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September 2017

Theodore Bitzas “Teddy” Age 79 of Camden and Formerly of Chesilhurst

On September 10, 2017. Beloved son of the late Theodore and Susan (Cupo) Bitzas. He is survived by his brother-in-law, Richard Michelson. He was also predeceased by his sister, Susan Michelson in 2012. Funeral services and burial will be held privately at a later date. There will be no viewing. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Theodore Bitzas. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Gov. Florio: Failure to improve NJ Transit now will prove costly later

By Jim Florio New Jersey wouldn't be New Jersey if it didn't occupy the space between New York and Philadelphia. This state's location has shaped who we are. It's the reason we have been such a prosperous state. But prime location is only an advantage if you do everything possible to take advantage of it. In… Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: New I-287 ramp in Central Jersey to Routes 202-206 south opens

BEDMINSTER - The new exit 22A ramp from Interstate 287 north to Routes 202-206 south opens on Monday morning, the state Department of Transportation said. The new ramp eliminates a stop at its end to allow traffic to flow more smoothly onto Routes 202-206 south. This should also reduce delays on the ramp and onto Interstate… Read more →

NJ Sierra Club Says: Recent Hunting Accident Consequence of Christie Administration Law

The DEP has put out misinformation about the sad incident of a dog being killed by a hunter in Hunterdon County. An Alaskan Shepherd, Tonka was shot last week after the dog ran after a deer in the woods adjacent to the homeowner’s property. The bow-hunter killed the dog, but this incident could have been prevented if it wasn’t for Governor Christie pushing a new law to reduce the buffer for hunters to hunt closer to homes in 2010. This was part of his attempt to take care of the hunting lobby after their endorsement. Jeff Tittel, Director of the... Read more →

Scorecard Shows Many Legislators Still Not Making the Grade

press release Trenton, NJ -- The NJ legislature again failed to provide adequate environmental safeguards or effectively counter the Christie administration’s anti- environmental agenda, according to the 2015-17 Clean Water Action Scorecard ( released today. Legislators on average scored a mere 53% in 2017, not much different than 2015’s 47% or 2013’s 48%. Despite these overall scores, there are shining stars. Many of Clean Water Action’s “Environmental Heroes” were present at its press conference. See our Heroes’ quotes at “We really are at a critical juncture. We are experiencing human-caused climate change daily – Sandy, Harvey, Irma and Maria... Read more →

FBI RELEASE 2016 CRIME STATS: Violent Crime Increases, Property Crime Decreases

Violent crime increased for the second consecutive year, while property crime decreased for the 14th straight year, according to the FBI’s annual report on national crime statistics released today. There were an estimated 17,250 murders in the U.S. last year, an 8.6 percent increase from 2015. Overall violent crime rose 4.1 percent last year, while property crime fell 1.3 percent compared to 2015 figures. Crime in the United States, 2016 is a compilation of information reported to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program by more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies nationwide. The report showed there were an estimated 1.2... Read more →


The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will observe the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary on Saturday, October 7th with an Archdiocesan Rosary. Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside at this prayerful occasion, which is taking place on the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal. Saturday, October 7, 2017 7:00 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 All are invited to pray the Holy Rosary and ask the Blessed Mother for her heavenly help with our many intentions. The Holy Rosary... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Sicklerville National Guard Soldier Receives New Rank, New Responsibilities

LATHAM, NY (09/25/2017)-- Major General Anthony P. German, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent promotion of members of the New York Army National Guard in recognition of their capability for additional responsibility and leadership. Steven Ferrari from Sicklerville, N.J. and assigned to the Headquarters and Support Company, 42nd Infantry Division received a promotion to the rank of Major General. Army National Guard promotions are based on overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential. These promotions additionally recognize the best qualified Soldiers and attract and retain the highest caliber Citizen Soldiers for a career... Read more →

Kyle Bell of Camden City Beaten to Death

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (September 25, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a Camden man has died as a result of an aggravated assault in the Whitman Park section of the city. Camden County Police responded to the area of the 1200 block of Morton Avenue on September 12, 2017 in response to a 9-1-1 call of an unconscious male at approximately 1:33 a.m. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Kyle Bell, 47, of Camden, inside of his apartment. Kyle Bell was transported to Cooper University Hospital where he was receiving treatment... Read more →

34-Year-Old Man Died Saturday in Rough Surf off Long Beach, NJ

LONG BRANCH -- A 34-year-old Piscataway man died on Saturday after he was pulled from the rough surf off Seven Presidents Park in Long Branch, police said. The man, whom police did not identify, was on the beachfront park with his family, police said. He went swimming and became distressed due to the currents, according to… Read more →

New Jersey Lt. Governor Guadagno: Saluting American Flag is a No-Brainer

TRENTON-Kim Guadagno is the Lt. Governor of New Jersey and she's hoping she can soon be elected as the next governor of the Garden State, and today, she spoke out against those who refuse to stand for the national anthem. "As the mother of an Air Force pilot, I believe this is a no-brainer. When that… Related articles K-12 Policy at Play as Two States Pick Governors This Year N.J. shouldn't let its guard down with Hermine yet, forecasters say 177 state corrections officers sworn in at Trenton ceremony Read more →

Coast Guard Rescues Swimmer in Distress off Belmar

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 24, 2017) - The Coast Guard rescued a man from the water off the coast of Belmar, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Delaware Bay were notified at about 5:15 p.m. by Belmar Fire Rescue of a swimmer in distress off 16th Avenue. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat from Station Manasquan Inlet to assist. The boat crew rescued the swimmer from the water and transported him to Station Manasquan Inlet where local EMS was waiting. “While beach goers are looking to enjoy... Read more →

Details of Gloucester City's Sale of Chatham Square; Includes Interview with City Solicitor

The new owner of Chatham Square was able to obtain the 34 Gloucester Terrace Apartments for $2 million plus. Those buildings will be included in the renovation and rebuilding of the Chatham Square complex (CNBNews photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 25, 2017)-The CNB article on the sale of the Chatham Square Apartments last month(Gloucester City Sells the 100 Chatham Square Apartments) was missing details such as how much will the new owner pay the city in lieu of taxes. In order to obtain the answer to that question and others we submitted an Open... Read more →

I was the victim of domestic violence but cops wrongly charged me, man claims

CAMDEN -- The photo of Kiedron Alexander's back shows his skin bubbling and peeling, raw, red flesh poking through. The image was taken by his lawyer after Alexander was treated at Kennedy Hospital in Stratford on the night he claims, according to court documents, that his girlfriend threw boiling water on him. That night, in January… Read more →

Face of Defense: A Rare, Look at Coast Guard training in Cape May (VIDEO)

CAPE MAY -- A slender man in a navy blue uniform paces the wide hallway under bright, fluorescent lights. "Scream at the top of your lungs, over and over and over, what you did to bring yourself in this position," he yells into a megaphone as a dozen young men and women rest a thick double… Read more →

Local Government Leaders Warn: Your property taxes will rise unless this happens

TRENTON -- New Jersey's 2 percent cap on police and firefighter arbitration awards must be renewed, or else taxpayers will see their services cut and property taxes rise, local government leaders said Friday. The cap on awards police and fire unions can win through interest arbitration sunsets at the end of the year. New Jersey mayors… Read more →

Tiny Salem County seeks a big prize -- Amazon headquarters

SALEM -- Officials in Salem County have their sights set on a big prize -- landing Amazon's second North American headquarters. Earlier this month the Seattle-based online retailer announced it was a holding competitive site selection process for a second headquarters in North America, a move which could bring up to 50,000 jobs to the winning… Read more →

Investigation Reveals Hundreds of Illegal Voters in Philadelphia

According to a Philadelphia elections official, hundreds of individuals who are not U.S. citizens have registered to vote in Philadelphia and nearly half of them voted in past elections. Since 2006, 317 registered voters have contacted the City Commissioners, which oversees Philadelphia elections, asking that their registrations be canceled because they are not citizens. reported… Read more →

Margate, New Jersey, Doctor Pleads Guilty In Healthcare Fraud Conspiracy

CAMDEN, N.J. – A doctor with a medical practice in Margate, New Jersey, today admitted defrauding New Jersey state health benefits programs and other insurers by signing prescriptions for patients he never saw, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick and New Jersey Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced. John Gaffney, 55, of Linwood, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. “Dr. Gaffney sold phony prescriptions for unnecessary medications to patients he never examined as part of a sophisticated scheme to... Read more →

4th Annual ‘Farm to Fork’ Fall Festival Planned at Duffield’s Farm Market on Saturday, 9/30

Enjoy the start of autumn with fall-themed activities, health information and cooking demos at the 4th annual “Farm to Fork” Fall Festival set for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Duffield’s Farm Market (280 Chapel Heights Road, Sewell, NJ). The three-hour event sponsored by Kennedy Health and Duffield’s will feature crafts, health screenings and cooking demonstrations, all aimed at promoting wellness with an autumn theme! No pre-registration is required, and admission is FREE. Duffield’s Farm Market will also be in full swing, with plentiful shopping options, pumpkin picking and other fall harvest events. For more information,... Read more →

HS Football: Clayton (0)Gloucester Catholic (34)

Related: Gloucester High Sch00l Related: Gloucester Catholic High School By Joseph Santoliquito | For NJ Advance Media GLOUCESTER CITY — Mike McAleer can vividly remember, because it really wasn’t that long ago, when he was laughed at walking through the halls of Gloucester Catholic. McAleer wasn’t the only one. Anyone wearing a Gloucester Catholic football jersey or associated with the program in some way drew… Read more →

Politicians really like free stuff | Sheneman cartoon

One thing has become overwhelmingly clear from the never ending corruption trial of New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez- politicians love free stuff. Vacations, private jets, swanky hotel rooms, you name it. There is no gift too small for them to eagerly snatch it from your hand. According to the testimony at the trial Menendez couldn't resist… Read more →

Elliott's 61-yard field goal lifts Eagles over Giants

PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie kicker Jake Elliott connected on a 61-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Philadelphia Eagles a dramatic 27-24 victory over the New York Giants Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. In only his second game since being signed to replace the injured Caleb Sturgis, Elliott was bombarded at midfield by his teammates as… Read more →

Menendez trial offers glimpse into secret world of favors and luxury

NEWARK, N.J. — When federal prosecutors investigating Sen. Robert Menendez brought a Ukrainian model before a grand jury in 2013, they bluntly pressed her about her relationship with a donor accused of bribing the senator. "You became intimate with Dr. Melgen, correct?" a prosecutor asked Svitlana Buchyk, who the government says obtained a visa to the… Read more →


Coast Guard rescues 2 off Belmar, NJ

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 24, 2017)-- The Coast Guard rescued two people from the water off the coast of Belmar, New Jersey, Saturday. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Delaware Bay were notified at about 5:50 p.m. from Belmar Water Rescue that two swimmers were in distress off 4th Avenue. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast and dispatched a 29-foot Response Boat Small from Station Shark River to assist. Two lifeguards and an off-duty police officer also swam out to assist the swimmers in distress. Once on scene, the boat crew recovered all five people from the... Read more →

Hilter Comments by NJ Institute of Technology Professor Jason Reza Jorjani, Under Scrutiny

NEWARK -- A New Jersey university is reviewing a video interview in which one of its professors apparently espouses on the merits of a future where concentration camps will return to Europe, and Adolf Hitler will appear on the currency and be considered a "great European leader." The New Jersey Institute of Technology said it is… Read more →

CNBNews Archives December 2008: The Best and Worst for the Year 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008 by William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Out of all the articles, I write the one that receives the most comments are the Cheers and Jeers. Below you will find a mixed assortment of those columns by month for the past year. Thank you to everyone who took the time to send in a remark. If you have a Cheer or Jeer for the upcoming December column send it to [email protected] JANUARY & FEBRUARY JEERS-To the representative of the City of Gloucester City and the representative of Police Chiefs for not releasing a public statement explaining... Read more →

CNB Business News: McDonald's delivery is now available in these 42 N.J. towns

McDonald's delivery service has expanded into three more New Jersey counties bringing the total towns where delivery is available to 42. The fast food chain said Thursday that customers who live near select locations in Middlesex, Somerset and Union counties will now be able to have their order brought right to their door. In May, McDonald's… Read more →

Defendant in Franklinville Fatal Crash Arrested

WOODBURY, NJ (September 22, 2017)--Shawn Huntsinger, age 46, of Clayton, charged with vehicular homicide and assault by auto in connection with a January 3, 2017 vehicle crash in Franklin Township, was arrested September 19 on a bench warrant for failing to comply with a judge’s pre-trial release order. Officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Fugitive Investigations Unit, after learning Huntsinger could be found at his East Linden St. residence in Clayton, took him into custody there without incident. He was turned over to the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department and placed in jail without bail pending an appearance in Central Judicial... Read more →

N.J. Man Files Class-Action Lawsuit over Pennsylvania County Jail Posting Online Mug Shots

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. -- A lawyer for a man who sued a Pennsylvania county jail for posting his mug shot online says as many as 70,000 former inmates could have claims in a class-action lawsuit. Jonathan Shub represents Daryoush Taha, a New Jersey man arrested on disorderly conduct and other charges in 1998. Those charges were expunged… Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 14 (September 24, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 17. 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 →

Haddon Hts upsets Lions in Field Hockey

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 23, 2017)In the debut of the new Gloucester City Middle School athletic facility, the Lady Lions Field Hockey Team was upset by visiting Haddon Heights 4 - 0. In the first game played on the beautiful turf field on Jersey Ave, the Lady Lions struggled against Haddon Hts goalie Raheel Abdu-Jalil who turned away 5 Lions shots. Pictures by Bruce Darrow Pictured below #15 Hailey Ritchie Pictured below #3 Kylar Coughlin Pictured Below Myranda Mc Cabe Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Romps 34 - 0

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 23, 2017)The Gloucester Catholic Rams 2- 0 are off to their best start since 2009. The Rams used 2 receiving touchdown by Matt Gray and 2 rushing touchdowns by sophomore running back Deshaun Harris to beat visiting winless Clayton. Harris had 25 carries for the Rams for a total of 162 yards Pictures by Bruce Darrow Read more →

Obituary: Francis "Mickey" C. Forker of Gloucester City

On September 19, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 79. He was the beloved husband of the late Josephine “Pat” Forker, loving father of Karen ( DuWayne) Carter, Frances (Roy) Gentry, Charles (Bobbi) Forker, Gary (Margaret) Forker, Richard (Louise) Forker, and Ronald Forker, dear step-father of Thomas Girgenti (Barbara), late Theresa (James) Thompson and William (Jean) Girgenti. He is the dear brother of June Myers, Carl Forker, Lillian Dever Walsh, Betty Favieri and the late Mary Fransel, Janet Davis and John Forker. He is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Mickey was an avid Phillies Fan. He... Read more →

Obituary: Patricia Dooley of Gloucester City

Patricia Dooley (nee Britton), age 56, Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at Samaritan Hospice Inpatient Center in Mt. Holly after a short bout with pancreatic cancer. She was predeceased by her parents John & Ruth Britton. She is the loving & devoted mother of Michael “Colleen” Dooley and Christina Wolfe, proud grandmother of Cheyenne, Skylar, Autumn, Tyian, Theresa, Shawna, Siobhan and Ronan and great grandmother of Aubree. She is the little sister to brothers John “Kathie” Britton, Bruce “Bridget” Britton and sister Kathleen “Paul” Campbell. She is also survived by her caring nieces and... Read more →

Armed Suspect Robs Voorhees Gas Station

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP, NJ (September 23, 2017)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Voorhees Police Department are seeking a man who committed an armed robbery in Voorhees early this morning. The suspect entered the Valero gas station located at 129 Route 73 around 12:30 a.m. The male pointed a handgun at the gas station attendant and demanded money and the victim’s car keys. He fled the store in the victim’s vehicle with an undisclosed amount of money. The robber is described as a black male who stands between 5’10’’ to 6’0” tall and medium build. He was wearing a black mask,... Read more →

Obituary | James J. Rodgers, Jr. of Bellmawr

James J. Rodgers, Jr., on September 20, 2017, of Bellmawr. Age 64. Beloved son of the late James and Katherine (nee Kingkiner). Devoted stepbrother of Robert Sullivan. Loving nephew of Dorothy Sattler. Loved and cared for by John and Coleen Masciarelli. Service and interment are private. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede Read more →

CNBNews Archives December 2008: Brooklawn: Abandon Vehicles Are A Nuisance in Neighborhoods Inoperable vehicles are a nuisance in neighborhoods and on vacant lots. Inoperable vehicles must be stored in a completely enclosed structure. Please help keep your neighborhood and/or vacant lot clean by removing or properly storing these vehicles. There are charity organizations and towing companies that will remove vehicles for you. Depending on the company or organization and the condition of the vehicle, it may be a tax deduction! Reporting information that would help us Help speed things up. Can you tell us any, or all, of the following before calling or emailing? Make and type and color of vehicle... Read more →

The Ridgefield Health Department Announces 14th Annual Health Fair

Ridgefield, NJ – The Ridgefield Health Department has announced plans for its 14th Annual Health Fair/Mayor’s Wellness Campaign with the purpose of providing residents local access to an array of public health education and preventative health screenings. The goal is to inspire individuals, families, and organizations to improve overall community health by focusing on the physical and mental wellness of themselves and others. On Saturday, October 21st, more than 25 local community health agencies, organizations, and partners are collaborating to offer free health screenings (hearing, blood pressure, body mass index, HIV testing, chiropractic, bone density), health education, and resource information.... Read more →

GTPD Investigation Leads To Arrest For Distribution Of Child Pornography

LOCATION: 300 Block of Almonesson Road, Gloucester Township, NJ The Gloucester Township Police Department's Juvenile and Family Services Bureau (JFSB) received an ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) tip through NCMEC (National Center for Missing and Exploited Children) in late August of 2017, which led to the initiation of a child pornography investigation. This investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant by detectives from Gloucester Township Police JFSB, the Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SRT), and members of the Camden County Prosecutor's Office High Tech Crimes Unit in the morning hours of September 22, 2017. During the execution... Read more →

Air Pollution May Have Damaging Effects on the Kidneys

Highlight In a study of US veterans, researchers found a linear relationship between air pollution levels and risk of experiencing kidney function decline and of developing kidney disease or kidney failure. Air quality remains suboptimal in many parts of the United States and in multiple regions around the world. Newswise — Washington, DC (September 21, 2017) — Studies have shown that air pollution can have negative effects on cardiovascular health and life expectancy. Now new research indicates that it is also harmful to the kidneys. The study, which appears in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society... Read more →

Another View:Feminists Jeopardize Women's Health

September 22, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a lawsuit that would jeopardize women's health: We are told ad nauseam that education empowers women, and that they have a right to know everything and anything about their bodies. We are also told that women have a right to safe medical care, and are entitled to competent service by well-trained physicians. Then why are feminists working overtime to keep information from women about their bodies? And why are they trying desperately to prevent them from receiving first-class medical care? To be blunt, they are jeopardizing women's health. Feminists at... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife Police Blotter: Sept. 11-17

Reminder for the week: Public urged to report violations of hunting and wildlife regulations DOVER (Sept. 22, 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 Sept. 11-17 made 2,055 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 177 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 19 citations. Officers responded to 38 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish... Read more →

HS FOOTBALL: Lions defeat Wildwood

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 22, 2017)The Gloucester City High School (Lions) Football team defeated visiting Wildwood on Friday 47 - 8. With the lopsided win the Lions were able to showcase many underclassman in the second half. Gloucester saw 4 different players score, while Qb Nate Kidd completed all his pass attempts. Kyle Burkhardt led all Lions receivers with 2 catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. NEXT WEEK THE LIONS ARE OFF HAVING A BYE Photos By Bruce Darrow Pictured Below - #9 Jack DeBenedictis Pictured Below #22 Chris Dolson Pictured Below - Brynn and Avery Malone Read more →

Gloucester City Resident who Robbed a Family Dollar Store at Gunpoint Sentenced to Prison

WOODBURY, NJ (September 22, 2017)--Kerwin L. Matthews, (left) age 54 of Gloucester City NJ was sentenced today to five years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to a charge of second-degree robbery in the May 28, 2017 hold-up at gunpoint of a Family Dollar store employee on Gateway Blvd. in West Deptford NJ. Matthews was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker. His plea on August 3, 2017 was the result of negotiations with the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office. Matthews was accused of approaching an employee of the Family Dollar store at closing and taking a bag... Read more →

90-Year-Old Trees in Gloucester City Along North Brown Street Being Removed

North Brown Street looking towards Essex Street and the Walt Whitman Bridge. Photos below are also of North Brown Street (photos by William Waters) William Waters | Exclusive to CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 22,2017)—In recent weeks many of the trees along North Brown Street from Essex Street south to at least Chambers or Paul Streets have been cut down as part of the rebuilding of the infrastructure and the highway. It is estimated that some of the trees are between 90 and 100 years old. Some of those living in the neighborhood are happy that the trees are being... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Gloucester City Police Rescue Five People Who Overdosed Using Naloxone

ClearysNoteBook files GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 22, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police responded to five overdose calls this past week. In one incident, at the Rodeway Inn, Route 130, two people were found unconsicious. Three of the incidents occurred on September 15 and the other two happened on September 17. Police officers were able to save the lifes of all the individuals by administering doses of Naloxone, ( also known as NARCAN) nasal spray. The medicine is an opioid antagonist indicated for the emergency treatment of known or suspect opioid overdose, as manifested by respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. NARCAN nasal... Read more →

Two Gloucester Township Families Displaced Following An Apartment Building Fire

The Gloucester Township Police Dispatch Center received a 9-1-1 call at approximately 7:00 pm. on 9-21-2017, reporting smoke coming from the roof of the 700 Building of The Cherrywood Apartment Complex, 1200 Little Gloucester Rd.. Arriving officers and fire apparatus reported a multi unit, 2 story apartment building with smoke visible from the roof. Police and Fire personnel began evacuating occupants from various apartments. The fire was determined to be in the attic above apartment 707. Fire personnel from numerous fire stations, located and brought the fire under control within 45 minutes. The residents of 707 were not home at... Read more →


Colleen M. Sorbello, of Mullica Hill age 52

Colleen M. Sorbello, (née McGuinness) age 52, of Mullica Hill, NJ was surrounded by her family on September 19, 2017 as she was embraced by the angels and carried to the Lord. ‘A purposeful life is a life full of purpose’ and Colleen embodied the spirit of strength, beauty, generosity, and love for her family. She was an alumnus of Clearview Regional Class of ’83 and the Brandywine College of Widener University Class of ’85 and a well-respected and loved business partner for Atlantic Coast Freezers. She truly enjoyed the beauty of the world around her whether it was plants... Read more →

Steven Bednarczyk, of Mt. Ephraim age 37

Steven Bednarczyk, on September 18, 2017, of Mt. Ephraim; formerly of Marlton. Age 37. Beloved son of Adam and Virginia (nee Witsch) Bednarczyk. Devoted fiancé of Katheryn Fickenscher. Loving brother of Heather McIntyre (Andrew). Dear uncle of Hank McIntyre. Nephew of Walter Bednarczyk (the late Doris), April DiRocco (Joe), Denise Goss (Jim), Pat Otto (Gary), Greg Witsch (Maryellen), and the late Cynthia Witsch. Also survived by many cousins. Steven was a graduate of Cherokee High School and a former member of Operating Engineers Local 825. Funeral services were under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede Interment private at... Read more →