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February 2017

Super Bowls Aren't Won in Free Agency

Austin Darrow Big stars are hitting the NFL free agency market and jaws are dropping. There’s a good chance that if you’re a fan of a team who is in dire need of that player, than you’re probably screaming for them to sign him and blow all the money they have on one player. This is mainly about the Steelers locking up Antonio Brown and giving him $18.5 million per year. That’s a million dollars a week. The New England Patriots just won the Super... Read more →


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 the idea entirely while Democrats… 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 Sheridan joined Cooper in 2005… 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, the building does not look… 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 citizen of Gloucester City for seven years, owns Brother of the Wolf, a dog training studio on Market Street. Between working with dogs and caring for her elderly mother full-time, she also writes mystery... Read more →


FBI Alert: The Romance Scam

press release They met online. He said he was a friend of a friend. The woman, in her 50s and struggling in her marriage, was happy to find someone to chat with. “He was saying all the right things,” she remembered. “He was interested in me. He was interested in getting to know me better. He was very positive, and I felt like there was a real connection there.” That connection would end up costing the woman $2 million and an untold amount of heartache... 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 JGSC Group provided by Teddie O’Keefe of O’Keefe Consulting firm. The JGSC Group specializes in strategic revitalization consulting services for municipalities, retail shopping centers, real estate developers and government entities. From downtown revitalization and... 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 arrest early Sunday. At approximately 5:00 a.m., Border Patrol agents notified El Centro Sector Communications of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 78, approximately four miles west of State Route 2. Shortly before the... 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 there, one trainer, Alyona DelaCoeur… 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 bring blooming flowers, growing lawns,… 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, and those baseballs fresh out the box are usually slippery. I hate new baseballs and on all the teams I’ve played for, we would rub mud on the balls. I imagine every team does... 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 Blvd. to Monmouth Street where it will then proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street. The parade will then travel south on King Street to Proprietor’s Park. Below is a list of streets... 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 will take several weeks to complete a laboratory analysis of DNA collected from the limb and compare results with DNA from persons known to be missing. There were no markings on the decomposed lower... 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 executed a search warrant Friday morning. Detectives seized Silvestri’s cellular device for analysis. An onsite preview of the device showed a download history of child pornography. Silvestri was arrested and was charged with one... 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 PIPELINE Over the roar of an angry crowd, members of the Pinelands Commission voted 9 to 5 – with one abstention – to allow a controversial, 22-mile-long natural gas pipeline to pass through the... 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. Some of those contaminates include perchlorate, radon, and formaldehyde. The Institute is responsible for setting the standards of acceptable limits for toxins and carcinogens in our drinking water. They have barely met in the... 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 John L. Pfeffer Sr. Dear brother of Connie DeVoe (Raymond III) and uncle of Raymond DeVoe IV (Becky). Viewing Thursday, March 2nd, from 11 AM to 1 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851... 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 you’re interested in going to the Weather Education Day at Citizen Bank Park on May 10th. The cost is $20. Only room for 18 students. First come 1st serve. Money is due by April... 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 Kennedy Health enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the health care organization’s annual fundraising Gala, held at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The February 25th black-tie event was Kennedy’s most... 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 Center aren’t just attacks on our friends and neighbors in the Jewish community – they’re attacks against all of us. Christians, Muslims and Jews are standing together to take a stand against this hatred... 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 round game on Monday with… 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 Customs Enforcement said in a… 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 dreams" said "Moonlight" director Barry… 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, but Rabbi Shawn Zevit of… 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 public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Feb. 13-19 made 1,840 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 18 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation... 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 and why? Let's review where we… 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 that Graham, while serving as a TVRJ correctional officer, assaulted and injured two pretrial detainees, and then submitted a false incident report to cover up his use of unlawful force. The indictment alleges that... 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 college in 2017. The inaugural John Laux Memorial Scholarship honors John Laux, a New Jersey native and graduate of Montclair State University. He was a highly competitive sportsman, supporter of Special Olympics New Jersey... 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 of a leg, from the knee down, with the foot attached. There was no clothing and no markings on the limb. No other body parts were found. The leg was transported to the Gloucester... 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 Cooper and Brett Darrow received awards from Superintendent Dr. John Kellmayer. Two current eighth grade students, Melissa Mackey and Meaghan Ryan, addressed the Board about the contract situation of longtime custodian John Waszewski, "Mr.W."... 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, according to the Humane Society of the United States, is the last Tuesday of February and provides an opportunity for shelter and rescue organizations to highlight their spay/neuter programs and win more community support... 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 out of England, USA and Australia confirm this link between human and animal abuse in a domestic setting. This data may be the single biggest missed opportunity to prevent and stop abuse in a... 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 Tax and Crime Investigation. The intended victim is told that this is their final notice and that their physical address is under investigation and an arrest warrant has been issued under their name. The... 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 for an unlawful purpose, fourth-degree unlawful possession of a weapon and fourth-degree possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. After the jury decision was returned, Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker revoked Jones’... 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 it is believed that all products have been consumed and are past their “Best by” dates. The PREMO Brand wraps were produced on Jan. 23, 2017 and Jan. 25, 2017 and have “Best by”... Read more →