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February 2017

$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... 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... 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.... 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... 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,... 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... 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,... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →