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February 2017

GOP Resists Calls for Independent Russia-Trump Probe

The White House hasn't ruled out a recusal from the attorney general on probes into Russian meddling in the election as prominent Republicans continue to resist calls for an independent investigation. Republicans on the Sunday morning news shows either downplayed a need for an independent probe into Russia's activities or rejected... Read more →


Three Cooper Plaza Building will be renamed The John and Joyce Sheridan

Cooper University Health Care board of trustees Chairman George E. Norcross III announced Monday that its Three Cooper Plaza building in Camden County will be renamed The John and Joyce Sheridan Health Center at Three Cooper Plaza in honor of the former president and CEO of the health care system. John... Read more →


Westmont Theatre Transformed in a Modern Gym

HADDON TWP. -- The doors of the landmark Westmont Theatre are finally open again, but anyone who saw a concert or film here in decades past won't recognize it if they step inside. The building is now home to Westmont Planet Fitness, which had its ribbon cutting Thursday. On the outside,... Read more →


New Mystery Novel Setting is Gloucester City (cnbnews.net)

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNewsnet)--In the little town of Pi, the train is alive. That’s how you know you’re home. Gloucester City is becoming famous for its artists, authors, and musicians. Known as the Holy City for its many churches, lately, it is becoming known for its creative citizens. Dawn Watson, a... Read more →


May 2008 Archives: The JGSC Group, Working with Gloucester City on Revitalizing the Town

published May 2008 Over the past year or more the JGSC Group has been working with the City of Gloucester City to revitalize the community. The company’s most recent project involves the revitalization plan renewing three retail districts. See City of Gloucester City: It's Coming Below is background information on the... Read more →


Suspected Human Smuggler Crashes His Vehicle

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Unmanned aerial vehicle of the CBP Air and Marine Unmanned Aircraft System. (Predator unarmed) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Release Date: February 27, 2017 JULIAN, Calif. – El Centro Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended a suspected human smuggler who rolled his vehicle in an attempt to evade... Read more →


N.J. pets in need

You can teach an old dog new tricks. From television shows to the internet to specialists for hire, there are a myriad of sources a pet owner can select from on the topic of dog training. How can they tell who's right and who's wrong? While there are many opinions out... Read more →


Guest Opinion: The Critical Need for New Jersey's Water Supply Plan

Jennifer Coffey and Tim Dillingham With the beginning of the new calendar year, New Jersey has entered its third consecutive year of drought, with 14 counties remaining under an official drought-warning status. While winter rains and snow are helping drinking-water reservoirs refill, the drought warning remains. In six weeks, spring will... Read more →


MLB Wants to Make Baseballs Tackier

Austin Darrow I read an article earlier about the MLB thinking of implementing another idea into the league. They’re getting Rawlings to make tackier baseballs. This would be huge for pitchers because they would no longer have to doctor up a baseball, to get a good grip. I’m a pitcher myself,... Read more →


TRAVEL ALERT: ST. PATRICK’S PARADE PARKING RESTRICTIONS

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 --The Gloucester City Police Department released the following information regarding parking on Sunday, March 5, the day of the St. Patrick's Parade. The St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 5th. will begin at 1:00 pm at Johnson Blvd. at Baynes Avenue. The parade will travel north on Johnson... Read more →


UPDATE: GCPO seeking ID of body part

press release February 27, 2017 NATIONAL PARK NJ--The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is working with area law enforcement agencies to identify a partial human leg that apparently washed ashore from the Delaware River and was found by a woman walking a dog in National Park NJ on Sunday February 26. It... Read more →


Barrington Man Arrested for Child Porn

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Barrington Police Chief Dave Uron reported a Barrington man has been arrested and charged Friday, February 24, 2017 with distribution and possession of child pornography. Franco Silvestri, 32, was charged after detectives from the High Tech Crimes Unit of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office... Read more →


NJ News Commons: CHRISTIE TO RELEASE HIS LAST BUDGET FOR NEW JERSEY

Governor Chris Christie is scheduled to deliver his final state budget proposal tomorrow. The Record says this is Christie's last chance to take a crack at the state's finances after years of credit-rating downgrades, missed revenue projections, broken public-pension promises and failed reform efforts. PINELANDS COMMISSION VOTES TO PERMIT SOUTH JERSEY... Read more →


Comm Holds Up Drinking Water Standards

NJ Sierra press release February 27, 2017 : Puts Us at Risk Today the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee held a bill to update our state’s drink water standards. The bill, S2468 (Lesniak) directs DEP to adopt standards for 16 hazardous drinking water contaminants as recommended by Drink Water Quality Institute.... Read more →


Obituary: John L. Pfeffer, Jr., of Gloucester City NJ

On February 24, 2017. Age 57. Of Gloucester City. Loving dad of John L. Pfeffer III (Zoraida), Kelli Sharp (Brett), Justin Pfeffer (Teresa) and Jay Pfeffer. Cherished Pop-pop of Camille Pfeffer, Matthew Sharp, Jonathan Sharp, John L. Pfeffer IV and Sophia Sharp. Beloved son of Frances S. Pfeffer and the late... Read more →


Gloucester City High School Announcements

Monday, February 27th, 2017 GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (February 27, 2017)Thank you everyone who attended Friday night’s Winter Ball Dance and congratulations to our big winner, Junior Mariah Dietrich who gets a free spot on next year’s Senior Trip. Attention 7th graders only: Please see Mrs. McWilliams for a permission form if... Read more →


Kennedy Health Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraising Gala in Atlantic City

Shown here are the 2017 Gala Co-Chairs: from left, Kennedy President & CEO Joseph W. Devine and wife Dina; Kennedy Health Board Treasurer Robert DiStanislao; and (from far right), Kennedy Board member Joseph A. Maressa Jr., Esq., and his wife, Linda. February 27, 2017 – Nearly 1,000 supporters of South Jersey-based... Read more →


Norcross Requests Security Funding for South Jersey’s Jewish Communities  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to a bomb threat made against the Katz Jewish Community Center in Chery Hill, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) is requesting federal security funding to protect South Jersey’s Jewish communities. “This weekend’s vandalism of Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery and today’s bomb threat against the Katz Jewish Community... Read more →


Trenton Times boys basketball state tournament notebook

As the area teams take to the court starting Monday, for the NJSIAA/ShopRite boys basketball tournament, there are plenty of storylines to intrigue fans of every playoff team. Two area teams go in search of a repeat sectional title: Central Jersey, Group 2 second seed Bordentown, which has a tough opening... Read more →


Dominican fugitive wanted on murder charge caught in N.J. by ICE

NEWARK -- A man wanted on murder charges in the Dominican Republic was arrested last week in New Jersey, immigration officials said. Kelbin Perez De Los Santos, 35, had been sought by Dominican authorities for allegedly shooting someone to death after a dispute in Santo Domingo last year, U.S. Immigration and... Read more →


'Moonlight', not 'La La Land', takes top Oscar

After the worst mix-up in Oscar history, "Moonlight" won the Academy Award for best picture at the 89th Academy Awards in Los Angeles — minutes after presenter Warren Beatty mistakenly announced the award for heavily favored "La La Land." "Even in my dreams this cannot be true, so the hell with... Read more →


$13K reward for info on vandal of Philadelphia Jewish cemetery

PHILADELPHIA -- Two organizations have pledged a total of $13,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person or people responsible for knocking over headstones in a Jewish cemetery this weekend. Philadelphia police said as many as 100 headstones were damaged at Mount Carmel Jewish Cemetery sometimes after dark Saturday,... Read more →


CNB Crime : Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter Feb. 13-19

English: Nursing baby fox tree squirrel, wildlife rehabilitation (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Reminder for week: Wildlife, fishing, boating area visitors asked to respect natural resources DOVER (Feb. 24, 2017) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: The Coming Federalization of NJ Pension and Benefits Crisis

Opinion: Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff Prediction: Sometime in the foreseeable future, the federal government will step in to address the self-inflicted crisis in state and local government pension and health-benefits funding. The only real question for us in New Jersey is whether it will happen soon enough to save us from ourselves. How... Read more →


Former correctional officer charged with using force to punish detainees

FBI press release ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - Adam Joseph Neal Graham, 26, of Elkins, West Virginia, was charged in a three-count indictment with violating the rights of two pretrial detainees at the Tygart Valley Regional Jail (TVRJ) and obstructing justice, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced. The indictment charges... Read more →


PIANJ presents $5K John Laux Memorial scholarship to member agency family

John Laux Memorial scholarship will foster industry perpetuation TRENTON, N.J.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey in conjunction with The fore John memorial foundation is announcing a new, $5,000 scholarship in honor of the late John Laux to be presented to the child or grandchild of a PIA member agency, entering... Read more →


Body Part Found in National Park

NATIONAL PARK NJ (February 27, 2017)--A woman walking a dog along the Delaware River shoreline in National Park NJ on Sunday, February 26 found part of a human leg that apparently had washed up from the river. Police responding to a report of the discovery described it as the lower part... Read more →


May 2008 Archives: Brooklawn Students Petition School Board to Save Mr. W’s Job

published May 2008 By John P. Schmidt | News Correspondent The Brooklawn Board of Education BOE last week honored six former students who had been inducted into the National Honor Society at Gloucester City High School. Three of the six students were in attendance at the BOE meeting. Jessica Lindsay, Marisa... Read more →


Gloucester County Shelter Waives Adoption Fees

In honor of World Spay/Neuter Day, Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Dan Christy announced that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter would waive adoption fees at the shelter on Feb. 28. Adoption fees include spaying or neutering at the new clinic, among other veterinary services. World Spay Day,... Read more →


Author Wendy Sneddon: ABUSERS OF ANIMALS ARE FIVE TIMES AS LIKELY TO HARM HUMANS

In 20% of the cases where you see an animal being abused, you’ll find a person in that same household also being abused. Likewise, in up to 50%* of the domestic cases where you find a person being abused, you’ll find an animal at that same residence also being abused. Studies... Read more →


CNB CRIME: FBI Warns of Phone Scam That Uses the FBI's Name to Threaten Arrest

PITTSBURGH PA--The FBl’s Pittsburgh Division is warning the public to be on alert for a phone scam that spoofs, or fakes the FBl’s name on the recipient’s voice-mail. Scammers have targeted residents around the region, claiming to be the FBI stating they are an “officer” of the FBI , Department of... Read more →


Asa T. Jones Convicted of Killing Williamstown Man

WOODBURY NJ--Asa T. Jones (DOB 4/24/81), of Williamstown, was convicted Thursday (2/23) of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of 41-year-old Williamstown resident Tony Miles during a fight on Library Street in Williamstown on 11/17/13. Jones also was found guilty by a Gloucester County jury of third-degree possession of a weapon... Read more →


Public Health Alert for Meat and Poultry Wraps Due to Possible Listeria Contamination

WASHINGTON, Feb. 24, 2017 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns that meat and poultry wraps produced by JLM Manufacturing, a Shelby Township, Mich. establishment, may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. A recall was not requested because... Read more →


Rider Dropped Doubleheader Against Charlotte

Rider Broncs athletic logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CHARLOTTE, NC – The Rider University baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Charlotte at Hayes Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The 49ers (5-2) took the opener, 13-2, and scored a 12-2 victory versus the Broncs (0-3) in game two. In the first... Read more →


Clemson students from named to fall Dean's List

English: Earle Hall (Chemical Engineering) at Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CLEMSON, SC (02/23/2017)-- Local students have been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the fall 2016 semester. They are: Emily Sunshine Amey of Burlington, who is majoring in Graphic Communications Kieran C McMenamin... Read more →


Looking for Qualified Candidates to Fill 2 Vacancies

THE BROOKLAWN BOARD OF EDUCATION Has Two Board Member Vacancies Candidates must be a resident of Brooklawn for a minimum of one year, meet all requirements to be a School Board member in NJ, and be a registered voter. Send letter of interest to: Dr. John Kellmayer, Superintendent Alice Costello School,... Read more →


Abduction Reports Was False; Two Suspects Arrested

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (February 25, 2017)The Gloucester Township Police Department said today that the report about an attempted abduction of a woman last week was a false report. The police further stated that the suspect pictured in a composite drawing (left) was found. Police said that person of interest, Tyler McGuirl... Read more →


Ithaca College Students from NJ Named to Spring Semester Dean's List

English: Tompkins Hall with Ithaca College sign, Elmira, New York (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ITHACA, NY (02/23/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates students named to Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester Samantha Castonguay, a resident of Mullica Hill and Environmental Science major, was named to the Dean's List in Ithaca College's School of... Read more →


GOOD NEWS: Two NJ Schools Selected as Districts of Character

Two New Jersey school districts were among a small number recognized nationally as "Districts of Character" for their work teaching kids what it means to have good character. Cherry Hill Public Schools in Camden County and New Providence School District in Morris County made Character.org's list of Districts of Character for... Read more →


NJ Author and Former Policeman Publishes Crime-Stopping Memoir

New Jersey Mob: Memories of a Top Cop, a new book by Bob Buccino, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Bob Buccino worked in law enforcement for fifty-one years; twenty-four of which were spent investigating organized crime. He is a superior court recognized expert on the Cosa Nostra. He... Read more →


MLB names four new umpires to the full-time staff

The Major League Baseball logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Press Release | February 21st, 2017 Major League Baseball announced today that four umpires - Adam Hamari, Pat Hoberg, Gabe Morales and Carlos Torres - have been named to the full-time Major League Umpiring staff. Four longtime Major League Umpires - Bob Davidson,... Read more →


Commentary: There’s a buzz around town about infrastructure

Sure, it’s not up there like the border wall or tax reform, but President Trump’s promise of $1 trillion for infrastructure spending has the chattering class going, Democrats enthused and Republicans uneasy. In a roughly two week span, the Heritage Foundation, Brookings Institution, and Bipartisan Policy Center will have all held... Read more →


Mayor David Mayer's Weekly Newsletter Released

Gloucester Township NJ (February 25, 2017)--GTWorks is Mayor David Mayer's weekly newsletter that informs residents of the current projects and events happening in Gloucester Township. From the Police Department to Public Works to the Department of Recreation, we want you to stay In the Know of the latest news in our... Read more →


Richard Van Dexter Jr. Pleads Guilty to Endangering the Welfare of a Child

English: East Jersey State Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WOODBURY NJ-- Richard J. VanDexter Jr. (DOB 11/10/84), of Williamstown NJ was sentenced today (2/24) to six years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, specifically by electronically sending sexually explicit images to a... Read more →


Obituary: Joan A. Jackson of Gloucester City

RELATED: OBITUARIES Surrounded by her loving family, Joan A. Jackson, passed away on February 23, 2017 at the age of 85. Joan was born April 4, 1931 and was the daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Leopold. Joan was the loving wife of 62 years to the late Leroy A.... Read more →


Clemson names NJ students to fall 2016 President's List

Logo of Clemson University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CLEMSON, SC (02/23/2017)-- Clemson University has named local students to the President's List for the fall 2016 semester. They are: Kayla M. Farquhar of Audubon, who is majoring in Nursing Sean William Buechele of Belmar, who is majoring in Physics Colleen K. Fralinger of... Read more →


Obituary:Thomas M. Myers, of Gloucester City

On February 22, 2017. Age 42. Of Gloucester City. Survived by his daughter, Mia Myers; father Daniel McDonald; siblings, Keith Myers, William Ford and Rhonda Ford; aunts, Rhonda Hunter (Wayne), Dawn Schmidt (Dan) and Kelly Shaffer (Ed) and 9 nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his mother Patricia Myers. Tom worked many... Read more →