., Charlene (Frank), Jonathan (Lynn), Raymond, Lauren (Ian), Joseph and James. Cherished great grandmother of Cameron, Richard, Brody, Emilia, Bryan and August. Dear sister of the late Pauline Faulkner. Dorothy was a member of the Brooklawn Senior Citizen Club and a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #548 in Lindenwold. Dorothy will be remembered as a devoted wife, a loving mother and proud grandmother, who enjoyed spending time with her family. Relatives and friends are invited to... Read more →

Obituary: Thomas Evangelista, age 68 of Haddon Heights, South Jersey Area Bartender

On November 21, 2016. Age 68. Of Haddon Heights. Formerly of Blackwood, Gloucester Township. Loving father of Thomas Evangelista and Michael Evangelista (Selena Romano) and their mother, Carol Baker. Cherished grandfather of Gabriel David, Emily Evangelista, Jenna Evangelista, Cayden and Anthony Howard. Dear brother of Maryann Palm, John Evangelista, Anna Marie Davis, Vincent Evangelista, Michael Evangelista and the late Josephine Lewin. Michael, Selena and Maryann were with Thomas, holding his hand from the beginning to his last breath and would like to thank all the family and friends who visited with him. Thomas was born and raised in South Camden. He worked many years as an abstract title agent in the Real Estate industry. Thomas also worked as a bartender and waiter at many establishments... Read more →


Trudy Rubin: Trump's cabinet is signaling trouble

Last week I suggested Donald Trump's early appointments would suggest whether he intended to act presidential or would remain the bomb-thrower his hard-core base adores. The verdict is rapidly emerging. Bombs away. Trump's chief White House strategist will be Steve Bannon, the former head of the race-baiting, Jew-hating Breitbart website. Even more unnerving is his choice… Read more →

Green Justice Philly Applauds Gov. Tom Wolf for Making Improvements to Southport Infrastructure

Gov. Wolf’s New Port Plan Rejects Fossil Fuels After Months-long Campaign, Green Justice Philly Celebrates Decision as Protecting Community Health, Growing Family-Supporting Jobs Philadelphia, PA (November 23, 2016)-- The Green Justice Philly coalition applauds the announcement that Governor Tom Wolf and the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority (PRPA) will dedicate $300 million to developing shipping capacity at the Port of Philadelphia and making green improvements to existing infrastructure at Southport, which represents a firm rejection of fossil fuel projects at the site. Sheree Arnold, a community leader from Southwest Philadelphia said, “Today I told the PRPA about how toxic pollution affects communities of color in Philadelphia. Literally an hour after taking action today, the PRPA rejected fossil fuel expansion at Southport. This proves that when we... Read more →

Authorities Charge Alycha Rodriguez with Death of 30-Year-Old Pregnant Woman who OD

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (November 23, 2016)– Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor, Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner, as a result of a joint investigation, announced the arrest of Alycha Rodriguez. On November 15, 2016, the Lower Township Police Department responded to the 100 block of Willow Drive in North Cape May for a report of a possible overdose involving a 30 year old female. Upon arrival it was determined that the victim was deceased. The victim was pregnant at the time of her death. Prosecutor Taylor stated, “This untimely death of a mother- to- be, shows the devastating effects associated with addiction”. Also, on November 15, 2016, the Middle Township Street Crimes Unit, while... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: HEINZ Recalls 5,022 pounds of bistro au jus gravy product

WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 – H.J. Heinz Co., a Muscatine, Iowa, establishment, initiated a recall on Nov. 19, 2016, of approximately 5,022 pounds of bistro au jus gravy product that is incorrectly labeled as pork gravy due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The au jus gravy product contains milk and soy, known allergens, which are not declared on the incorrect labeling for pork gravy. The au jus gravy labeled incorrectly as pork gravy was produced on June 4, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 558 cases containing 12 - 12-oz. jars (per case) of “HEINZ HOMESTYLE BISTRO AU JUS GRAVY” that is mislabeled with Homestyle Pork... Read more →

Surviving Suicide - a personal story of loss and recovery | Philly.com

by Jason Nark, Staff Writer @jasonnark In the witching hour of a winter night, I sat alone in my kitchen, shoveling cereal into my mouth while tears poured down my face. My chest heaved, a panic taking hold, and I sobbed into my hands to muffle the sound. Upstairs, my marriage was drifting away and my kids were asleep, the pain in their dad's bleary blue eyes still unknown to them. Grief was burying me alive at 3 a.m. and I couldn't fight it. This was last year. The despair had begun about 16 months earlier on a September afternoon in 2013, when my then-wife called and asked if I'd heard from Anthony, my closest friend. He hadn't come to work. Ten minutes later, she... Read more →

Coast Guard assists disabled ferry in New York Harbor

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, November 22, 2016 - Coast Guard Cutter Sailfish helps set up a tow with The Manhattan, a ferry with 100 people aboard that became disabled in New York Harbor on Nov. 22, 2016. The Sailfish is homeported in Bayonne, New Jersey. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Petty Officer Steve Strohmaier) Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Strohmaier U.S. Coast Guard District 1 PADET New York Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Bear Season Could Be Epic; Fishers, The Big Buck

Pennsylvania Game Commission patch (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s black-bear population has jumped from about 18,000 to about 20,000 bears. The number of hunters buying bear licenses is on pace to break the previous record. And the red-oak acorn crop statewide is one for the ages. All of the pieces are in place for a historic bear season in Pennsylvania. And things have gotten underway. Pennsylvania’s bear archery season opened Nov. 14 and closed Nov. 18. The firearms bear sear season opened Saturday, Nov. 19, then runs from Monday, Nov. 21 to Wednesday, Nov. 23. Extended opportunities to hunt bears during all or a portion of the deer-hunting seasons also exist in much of the state. There’s been plenty of reason to get... Read more →


Basin Placed in “Drought Watch” Stage Effective Immediately WEST TRENTON, N.J. (Nov. 23) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) at a special meeting today issued a special permit for coordinated operation of regional reservoirs, out-of-basin diversions, and Delaware River flow objectives in response to persistent dry conditions. “The special permit unanimously approved today provides for enhanced coordination of operations of regional reservoirs, diversions, and flow objectives during the ongoing, extended period of below-normal precipitation,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “Today’s action also makes clear that the entire basin is currently deemed to be in a ‘drought watch’ stage.” The DRBC’s primary drought management objective, which complements the basin states’ drought response efforts, is to provide for conservation of regional reservoir storage for purposes... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Deer and Striped Bass Poaching Suspects Arrested

November 15, 2016 Deer and striped bass poaching cases topped the cases handled in recent days by the officers of the Maryland Natural Resources Police. Two Baltimore area men were charged Monday afternoon with multiple counts of illegal hunting in Anne Arundel County and had their shotguns seized. Acting on a tip, officers found Eric Michael Nelson, 26, of Hanover and Dominic Salvatore Umstot, 19, of Elkridge, hunting in the woods off Family Areas Road in Hanover. Neither man had a Maryland hunting license nor did they have written permission to hunt on private property. They were deer hunting with shotguns during archery season and had not purchased a bow hunting stamp. Neither man was wearing fluorescent orange for safety. Additionally, Nelson was in possession... Read more →