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NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams:Powerhouse High Schools Dropping Football

Aug. 31, 2017: Powerhouse high schools are dropping football. Is the game a financial drain or bad for players brains? A field of solar panels puts Amazon in the forefront of energy efficiency. Might other companies follow? Turnpike rest stops are getting a quarter-of a-billion dollar re-do. And you'll never guess who's paying for it. Teachers have used yoga to calm stressed out students. Now they're turning the technique on themselves. And Warriors on the Water. Teaching vets suffering post traumatic stress to fish and giving them a lot more. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for daily videos: **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out Read more →


CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 31, 2017)--Najuquan Ross, 20, was charged for ClearysNoteBook beating his girlfriend’s daughter while he was babysitting her and two other children on July 15, 2017. The mother of the children, Lucy Gunter, returned home from work later that evening and saw that her four-year-old daughter had cuts to her face and a missing a tooth. When Gunter asked how her child was injured, Ross reportedly told his girlfriend that he had beaten her daughter for not wanting to eat dinner, and that she lost her tooth during the beating when she fell trying to fight back. The four-year-old was rushed to Cooper University Hospital by EMS on July 18, 2017, after she was found unresponsive in her bedroom. She died later that morning. Law enforcement and medical personnel reported seeing bruises and abrasions across her body. Lucy Gunter was charged with second degree Endangering the Welfare... Read more →


Lakewood, NJ – The victim in the August 24th Lakewood pedestrian fatal is identified as Hadassah Krohn, three (3) years of age, of 7th Street in Lakewood. The driver of the 2007 Ford F550 truck is identified as Chayim Goodman, 47 years of age, of Forest Avenue in Lakewood. The following information is what has been reported to date: On 8/24/2017, at approximately 12:33 pm, the Lakewood Police Department responded to 424 7th Street for a report of a pedestrian struck in the roadway. The arriving officers found a 3 year old female on the roadway next to her bicycle. Arriving paramedics pronounced the child deceased at the scene. The preliminary investigation by the Lakewood Police Department, the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Major Crime Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, and the Ocean County Sheriff’s CSI Unit found a 2007 Ford F550 truck, driven by a Lakewood man 40 years of age, was... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Steve Perez, Houston Police Department, Texas

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime HOUSTON, TX (August 27, 2017)--Sergeant Steve Perez drowned after his patrol car was caught in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. He was 60. Sergeant Perez left home at approximately 4 a.m. in an attempt to report to his duty station in the downtown area, but was unable to reach it due to impassable roads caused by extreme flooding. He spent more than two hours trying to find a route, but when he could not, he alerted his colleagues that he would that he would follow department protocol and report to the nearest station in Kingwood, but he but never made it. His patrol car was washed away in high water in the area of Hardy Tollway and Beltway 8. His body was recovered by members of Houston Police Department dive team and citizens on August 29th, 2017. Sergeant Perez had served with... Read more →

WATCH: "Hunger Action Month" Kicks Off in Gloucester City

« CBS Philly GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (CBS) — Hunger Action Month starts September 1. Earlier this month, we saw a real drive to help in Gloucester City, where hope came to the Crescent Mobile Home Park. “Thank you very much, everybody here,” said Joseph Negri. “God bless ’em.” The Food Bank of South Jersey calls it the Hope Mobile. Brotherly Love: Farming For A Food Bank Val Traore, president and CEO of the Food Bank of South Jersey, explained, “We run farmer’s market-style pantries throughout South Jersey where there are no food pantries or shelters.” The tables are full of eggs, fruit, chicken, pasta, and more. CONTINUE TO READ via Read more →

Coast Guard Urges Safe Boating Over the Labor Day Weekend

NEW YORK — The Coast Guard warns boaters in the Tri-State area to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional beach and boating season, and is usually a very busy weekend on the water. So far during the 2017 boating season, Coast Guard units throughout New York City, Long Island, northern New Jersey, and Connecticut have completed approximately 2,500 boardings on recreational vessels and more than 500 boardings on various types of paddle crafts. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks, and watching for individuals boating while intoxicated or operating in an unsafe manner. The Coast Guard will also be issuing "If Found/Contact" decals to mariners. These stickers, when placed visibly on a kayak, paddle board, or dinghy, help searchers contact the owner in case... Read more →

Cooper University Health Care System Announces Agreement to Acquire Lourdes and St. Francis

Acquisition Will Bring Together Resources of Cooper University Health Care, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University with Trinity Health’s Acute Care Hospitals and Nationally-Recognized Cardiac Program CAMDEN, NJ: George E. Norcross, III, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care today announced that Cooper has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire Trinity Health’s New Jersey facilities, which include Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington, and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. When the transaction is completed, the combined entity (Cooper University Health Care, Cooper Lourdes Health Care/MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Cooper St. Francis/MD Anderson Cancer Center) will become the largest health system in South Jersey, and the fourth largest health system in New Jersey, with revenues of nearly $2 billion, more than 12,000 employees, and creating one of the state’s... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: Over the next several years, more than a dozen rest stops on the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike will get a needed facelift, Gov. Chris Christie announced this week. The Record reports that the $250 million cost will be covered as the state extends its contracts with a food service provider HMS Host and Sunoco. Many of the rest stops date to the 1950s. MENENDEZ: ENDING PROGRAM FOR IMMIGRANT CHILDREN WOULD BE 'HEARTLESS' During an appearance on Wednesday at New Jersey City University, New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez called on the Trump administration not to end DACA, an Obama-era program that protects the children of undocumented immigrants from deportation, reported. CHRISTIE STUCK AT HISTORIC LOW APPROVAL, POLL SHOWS Even as he prepares to leave office, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie can't shake the historically low approval ratings that have dogged him. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll... Read more →

Obituary: Patrick K. Merrill, Sr. of Gloucester City

On August 26, 2017, at the age of 58. Of Gloucester City. Born on January 22, 1959 in Camden, NJ to the late Robert E. Merrill and Jane L. Merrill (nee Finley). Survived by his children, Dawn Mumford and Patrick K. Merrill, Jr.; his sisters, Lucille Callahan, Carol Firmstone, Malinda Merrill and Deborha Merrill. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. At the request of his family, services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Patrick K. Merrill, Sr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 via Read more →

OBITUARY: Frances E. Thomas of Pennsauken

On August 27, 2017, at the age of 81. (nee McPhail) Of Pennsauken. Born on April 3, 1936 in Duncan, Oklahoma to the late Preston and Gladys McPhail. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin P. Thomas. Frances worked many years as a florist at Flower World in Cherry Hill, NJ. She proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Interment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Frances E. Thomas. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 via Related articles Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul questionable vs. Saints | Injury Report Cast of The Walking Dead To Attend Monster-Mania Con in Cherry Hill, NJ | Kennedy Health Hosts Weight-Loss Surgery Fashion Show at Cherry Hill Mall Sept. 9 13 bold predictions for Week 2 of the 2016 football season Read more →

Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Robert French, Sacramento County Sheriff's Dept. California

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime Sacramento, CA --Deputy Sheriff Bob French was shot and killed outside of the Ramada Inn in the 2600 block of Auburn Boulevard while attempting to serve a warrant as part of an auto theft investigation at approximately 10:30 am. He was 52. Members of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Auto Theft Task Force had just taken two women into custody after observing them enter a stolen automobile. A search warrant was obtained for a hotel room as part of the ensuing investigation. As two members of the task force knocked on the room's door a male subject inside opened fire with a rifle, wounding two California Highway Patrol officers. The man then opened fire from the room's balcony, killing Deputy French. The man was able to jump from the balcony and fled in a nearby car, leading officers on a pursuit before crashing. He exchanged... Read more →

Be Careful of Phony Charities Soliciting Donations for Victims of Hurricane Harvey

ClearysNoteBook NEWARK – The devastation resulting from Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Texas has New Jerseyans ready to help and show their support for the victims of the storm, but the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs has some advice for those looking to make donations: Beware of phony charities.The Division is urging consumers to “Investigate Before You Donate,” and avoid fraudulent charitable solicitations, when seeking to donate for victims of Harvey, which has dumped unprecedented amounts of rain on the Gulf Coast of Texas. “New Jersey residents are always willing to help out their neighbors when tragedy strikes, often by making donations to aid with recovery,” said Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino. “Sadly, there are always those scammers who look to take advantage of disaster for their own benefit.” “Those looking to help should seek out reputable and legitimate charities,” said Steve Lee, Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs.... Read more →

Camden City Hospital Helping Employees of Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center

Gloucester City News files Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks-Off Fund with $5,000 Donation Camden, NJ -- The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. MD Anderson – Cooper’s partner organization – the number one ranked cancer center in the nation, and many of its staff were directly impacted by the devastation. Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III has kicked-off the fundraising effort to support their Houston colleagues with a personal donation of $5,000. “The images coming out from Houston and the surrounding communities in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey have been horrific,” said Mr. Norcross. “It is particularly painful for so many of us because we know many... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: Kudos to Evangelicals

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical ClearysNoteBook file image leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family and sexuality that was signed by more than 150 evangelical leaders following their conference in Nashville last week. "Hateful," "homophobic," "anti-LGBT" are among the hysterical condemnations of the statement flying around print, broadcast and social media. But the statement is none of those things. While restating long-held Christian teaching that marriage is ordained by God as the "lifelong union of one man and one woman," and that differences between male and female are "divinely ordained" and unchangeable, the statement does not single out homosexual or transgender persons. It emphasizes that all human beings are called to "chastity outside of... Read more →


Source The Diocese of Camden Although school is officially starting next week, running a school is a year-round job, especially if the school offers summer programs. Happy Campers Many South Jersey Catholic Schools offered current students and visitors the opportunity to play, learn, experiment, hone athletic and theatrical skills and get a jump on the college search this summer. Students use homemade binoculars at Guardian Angels’ summer camp program. Guardian Angels in Gibbsboro and Saint Michael the Archangel in Clayton hosted extended camp programs with a weekly theme. Families were welcome to enroll for any or all weeks of camp. Young campers had a chance to learn through arts and crafts, science experiments, music and theater, water play and other outdoor activities. Older students were on hand as volunteer counselors. S.T.R.E.A.M. through the Lens of Art, Horticulture and Robotics was the theme of a summer camp at Bishop McHugh in... Read more →

Fort Frederick, Maryland Hosts Get Into Nature Weekend

August 30, 2017 Annual Event Provides Outdoor Fun for All Ages Sept. 1-4 Visitors can explore the wild side of Fort Frederick State Park during the annual “Get Into Nature Weekend,” featuring staff-led nature activities for all interest levels and ages throughout the Labor Day weekend. “It is important that people spend time in the great outdoors to discover the natural world around them,” Fort Frederick State Park Naturalist Charlie Sullivan said. “The weekend’s programs will give visitors a chance to experience a number of different habitats in the park as well as learn ways to become better stewards of our environment.” Events run 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Monday. All activities start at the Nature Center, located next to Captain Wort’s Sutler Shop. Scheduled events include: Sept. 1 • Field and Forest Walk, 10 a.m. to noon • Wildflowers and Insect Pollinators, 1 p.m. • Herb Gardening... Read more →


press release Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy caused upheaval of lives and destruction of properties for many people living along the Jersey shore. No one had experienced in their lifetime a storm of such magnitude that hit our Garden State. We pitched in, supported our suffering neighbors, and received help and financial aid from all over the United States. Now another part of our country is beset by a natural disaster the likes of which has never been seen before. People in southern Texas have been devastated by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Even now, days later, there is no way to tell the full, brutal extent of the damage that has occurred. The images we have seen and the stories we have heard about the suffering of people living in those areas are staggering. It is our turn to offer assistance to those who have been affected by the... Read more →

2017 South Mountain International Blues Festival

Free all day music on the big hill. West Orange,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) The North Jersey Blues Alliance announces that the 2017 South Mountain International Blues Festival will be held on Sunday, September 10th from 12 PM to 8 PM at the Cherry Lane/Oakdale Picnic Area at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange, NJ. The South Mountain International Blues Festival is an all-day event featuring a dynamic lineup of world-renowned Blues artist. The Festival is presented by music and entertainment impresario Mike Griot, Essex County, and the North Jersey Blues Alliance (NJBA). An annual late summer staple in northern New Jersey, the South Mountain International Blues Festival is a day for lovers of all music genres. Presented free of charge on the sprawling acreage at the base of South Mountain Reservation, the Festival is a relaxing and fun day for music fans of all ages. Now in its 8th year,... Read more →

Two Separate Motor Vehicle Accidents in Lower Township; Both Cars Overturned

Lower Township – On August 29, 2017, The Lower Township Police Department ClearysNoteBook file image responded to two unrelated motor vehicle accidents that resulted in both vehicles overturning. The two separate accidents occurred within one hour of each other. The first accident occurred in the area of Bay Drive and Mallow Road, located in the Cape May Beach section of Lower Township. The accident investigation revealed that the vehicle, a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer, operated by John Perkins, a 32-year-old male, who resides in the Villas Section of Lower Township, left the roadway, struck several pylons and came to rest on its side in a resident’s driveway. The Townbank Fire Department responded to the scene and assisted with the scene. John Perkins was charged with Careless Driving - 39:4-97, Failure to Maintain Lane - 39:4-88, Unsafe Tire - 39:3-72 and Failure to Produce (DL) - 39:3-29. The second accident occurred in... Read more →

Parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Urged to Help Hurricane Victims

PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. has asked that all parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia consider taking up a one-time, special collection on the weekend of September 16-17, 2017 to support continued relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. This special collection is part of a national initiative called for by Archbishop José H. Gomez, vice-president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, to benefit the victims of this natural disaster and to provide pastoral and rebuilding support to impacted dioceses. All contributed funds will support Catholic Charities’ USA, which is providing aid to victims of Hurricane Harvey. These funds will support disaster response and recovery efforts including direct assistance, rebuilding, and health care services. Individuals may also contribute directly to Catholic Charities USA by visiting ### Editor's Note: Catholic Charities USA is the official domestic relief agency of the United States Catholic Church. For... Read more →

Jackals Playoff Tickets On Sale Now

Jackals to host playoff games on September 6 and 7; Playoff games include Craft Beer Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday and ticket deals for Montclair State students and staff Little Falls, N.J. – August 30, 2017 – The New Jersey Jackals have clinched a spot in the Can-Am League playoffs for the seventh consecutive season and you can get your tickets to catch all of the exciting postseason action. The Jackals will begin their playoff push by hosting the first two games in a best-of-five semifinal series. Game one will be Wednesday, September 6 and game two will be on Thursday, September 7. First pitch for both games will be at 7:05 p.m. at Yogi Berra Stadium. Game one of the playoff series will be Craft Beer Wednesday at Yogi Berra Stadium. Fans can purchase ice cold craft beers under the third base party tent for just $5. Game two will be... Read more →

Lions Home Opener Saturday

The Gloucester City Lions will open the 2017 football season on Saturday. The 11:00 am home game brings visiting Maple Shade to town. The early season opener is the result of rescheduling when Pitman High School announced they would not be fielding a varsity football team during the 2017 season. Photo by: Bruce Darrow Read more →


Gloucester City News file CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Mason Mallon, 24, originally charged and arrested on August 19, 2017, with Aggravated Sexual Assault because of his Snapchat post of an unconscious victim has been charged with another sexual assault on a 17-year-old woman. According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gibbsboro Police Chief Justin Tomaszewski another victim came forward and reported that she was physically and sexually assaulted by Mallon on March 1, 2016. Like the initial victim, she was also assaulted at the residence on the 100 block of West Clementon Road in Gibbsboro. The victim was acquainted with Defendant Mallon and reported that soon after Mallon gave her a drink, she could not move her body. While she was unable to move, he sexually assaulted her. Mallon was charged yesterday for the March 2016 assault with two counts of second degree Sexual Assault, one count of second degree... Read more →

Car Strikes Pole in Lower Township During Storm  

On August 29, 2017, at 6:48 p.m., the Lower Township Police Department investigated a Gloucester City News files motor vehicle accident in the area of Route 109 and Canterbury Way. At the scene, police learned the driver and sole occupant of the vehicle, Alan Logan a 54-year-old male, who resides in Rio Grande, was traveling south on State Highway 109 and lost control of his vehicle. He slid on the roadway out of control, before striking a utility pole and knocking out electricity to the area. Traffic was diverted from Route 109 for several hours, as multiple crew members from Atlantic City electric worked on replacing the utility pole and restoring electric to the area. A preliminary investigation determined an unsafe speed was a factor in the collision. The driver was transported to Cape Regional Medical Center for injuries sustained during the accident. source Lower Township Police Department Read more →

Aug. 30, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Rallies for DREAMers. A deadline looms for Trump to end the act that protects unauthorized residents brought here as children. A Confederate flag in a photo posted by an Assembly member has candidates for governor reacting. And the contrast is sharp. Newark's on track to take over their schools from the state. But, working through the transition is tougher than it sounds. Townships are finding creative ways to provide affordable housing for all their residents. And benefiting from the effort. And Asbury Park is making a profit on parking. We're in your neighborhood tonight in Asbury. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for daily videos: **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out Read more →

Law Enforcement Brings Down Construction Equipment Burglary Ring

ClearysNoteBook file image Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle and Monroe Township Police Chief John McKeown announce the arrest of five persons involved in a construction equipment burglary and theft ring. Throughout the month of August 2017, the Gloucester Township Police Department began an investigation of thefts of three industrial trailers, along with industrial tools and equipment. As the result of a two week multi-jurisdictional investigation, on August 28, 2017 Officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department, Monroe Township Police Department, Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, New Jersey State Police, and US Drug Enforcement Administration executed search warrants on two properties in Monroe Township. The Monroe Township Police Department Entry Team was utilized to safely secure the properties. Additional assistance was provided by the New Jersey State Police Aviation Unit to assist in searching the large property from the air. The investigation led to the arrest of five persons and the... Read more →

Obituary: William S. Ferrell Sr. of Gloucester City

On August 17, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 43. He is the beloved son of William S. Sr. and Valerie L. Ferrell and loving father of William S. Ferrell, III. He is also survived by his dear brother Stephen Ferrell and nephew Christopher. Billy was an avid Eagles Fan. He loved going to the shore and fishing with his son. Services under the direction of the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL SERVICE, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Billy’s Memorial Service will be held at 8:00 PM. Interment was private at the request of his family. In lieu of flowe, s his family would appreciate donations be made to Billy Ferrell, Jr. Funeral Expenses at Read more →


As New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's trial on federal corruption charges is set to get under way next week in Newark, political operatives on both sides of the aisle are already starting to consider how they could take advantage if the senator leaves office. As Charles Stile writes for, "with his career in peril, Menendez represents a political opportunity." HOW DOES HURRICANE HARVEY STACK UP AGAINST 3 HUGE NJ STORMS? To give some perspective to New Jersey residents as we watch the devastation from Hurricane Harvey unfold in Texas, compared the storm to three large storms that hit Jersey. It's not even close. WHAT OFFICIALS IN SANDY-RAVAGED TOWNS THINK ABOUT TEXANS ASKING FOR HARVEY AID Approval for federal disaster relief was delayed by two months following Hurricane Sandy in 2012, a delay that the New Jersey and New York governors called "inexcusable." But now, some of the same... Read more →

The Average Age of Antifa Demonstrators at Berkley Was 30, 11 Mugshots Released

Related: Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly Row 1 (L-R) Brittany Mooreman, Emily Gillespie, Harlan Paknau. Row 2 (L-R) James Dominic, Joshua Phillips, Kristopher Wyrick, Levi Smith. Row 3 (L-R) Rachael Lea Moore, Sean Hines, Seth Vasquez, Yesenia Mendez. (Photos/Alameda County Sheriff) Berkeley Police released mugshots Tuesday of 11 of the 13 persons arrested at Sunday's violent political riots in the California university… Read more →

Former GHS Superintendent Joseph Rafferty Named Principal of St. Paul Grammar School

ClearysNoteBook file image William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 30, 2017)—Gloucester City School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty, who announced his retirement from that position in April, has been hired for the position of principal at St. Paul Grammar School, Burlington. When asked why he was retiring Rafferty said “I am 57-years-old. Barb (his wife) and I feel it is time for me to step down. I want to do other things. I am a deacon at St. Mary’s Church and I want to do more in that capacity. My father never got the chance to retire. He died young. I thought about that when making my decision along with wanting to do something different with the rest of my life.’” Today, we asked Rafferty via an email what changed his mind? As of this posting we haven’t received his response. Prior to our April phone interview with... Read more →

Volunteers Needed for Delaware Coastal Cleanup

DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Volunteers are still needed and welcomed to join the Gloucester City News 30th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, to be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 16. Sponsored by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the cleanup spans more than 45 sites in New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties, including river and ocean shorelines as well as wetland and watershed areas. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to preregister at DNREC’s Delaware Coastal Cleanup webpage to ensure enough supplies are readied for each site. Preregistration will close Friday, Sept. 1. Sites that still need additional volunteers are listed on the DNREC website at Delaware’s Cleanup is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, the world’s largest annual clearing of trash from coastlines, rivers, streams, and lakes by volunteers. Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world help each year to... Read more →

Delaware’s deer, dove, resident Canada goose, teal and gray squirrel seasons open in September

Hunting opportunities offered at many state wildlife areas DOVER (Aug. 29, 2017) – Delaware hunters will start their 2017/18 hunting season Friday, Sept. 1 with the opening of archery and crossbow deer season, and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas. DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife offers many early-season hunting opportunities on state wildlife areas, with details and rules for hunting on them available online at Delaware’s September hunting seasons. Hunters can start adding teal to their bag on Friday, Sept. 8 when the special September teal season opens. Gray squirrel season opens Friday, Sept. 15. Seasons opening in September, with dates and hunting hours listed, are: Doves: Sept. 1-30 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset)* Resident Canada geese: Sept. 1-25 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset) Teal: Sept. 8-26 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset). Archery and Crossbow Deer: Sept. 1-Jan.... Read more →

Study: Most Melanomas Don’t Arise From Existing Moles

Additional research indicates that less than half of sunscreen buyers look for broad-spectrum protection Gloucester City News files Newswise — SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Aug. 29, 2017) — As the summer draws to a close, it’s time to start putting away flip-flops, bathing suits and beach bags. But as the seasonal supplies disappear into the back of the closet, sunscreen should stay within arm’s reach for year-round protection against the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Because exposure to those harmful UV rays can increase one’s risk of skin cancer — and people spend a lot of time in the sun during the summer — the end of the season is also a good time to perform a skin self-exam. While it’s important to look for any suspicious spots on the skin, research published today in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology indicates that it’s vital to check for new growths in order... Read more →

Down The Shore: Road Rage Incident Leads to Arrest in Lower Township

ClearysNoteBook file image LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--On August 27, 2017, at approximately 10:00 a.m., the Lower Township Police Department received a report of a road rage incident where a male subject displayed a handgun. The incident happened in the area of Route 109 and the Garden State Parkway, in the Cold Spring section of the Township. The male driver of a silver Hyundai SUV, with Pennsylvania tags, was holding a handgun and pointing it in the direction of the occupants of the other vehicle involved. Prior to officers arrival, information was received that the male subject and his female passenger fled the area traveling north on Seashore Road. The victims were able to get the vehicle tag number of the actors and reported that information to the police. Responding officers, Patrolman Kyle Boyle and Patrolman Michael Szemcsak, checked the area for the vehicle and began contacting local campgrounds to see if... Read more →

NASA senior scientist crushes Gore's new climate-change book

Al Gore WASHINGTON – A leading climate skeptic's newly self- ClearysNoteBook file image published e-book challenging the science behind Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel" is drastically outselling the film's companion book on Amazon. The former vice-president's book, "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," was ranked 16,459th among paid Amazon e-books on Friday. Meanwhile, climatologist Roy W. Spencer's e-book, "An Inconvenient… Read more →

Final Sunset Parade September 3 at Coast Guard Training Center, Cape May

ClearysNoteBook CAPE MAY, N.J. - Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host its final Sunset Parade of 2017 in honor of the Coast Guard Auxiliary and Cape May County at the Training Center Sept. 3 at 6:58 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the Parade Field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 5:30 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating. Guests should plan on being seated by 6:45 p.m. Sunset Parades are exciting and fun for the entire family; however, children must be accompanied by an adult throughout the ceremony. Security will close gate access at 6:50 p.m., so all visitors wishing to attend must be in before... Read more →

DuPont Nature Center set to host programs Sept. 2 and 6 celebrating World Shorebirds Day

SLAUGHTER BEACH (Aug. 29, 2017) – The DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion ClearysNoteBook Harbor Reserve, a DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife facility located in the heart of Delaware’s Bayshore Region, will host two programs Sept. 2 and 6 highlighting World Shorebirds Day, which takes place annually in September to celebrate shorebirds around the globe. Each year on Sept. 6, World Shorebirds Day seeks to highlight the need to protect shorebirds and their habitats, raise public awareness about continued shorebird research, monitoring and conservation, and connect people with shorebirds through wetland sites around the world. DuPont Nature Center programs connecting Delaware to World Shorebirds Day are: Mispillion Harbor Shorebirds Presentation and Birding Trip, 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 2. Join DuPont Nature Center educators for a presentation about the most common shorebirds that visit Mispillion Harbor and the importance of the harbor to the success of their migration. Nature Center staff... Read more →

Antifa, black-clad and often violent, is strong in Philly

photo courtesy of by Nancy Phillips & Craig R. McCoy/ In January, on the evening of President Trump’s inauguration, a band of bandanna-wearing vandals raced along South Street, shattering the windows of two banks and a dozen storefronts. “They came by and had masks on,” recalled Tanya Italia, manager of a high-end furniture store. “They just smashed the window with a hammer. It was just a day of vandalism. I don’t think of them as real protesters.” The next month, an evening protest march along Broad Street turned ugly at Temple University. Some anti-Trump demonstrators tossed latex gloves filled with dye at Philadelphia police and campus officers, the university said. In May, police said up to 50 masked and black-clad men and women sprinted through a changing section of North Philadelphia, smashing windows in renovated buildings and more expensive cars and throwing Christmas ornaments filled with paint. They carried... Read more →

Aug. 29, 2017: NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams

Streamed live 2 hours ago The Republican candidate for governor goes on the attack over taxes talking her opponent's plans. What are hers? Environmental advocates raise a red flag over proposed cuts to the EPA budget. Warning the state's water supply could be in jeopardy. Under court orders to provide affordable housing, municipalities juggle conflicting plans and confusing proposals. A luxury housing boom in Plainfield. Builders make one of the biggest single investments in the city's history. And an emergency airlift from the flood zone. A hundred shelter dogs are flown from Texas to New Jersey for safe keeping. Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for daily videos: **More info & videos below** For full episodes, check out Facebook: Twitter: ----------------- NJTV News with Mary Alice Williams is a week-nightly news program on NJTV covering local New Jersey news as well as a multi-platform, local information source for... Read more →

Dogs, Cats Saved From Harvey-Battered Texas Arrive at New Jersey Animal Shelter

- NBC New York " " More than a dozen dogs and cats rescued from the Harvey-battered Texas arrived at a northern New Jersey animal shelter early Monday, and shelter personnel say another 60 are expected to come in within the next week. Pet ResQ, Inc. on Railroad Avenue in Tenafly says it received seven dogs, five kittens and one Siamese cat around 3 a.m. Monday, as residents in Southeast Texas braced for more, historic rain and devastating floods. Teams From NY, NJ Deploy to Texas for Harvey Relief The animals were saved from a flooded shelter. CONTINUE TO READ via Read more →


New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie made a point on Monday to remind Texas Republicans of their resistance to support his state with federal aid after Hurricane Sandy as those same lawmakers now urgently seek the government's help with Hurricane Harvey's aftermath. Nearly the entire Texas congressional delegation opposed Sandy aid. Christie called them "hypocrites," reports, but urged New Jersey lawmakers to swiftly approve requests for Harvey disaster relief. TEXAS DOGS DISPLACED BY HARVEY LAND IN NJ The first flight of dogs left Texas bound for New Jersey early today, as animal welfare organizations work to empty shelters to make room for pets stranded by Harvey. St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center will work to place 100 dogs in the northeast, reports. GAS PRICES RISING BECAUSE OF TEXAS STORM Harvey's wrath is causing gas prices to rise across the country, WBGO reports, which could push prices per gallon up as... Read more →

CNB Crime News: What is a Canadian Pardon?

(CNBNewsnet)(August 23, 2017)--A criminal record can be upsetting for people who are trying start over by either getting a new job or starting a business. A Canadian pardon is a necessity if an individual wants to walk freely on the soil of Canada and only the Parole Board of Canada is eligible to grant you a pardon in Canada. A Canadian pardon isn’t easy to get as there are certain requirements to fulfill first. If you are planning to submit a pardon to the Parole Board of Canada, check out this article. Eligibility The eligibility to receive a Canadian pardon differs from the criteria of other countries. Unlike other countries, a Canadian pardon is only granted once the criminal completes the sentence given by the jurisdiction. It may not sound like a pardon but the benefit here is that a person’s crime is wiped off the hook and he/she can... Read more →

Obituary: Frances E. Thomas, of Pennsauken

On August 27, 2017, at the age of 81. (nee McPhail) Of Pennsauken. Born on April 3, 1936, in Duncan, Oklahoma to the late Preston and Gladys McPhail. Survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Alvin P. Thomas. Frances worked many years as a florist at Flower World in Cherry Hill, NJ. She proudly served our country in the U.S. Army. Interment will be private in Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Frances E. Thomas. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

Essex County Democrats Name Their Assembly Speaker Candidate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: “Essex County Democratic Chairman Leroy Jones announced after several months of deliberation the membership has reached a consensus to support Assemblyman Craig Coughlin as the Speaker of the New Jersey General Assembly for the next legislative session. He went on to clarify that Lieutenant Governor Candidate and current Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver was omitted from these discussions due to her involvement in the Governor's Campaign. "It is my belief that, as Speaker, Assemblyman Coughlin will provide strong leadership to the New Jersey General Assembly and will work in partnership with our Democratic nominee for Governor, Ambassador Phil Murphy, and his running mate for Lt. Governor, Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver. Together, along with our Essex Delegation in the Assembly, we will be able to address the challenges of fiscal responsibility, quality education, strengthening our middle class, job creation and improving the overall quality of life for all our residents that... Read more →

How Can Marijuana Improve Your Workout?

Working out and marijuana might seem like an odd combination, given the popular stereotype of pot enthusiasts being slackers. However, ever since reports of a "cannabis gym" opening up in San Francisco, California, late this year came out, there has been a considerable buzz on how exactly the gym will combine the two to complement each… Read more →

Annual Montgomery FunFest Will Bring Food, Fun, Etc. to Princeton Airport on Sept. 10

Gloucester City News files MONTGOMERY, N.J., August 28, 2017 – The Montgomery FunFest on Sunday, September 10 promises a day of fun with more than 100 booths showcasing local businesses, art, contemporary crafts, culinary delights, helicopter rides, walkabout balloon, games of chance, live entertainment, expanded inflatable rides and games area for children. The third annual community festival is free at the Princeton Airport from 12-5 p.m. Last year’s event had over 10,000 attendees. The opening ceremony will feature the Montgomery Township High School band performing the Star-Spangled Banner, remarks by Montgomery Township officials and Jean Robinson, president of the Montgomery Business Association and FunFest Chair. The MHS Drum line will then lead the march to the festivities. “Our goal is to create a town tradition that residents won’t want to miss. We appreciate that so many local business members, restaurants and community organizations contribute to the event’s success,” said Robinson,... Read more →

2 year old dies as mom sat high on drugs in car's front seat, officials say |

By Rebecca Everett, For ALLOWAY TWP. -- A mother has been arrested after she got high on drugs and left her 2-year-old daughter unattended for hours in her car seat, where she somehow fatally injured herself, authorities said. Deanna J. Joseph, 39, was charged with second-degree child endangerment after she called 911 around 9:45 p.m. from her home on Timberman Road to report that her child was unresponsive, State Police said. Lenahan said the child had no obvious signs of blunt force trauma and the exact cause of death will be determined by the medical examiner's office. Joseph, who was in the vehicle with her daughter, had left the car parked but running, he said. It was a cool night, he said, but Joseph had the heater on. This is Joseph's third arrest in nine years on charges related to neglect of a child, according to court records.... Read more →

Are No-Go Zones Coming to Your Neighborhood?

A pro-Shariah rally in one of the U.K.'s many Muslim enclaves. Driving into parts of inner-city Detroit, Chicago or Miami at certain times of day can be pretty scary, but when the drug culture meets Shariah law it becomes a whole new level of frightening. Yet, that's what some U.S. neighborhoods have to look forward to… Read more →

Lower Township PD Charge Woman Driving While Intoxicated after a Single Vehicle Crash

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (August 28, 2017)--On August 26, 2017, at ClearysNoteBook file image approximately 2:41 a.m., members of the Lower Township Police Department responded to a one-car motor vehicle crash in the area of the 500 block of Seashore Road (County Route 626), located in the Erma section of the township. Upon arrival, officers found a 2014 Jeep Compass, which was traveling northbound, had run off the roadway to the right, striking a utility pole, before coming to final rest, disabled, in the northbound lane of travel. The driver, Elizabeth Madden, a 23 year-old unemployed female of Wildwood, was able to free herself from the vehicle prior to police arrival. Madden was conscious and alert and she was evaluated by Lower Township Rescue for minor injuries to her left forearm, but refused transport to the hospital for further medical evaluation. Atlantic City Electric responded to the scene and dispatched a... Read more →

Kitten Has Team of Piglets to Watch Over Him During His Seizures (WATCH)

Sriracha the kitten and Batman the pig may have been an unlikely ClearysNoteBook pairing – but the adorable duo has created an unexpected impact on the feline's health. The two met at Rancho Relaxo, an animal sanctuary based out of Woodstown, New Jersey. When the pawesome pals first got together, they were virtually inseparable. The friendship was… Read more →