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March 2017

NJ News Commons: GOP REACH ACROSS AISLE TO WORK ON REFORMING SICK-DAY PAYOUTS

An analysis by NJ Spotlight has led to a bipartisan effort to reform New Jersey's flawed sick and vacation leave system, which has let public workers amass nearly $2 billion in unused sick and vacation days. Three Republican senators have reached out to Democrats in both houses and asked them for... Read more →


Winslow Township Police Confiscate Narcotics, Guns and Currency in Raid

Winslow Township NJ (March 31, 2017)--Today, Friday, members of the Winslow Township Police Department Narcotics Unit with assistance from the Camden County Sheriffs Department SERT Team and CCPO Suburban Narcotics executed search warrants at 12 Medford Court and 4 Maureen Court, both in the Manor Hall Developments in the Sicklerville section... Read more →


Catholic University Takes Double-Header Against Camden-Rutgers Softball

Box Score 1 | Box Score 2 WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 30, 2017) – The Rutgers University-Camden softball team made the long trip to the nation's capital, but the Scarlet Raptors' offense took a detour here Thursday. Rutgers-Camden managed only two hits in each game as it lost a non-conference doubleheader against... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Arrest Marlton Woman on Prostitution Charges and Narcotic Offenses

Gloucester City NJ (March 31, 2017)--Gloucester City police arrested a 26- year-old woman from Marlton on prostitution charges. According to police, the suspect arrested was Kathleen A. Brodzik (26), who is also known as “Jenny” and “Cherry”. She was also accused of several narcotic crimes. From the crime report, on March... Read more →


Big first inning sparks FDU-Florham past Scarlet Raptors

Box Score MADISON, N.J. (March 30, 2017) – The Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham baseball team exploded for seven runs in the first inning here Thursday and went on to defeat Rutgers University-Camden, 10-5, in a game called after eight innings due to darkness. The Devils even their record at 5-5, while the... Read more →


GTPD: Traffic Safety Advisory: Blackwood Kiwanis Parade Saturday April 1st 8AM  

The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) released the following traffic alert for Saturday, April 1, 2017 On Saturday, April 1st, 2017, Blackwood Kiwanis Little League will be holding their annual opening day parade. The parade begins at 8:00 am in the Rite Aid parking lot on the Black Horse Pike (Route... Read more →


Haddon Heights Programs is excited for the Spring Session to start on April 10th.

The community of Haddon Heights NJ released the following information about programs being offered to residents beginning April 10. We have many great classes for you to check out including options to get in shape, learn a new hobby, improve your nutrition and expand your investing knowledge, helping to care for... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Arrest Building Contractor for Breaking Into an Vacant House

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (March 31, 2017)--Gloucester City police arrested a building contractor who was working on a Morris Street property for breaking into a nearby home. The contractor allegedly stole scrap metal from the vacant house. The police released the following statement regarding the incident. On March 29 at 3:51 pm... Read more →


DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announces 2017 Delaware turkey hunting season dates

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. http://www.fws.gov/hunting/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Youth/disabled hunt day set for April 1; regular season to open April 8 DOVER (March 30, 2017) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today turkey hunting opportunities... Read more →


More of YOUR Money for Camden City; O'Donnell's New Owner; Hog & Bull to Become Liquor Store

Related CNB Tips and Snippets CNB Point of View William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet POLITICAL BOSS AND YOUR MONEY --More than $200 million worth of state tax breaks are headed to Camden City in the form of support for a new tower that will house the offices of George Norcross'... Read more →


Dinner to Celebrate Polish Baseball and Softball and Kickoff the 2017 MLB Season

By Jacek Adamski | CNBNews Exclusive Al Moran (photo provided) LIVONIA, Mich.-- Plenty of surprises will be showcased during a sportsmen’s benefit dinner to celebrate the 2017 baseball season. The evening will also highlight the work of the Polish National Youth Baseball Foundation which supports baseball and softball in Poland. The... Read more →


Liberal, conservative groups unite against Pennsylvania mandatory minimums

By Tyler Arnold / March 27, 2017 / WATCHDOG.ORG A bill to reintroduce mandatory minimums for drug offenses in Pennsylvania is receiving flak from the left and the right. Kevin Ring, president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums, told Watchdog that mandatory minimums are a “one size fits all” policy that makes... Read more →


Newark Parents Oppose Teachers Unions’ Motions to Dismiss LIFO Lawsuit

Oral arguments before a Mercer County Superior Court judge are scheduled for May 3 Trenton, New Jersey — Six Newark parents yesterday opposed motions to dismiss HG v. Harrington, the lawsuit they filed last November challenging the constitutionality of New Jersey’s quality-blind “last in, first out” (LIFO) teacher layoff law. The... Read more →


EPA Secures Agreement for $14 Million Cleanup of Lead and Arsenic at the Gibbsboro Dump site

(New York, N.Y. – March 30, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a legal agreement with the Sherwin-Williams Company to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The site is near a former paint manufacturing plant and was... Read more →


Commentary: EPA's Clean-Up for Gibbsboro Should Go Further

NJ Sierra Club press release The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced an agreement with the Sherwin-Williams Company to clean up lead and arsenic contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The Route 561 Dump site includes businesses, a vacant lot, a small creek called White... Read more →


CATHOLIC CHARITIES APPEAL TO HOST FIFTH ANNUAL NIGHT WITH THE PHILLIES

PHILADELPHIA PA--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA) has partnered with the Philadelphia Phillies for the fifth consecutive year to host a night of family fun at Citizens Bank Park. A portion of the proceeds from each ticket purchased through a dedicated link will go directly to CCA. Wednesday, June... Read more →


Commentary:Rollins College and Orlando Sentinel

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League March 30, 2017 Yesterday, I raised many questions about the account given by Rollins College officials in their handling of the dispute between Marshall Polston, the student who was suspended, and his professor, Areeje Zufari. Some of what I drew on came from a story... Read more →


Cape May County Man Arrested for Unauthorized Practice of Psychology

press release COURT HOUSE - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announces the arrest of Ronnie P. Erricson, 49, of Cape May Court House for the unauthorized practice of psychology. An investigation was initiated by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office Economic Crimes Unit following the receipt of a... Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: Gloucester City Business Association Meeting Minutes

published Monday, June 23, 2008 http://www.gcba.info/minutes.htm Minutes from May 27, 2008, Caps, 5;30 pm President Stallwood opened meeting No Secretary's Report. Will include in June General meeting. Treasurers Report- Current Balance $ 2094.32. Motion to accept, MacAdams. Second Berglund Special Event Updates- Catfish Tournament- Lower turnout than 2007. 29 boats entered... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: NEW JERSEY'S BEST TOWNS FOR FAMILIES

NJ Family has published its comprehensive collection of lists that break down some of the best New Jersey towns for families. The lists include considerations like education, affordability, crime rates, commute time, diversity and access to hospitals. This year, NJ Family also added high school performance rates and a special "NJ's... Read more →


These NJ congressmen voted to allow internet companies to sell your private info

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s five Republican congressman have voted in favor of a resolution that allows internet providers to sell your browsing habits without your permission. The resolution overrides a rule that had been proposed by President Barack Obama that would have required providers to get your permission to share... Read more →


Cooper Radiology Resident Wins National Competition

Photo Caption: Dr. Lourdes Alanis (far right) along with her colleagues who supported her in the completion (left to right) Jacinto Camarena III, MD, interventional radiologist; Suken Shah, MD, interventional radiologist; Andrew “Spike” Torrie, supervisor for Special Procedures; and Dr. Sabina Amin, MD, interventional radiologist. (CAMDEN, NJ) -- Lourdes Alanis, MD,... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Irish Central Attacks Orphan

Bill Donohue | THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE March 30, 2017 On March 27, I posted an article written by an orphan who grew up in a Mother and Baby Home in Ireland. It is a well-written and researched account of conditions in Ireland in the twentieth century, and the care provided by... Read more →


COLLEGE BASEBALL: Stevens' late rallies stun Rutgers-Camden nine

3/29/2017 7:38:00 PM Box Score HOBOKEN, N.J. (March 29, 2017) – Senior centerfielder Michael Mule' (Boca Raton, FL/West Boca Raton) drilled a two-out, two-run home run to center in the bottom of the 10th inning, lifting the Stevens Institute of Technology baseball team to a wild 8-6 comeback victory over Rutgers... Read more →


Stroudsburg Man Guilty Of Interstate Prostitution And Drug Trafficking Crimes

SCRANTON—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Thurman Stanley, age 40, of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty on March 27, 2017, before Senior U.S. District Court Judge James M. Munley, to three counts of transporting women in interstate commerce for purposes of prostitution and one... Read more →


Kennedy Health Donates $10,000 to Ronald McDonald House Charities’

Voorhees, NJ – Kennedy Health, a South Jersey-based health system, donated $10,000 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon. The all-day telethon, which aired live on CBS3 TV March 28th, is aimed at helping RMHC further its mission to support children throughout southeastern Pennsylvania,... Read more →


Kennedy Health’s Dr. Anthony Wehbe on Panel at National Population Health Conference

Voorhees, NJ, March 29, 2017 – Dr. Anthony Wehbe, left, Kennedy’s Chief Population Health Executive, was on a panel of national health leaders at the 17th Population Health Colloquium held in Philadelphia March 27-28th. The conference brought together healthcare experts from throughout the country to share best practices, case studies, expert... Read more →


The Food Bank of South Jersey Summer Meals Menu Selection Event

Implementing Plan to Bring Fresh, Nutritious, and Tasty Meals to 8,000 Kids this Summer (March 28, 2017)--In an effort to collaborate with community members about the summer nutrition needs and requests of children throughout the community, the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) invited over 50 area organizations and members of... Read more →


New Report Shows Opposition to PennEast Pipeline

Bristol, PA: The Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) and Key-Log Economics today released a new report, documenting the overwhelmingly negative public comments submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) regarding the PennEast Pipeline. The study, which used crowd sourced reviewers to analyze 3,443 written messages to FERC, found that 76.7% of... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Young Bobcat Released

TRENTON – The New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife today released into the wild a young bobcat that had been rehabilitated from a serious leg injury after being struck by a car late last year in Passaic County. The release of the bobcat took place at Waywayanda State Park in... Read more →


Tips to save money on auto insurance

TRENTON, N.J.—The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey reminds motorists that spring is a good time to talk to their professional, independent insurance agent to discuss what factors affect their car insurance. The price you pay for your auto insurance can vary. It depends on a variety of considerations from what... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Bad science guides Novato nannies

Nanny State of the Week: By Kevin Glass / March 27, 2017 / WATCHDOG.ORG Anti-smoking nannies have pushed their crusade further and further, and in California, they’re increasingly reaching further and further into peoples’ lives. Next up? They’re trying to prohibit smoking inside your own home. The city of Novato has... Read more →


Report: Pennsylvania illegally funded police with more than $222 million of highway money

Pennsylvania violated its state constitution last fiscal year by diverting more than $222.2 million away from state roads and giving it to the state police, according to a report released by the Pennsylvania Legislative Budget and Finance Committee. The Pennsylvania Constitution allows money from gasoline taxes, vehicle taxes and vehicle licensing... Read more →


Donald C. Dunn, Korean War Navy Veteran, Gloucester Catholic Alumnus, PECO Employee

Donald C. Dunn, (image) husband of beloved Karen A. Dunn (nee Burke) was born on July 2, 1933, at the Bremerton Naval Hospital, while his father was deployed at sea on the USS Tennessee. A Gloucester Catholic High School alumnus (Gloucester City NJ), Don is the son of Commander George Lee... Read more →


Charles Stango, A Member Of DeCavalcante Crime Family Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

For Use Of Interstate Facility To Commit Murder NEWARK, N.J. – A member of the DeCavalcante Family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced today to 120 months in prison for using a telephone to plan the murder of an organized crime rival, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Charles Stango... Read more →


CNB Travel: Philadelphia,The Background On A True Sports Town

press release Five Pro Teams And Centuries Of History Give Philly Ultimate Home Field Advantage Philadelphia is one of the few cities with a professional franchise in all five major league sports. Most of the pro teams play within a few miles of Center City at Lincoln Financial Field (Eagles football);... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Rollins College Drama Continues

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League March 29, 2017 Yesterday, we addressed news reports about a Rollins College student, Marshall Polston, who was suspended following an exchange with his professor, Areeje Zufari. It is claimed that Zufari punished Polston after he disagreed with her comments saying Jesus was not crucified and... Read more →


How to protect your dog from potentially-fatal leptospirosis

PARAMUS -- At least five dogs treated in North Jersey for a potentially fatal infection were likely sickened after they drank water contaminated with urine from infected wildlife, officials said. Two of the five dogs died at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Paramus after it was determined that they had leptospirosis, said... Read more →


COMMENTARY: Pinelands Commissioner SLAPP Suit Against Protesters: Shameful Harassment

The NJ Sierra Club released the following opinion on the lawsuit filed by Pinelands Commissioner Jane Jannarone against people who commented on her Facebook page after she supported pipe line proposal. It reads as follows; Pinelands Commissioner Jane Jannarone has filed a lawsuit against 14 people who commented on her business... Read more →


Samuel Velasco Gurrola Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison for Murder-For-Hire Plot

FBI Badge & gun. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Sentence comes one day after his brother, Emmanuel Velasco Gurrola, received a life sentence for his role in the plot In El Paso this morning, 41-year-old Samuel Velasco Gurrola was sentenced to life in federal prison for his role in a murder-for-hire plot announced... Read more →


Atlantic City Beer/Music Festival this Weekend

ATLANTIC CITY -- One of the best beer festivals in the country lives right here in New Jersey, and it's only days away. Now in its 12th year, the Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival offers two days of beer, music and friends, during three sessions this Friday and Saturday at... Read more →


CONFERENCE CELEBRATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

PHILADELPHIA PA (March 28, 2017)--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Office for Catechetical Formation will sponsor a conference celebrating the 25th anniversary of the catechism of the Catholic Church. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will lead off the day with an opening prayer. Monday, June 19, 2017 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.... Read more →


CNB June 2008 Archives: From a backyard Basketball Court to Atlantic 10 Commissioner

PUBLISHED Tuesday, June 24, 2008 Gloucester City: “Somehow a fire gets lit under you,” ~Bernadette McGlade By John Schmidt Gloucester City native Bernadette V. McGlade was named the new Commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference on Tuesday, June 3, in Philadelphia. McGlade is the daughter of the later Peter (former City... Read more →


Philadelphia Couple Charged With Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA PA (March 29, 2017)--Christine Corazo Holscher, 47, and Mark E. Holscher, 54, of Pennsauken, NJ, were charged March 28, 2017, by Indictment with conspiracy to defraud the United States and multiple counts of tax fraud, announced the Acting United States, Attorney Louis D. Lappen. According to the indictment, for several... Read more →


Camden City Mayor Stepping Down

CAMDEN CITY NJ (March 29, 2017)--Following the announcement that Mayor Dana Redd will not seek a third term and Council President Frank Moran will pursue the Democratic nomination for Mayor of Camden, Congressman Norcross released the following statement. "Camden has made extraordinary progress since 2010 under Mayor Dana Redd's leadership, and... Read more →


Jamie Lawson Wanted in Ocean County for Fraud

OCEAN COUNTY NJ (March 29, 2017)--Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato is asking media outlets in a number of towns and states listed below to post the attached picture of Jamie Lynn Lawson, age 42, a Super Storm Sandy contractor wanted for fraudulent activity by the Ocean County Prosecutor. Lawson has... Read more →


Cape County Grand Jury Indicts Five Individuals for Wildwood Kidnapping

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (March 29,2017)- Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto announce the Grand Jury Indictment of five individuals for a kidnapping that took place in Wildwood on February 5, 2017. On February 5, 2017 at approximately 9:02 PM, Officers from... Read more →


GCPO defensive driving classes in April

WOODBURY NJ (March 28, 2017)--The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office is again offering a defensive driving class that can save county residents money on their vehicle insurance and remove penalty points assessed for driving violations. Sponsored by the GCPO for the past six years, the class is offered both in two sessions,... Read more →


Obit: Georgeanna Thesing, age 46 of Gloucester City

On March 28, 2017. Age 46. Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Joseph, Sean and Dylan Thesing and Richard and Marie Mitchell. Beloved daughter of Estella M. Egan and the late Joseph Tedesco. Loving sister of Barbara Walker, Marie Tobias (George), Susan Egan, Denise Aldridge (Bill), Johnny Egan (Jenny), and Patricia... Read more →