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December 2016

Memories of Wildwood's Hunt's Pier in the 1970's

WILDWOOD-Today, Hunt's pier in Wildwood is unused, but not so long ago, it was one of the Jersey Shore's top attractions. Built in the early 1900's as Ocean Pier, it was the first pier built on the Wildwood boardwalk. On Christmas in 1943, the original pier burned down and wasn't rebuilt until 1957 when owner William… Read more →


Funeral Held for NJ State Police Lieutenant who Lost Cancer Battle

NORTH ARLINGTON -- Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather Saturday morning for the funeral of New Jersey State Police Lt. Bill Fearon, who died Thursday from a malignant brain tumor attributed to his service during the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks. The service for Fearon, a 22-year veteran of the State Police, will be… Read more →


Jalen Brunson Scores Career-High 27 Points as Villanova Beats Creighton; Final 80-70

OMAHA, Neb. — Villanova's experience and ability to stay calm in a raucous setting against a similarly unbeaten team extended its two-year win streak to 20. With Jalen Brunson scoring a career-high 27 points,the Wildcats defeated Creighton, 80-70 on Saturday in a battle of Big East unbeatens before 18,831 at a sold-out CenturyLink Center. The… Read more →


Chas Krauthammer:'Obama Sees Himself As God'

Jason Chaffetz and Charles Krauthammer take Barack Obama to task for his actions in simply declaring vast stretched of Utah and Nevada as ‘national monuments’, basically by fiat as he goes out the door, despite great concerns and feeling within the states against such a move. Krauthammer stated that Obama doesn’t think he needed to pay attention to any opposition, that he ‘sees himself as God’, able to do what he wants in the waning days of being in office. Read more →


The FBI wants help finding these missing N.J. residents

NEWARK -- It's been more than 10 years since anyone saw or heard from Carla Vicentini. The 22-year-old native of Brazil was last seen in the early morning of Feb. 10, 2006, leaving Adega Bar and Grill in Newark with an unknown man after telling a friend she was going to his car to look at… Related articles John Podesta Rips FBI as "Deeply Broken" Over Poor Handling of DNC Hacking Final Count: Hillary Clinton Won Popular Vote by Over 2.86 Million, Or 2.1 Percent Robert Reich scolds Donald Trump: "This is bullying. This is not using the bully pulpit"... Read more →


U.S. aids illegal immigrants, coming and going

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org The Obama administration is using a taxpayer-funded program to award business grants to Salvadoran migrants deported from the United States. Run by the nonprofit Instituto Salvadorno Del Migrante and funded through a $50,000 grant from the taxpayer-backed Inter-American Foundation, the program “facilitates [deportees’] reintegration into their communities and supports their enterprises by offering financial education, technical advice and assistance with business plans.” “So, if you break the rules and get deported, we’ll help you start a business back in your home country. How absurd,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. The program was included in a... Read more →


A Job at UPS Showed Rutgers Wrestler Razohnn Gross the Way for His Second Chance

As Razohnn Gross spent his five-hour overnight shifts unloading thousands of UPS packages, he often wondered who would deliver his second chance. In September 2015, Gross was one of four Rutgers football players arrested on an assault charge, and subsequently dismissed from the program and suspended from school. "I had to find out that I got… Read more →


Applications for Medical Marijuana Growers and Dispensaries Available Beginning January 17, 2017  

Medical marijuana neon sign at a dispensary on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 until March 20, 2017. "I am excited to announce that we've reached an important milestone in the program with the release of permit applications on January 17, 2017, on our website at www.health.pa.gov,"... Read more →


LoBiondo Applauds Cumberland Regional HS Team on Winning 2016 Congressional App Challenge  

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today applauded the 3-person team from Cumberland Regional High School for winning the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. Their submission - “County College Class Conversion” - is a mobile application designed to instantly allow students to know which completed courses at one school receive credit at another university or college. This is the second year in a row that the winning team is from Cumberland Regional High School. “Congratulations to Connor, Leslie and Logan for their innovative and practical app design. It is clear they were looking to their own academic... Read more →


Resolve to be Ready! Five Life-Saving Certifications and Trainings

Author: ASPR/OPP Division of Policy and Strategic Planning No one knows exactly what 2017 will bring, but we do know emergencies happen across the country every year. They could come in the form of natural disasters, man-made events, disease outbreaks, or everyday events like heat waves and power outages. But no one is helpless. Kick off the New Year on a positive note and inspire the change many communities need to become more resilient! When it comes to national health security, the most important way you can help is making sure you, your family, and your fellow residents are prepared... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY:

OBAMA VACATIONS COST TAXPAYERS $85 MILLION

WASHINGTON — As America's first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas' annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the first family's personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million — though that is… Read more →


Selling White Perch to a Delaware Seafood Buyer without a Commercial License Cost Man $240

CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEWS Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 19-25 Reminder for the week: Purchase your 2017 Delaware fishing license starting Jan. 1 DOVER (Dec. 30, 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 Dec. 19-25 made 710 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 38 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing seven citations. Officers responded to 18 complaints regarding possible violations... Read more →


CNB TRAVEL NEWS: 10 One-of-a-Kind Restaurants to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

RELATED : CNB TRAVEL NEWS The best gas station fried chicken, Cuban pizza, and regional hot dog specialty finds from road scholar Hawk Krall Our roaming correspondent Hawk Krall has been busy this year. Sussing out frybread tacos in Utah. Exploring the gas station fried chicken scene of Virginia. Hunting down the very best place to get a keema-spiced vegetarian cheesesteak… Related articles The Beloved Hot Dog Continues to Top the Charts at Ballparks Across the Country Hundreds expected at Callahan's opening in Norwood Grandmother, great-granddaughter vanish in Va. during holiday trip Down a remote dirt road, rescuers find great-grandmother,... Read more →


West Deptford Police Appreciate Resident's Support of K-9 Unit

WEST DEPTFORD NJ--The West Deptford Police Department would like to take a moment to thank one of our residents, Anne Kowal, for her very generous donation to our K9 Unit. Mrs. Kowal has always shown support to our K9 program and it is donations like hers that allow us to provide top quality K9 services to our residents. We greatly appreciate the support!! source West Deptford PD Read more →


Gloucester County Department of Health Offers Additional Flu Shot Clinics

GLOUCESTER COUNTY NJ December 30, 2016--Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson said today that the Gloucester County Department of Health will continue to offer free seasonal flu immunizations through March 2017. Freeholder Director Damminger said, "There is still time to receive a free flu vaccine. The season has been mild so far, but as long as flu viruses are spreading, it is not too late to get a flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones." Freeholder Jim Jefferson said, “The Health Department has administered approximately 11,500 flu shots so far, but there are still folks... Read more →


FERC’s Flawed Conclusions Continue to Threaten Pennsylvanian Families & Environment - 

Inadequate Final Draft EIS Issued Today For Proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Bristol, PA - Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Transco’s 199.4 mile long natural gas pipeline project of which 196.9 miles would cut through Pennsylvania. The project would also include two new compressor stations in Pennsylvania and other gas infrastructure. “As anticipated, once again FERC has used its rubber stamp to issue an incomplete, and inadequate Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that would jeopardize Pennsylvania communities for the benefit of the companies that they are funded by and supposedly regulating. The... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Boneless Veal Products Recall

EDITORS NOTE: Details of this recall were updated Dec. 29, 2016 to reflect additional product labels and an expanded distribution area due to additional processing and re-packaging for food service. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2016 – Gold Medal Packing Inc., a Rome, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,607 pounds of boneless veal products that may be contaminated with E. coli O26 and O45, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The boneless veal and top bottom sirloin (TBS) products were produced and packaged on various dates between August 16, 2016, and October 25, 2016. The... Read more →


Obituary | Jean M. Eaton of Bellmawr

Jean M. Eaton, on December 26, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Chews Landing. Age 81. Devoted mother of Dale Eaton, Lynda Collins (Mark), and the late Kipper W. Eaton. Beloved grandmother of Samantha, Theresa, and Lynda Renee. Dear great-grandmother of Jaela, Lea, Logynn, and Mikey. Loving sister of Doris Pierson, Lindy Wagner, Dolores Jaggard, Nina Tyler, and the late Harriet Robbins, Frank Wagner, Billy Wagner, Edward Wagner, Edna Wagner, and Allen Wagner. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Jean was retired from Camden County Health Services in Blackwood. She was part of the Tri-County dancers and a longtime... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Urges Transportation Agencies to Preserve Historical Home in Bellmawr

press release Related: Bellmawr Gloucester City History Bellmawr, NJ December 29, 2016--Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today demanded the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) immediately re-examine efforts to preserve an historically significant home in Bellmawr Borough. “The State of New Jersey has determined beyond doubt the historical significance of the Hugg-Harrison-Glover House. These new findings affirm the need to take urgent and meaningful action to save and preserve this great landmark,” said Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01). In a letter to the Camden County Historical Society dated December 27, 2016, the New... Read more →


Ikea to Pay $50 Million to Parents of Three Toddlers Killed in Dresser Tip-Overs

PHILADELPHIA — Ikea will pay $50 million to the parents of three toddlers who died when its dressers toppled onto them, lawyers for the families said Wednesday. The settlement ends wrongful-death suits filed by the families and comes six months after those deaths and others prompted the unprecedented recall of 29 million Ikea dressers. At the… Read more →


AS OF DECEMBER 27...

785 People Have Been Shot In Chicago

With the number of homicides in Chicago approaching a two-decade high, the statistics are skewing the murder rate nationally. Nationally, the murder rate rose 14 percent nationally last year, with Chicago accounting for 43.7 percent of the rise, the Brennan Center for Justice, a New York law and policy institute, reported earlier this month. The increase… Related articles Trenton homicides reduced significantly in 2015, but remain high Newark murder spike threatens to overshadow Christie's 2016 Camden success story At Least 12 People Are Dead After Bloody Christmas Weekend In Chicago New York City's Murder Rate Has Dropped, But Domestic-Violence Killings... Read more →


February 2008 ARCHIVES: Gloucester City Tree & Beautification Committee Receives State Recognition

PUBLISHED Tuesday, February 05, 2008/press release The Gloucester City Tree and Beautification Committee presented a state award to City Council during last week's meeting. The award had been received during the 15th annual Green Community Achievement Awards Presentation in Cherry Hill October 27. It was part of the 82nd annual Tree Federation Meeting sponsored by the NJ Tree Foundation. The Gloucester City Tree and Beautification Committee was the only one in the state to receive this award, under the "Civic Association Category." The Committee is a volunteer-based group of residents advocating for community trees, and the group works cooperatively with... Read more →


NJ SIERRA CLUB: Bill That Attacks Right-to-Know and Newspapers Could Come Back  

NJ Sierra Club press release/December 29, 2016 Senator Sweeney may try to bring back the Electronic Publication of Legal Notices Act S2855 (Sweeney) that permits publication of legal notices by government agencies and persons on official government notice websites instead of newspapers. The Sierra Club will be prepared to continue to oppose this bill in the new year that was held in the legislature in a victory for the democratic process. The bill allows local, county and state governments to meet publication requirements for legal notice through postings on official government Web sites. We believe that this will disadvantage the... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: 2017 Deer Hunting Information

image courtesy of https://www.nostalgiadecals.com/ Deer seasons continue in 2017, beginning with Winter Bow season opening on January 1. No permits are needed, but a 2017 license is required. Permit Muzzleloader season reopens on January 2 in Regulation Sets #3-#8 zones; closing dates vary so hunters should refer to the Hunting Digest, pages 37-38, for their zone. Note that the closing date for Regulation Set #3 zones is January 6, not January 9, and in Regulation Set #6 zones the closing date is January 31, not January 30 as found in the Digest. Permit Shotgun season reopens on January 7 in... Read more →


In Sanctuary Cities, Immigrants Have Few Real Protections From Feds | National | Boise Weekly

“Sanctuary cities absolutely do not mean that the city is able to protect people from deportation." By Maura Ewing, PRI's The World click to enlarge U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement For immigrants with a criminal record, sanctuary cities don’t provide protection from deportation. They can, though, delay the process. In Philadelphia, a year-long probe ended last month when Immigration and Customs Enforcement caught a man with convictions for manufacturing and selling illicit drugs, resisting arrest and theft. Winston Enrique Perez Pilarte, 40, is a Dominican Republic native and a green card-holding, permanent legal resident of the US. His convictions, though,... Read more →


SEND IN YOUR CHEER OR JEER

CNBNews is preparing the December Cheer and Jeer column for publication in the upcoming week. If you have anyone to nominate for either category send your remarks to [email protected] If you have any suggestions for either category send your remarks to [email protected] Now is the time to give someone or someplace either a Thumbs Up or a Thumbs Down. Your submission doesn't need to be limited to the local area. If you want to submit it anonymously we will accept it as long as the remarks are not libelous. "As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a... Read more →


GCPD CRIME REPORT: KUNG FU FIGHTER DAMAGES FENCE DURING SPAT OVER A PS4 PADDLE

Related CNB Crime Gloucester City News GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (December 29, 2016) | CNBNewsnet--Officers from the Gloucester City Police Department (GCPD) were called to the 200 unit block of North Willow (CNBNews note): A ps4 paddle is a professional controller for PlayStation® 4 and PC like the one above Street on Wednesday, December 21 at 4:36 PM for a report of two males fighting. According to police upon arrival, the males were no longer fighting. It was determined that the males, in their 30’s, were having a disagreement about a missing PS4 paddle when one of the males spat in... Read more →


MANTUA TOWNSHIP Police Missing Person Alert!

Contact the MANTUA TOWNSHIP police at 856.468.1900 with any information. Detective Hagerty is the lead investigator, but feel free to ask for any officer if he is not on duty. Address/Location Mantua Twp. Police Department, NJ 405 Main Street Mantua, NJ 08051 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-468-1920 Related articles Autopsy finding in Mantua death, Accidental Rowan Softball Over Stockton U 5-4 Local Students Recognized During Honors Week 2015 at Widener University Widener University School of Law Delaware campus announces graduates Read more →


Four NJ Football Standouts Headed to 2017 Under Armour All-American Game in Florida

These are the future stars of college football that are hoping the Under Armour All-America Game won't be their last appearance on New Year's Day. Bridgeton's Markquese Bell, Don Bosco Prep's Tommy Devito, Ridgewood's Zach Feagles and Drew Singleton of Paramus Catholic will represent New Jersey at the Under Armour All-America Game on Sunday at Camping… Read more →


Study Finds Hospital ICUs Overused

Less expensive, invasive care more appropriate for over half of patients Newswise — LOS ANGELES – (Dec. 27, 2016) – Intensive Care Units (ICUs), which provide the most expensive and invasive forms of care in a hospital setting, are being used too often for patients who don’t need that level of care, according to a new study by LA BioMed and UCLA researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today. The researchers studied 808 ICU admissions from July 1, 2015 to June 15, 2016 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and found that more than half the... Read more →


35 People Die in Philly from Bad Batch of Heroin

A bad batch of heroin that caused five overdoses in four hours is currently circulating in a Maine community, and police are urging users and their families to be vigilant. Five individuals overdosed on heroin in Presque Isle, Maryland between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time due to what police believe is a bad batch… Related articles Drug Linked to Ohio Overdoses Can Kill in Doses Smaller than a Snowflake Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Rise in OD Deaths: CDC Jackson Police: officers respond to three heroin overdoses Monday B.C. records 128 overdose deaths in November as coroner warns toxic fentanyl... Read more →


CNB Business News:

Pet Valu Ends 2016 with 300th Store Opening

Related: CNB Business News Pet Tips Company’s philanthropic efforts bring in nearly $1.9 million for U.S. War Dogs, VetDogs, animal cancer treatments, pet rescues and adoptions PHILADELPHIA –Pet Valu opened its 300th U.S. store on December 17, marking a major milestone for the specialty retailer of premium pet foods, supplies and accessories. In recent years, Pet Valu has become one of the largest pet retail operations in North America – and, at a more local level, one of the most active champions for pet care and animal shelters. Collectively, Pet Valu partners with about 750 animal groups across the country... Read more →


Homeowner found missing N.J. woman, great-granddaughter in Va. woods

A Virginia resident helped save the lives of a 71-year-old New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter who had been missing since Christmas Eve after discovering their car on his property, according to reports. Barbara Briley was unconscious when she was found Wednesday afternoon with her great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley in Dinwiddie County at least a mile… Read more →


A Look Back: A Small Office with a Big Mission 

December 28, 2016 The FBI’s World War II-Era Cover Company at Rockefeller Center Employees and visitors board an elevator inside the RCA Building at Rockefeller Center (circa 1940), site of the FBI's first cover office for its covert program known as the Special Intelligence Service. (© 2015 Rockefeller Group Inc/Rockefeller Center Archives) Everyone knows that the holiday season is well under way when the giant Christmas tree is lit at Rockefeller Center in New York City. What is less well known, however, is the connection between Rockefeller Center and the birth of America’s civilian foreign intelligence efforts. It was 1940... Read more →


Cape May Bird Observatory News: Higbee Beach Guided Walks Sunday, January 8 from 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Guided walks in the Hidden Valley area of Higbee Beach WMA are being offered monthly by NJ Audubon in cooperation with the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife. Part of the world-famous Higbee Beach Wildlife Management Area, Hidden Valley is a mix of varied habitats, from field edges to wetland woods. This diversity is reflected in the array of birds you can encounter here, depending on season, including sparrows, warblers, hawks, waterbirds, and even the possibility of an owl. Meet at the small clamshell parking lot on the south side of New England Rd., 0.3 miles west of the intersection... Read more →


February 2008 Archives: Request for Qualifications For The King Street Initiative

published Tuesday, February 12, 2008 packages must be received by no later than 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. The City has most recently issued a Request for Qualifications for developers and builders that are interested in enhancing the housing/business stock along the City’s waterfront area, which is part of a Citywide revitalization effort that began in 2007 calling for the King Street corridor to become a festival retail and entertainment destination by locating stores, restaurants, and housing near the existing waterfront park and marina. As part of a much larger plan, the conversion of the King Street corridor... Read more →


Joseph McCoy, 43, Charged with the Murder of Atlantic City Woman

ATLANTIC CITY NJ December 24, 2016 – An Atlantic City man was charged with murder last Thursday, in connection with the shooting death of an Atlantic City woman on the Tuesday before, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced. An intensive 2-day investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Atlantic City Police Department led to the issuance of a warrant complaint for murder and weapons possession charges against Joseph McCoy, 43, of 326 North Tennessee Avenue, Apartment 3, Atlantic City, NJ. Atlantic City Police responded on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 4:22 a.m., to 326... Read more →


40-Year-Old Mother from Shrewsbury Township Pa. Kills Herself and Her One-Year-Old Son

A 40-year-old mother in Shrewsbury Township, Pennsylvania, fatally suffocated her 12-month-old son before taking her own life. Police said they found the two dead alongside each other Monday afternoon while performing a welfare check. Sheri Shermeyer’s body was discovered with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on her bed, reports said Tuesday. Shermeyer suffocated… Read more →


Wet Weather Heading Our Way

After a second straight relatively pleasant, albeit cooler day on Wednesday, snow and rain is headed to New Jersey on Thursday. Whether New Jerseyans gets rain snow or a little of both depends on where they'll be, forecasters say. While northwestern New Jersey should get 1 to 2 inches of snow, much of New Jersey will… Read more →


LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Campus cronyism

Dear Reader, We’ve all seen how college campuses have become safe spaces for extreme political ideas and coddled millennials. But what if they’ve also become safe havens for cronyism and corruption? In the case of the University of Texas system, that’s exactly what happened. And when a responsible government official named Wallace Hall attempted to investigate how legislators were getting their unqualified family members and friends into the school, they responded by trying to remove him from his position! Hall was vindicated when Watchdog reporter Jon Cassidy began to investigate. After examining thousands of pages of information and connecting the... Read more →


Ruckus at Philadelphia Mills Mall Organized on Social Media; Four People Arrested (video)

Four people were arrested Tuesday during a rowdy gathering at Pennsylvania mall that was organized on social media just a day after several mall melees nationwide including one that led to injuries at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, according to a report on 6abc.com. In the Jersey Gardens incident, 10 people were injured when a loud noise… Related articles "Mall Brawls" Leads to Evacuations, Several Arrests, Chaos, and Panic " Politichicks.com Severe thunderstorms moving toward N.J., prompting storm watch for 10 counties This month in N.J. history: August HOLIDAY HANGOVER Fights, arrests at shopping centers across USA Read more →


Activist Plans Grassroots Primary War On Sweeney, Weinberg, Other Top Democrats

For “Selling Out” Working Class | Hudson TV With a Republican President about to take office, and Republican Governor Chris Christie term limited with an 18% job approval rating, some Democratic activists say that now is the time to fix the Democratic Party, then time to fix New Jersey. Here is Jeff Meyer, a Democratic activist behind a new grassroots movement. He has a website — LetsTakeBackOurParty dot com. And he has a plan. Meyer is optimistic. He says, “This is a Democratic state.” But he says some top state Democrats are the problem and it’s time for them to... Read more →


Repeat Drug Trafficker Sentenced to 17 Years in Postal Sting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 22, 2016 PHILADELPHIA – Angel Catalino Ivostraza-Torres, 53, of North Philadelphia, PA, was sentenced today to 204 months in federal prison in connection with an undercover investigation conducted by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Ivostraza-Torres pleaded guilty on August 11, 2016, to attempted possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine. During the investigation, Ivostraza-Torres was caught transporting a U.S. mail package that had contained nearly a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside of a printer. Ivostraza-Torres delivered the package to an auto detailing business located in the Fairhill section of Philadelphia before... Read more →


A SKETCHBOOK, AN ARTIST AND A PRIEST

Written by Carol Magrino | The Camden Diocese Seated in one of the small wooden pews at Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Lindenwold, Edward Ortiz Buendia pulls out a sketchbook from the worn leather bag that sits at his feet. It is full of life, his life, and a running stream of images that span a lively history and an ever-present faith. Like Buendia himself, the images surprise in the range of experiences they represent. He first flips past pen and ink drawings of Tom Tower at the University of Oxford, Christ Church, in England, where he studied in... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Two Key Figures of Illegal Prescription Drug Distribution Operation Found Guilty

Philadelphia PA (December 23, 2016)- Following a three-week jury trial, a federal jury convicted two key players in a prescription drug conspiracy that illegally distributed more than 380,000 Oxycodone pills, as well as Alprazolam, into communities in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Leon Little, the head of the “Little Drug Operation” (LDO), was convicted yesterday in federal court of 50 counts, including 1 count of conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, 24 counts of distribution of oxycodone, 9 counts of acquiring a controlled substance by fraud, and 16 counts of money laundering, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. Additionally, one... Read more →


February 2008 Archives:

Carr's Hardware, A hometown favorite

BY SARA MARTINO According to a sports survey taken in the late 1960's, fans chose professional football as their "favorite' sport. Leagues at that time spent $7 million to sign their draft choices. Also, in that decade, Gloucester City residents chose Carr's Hardware as their favorite store for purchasing necessities at a decent price to keep their "favorite" place –HOME- in good repair. Frank Carr, Sr. and family, who lived on Hudson Street, opened Carr's Hardware in 1966. The store was located at that time on Monmouth Street. Frank, Sr. met his wife to be at the Hampton House, a... Read more →


CNBNEWS CRIME: Philadelphia Man Charged With Assaulting A Postal Service Employee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, December 22, 2016 Kenneth Stalling, age 34, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged today by indictment[1] with one count of assaulting a federal employee, that is a United States Postal Service employee while he was engaged in his official duties, on or about October 19, 2016, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. If convicted of all counts, Stalling faces a maximum sentence of 20 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, three years’ supervised release, and a $100 special assessment. This case has been investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Philadelphia... Read more →


STATE PARK SERVICE KICKS OFF NEW YEAR WITH FIRST DAY HIKES

English: Sutfin House, Monmouth Battlefield, Monmouth County, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) TRENTON - The New Jersey State Park Service invites residents and visitors to start 2017 on the right foot by taking part in fun, invigorating and educational outdoor activities to be offered statewide as part of the annual America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative on New Year's Day. State Park Service staff and volunteers will conduct 21 guided hikes, walks and interpretive tours, as well as two bike rides and a horseback ride at state parks, forests and historic sites across the state. The hikes are designed... Read more →


Obituary | Rita T. Tirimacco of Bellmawr

Rita T. Tirimacco (nee Karwowski), on December 25, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Edmond. Step-mother of Edmond Jr. and Richard. Aunt of Susan Kiedaisch, Connie Yanalavage and Dorothy Cohen. Rita was loved by so many and will be truly missed by everyone. There will be a viewing from 9:15 to 10:45am Thursday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Mary, Mother of the Church, 20 Braisington Ave., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede NJ Funeral Mass 11am in church. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Related articles Theresa M.... Read more →


Obituary: Michael Scott Cheetham , age 34 of Gloucester City

On December 25, 2016. Age 34. Of Gloucester City. Cherished son of Betty E. Cheetham (nee Jacobson) and Donald W. Avant, Sr. Loving brother of Gregory B. Honeycutt , Jr. (Amy L. Stevens), Melissa Cheetham, Donald W. Avant, Jr. and the late Betty Ellen Cheetham. Beloved uncle of Greg B. Honeycutt III, Brody K. Honeycutt, Donald W. Avant III, Landon Cheetham and “on the way” Aiden Scott Honeycutt. Loving nephew of Cathy Park. Visitation Friday, Dec. 30th, from 3 to 4:30 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Service 4:30 PM. Interment private. Condolences and Memories... Read more →