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July 2017

In Memory of Caroline E. McCann

On July 20, 2017. Age 50. Of Barrington and formerly of Clementon and Laurel Springs. Beloved mother of Christopher R. Hunnewell, daughter of Joan E. Werner and Charles L. McCann, Sr., sister of Charles L. McCann, Jr. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hunnewell in 2015 and her brother, Joseph McCann in 2007. Caroline had worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was very artistic and expressed her abilities thru floral design and cake decorating. Caroline was always interested in life sciences. She spent many summers as a certified life guard and later volunteered for the... Read more →


CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet FATAL POLICE SHOOTING LAWSUIT SETTLED-A lawsuit filed against the borough’s of Bellmawr and Brooklawn by the family of a man shot and killed on April 26, 2012, by Brooklawn Police Officer Charles Holland and Bellmawr Police Sergeant Jeffrey Vance was settled on June 9, 2017, for $275,000. The lawsuit was brought by Deborah Wilson on behalf of her brother Michael Wood’s estate, according to John Paff of NJ Civil Settlements. (Read here) The suit claimed that the deceased before he died called 911 on April 26, 2012, after having become... Read more →

Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corporation Board Meetings

J Operations & Maintenance and Labor Committees Scheduled to Meet on Tuesday, August 1 The following Committees of the Delaware River Port Authority and Port Authority Transit Corporation Boards of Commissioners will meet as follows on Tuesday, August 1, 2017: Operations & Maintenance Tues., 8/1 9:00 a.m. [Agenda] Labor Tues., 8/1 immediately thereafter [Agenda] The meeting(s) will convene in the 11th Floor Board Room, One Port Center, 2 Riverside Drive, Camden, N.J. Members of the public are welcome, but a portion of each meeting may be held in executive session, which is not open to public. Finance Committee Scheduled to... Read more →


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie took to the airwaves again during his monthly radio show on NJ 101.5 to defend President Trump's recent actions and discuss the impacts that recent Christie memes have had on his family. NJTV says the "Beachgate" memes have had a particularly negative impact on his children, but Christie's recent confrontation with a Chicago Cubs fan at baseball game suggests that the Christie meme mania may be far from over. FORECLOSURE CRISIS BUILDS IN EAST ORANGE AND NEWARK The business press often makes it sound as if the foreclosure crisis is all but over, but an... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Don't Drop Out of College or A Meaningful Training Program

Lawrence J. Danks Professor/Camden County College It is a continuing problem for many community colleges that students don't finish to get their Associate degrees and that graduation rates remain very low. Many colleges have retention programs to try to stem the tide. This naturally can contribute to problems in maintaining overall enrollments semester to semester. Just as in sales, it is always better to retain current customers than it is to continuously have to prospect for new ones. But what is a true problem for colleges can be a dramatic life changer for the students who leave. I write about... Read more →


Volkswagen Tiguan has arrived in Pennsylvania

J. Bertolet Volkswagen offers the all-new Tiguan, with its stylish design and high-level versatility ORWIGSBURG, Pa., July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There's much to like about the redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan for Eastern Pennsylvania compact SUV shoppers, such as its sleek new look, comfortable interior, enhanced performance and many new advanced technologies. J. Bertolet Volkswagen, a… Read more →

ONLY IN NJ: Indicted Pastor Doesn't Have to Pay Property Tax

ALEXANDRIA TWP. - Neighbors of a church in the township are questioning its tax-exempt status after the pastor was indicted for theft and tax evasion in March in an unrelated case. The Latter House of Glory, at 455 Mechlin Corner Road, operates out of a house that is also the home of Catherine and Christopher Pennetta.… Read more →

WATCH VIDEO: NJ Agency That Combats Nursing Home Elder Abuse Seeks Volunteers

Training classes forming now Trenton,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) July 24, 2017 The New Jersey Long Term Care Ombudsman (NJLTCO) has launched a summer recruitment campaign for volunteers willing to spend four hours a week advocating for elderly residents of nursing homes. “We currently have about 130 nursing homes in the state that don’t have a volunteer advocate assigned,” said James W. McCracken, the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman since 2010. “If you are looking for a challenging volunteer opportunity that offers flexible hours, I can’t think of a more important way to contribute to your community.” The NJLTCO provides advocacy... Read more →

Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Sunday. The Coast Guard began searching after Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders in Philadelphia were notified by the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department of a missing 24-year-old female swimmer. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch home ported in Cape May, New Jersey responded. “We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones during this extremely difficult... Read more →

New Russia Story: It's The Democrats Who Have Been in Bed with Moscow not Republicans

Russian President Putin and former U.S. President Obama WASHINGTON – Something very odd but extremely significant just happened in American politics, in practically the blink of an eye. The establishment media have gone from virtual 24/7 coverage of the narrative that President Trump colluded with Russia to crickets, and they did it overnight. How far has… Read more →

How to find a lost phone

Step one: Stop panicking. All is not lost, even when your phone is. David Nield/Popular Science You reach for your phone—and realize it's not where you left it. With a sinking feeling, you pat your pockets, then tear your room apart. But the truth settles in: Your beloved device is gone, and you have no idea… Read more →

CNB 2008 November Archives: Parishioners Against Closing Churches in the Camden Diocese

published Saturday, November 22, 2008 St. Maurice in Brooklawn and St. Anne's in Westville are upon those to be closed by Paula Carlton/City News When God is the referee, each team had better play the game by the rules. So goes the clash between the Diocese of Camden and some of its parishioners over plans to reconfigure the Diocese by closing and merging parishes. It is not a conflict made easier by the fact that both teams believe that they have God on their side. Bishop of Camden Joseph Galante had announced his plan in April, outlining in a speech... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Can NJ Rescue Its Middle Class?

| Opinion By James McQueeny New Jersey's first settlers were Swedes who took root in the mid-1600s along the Hudson River up north and the Delaware River down south. Since then, the population of Sweden and New Jersey has grown to around 9 million. Today, each of their economies is similarly sized, around a half-trillion dollars. However, there… Read more →

Obituary: Walter Brouillette, age 90, of Andover and formerly of Hammonton

On July 25, 2017. Age 90. Of Andover and formerly of Hammonton. Walter was born in St. Albans, Vermont to the late Walter Brouillette, Sr. and Effie Mary Brouillette (nee Taplig). He is survived by no family. Walter was a laborer. Burial private in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeton. Condolences and Memories may be shared atwww.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Walter Brouillette. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City: Ph: 856-456-1142 via www.mccannhealey.com Read more →

OBITUARY: Nicklaus M. Criger age 22 of Pennsauken

On July 17, 2017. Age 22. Of Pennsauken. Survived by his parents, Matthew T. Criger (fiancée Rachel) and Kristi Adams; his grandparents, Catherine and John Criger and Kathleen and Gerald Adams. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday morning, July 29, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Family and friends will share stories and remembrances starting at 12 Noon in the funeral home. Interment will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the... Read more →

OBITUARY: Caroline E. McCann Age 50 of Barrington

On July 20, 2017. Beloved mother of Christopher Hunnewell, daughter of Joan E. Werner and Charles L. McCann, Sr., sister of Charles L. McCann, Jr. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hunnewell in 2015 and her brother, Joseph McCann in 2007. Caroline was interred on Friday, July 28th in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Berlin. Catholic Prayers were officiated at the grave. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

CNB 2008 November Archives:Rams Win Title

Rams Wins City Title Marking their eighth straight triumph during the 1955 grid season, the charges of Coach Jim Hopkins on Thanksgiving Day in beating Gloucester High school finished the season with one of the best records in the history of Gloucester Catholic High school. The Ramblers scored almost at will for the first three periods to win the annual city series by a 52-7 count before more than 3000 chilled fans. Meanwhile it ended a winless campaign for the Blue and Gold gridders, although they did manage to break their offensive famine of not having scored a point. Gene... Read more →

Eagles training camp: LIVE updates from Sunday's practice at Lincoln Financial Field

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles training camp moves to Lincoln Financial Field Sunday morning for the first practice that is open to the general public, and second of this summer that will be in full pads. The public practice at Lincoln Financial Field was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, but was postponed for one day due to predicted… Read more →


“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Mrs. Denise Krueger (nee Sarlo) of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on Denise Sarlo Kruger (May 6,1953-July 25, 2017) Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Voorhees Hospice Care Center, Voorhees, NJ following a long illness. She died from complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and osteoporosis. She was 64 years old. 'Necy' attended Gloucester City High School. For a time she... Read more →

Pirrotta Park: The Town of Spicer Renames Downtown Park after Gloucester Catholic Alum

Ed Pirrotta image courtesy of the West Central Tribune (CNBNewsnet)SPICER Minnesota(July 30, 2017,—The community of Spicer, Minnesota has renamed a public park after resident Edward Pirrotta who led a group of volunteers from that community to reconstruct the facility. Pirrotta was raised in Camden City and Gloucester City. He graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School, class of 1963. Ed passed away in 2013 at the age of 69 from cancer. The West Central Tribune said Pirrotta was the kind of man who could see the skills and good intentions in a person and help coax those gifts out in ways... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 17-23

Reminder for the week: After-hours entry to wildlife areas is unlawful DOVER (July 28, 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 July 17-23 made 2,123 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 269 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 75 citations. Officers responded to 85 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources... Read more →

New Jersey 2nd District News

Congressman Frank LoBiondo, Representing NJ's 2nd District First responders are critical in ensuring our communities are safe. This week nearly a half-million in federal dollars was awarded to Wildwood for the recruitment and training of new firefighters. An additional $28,000 was awarded to theAbsecon Fire Company for safety equipment. These grants are vital in providing for firefighters across South Jersey. Since the program began in 2001, the 2ndCongressional district’s emergency response organizations have received more than $70 million. I continue to strongly support the men and women who protect our lives and property, while advocating for more resources to help... Read more →

The Gloucester City Police Department Will Partake In Annual National Night Out This Tuesday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 28, 2017)--Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm the Gloucester City Police Department in conjunction with P.B.A. Local #40 and the Gloucester City Police Athletic League will be hosting National Night Out. The event will take place on Johnson Blvd. and Nicholson Road at the basketball courts. All are invited to attend. Water ice and hot dogs will be provided. The Police Athletic League will also be running a basketball tournament during the event. Registration forms may be printed from the department Facebook page. Representatives from the Gloucester Mustangs Youth Football Organization and... Read more →

Mapping New Jersey’s Shrinking School Districts | Route 40

The declining school populations in part reflect a wider trend of depopulation of the outer-ring suburbs that is playing out across New Jersey and the Northeastern United States, according to Professor James Hughes, a senior faculty fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. The suburbs, where millennials were born and grew up, provided economic opportunities for their parents but have little to offer today’s 20- and 30-year olds. There are fewer children today than six years ago in almost all of the districts in Hunterdon, Sussex and Warren counties, and those that grow... Read more →

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police rescue woman thrown overboard from her own boat into Rehoboth Bay

MILLSBORO (July 28, 2017) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers rescued a 65-year-old Lewes woman from Rehoboth Bay Thursday after she was ejected from her fishing skiff and it continued to spin out of control toward where she had been thrown into the water. F&W NRP officers were on patrol near Massey’s Landing when they spotted the unoccupied vessel traveling in circles. Officers then saw the victim in the water, and maneuvered their patrol boat to shield her as her unmanned boat drew closer. The unnamed victim was pulled from the water by F&W Natural Resources Police,... Read more →

LoBiondo Applauds Decision on Summer Flounder

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After months of fighting against proposed reductions on summer flounder harvest limits for New Jersey commercial and recreational fishermen, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today applauded U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ decision late last night to accept New Jersey’s management plan. “Commerce Secretary Ross’ decision to adopt New Jersey’s conservation equivalency plan for summer flounder signals a win-win for our fishing industry and conservation efforts,” said LoBiondo. “For months I have argued that NOAA and ASMFC were flawed in their data and decision-making process, creating a significant and arbitrary disadvantage to New Jersey fishermen. Going forward... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 6 (JULY 30, 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 →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 6 (July 30, 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 →

CNB November 2008 Archives: 1963 Gloucester Catholic High School Alumni

Friday, November 21, 2008 HOME TO SAY HELLO-Lou and Ed Pirrotta was in the area recently for a visit. The former graduates of Gloucester Catholic High School sat down with their friends for breakfast to reminisce about growing up in Gloucester City in the 60's. (click photo to enlarge). Oh, those Wildwood Days, Follow The Woo!, who stole the police car?, Powells, Gords, TV tavern, the Battle of Newark, and the Park Dance were just some of the topics. Ed graduated from GCHS with the Class of 1963 while Lou graduated with the Class of 1965. The Pirrotta's attended college... Read more →

Celebrate National "Check your CHIP Day" with the Camden County Animal Alliance

Members of the Camden County Animal Alliance will be celebrating National "Check your CHIP Day" on August 14th and 15th. Did you know 15% of owners lose their pets even after 5 years, and sadly some of them are never found. During these days, the animal shelters will be offering up to 500 free pet microchips. Already have a chip? Come into the participating shelters to get your chip checked and get a new Pet ID tag for only $5.00. Information about services, clinics and adoptions will be available at each location. Participating Shelters: Animal Adoption Center | Animal Welfare... Read more →

Algae Bloom Closes Amwell Lake

NJ Fish and Wildlife released July 29, 2017 Due to the presence of a suspected algae bloom (Cyanobacteria) which can be harmful to people and pets at Amwell Lake, all contact with the lake's water should be avoided. Fish caught in the lake should not be consumed. Updates will be posted on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Facebook page, website and send via follow-up messages. https://www.facebook.com/NJFishandWildlife/ Related articles Algal blooms can prove to be fatal not just for you, but for your dogs too | GBRI What do you do with hundreds of thousands of dead fish? 'Potentially... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Neurological Impairment (cnbnewsnet)

Pet Tip of the Week Neurological Impairment Dawn Watson (cnbnewsnet) Some dogs have unexplained behavioral problems for which no amount of professional training succeeds. These dogs may have neurological impairments. Neurology is defined by Healthline.com as illnesses, disorders, and injuries that involve the nervous system. This includes the brain and spinal cord. If a dog shows signs of aggression when no reason can be found for the aggression, it may be that his brain is signaling ‘danger’ or ‘guard’. Likewise, he may be suffering from being abused, previously and have head trauma that never healed properly. I have seen dogs... Read more →

ICE removes MS-13 gang member wanted for attempted murder in El Salvador

MIAMI – A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member, illegally present in the United States, who is wanted in his native country for attempted aggravated homicide was removed Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). German Reyes-Benitez, 22, is wanted for attempted aggravated homicide, in El Salvador. On Nov. 29, 2016, Reyes Benitez was ordered removed from the United States by a federal immigration judge. ERO Miami deportation officers transferred Mr. Reyes from the Krome Detention Center on Thursday to Alexandria, Louisiana, where Mr. Reyes was then removed Friday via an ICE Air charter... Read more →

New historic preservation certification program launched at Rutgers–Camden

For Immediate Release CAMDEN – An innovative new program at Rutgers University–Camden will offer participants a unique opportunity to learn the processes and techniques of historic preservation in the living classroom of Camden and nearby Philadelphia and southern New Jersey. History enthusiasts and scholars, practitioners, and other interested members of the public are invited to engage in public history as the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities (MARCH) at Rutgers–Camden launches the new certificate in historic preservation program this September. The non-degree, non-credit program is designed for anyone who wants to gain a deeper understanding of the vocabulary and discipline... Read more →


WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ--In the early morning hours of July 27th, a Search Warrant was executed by the Winslow Township Narcotics Unit with the assistance of the Camden County SERT at 113 Lampart Ave. in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Twp. The Search Warrant was secured after a month long investigation by the Winslow Twp. Narcotics Unit. Authorities seized a quantity of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia among other items, from the township home. Officers arrested, Deneisha D. Hunt, 36, whom was charged with various drug related charges to include: Distribution of Marijuana, Possession of Marijuana among other charges. In accordance with... Read more →

Rider's Joe Simone Named the PGCBL

Lawrenceville, NJ July 24, 2017– Rider University rising sophomore outfielder Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) by league office on Monday afternoon. Simone pieced together a strong week at the plate for the Trail Blazers, putting up .522/.538/.957 numbers over six games. His batting average ranked third among qualified players with double-digit at-bats, while his 12 hits, four doubles and two home runs all fell just one shy of the league lead over the past week. Simone's slugging percentage, OPS (1.495) and RBI total (14) led the league amongst players with at... Read more →

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

ITHACA, NY (07/27/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates students named to Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Jamie Albrecht of Haddonfield, NJ Kristine Christiansen of Vineland, NJ Edward Goff of Medford, NJ Claire Cahoon of Monroeville, NJ Keanna Morales of Haddon Heights, NJ Rebecca Mehorter of Columbus, NJ Kevin DeLisa of Delran, NJ Allison Tunick of Moorestown, NJ Kyle Lauerman of Marlton, NJ Florent Amiel of Haddon Heights, NJ Aliza Sessler of Cherry Hill, NJ Gavin Patrick of Marlton, NJ From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum... Read more →

Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana

Sixth Alternative Treatment Center Permitted to Grow in NJ The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility. Harmony Foundation will be the sixth Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) to operate in the state. The Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) currently has five ATCs dispensing: Greenleaf Compassion Center of Montclair, Compassionate Care Foundation of Egg Harbor, Garden State Dispensary of Woodbridge,... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Crime Report July 12, 2017 through July 28,2017

source Gloucester City Police July 12 (10:28 am) An officer responded to Babe’s Auto on Broadway at Essex Street for a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, a company representative reported sometime over the weekend, unknown person(s) threw a brick through the windshield of a vehicle parked on the lot. The investigation is ongoing. July 12 (1:00 pm) An officer responded to the equipment yard at Rt. 130 and Market Street for a reported theft. Upon arrival, a company representative reported unknown person(s) entered the yard sometime during the previous two days and stole (8) aluminum light pole extensions. The... Read more →

Ithaca College Congratulates May 2017 Graduates from the State of New Jersey

ITHACA, NY (07/27/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates all May 2017 graduates. Katharyn Lass of Cherry Hill, NJ Sarah Shultz of Bordentown, NJ William Latino of Medford Lakes, NJ Madeline Haftel of Marlton, NJ Alexander McKeen of Mount Laurel, NJ Brianna Shontz of Delran, NJ Anne Sparaco of Hammonton, NJ David Truscott of Riverside, NJ Emily Melnick of Wall, NJ Jaime Urkowitz of Voorhees, NJ Rhiannon Stocco of Browns Mills, NJ From day one, Ithaca College prepares students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and study abroad. Its integrative curriculum builds bridges across disciplines and uniquely blends liberal arts and... Read more →

GCHS Alumni Derek DeMaria Named Assistant Baseball Coach at University of Sciences

UPDATED: PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 28, 2017)Derek DeMaria, a 2013 Gloucester Catholic High School graduate, and Bellmawr resident, has been named the new Assistant Baseball Coach at Division II University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Gloucester Catholic head baseball coach Adam Tussey said Derek is a great guy and will do well in his new position. "I'm sure he's going to take things he's learned from Gloucester Catholic and apply that to his new gig. I want to wish Derek the best of luck as he begins his coaching career." DeMaria, who played on four consecutive New Jersey State Championship teams... Read more →

Major Fire in the Pines is Another Reason to Say NO to Pipelines

press release July 28, 2017 A 3,500-acre fire that started last week a spread through the Pinelands for six days. The fire became the largest in this region in the last ten years. Officials state that lightning strikes caused the fire which left acres of Pinelands burned. Fires are a natural and common part of this area. However, with the increase in gas infrastructure such pipelines being proposed across the Pinelands, the Sierra Club is concerned that future forest fires could become disasters if they came in contact with a gas pipeline such as South Jersey Gas or New Jersey... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Lieutenant Aaron Allan, Southport Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant Aaron Allan was shot and killed after responding to a crash involving a vehicle that rolled over at the intersection of Maynard Drive and Madison Avenue, in Homecroft, at approximately 2:30 pm. RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime Lieutenant Allan and a Homecroft officer arrived at the scene and began to check on two occupants who were still in the vehicle. One of the occupants opened fire, striking Lieutenant Allan multiple times. The Homecroft officer and an off-duty reserve deputy from the Johnson County Sheriff's Office returned fire and struck one of the subjects. The wounded subject and the... Read more →


More than half of New Jersey’s school districts have shrunk over the last six years as the population continues to move toward urban areas or out of the state altogether. Elinor Comlay of Route 40 looks at the parts of the state where the most shrinkage is occurring, and attempts to figure why this is happening. VILLAGE GREEN OBTAINS MAPLEWOOD POLICE AUDIO TAPES The Village Green has been following the story of alleged racial profiling of local teens by Maplewood police officers for more than a year. This week, thanks to an OPRA request filed by Village Green reporters, the... Read more →


IN BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES “BEST OF BUCKS” CONTEST School Tops Out Over Both Private Elementary and Private High Schools in the Region July 28, 2017 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy, an independent, Catholic, elementary school serving students in PreK through eighth grade, has been voted “Best Private School” in Bucks County, PA by the readers of the Bucks County Courier Times. Nominees included many area private elementary and private high schools. The Bucks County Courier Times collected online and paper ballots for the competition and more than 80,000 votes were cast for various categories. The write-in only... Read more →

Recycling Awards and Recycling Poetry Contest

Recycling Awards Program - The Department promotes recycling through the annual recycling awards program that is coordinated in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR). The awards recognize the outstanding recycling achievements of municipalities, counties, businesses and industry and individuals, as well as schools and other institutions and are presented at ANJR’s annual recycling symposium. This program has generated positive publicity for New Jersey’s recycling efforts. 2017 NJDEP Recycling Awards Application and Information Packet Recycling Award Winners: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 Recycling Poetry Contest - The Department’s annual recycling poetry contest... Read more →

Kevin Crafton Sentenced to Prison on Fraud Charges

July 28, 2017 Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced that on July 27, 2017, Kevin Crafton was sentenced to an aggregate of seven years in New Jersey State Prison and an aggregate of $500,000 restitution related to two separate contractor fraud cases investigated by the Detectives from the Prosecutor's Office. In May of 2014 and again in May of 2015, Detectives from the Prosecutor's Office received complaints regarding fraudulent construction work being done by Kevin Crafton who was doing business as All City Construction. In June of 2016, Crafton was arrested... Read more →


TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection has begun distributing 20,000 free larger J-hooks to help reduce summer flounder mortalities as part of its campaign to educate the fishing public on how to safely release summer flounder that do not meet minimum size requirements. Summer flounder, or fluke, is one of New Jersey's most important recreational and commercial fish species. The "If You Can't Keep It, Save It!" campaign focuses on the proper methods and gear to use to reduce unintentional mortalities that can occur when flounder that do not meet minimum length requirements are returned to the water. "We... Read more →

Trump Is Right About "Transgenders"

July 27, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue digs beneath the issue of so-called transgender persons serving in the military: President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect sense: the armed forces exist to win wars—they are not a laboratory for social or sexual engineers. There is an underlying issue, however, that is much more serious. It's time for some straight talk. No one doubts that there are men who have, and want to, transition to the other sex, and vice versa, but it is not generally understood that transgender persons are a fiction—they do... Read more →

Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control

DOVER (July 27, 2017) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is again asking for the public’s help in monitoring West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting discovery of sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease of considerable concern to human health and to owners of unvaccinated horses. “We are interested in when and where West Nile virus might again appear in Delaware this year, and in monitoring the timing and locations of its possible spread throughout the... Read more →