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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 Bowl and their entire WR core costs less than Brown’s yearly salary. As a matter... 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 →

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 after the man she fell in love with—whom she never met in person—took her for... 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 business recruitment and retention to research and consumer marketing, strategic planning, and retail development 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 accident was reported, the driver of the vehicle attempted to flee from agents who initiated... 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 this to their box of game balls before the game. The MLB rubs mud on... Read more →


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 where parking will be prohibited between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm: Monmouth St. between 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 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 leg and foot and no clothing or shoe attached to 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 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 count of second-degree Distribution of Child Pornography and one count of third-degree Possession of Child... Read more →


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 heart of South Jersey's preserved forests. NJTV says the commission initially voted against the pipeline... 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 last half decade and even the standards they have worked on have not been adopted... 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 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 1 PM in the funeral home. Interment Eglington Cemetery,... 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 successful of the 21 gala events held, raising more than $1 million for Kennedy’s Neuroscience... 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 – it has no place here or anywhere in America,” Norcross said. Currently, the Federal... 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 →

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 Graham assaulted a detainee on February 15, 2015, and assaulted a second detainee on March... 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 and career Young Insurance Professional. Laux’s decade-long work in the insurance industry was tragically cut... 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." The students urged the Board to reconsider reviewing his contract and talked about how nice... 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 public is reminded that the FBI does not call private citizens threatening arrest or requesting... 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” dates of Feb. 12, 2017 and Feb. 14, 2017. The following products subject to the... 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 game of the day, Charlotte played three in the first and added seven runs in the third to chase Rider starter Paul Sparano (Ewing, NJ/Ewing). Rider would score runs in the sixth and seventh frames to get on the board. In the sixth, Jake Bender (Ellicott City, MD/Marriotts Ridge)... 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 panel discussions on infrastructure spending. What should be built, how to finance it, how long does it last? Senate Democrats trotted out their $1 trillion infrastructure package, while Congressional Republican leadership seems leery. It’s easy to understand the GOP unease. At $1 trillion the infrastructure package would be more... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 3 No. 36 (February 26, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) 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. Jackson and loving mother of Leroy A. (Edie) Jackson III, Robert (Jane) Jackson, Suzie (Bill) Green, Trish Jackson, Gary (Donna) Jackson, Tim (Liz) Jackson, Nancy Murphy, Raymond (Karen) Jackson and Sharon (Lou) Underwood. She was the cherished grandmother of Keith, Kevin, Amy, Scott, Tricia, Chrissy, Billy, Lori, Lindsay, Ryan,... 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 years for ProBuild / Builders First Source in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, February 28th, from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral service 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment private in... Read more →


press release SOUDERTON PA--Retired military service members and senior citizens at the Souderton Adult Day Care Center, a Catholic Health Care Services program for older adults in Montgomery County, are teaming up with Merck Pharmaceuticals, to make Saint Patrick’s Day cards and pins for current service men and women actively deployed in Afghanistan. Monday, February 27, 2017 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. Souderton Adult Day Care Center 228 Ridge Avenue Souderton, PA 18964 (Montgomery County) Souderton Adult Day Care provides support and care in a home-like environment that enables older adults facing physical and cognitive challenges to remain active. Staff... Read more →

West Deptford Police Department Crime Log February 7 through February 17

WESTDEPFORD NJ--The West Deptford Police Department released the following crime report for the period of Feb. 7 through Feb. 17. Arrests: On 2.7.2017, Derek C. Garner, 23, of Camden was arrested on Wesley Avenue for possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and outstanding warrants. He was unable to post bail and was remanded to the Salem County Correctional Facility. On 2.8.2017, Jovan K. Austin, 22, of Turnersville was arrested on Crown Point Road for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released pending further court action. On 2.8.2017, Dominic J. Cappolina, 24, of West Deptford was... Read more →


February 22, 2017 Press Release The Brooklawn Police Department released the following crime report for the period of January 1 through January 28, 2017 1/1/17 In the area of 5th Street and Lake Drive an officer observed a vehicle with its inside light on, when the officer circled back around the vehicles light was off and he observed a male walking away from the vehicle. The officer stopped the male and through a short investigation was able to determine that the male had entered an unsecured vehicle and removed items. Joshua Giovanni Cruz, 26, of Camden was charged with Burglary... Read more →

OPINION: N.J. laws won't solve opioid crisis until we first rethink pain

By Sagar S. Parikh Gov. Chris Christie and state legislators just enacted a new law to combat the opioid crisis in our state -- a crisis that claimed 1,600 lives in New Jersey last year. The new law limits initial opioid prescriptions to five days, with some exclusions, increases access to inpatient and outpatient addiction treatment,… Read more →

What's New in Food, Fashion & Fandom at Phillies' Spectrum Field

Spring training games start this week! Here are the top things to know when coming to the ballpark February 22nd, 2017 Phillies spring training games kick off this week at Spectrum Field - but it's not just a new season of baseball that fans can look forward to at the ballpark. Here are the top five things to know when it comes to what's new at Spectrum Field. Games at Spectrum Field begin on Thursday, February 23, Phillies vs. Tampa Spartans at 1:05 p.m., and continue on Saturday, February 25, with the Phillies spring training home opener vs. the Yankees... Read more →

MAY 2008 ARCHIVES: Mt. Ephraim Holds Successful 1st Craft Fair & Car Show

Many Mount Ephraim residents and visitors stroll down West Kings Highway in Mount Ephraim for the 1st Annual Craft Fair & Classic Car Show about an hour before the fair concluded................Related: Mt. Ephraim News By Bill Bates Mount Ephraim NEWS Correspondent An average spring day with a little overcast and some light winds didn't stop residents and visitors to the one square mile boro from holding a successful 1st Annual Craft Fair / Classic Car Show and Fire Prevention Open House. Over 80 vendors and 20 plus classic cars made it out to line the booming West Kings Highway for... Read more →

Nicholas Piccolino, of Seaside Hts., Indicted for Killing Booshu, a Bichon Frise Dog

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the indictment of Nicholas Piccolino, 34, of Seaside Heights, for one count of Animal Cruelty in the 3rd degree for causing serious bodily injury and death to a 10 year-old female Bichon Frise dog named “Booshu”. The indictment stems from an animal abuse incident reported on August 19, 2016, at approximately 9:55 pm, to the Seaside Heights Police Department. Booshu’s owner alleged that Piccolino, who was alone with the dog in her kitchen, caused the dog’s death. An investigation by NJSPCA Det. Sergeant Larry Donato, with assistance from the Seaside Heights Police... Read more →

Obituary | Robert E. Williams of Mt. Ephraim

Robert E. Williams, on February 17, 2017, of Mount Ephraim, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 59. Beloved husband of Patience (nee Weeks). Devoted father of Regina, Dawn, Lori, and Todd. Loving son of Frances and the late Robert. Dear grandpop of Jacob, Nathan, Salvatore, Carmine, and Natallia. Cherished brother of David, Albert, Adelaine, Christina, and the late Maria. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Bob loved to work on his Ford trucks, go fishing on his boat, and spending time with his grandkids. There will be a viewing from 10am to 12noon Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE.... Read more →

Sniff Out” a Drug Free School Zone

MANCHESTER TOWNSHIP NJ Feb. 22, 2017--Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office “Let’s The Dogs Out” again and again and again as part of our regular High School visits where we call on our local police K9 partners to “Sniff Out” a Drug Free School Zone. Today’s operation is taking place unannounced this morning at Manchester Township High School on 101 South Colonial Drive. The K9 Drug Detectors and handlers participating in the continuing operation today are: Manchester Township PD Ptl. Steve Wendruff – K9 Lynk Manchester Township PD Ptl. Marc Micciulla – K9 Storm Allenhurst PD Ptl. Anthony Carafa – K9 Bia... Read more →

CRIME REPORT: Gloucester City Police Kept Busy with Arresting Fugitives and Illegal Drug Users

PRESS RELEASE GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-- Gloucester City Police report the following incidents during the period of February 14 through February 23. February 14 (2:40 pm) A traffic stop on Nicholson Road at Temple Avenue conducted by Ptl. Sean Saunders and Tim Ryder resulted in the arrests of the following individuals: Jacqueline Kittell (37), a resident of the 300 block of Hudson Street, was arrested on a warrant from Runnemede and additionally charged with possession of CDS (prescription medication), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of hypodermic syringes. After processing, she was remanded to Camden County Jail pending a detention hearing.... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: School districts clamor for more aid, others warn against cuts in funding debate

Related : Nearly $1 Million to Build Middle School Stadium; Our City Bureaucracy NEWARK -- The ongoing debate over how to fairly -- and equitably -- fund public schools prompted disagreements Wednesday between two Democrats who once were considered contenders for the gubernatorial race. Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop urged a bipartisan Senate committee to more thoughtfully forge ahead with changing how public schools are funded, arguing current proposals… Read more →

Camden’s High Crime Rates - Are We Getting Any Closer To Solving The Problem?

Related: Point of View: A GIANT BLACK HOLE FOR TAXPAYERS BUCKS? CNB Crime by Helen Gauber GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Not long ago, it was reported that our neighbor, Camden City, had some of the highest crime rates in the country. Of particular concern were the rates of violent crime. Rapes, robberies, and assaults increased by an enormous amount during the first few months of 2016. Strangely, this was in contrast to the overall picture throughout the state - including Gloucester City - which saw rates of violent crime dropping. Since then, police and law enforcement have been trying to keep crime... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA (February 23, 2017)--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Wednesday March 1, 2017.This Mass will be streamed live in its entirety on the Archdiocesan website ( Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for Christians throughout the world. Lent is a 40-day penitential time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday in preparation for the Easter celebration. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA--A new collaboration between the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Persons with Disabilities and the Deaf Apostolate, Catholic Social Services’ Developmental Programs Division, and the Archdiocesan Schools of Special Education of the Archdiocese aims to ensure that individuals with disabilities and their caregivers have access to the greatest number of resources available. A Disabilities and Autism Helpline has been created for those seeking information about services and support for someone with an intellectual disability or autism within the five counties of the Archdiocese. The helpline offers referrals to the range of services available through Archdiocesan programs as well as... Read more →

Harry R. Walker Sr. of Brooklawn Succumbs; Funeral Services Monday at St. Mary's Church

CNBNewsnet Funeral services for Harry R. Walker Sr., age 78 of Brooklawn, who died on February 22, 2017, will be held on Monday, February 27 from 10 am to 12 noon at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 426 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Harry was raised in Gloucester City at the corner of 5th and Powell Streets across from the old milk house and the defunct Sand Bar. For many years he worked as a printer for Godshall Printers later Publishers Inc. in Gloucester City. Before he retired from the printing field he worked at the Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper in Philadelphia Pa.... Read more →

ICE looking for man accused of sexually assaulting girl in N.J.

NEWARK -- Federal authorities are seeking the public's help to find a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old girl in New Jersey more than three years ago. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) said it is "urgently" seeking assistance to find Constante Alvino Ore-Riveros, 64, a Peruvian citizen who is a… Read more →


The lower Delaware River as viewed from New Castle, Delaware. The Delaware Memorial Bridge is visible in the distance. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) IN RECOGNITION OF IMPROVED WATER QUALITY Public Hearing Scheduled for March 15 WEST TRENTON, N.J. (Feb. 23) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced plans to take several actions to recognize improved water quality in the Delaware River Estuary and to formally review the designated aquatic life uses and water quality criteria necessary to support these uses in the estuary. The plans are described in a proposed resolution which will be the subject of a special... Read more →