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November 2017

Cherry Hill Man Charged with Child Pornography

CHERRY HILL, NJ (NOVEMBER 30, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Cherry Hill Police Chief William Monaghan reported a Cherry Hill man has been arrested and charged Thursday, November 30, 2017, with child pornography. Scott Perlman, 32, has been charged with third degree Possession of Child Pornography. The charge resulted from an investigation that was initiated on November 17, 2017. Detectives from the High Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant for Perlman’s residence on the 1700 block of Hillside Drive in Cherry Hill. Detectives located numerous digital devices which were seized from the home and sent to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic lab to be analyzed. Scott Perlman was arrested this morning at his place of work without incident. He was processed at the Cherry Hill Police Department and later released. The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office HTCU Detectives were... Read more →

Thank You to Past and Present GCHS and GHS Football Players for Providing Such a Great Rivalry

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet We received a comment from an anonymous person who took us to task for giving the players from Gloucester Catholic and Gloucester High a Cheer recently in our November column for good sportsmanship. He/she said that Gloucester Catholic players taunted the players from Gloucester High and the person insinuated that GCHS players and the school administration should be ashamed of themselves for behaving so poorly. We received no other comments on the topic. The person wrote, in part, "Good sportsmanship? GC (Gloucester Catholic) had four or five unsportsmanlike conduct, sang "Na Nanna hey, hey, goodbye " and spit on the G at midfield. Catholic sold their soul to the devil." We did investigate and found that there was some unsportsmanlike conduct by several of the Gloucester Catholic players according to a police officer at the game. He said the Rams were penalized for their... Read more →

Shockwaves felt in NJ from Earthquake in Delaware

An earthquake centered 6 miles east-northeast of Dover, Delaware, hit the Mid-Atlantic region late Thursday afternoon, shaking buildings and people, but causing no apparent damage. It was the biggest tremor to strike the East Coast in six years. Read more →

Delaware Offshore Wind Working Group to hold Dec. 5 public workshop

in Lewes in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate DOVER (Nov. 30, 2017) – In conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Energy & Climate, Delaware’s Offshore Wind Working Group will host a public workshop Tuesday, Dec. 5 in Sussex County for input about the potential for offshore wind energy and the ways that it might benefit the state. The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE 19958. As with a workshop held Nov. 29 in Odessa, the Lewes workshop will begin with a briefing on the status of the Offshore Wind Working Group, which was established by Governor John Carney’s Executive Order 13 in August. Representatives from the US Wind and Deepwater Wind companies will then give a presentation on projects approved earlier this year by the Maryland Public Service Commission, and the prospects for new offshore wind projects that... Read more →

Homicide Charges Filed Against Driver in Cinnaminson Collision; 15-Year-Old Killed

Gloucester City News blog files CINNAMINSON, NJ (November 30, 2017)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced today that criminal charges have been filed against the driver of a stolen vehicle that crashed into the back of a tractor-trailer earlier this month on Route 130 in Cinnaminson, killing a teenage passenger. The name of the defendant is being withheld at this time because he was a juvenile when the crash occurred on November 15. He has been charged with Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), Vehicular Manslaughter (Second Degree), Eluding (Second Degree) and Theft (Third Degree). The Prosecutor’s Office is considering filing a petition to have the defendant waived up from juvenile court and tried as an adult. The investigation revealed that the car, which previously had been reported as stolen out of Cinnaminson, was traveling southbound when the collision occurred near the intersection with Riverton Road. Kassidy Bush, age 15, who was a... Read more →

Toms River Quality of Life Task Force Arrest Ten in Americana Motel Raid

TOMS RIVER, NJ --On November 22,2017 the Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, along with the Townships Quality of Life Task Force, executed two search warrants at the Americana Motel; 925 Route 166. One of the search warrants was for the manager’s office and pertained to an ongoing narcotics investigation. The operation led to the arrest of ten individuals for warrants and offenses ranging from possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances to Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances. A fire inspection was also conducted by the Bureau of Fire Prevention and the motel was found to be in violation of several fire codes which will be addressed with ownership officials. The Quality of Life Task Force was established to combat problems with a multifaceted approach utilizing multiple township agencies. The task force consists primarily of law enforcement, fire, and code/zoning enforcement bureaus. The task force recently addressed the Red Carpet Motel... Read more →


A quarter of NJ Transit’s rail managers left the agency in the two years before the deadly crash at Hoboken Terminal, Curtis Tate reports for The Record. The railroad reported the turnover to the Federal Railroad Administration in documents The Record obtained in a Freedom of Information Act request. Tate writes: “The list backs up public testimony from former agency officials who say a drain of institutional memory from the country's third-largest commuter agency may have contributed to operational and safety problems.” MENENDEZ SEEKING CHANGES IN TRUMP TAX LEGISLATION Calling President Donald Trump’s tax proposal a “hit job” on New Jersey, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez said Wednesday that he’s seeking changes to the Republican-backed legislation, David Levinsky says in the Burlington County Times. In a speech on the Senate floor, Menendez voiced his objection to the bill’s elimination of tax deductions for state income, sales and property taxes. “I cannot... Read more →



Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent public hearings held by the New York City panel authorized to assess the propriety of controversial monuments on public grounds: On November 27, the New York City Mayoral Commission on Art, Monuments, and Markers completed its hearings; they were held in all five boroughs. I testified on Thanksgiving eve, in Manhattan. What I witnessed was disturbing. The hearing was scheduled from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Although I signed up online to speak, I got to the assigned venue at 9:10 a.m., hoping to enhance my chances of speaking. The guards I spoke to had no idea about any hearing on monuments, and directed me to go around the corner to another address. When I spoke to those guards, they said the hearing does not begin until 10:00 a.m. and I should wait outside. It was raining. I asked if I could... Read more →

Pennsylvania Establishes New Apprenticeship Program

Supported Through Tighter Clawback Provisions on Job Creation Programs Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced a new pre-apprenticeship and apprenticeship program through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) that will enable more Pennsylvania employers to develop the specialized training their workers need to close skills gaps in the workplace, while also providing rewarding career pathways for students and adults. “The expansion of our apprenticeship programs provides Pennsylvania companies and our workforce with a competitive edge,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “The creation of this new program reinforces our commitment to providing job seekers with hands-on training and helps to create a pipeline of highly-skilled talent for employers.” DCED is accepting grant proposals from apprenticeship sponsors such as single employers, employer consortiums, workforce development boards, economic development organizations, labor organization, career tech schools, Pennsylvania community colleges, and community organizations. Eligible apprenticeships must be registered with the Pennsylvania Department... Read more →

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU Team Recognized During Prematurity Awareness Month

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (November 30, 2017) – The staff of Gloucester County, NJ’s only Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), located at Jefferson Washington Township Hospital, was honored and thanked by the March of Dimes South Jersey Chapter in late November as part of National Prematurity Awareness Month. Premature birth is the number one killer of infants in the United States; in 2016, one out of every 10 newborns was premature. The Jefferson Washington Township Hospital NICU team was recognized for all it does to support mothers and premature babies. Pictured, from left, are: Lynn Stites, RN; NICU Nurse Manager Julia Burke; March of Dimes Board Member Jennifer M. Starkey; Women’s & Children’s Department Secretary Francynne McKeever; and Jefferson Health New Jersey’s Director of Business Development for Women's & Children's Services, Tammy Harold. For more information on programs and services offered for expectant and new mothers, visit: Read more →

HEALTH ALERT: More Than a Dozen People in 3 Counties May Have Been Exposed to Rabid Kitten

NJDOH reminds residents to protect themselves and their pets More than a dozen people in three New Jersey counties may have been exposed to a kitten who tested positive for rabies at the New Jersey Department of Health lab on Nov. 28. Any individuals or animals that may have been in contact with this kitten between Nov. 13 and Nov. 23 should contact their local health department and consult a medical or veterinary health care provider to determine if rabies exposures occurred. On Nov. 12, a stray kitten was found and adopted in Edison, and the owner received rabies post-exposure prophylaxis beginning on Nov. 28 due to exposure to the kitten’s saliva. The owner brought the kitten to classes at Branford Hall Career Institute in Hamilton Township, Mercer County from Nov. 13 through Nov. 16 when it is believed two classmates were exposed. The owner also brought the kitten to... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Majority of NJ Residents Think Menendez Should Resign

ClearysNoteBook Blog files While disgraced Senator Bob Menendez’s bribery trial ended in a hung jury, New Jersey voters have made up their mind that it’s time for Menendez to go. A new Rutgers-Eagleton poll released today finds that just 26% of New Jerseyans think Menendez should be reelected if he runs for another term. Even more worrying for the Senator, who was tried on federal charges of bribery, conspiracy, fraud and other corruption related charges, 49% think Menendez should resign from the Senate. It’s clear that Menendez has lost the trust of New Jersey voters and will have a steep hill to climb if he opts to run for another term. “Disgraced Senator Bob Menendez has embarrassed New Jersey for too long, and it’s clear Garden State voters are ready to move on,” said NRSC Spokesman Bob Salera. “If Menendez decides to run for reelection, he will be rejected by... Read more →

Riverton's Molly Foster Awarded Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Grant

BATON ROUGE, LA (11/29/2017)-- Molly Foster of Riverton, New Jersey, recently was awarded a Study Abroad Grant worth $1,000 from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi--the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Foster is one of 25 students nationwide to receive the award. Currently a junior majoring in painting at Arcadia University, Foster will use the grant to study abroad at Accademia University in Florence, Italy. The selection process for a study abroad grant is based on the applicant's academic achievement, campus and community service, relation of travel to academic preparation and career goals, a personal statement, letters of recommendation, and acceptance into a study abroad program. Each recipient will receive $1,000 to be applied toward travel abroad. Established in 2001, Phi Kappa Phi's Study Abroad Grant Program has awarded more than $800,000 to undergraduate students. In addition to these grants, the Society... Read more →

Mass of Warm Rock Rising Beneath New England, Rutgers Study Suggests

Newswise — Slowly but steadily, an enormous mass of warm rock is rising beneath part of New England, although a major volcanic eruption isn’t likely for millions of years, a Rutgers University-led study suggests. The research is unprecedented in its scope and challenges textbook concepts of geology. “The upwelling we detected is like a hot air balloon, and we infer that something is rising up through the deeper part of our planet under New England,” said lead author Vadim Levin, a geophysicist and professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. “It is not Yellowstone (National Park)-like, but it’s a distant relative in the sense that something relatively small – no more than a couple hundred miles across – is happening.” The study, which tapped seismic data through the National Science Foundation’s EarthScope program, was published online today in Geology. Study co-authors include Yiran Li... Read more →

Sherman College Announces Summer 2017 Dean's List Includes Two Residents from New Jersey

SPARTANBURG, SC (11/29/2017)-- Vice President for Academic Affairs Joe Donofrio, D.C., A.C.P., is pleased to announce the students included on Sherman College's Dean's List for grades earned during the summer 2017 academic quarter. Dean's List students have achieved a grade point average of at least 3.5 for the quarter. Local students from the area include : Michael Fox of Hainesport (08036) Stephanie Scarpa of Marlton (08053) Sherman College of Chiropractic provides students with a comprehensive education, preparing them to enter the field as doctors of chiropractic who are highly skilled, compassionate, ethical and successful. On its 80-acre campus in South Carolina, Sherman offers a first professional degree program unique in its approach to health care and known globally for the skill and art of chiropractic delivered by graduates. The college's on-campus Health Center, where senior students intern under licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides quality and affordable chiropractic care to the... Read more →


a homosexual nativity scene in Los Angeles Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the rash of offensive Christmas fare: It’s not even December, and the Christmas haters are already out in force. In addition to those who want to censor Christmas, such as the D.C. Metro Area Transit Agency, there are those who prefer to trash the Christian holiday by using obscene sex-themed depictions. There is a homosexual nativity scene in Los Angeles, courtesy of comedian Cameron Esposito, that has caught the eye of many; it features two Josephs. We looked to find a homosexual depiction of the birth of Muhammad, but we came up empty. There appears to be an explosion of homosexual Christmas fare this season. There are homosexual T-shirts, Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths, and cards. Also available online are “Sick and Twisted Christmas Cards” and “Perverted Christmas Cards.” There is a card that features a reindeer... Read more →

CNB January 2013 Archives: The Party of Lincoln?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 Posted 01/08/2013 | AMAC Authors, In The News, Opinion By Jedediah Bila Yesterday on Fox News, I heard an excellent monologue by Neil Cavuto, thoughts he shared about the Republican Party after seeing Spielberg’s “Lincoln.” He said what needed to be said, that the Republican Party has lost its way. I couldn’t agree more. Cavuto stated: It doesn’t make sense that a party that defined itself providing opportunity for all now gets bested by another party pushing government for all. How the heck did that happen? How did a party founded by disgruntled northern white Protestants and African-Americans, and under whose tent you had everyone from farmers to factory workers back then, become the mishmash it is now? Watching “Lincoln,” I was reminded about a time when Republicans stood for opportunity for all and a president risked his very office enshrining it in our Constitution. Forget... Read more →

Essex County Man Sentenced To 79 Months In Prison For Fall 2016 Bank Robbery Spree

NEWARK, N.J. – A Newark man was sentenced today to 79 months in prison for robbing five banks in October and November 2016, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Jermaine Mason, a/k/a “Asim Harris,” 40, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini to an information charging him with five counts of bank robbery. Judge Martini imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court, Mason robbed the following banks on the dates set forth below: Bank Location Date Kearny Bank Harrison Oct. 21, 2016 PNC Bank Jersey City Nov. 3, 2016 Popular Community Bank Newark Nov. 17, 2016 Provident Bank Jersey City Nov. 18, 2016 Provident Bank Kearny Nov. 29, 2016 Mason admitted that during each of the above robberies, he either presented a note demanding cash from bank tellers or verbally demanded money. In... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s Washington Township, NJ, Physical Therapy Department Wins “Best Of” Award

TURNERSVILLE, NJ (November 30, 2017) — Jefferson Health’s Washington Township Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PT) Department won a “Best of Washington Township” Award in the category of “Physical Therapy” in the recent “Best of Washington Township” contest run by the Greater Washington Township Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Township Times newspaper. Members of the PT Department, shown here with Washington Township Mayor Joann Gattinelli (sixth from left),were on hand for an awards ceremony held November 28th at Wedgwood Country Club in Turnersville, NJ. Readers of the Washington Township Times submitted hundreds of ballots to cast their votes for the best local services and businesses, including medical offices, restaurants, home services, and more. For more information about Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Services at Jefferson’s three New Jersey campuses in Washington Township, Stratford and Cherry Hill, visit Read more →

Kennedy Health Alliance Celebrates New Practice Opening

Cherry Hill, NJ (November 29, 2017) – The new Kennedy Health Alliance Cherry Hill General Surgery & Specialties practice celebrated its Grand Opening with a special reception on November 29th. The office – located in the new Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital – houses several medical specialties, including: General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Breast Surgery, Gastroenterology and Vascular Surgery. Shown here are several physicians who will practice at the new office and their supporters, as surgeon Larry Cohen, DO, cuts the ribbon at the opening celebration. Read more →

Pennsylvania Revives Solar Initiatives to Boost Clean Energy Jobs

November 29, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf touted the commonwealth’s commitment to the advancement of solar energy and clean energy job creation by emphasizing the importance of two recent announcements and two ongoing initiatives that will help ensure Pennsylvania remains at the forefront in competing for good paying clean energy jobs. “We all have long known that the future of our country and our commonwealth’s energy economy will include a robust renewable energy sector,” said Governor Wolf. “In Pennsylvania, we are making sure that the benefits of increased renewable jobs, a cleaner environment, and a growing renewable economy will be felt in the commonwealth and that the environmental benefits of solar generation which are being paid for by Pennsylvania consumers and businesses are experienced here as well.” Earlier this month the governor announced that the state’s Solar Energy Program will make available $30 million in new grant... Read more →

A Day With Glass Eels

by Deanna Gambino, Hourly Fisheries Technician Bureau of Marine Fisheries November 29, 2017 NOTE: This article is one in the series, A Day In the Life Of a Marine Fisheries Hourly. Figure 1 Finally, it was time for my first day in the field. Before heading out, we checked that the van had all the necessary gear - waders, dip net, thermometer, meter stick, buckets, tote, brush and ropes. Since a subsample of the collected glass eels (baby American Eels) get brought back to the lab each day, those eels must be taken and released back into the field the next day. I retrieved the previous day's eels from the wet lab, set them up with an aerator to keep oxygen flowing through the water, and put them in the van to come with us out in the field. When we pulled up to the first site, Patcong Creek in... Read more →

Drug Dealer Charged with Homicide in Death of Marlton Customer

MARLTON, NJ (November 29,2017)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Evesham Township Police Chief Christopher Chew announced that a Lawnside drug dealer has been charged with homicide for causing the death of a Marlton customer to whom he sold heroin in September. Jimmy Flakes Jr., 40, of the 100 block of Ashland Avenue in Lawnside, was taken into custody yesterday at his residence and charged with Strict Liability for a Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). He was lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The case will now be prepared for presentation to a Burlington County Grand Jury for possible indictment. The investigation revealed that a 45-year-old male resident of the Marlton section of Evesham Township was discovered dead in his home on September 28 after using heroin that had been purchased from Flakes. The investigation further revealed that Flakes made a profit of $10 on... Read more →

Letter to the Ed: Reject the Robin-Hood Reverse Schemes

Friend, This week in Washington the GOP is working to pass the Trump tax scam -- which is a huge tax hike for New Jersey families that they are trying to pass off as some sort of deal. Don’t be fooled by their spin. Working families will pay thousands of dollars more so the rich can get richer. This is unacceptable. Sign on if you want to stop massive tax hikes in New Jersey. Trump is pushing to slash taxes for people who have private jets while middle-class families are worrying about making ends meet, paying medical bills, and putting their kids through college. If the GOP tax bill passes, billionaires will get a break paid for at New Jersey's expense. Join me and sign on to reject these Robin-Hood-in-reverse schemes that take from those who have the least and give to those with the most. Thank you for standing... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Deer, Bear, Small Game Hunting In December

November 29, 2017 The week of December 4-9 may be the busiest week of the year for hunters in New Jersey: the concurrent Six-day Firearm Deer and Black Bear hunting seasons (Segment B) open Monday 1/2 hour before sunrise; the Permit Bow season continues in zones governed by Deer Regulation Sets #4-8, and the Permit Shotgun and Permit Muzzleloader seasons are open for antlerless deer only in zones governed by Regulation Sets #6-8. Some migratory bird seasons continue. The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife recommends hunters consult the 2017-18 Hunting Digest ( for specific information on all seasons. Deer Regulation Sets are found on pages 38-40; the table on page 34 clarifies which firearms, bows and ammunition are legal for each deer season. Bear season information begins on page 51. The pheasant/quail season closes on December 2 and reopens December 11; stocking resumes with birds available beginning December 16... Read more →

Lack of Communication Puts Older Adults at Risk of Clashes Between Their Medicines

Newswise — ANN ARBOR, MI – Most older Americans take multiple medicines every day. But a new poll suggests they don’t get – or seek – enough help to make sure those medicines actually mix safely. That lack of communication could be putting older adults at risk of health problems from interactions between their drugs, and between their prescription drugs and other substances such as over-the-counter medicines, supplements, food and alcohol. The new results, from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, show that only about one in three older Americans who take at least one prescription drug have talked to anyone about possible drug interactions in the past two years. Even among those taking six or more different medicines, only 44 percent had talked to someone about possible drug interactions. The results come from a nationally representative sample of 1,690 Americans between the ages of 50 and 80. The poll... Read more →

South Jersey Men Charged with Operating Prostitution Ring

HARRISBURG PA (November 29, 2017)— Two men who coerced six victims into prostitution with the false promise of easy money and then used drugs, violence and threats to control them have been arrested for human trafficking. Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s office worked closely with the Pennsylvania State Police and other law enforcement agencies to build the prostitution and trafficking case. Kenneth Crowell, 34, and Barry “Bear” Schiff, 50, coerced six women into a forced servitude as prostitutes in a human trafficking ring that operated in Lancaster, Montgomery, Philadelphia and York counties and southern New Jersey from 2014 until October 2017. Crowell was taken into custody by authorities outside Chicago over the holiday weekend, and Schiff, currently incarcerated in York County, was arrested as well. The men are charged with trafficking in individuals, corrupt organizations, involuntary servitude, conspiracy, possession with intent to deliver, prostitution and related offenses. “This is a horrible... Read more →

Coast Guard conducts out of water inspection on NYC ferry; Declared Safe for Passenger Use

NYC Ferry "Urban Journey" near the 59th Street Bridge (Queensboro Bridge) on the east side of Roosevelt Island (courtesy of NEW YORK (November 29, 2017)---- Today the Coast Guard completed an out of water inspection on the ferry Urban Journey, hull number H201, one of 10 New York City commuter ferries in the 200-series fleet. After completing a detailed inspection of the vessel’s hull, the Urban Journey was declared safe for continued passenger operations. Underwater hull inspections were conducted on all other vessels in the 200-series fleet and no structural concerns were identified. Significant hull corrosion was recently identified on NYC’s 100-series fleet. As a result, all six 100-series vessels were taken out of service for repairs. Coast Guard marine inspectors are providing ongoing oversight of this repair work. "Our number one priority is passenger safety," said Capt. Michael Day, commander Coast Guard Sector New York. "We required this... Read more →

Two Shot in Camden City, One Man Dies

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (November 29, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a shooting last night which resulted in the death of a Lawnside man. Camden County Police responded on November 28, 2017 at approximately 7:20 p.m. to 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue in the city in reference to a ShotSpotter activation and 9-1-1 calls for a shooting. When officers arrived, they located two victims, a 28-year-old Camden man, and Stanford Brown, 30, of Lawnside, both suffering from gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to Cooper University Hospital. The 28-year-old was treated and later released. Stanford Brown succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:35 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been made at this time. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Matthew Barber at (856) 225-5166 or Camden... Read more →

Collingswood Man Convicted of Sexual Assault

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (November 29, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey announced that a Collingswood man has been convicted of sexual assault. A jury found Jason Wagner, 46, guilty of first degree Aggravated Sexual Assault today after a three-week trial. Wagner was also convicted of second degree Sexual Assault, second degree Attempted Aggravated Sexual Assault, second degree Endangering the Welfare of a Child, third degree Attempted Sexual Assault, third degree Aggravated Criminal Sexual Contact. At the trial, Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor Grace MacAulay presented evidence and testimony showing Jason Wagner sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy on diverse dates between September 2008 to June 2009. The defendant’s bail was revoked today and he will remain in jail pending sentence. Jason Wagner, who faces the possibility of a minimum of 25 years to a maximum of 50 years, is scheduled for sentencing before the Honorable Morris G.... Read more →

LVC Students from New Jersey Attend Leadership Conference

ANNVILLE, PA (11/29/2017)-- More than 100 Lebanon Valley College students attended the College's seventh annual Leadership Conference on November 5. This year's theme was "People, Purpose, Passion." Local students who attended included: Brenden Rafanello of Delran (08075), a graduate of Delran High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in actuarial science at The Valley. Marissa Del Tufo of Hammonton (08037), a graduate of Hammonton High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science at The Valley. Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and dedicated to the liberal arts. The College offers 41 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, and speech-language pathology. The College has 1,624 full-time undergraduate students and 118 full-time faculty. Students can choose... Read more →


Final tab for Obama Family Vacations Released; Plus Trump's family Vacations Costs Included

First lady Michelle Obama wears a hijab while President Obama visits Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta in 2010 (Photo: Screenshot/CNN Turk) Judicial Watch announced Monday it obtained records from the U.S. Department of the Air Force and the Secret Service in response to a Freedom of Information Act request and two FOIA lawsuits for travel expenses by… Read more →


Gov.-elect Phil Murphy says he fully expects the Legislature to pass a millionaires tax, even though enthusiasm seems to be softening among some Democratic leaders. State Senate President Steve Sweeney has said he would reconsider his support if Congress enacts federal corporate and income tax cuts while repealing the federal deduction for state and local property, income and sales taxes, Nicholas Pugliese reports for The Record. STATE MAY HAVE TO REPAY $600 MILLION IN MEDICAID MONEY New Jersey could be forced to repay more than $600 million to the federal government in Medicaid funding. An audit, released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said the state received $300.5 million for school-based Medicaid services that were not allowed, Lilo H. Stainton writes for NJ Spotlight. An additional $306.2 million is under review. Officials at the state Department of Human Services said they would contest the audit's findings.... Read more →

FBI searches Jersey Shore wildlife area for boys who disappeared in 1975

FBI agents combed a wildlife refuge area along the Jersey Shore in Stafford Township on Tuesday as part of a decades-old missing persons case involving two boys who were roommates, officials said. ... . Steven Anderson, 17, and David Williams, 12, went missing in April 1975 from the New Lisbon State School in Burlington County. The boys, who both had developmental disabilities, wandered off into the wood ... Read more →

NJ Democrats Not Sold on Murphy's Plans for Legal Weed and Millionaire Tax

They're two of the biggest priorities Phil Murphy wants to tackle after he is sworn in as New Jersey's next governor in January: raising taxing on millionaires and legalizing recreational marijuana. But Murphy has run into some pushback from his fellow Democrats who lead the New Jersey Legislature -- the people he'll have to work with to get anything done over the next four years. Read more →

Retired Educators Top List Of Highest Pensions In Pennsylvania « CBS Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A new report on pension costs in Pennsylvania shows retired educators collecting hundreds of thousands of dollars. Among the top recipients is a former Penn State University administrator who pleaded guilty to charges connected to the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Traditionally pensions are calculated by taking a look at the state employee’s highest average salary over three years. It also takes years of service into consideration. The top 20 highest pensions in the state earn more than $215K per year in benefits. That amount is so large that it has to be paid by two plans because it exceeds the IRS’ maximum for pension caps. Here are the top five pensions in the state: Rodney Erickson – Penn State – $477,591 Stephen Benkovic – Penn State – $443,880 William Kingsley – Shippensburg University – $385,819 Leonard Jefferson – Penn State – $371,994 Irene Mitchel – East Stroudsburg University... Read more →

Pennsylvania Remediates Three Former Industrial Sites

November 28, 2017 Harrisburg, PA – Today, Governor Tom Wolf announced three new approvals through the Industrial Sites Reuse Program (ISRP) that will clean up former industrial sites in Montgomery, Luzerne, and Allegheny counties to prepare them for occupation by businesses and residential properties. “The benefits of the ISRP are twofold, not only removing harmful chemicals and contaminants from these sites and protecting our environment, but also making them ready for new occupants,” Governor Wolf said. “Having these sites ready for business is a significant attraction when companies are looking to relocate or expand here.” The ISRP provides loans and grants for environmental assessments and remediation. The program is designed to foster the cleanup of environmental contamination at industrial sites, thereby bringing blighted land into productive reuse. “The value of these projects is apparent when you look at what is planned for them: the development of new housing, new university... Read more →

Slim Randles Home Country: Here's To Coffee

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Slim Randles “Ahhh! Coffee!” said our resident cowboy, Steve, raising his cup at the philosophy counter. “Let’s raise our cups to whichever Brazilian came up with this stuff.” Very slowly, Herb Collins stood with his cup of coffee there in the midst of culture and education at the Mule Barn truck stop. “Actually, Steve,” Herb said, in his most professorial tone, “his name was Kaldi. He lived in Ethiopia.” And here Herb grinned fiendlishly at Steve. “And he was a sheepherder!” “No way, Herb!” “The truth, cowboy, nothing but the truth. In fact, it wasn’t so much Kaldi doing anything, it was his sheep. You see…” (and he turned to face the tables and booths to find he held a rapt audience) “… ol’ Kaldi had noticed his sheep munching these red berries and going kinda hyper all over the place, looking for a lion to... Read more →

Tyler Skye Named to ECAC All-Tournament Team

ANNVILLE, PA (11/27/2017)-- Tyler Skye of Bridgeton, N.J., is one of four Lebanon Valley College men's soccer players named to the ECAC All-Tournament team as the reigning ECAC DIII Men's Soccer Champions defended their crown by defeating Rutgers-Camden 3-2 to capture their second-consecutive ECAC Title on November 19. Skye, a graduate of Cumberland Regional High School, is pursuing a bachelor of music in audio and music production at Lebanon Valley. Tyler Skye was named the tournament MVP. LVC began its ECAC trek back on Nov. 11 when the Dutchmen blanked John Jay by a 3-0 score to advance to the Second Round. The next day, LVC shutout McDaniel 1-0 and went on to the ECAC Semifinal round where the Dutchmen held on Grove City 3-2 to advance to the championship game. Get more LVC Athletics news at Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college founded in 1866 and... Read more →

RFP Released for New Funding Available for Trenton Neighborhood Rental Developments

The state Department of Community Affairs (DCA) released its Request for Proposals (RFP) for nonprofit and for-profit developers to take advantage of $4.5 million available to create projects in the Trenton neighborhoods of downtown, Hanover Academy, Mill Hill or the Train Station that incorporate market-rate rental housing as part of an overall urban revitalization strategy. The funds, which are being provided as gap financing, come from the Downtown Living Initiative Program and will be available in the form of a zero percent non-amortizing loan. The minimum number of project rental units is 10, and only one project will be awarded per developer. Funds can be used for project-related capital costs, including construction, professional fees, financing fees, acquisition (must be part of a development project) and contingencies. Primary consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate how a market rate rental project can be integrated with, or provide stimulus to, other... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Highlights of Proposed 2018-2019 Fish Code Regulation Changes

October 2, 2017 New Jersey's Fish and Game Council (Council) and the DEP Division of Fish and Wildlife are proposing amendments to the 2018 - 2019 Fish Code. The proposed amendments will be published in the October 2, 2017, New Jersey Register, initiating the sixty-day public comment period which will end on December 1, 2017. (See the Notice of Rule Proposal at for a link to the full proposal.) The Fish Code governs when, by what means, at which locations, in what numbers, and at what sizes, fish, and certain turtles and frogs may be pursued, caught, killed, or possessed in fresh waters of the state. Since the turn of the 20th century, the Fish Code has provided a system for the protection, propagation, introduction and conservation of freshwater fish in this State and for their use and development for public recreation and food supply. Biennial revisions of season... Read more →

Smart-Growth Policy Priorities Well Represented on Murphy Transition Team

Among those named to Gov.-elect Phil Murphy's transition team are 15 experts who have a current or prior affiliation with New Jersey Future, a sign that the priorities of the incoming administration will include some of the key issues outlined in New Jersey Future's gubernatorial blueprint. Named to leadership roles on the transition team are: Henry… Related articles These are the races to watch on Election Day 2017 Democratic election sweep is lousy anniversary gift for Trump Fulop BBQ in Paramus has critics grumbling Democrat Phil Murphy wins NJ governor race, vows to push back vs Trump Christie mocks 'misguided' Murphy for public bank proposal Read more →

A Guide to New Jersey's Most Colorful Real-Life Mobsters

by Seth Ferranti Major federal busts of the Bonanno and Gambino families earlier this month and the DeCavalcante family in 2015 suggest there’s there’s still a fair amount of Mafia activity in New York and New Jersey. But it's nothing on the scale of 40 or 50 years ago, when taking kickbacks from made guys was just how mayors got things got done. La Cosa Nostra diminished over time for a variety of reasons, from better law-enforcement to cultural assimilation to bloody infighting to changing economics. But even as the mob’s time-honored rackets started to run dry and The Sopranos convinced your baby-boomer parents to subscribe to HBO, New Jersey's real-life mafiosos remained a poorly understood bunch. In Garden State Gangland: The Rise of the Mob in New Jersey, out next month from Rowman & Littlefield, Mafia historian Scott M. Deitche—who we talked to about the bonds between cocktails and... Read more →

Retired and investing with friends or family? Think hard, and then think again

Thinking of investing with friends or family? Take a huge step back — and consider the story of Ron Smith and his daughter Lynn Byrne of Doylestown, Pa. Smith and Byrne invested and lost roughly $230,000 in a physical therapist's startup small business — and got no help from regulators. Smith, 82, and his daughter, 53,… Read more →

South Jersey Doctor Joins Rally Point, Aims to Tackle The Opioid Epidemic

Michael Rogers, MD New Jersey is in the grips of an opioid epidemic that is destroying lives and communities, but one local doctor is helping to change that through a more compassionate approach to addiction treatment. WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (PRWEB)November 09, 2017--The old fashioned idea that addicts must “hit rock bottom” and be cut off from loved ones before getting help isn’t a part of Rally Point’s culture. The center’s addiction treatment programs are tailored to the patient’s unique needs, and based on love and inclusion in a family-like atmosphere. Patients get that sense of family not only from Dr. Rogers, but also his son-in-law and Rally Point’s CEO Chris Sheehan. “One of the things I enjoy most about being at Rally Point is working with Chris and the wonderful staff,” said Dr. Rogers. “I think our family atmosphere helps patients from my home state feel more at ease and... Read more →

CNB January 2013 Archives: Video: 36-Hours in Camden City | The Daily

Camden NJ One of the most dangerous cities in the United States Related articles Jefferson Health New Jersey's Wound Care Centers Raising Awareness of Diabetic Foot Ulcers (CNBNEWS.NET/Gloucester City) N.J. political fight could cost workers in Canada and North Dakota their jobs More Perfect Looks at Korematsu v. United States Ku Klux Klambakes Read more →

N.J. Democrat Senator: Murphy should not "pay for legal pot with people's lives"

Incoming N.J. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) recently surprised some observers by throwing cold water on marijuana legalization, telling state media that " [a]s with any bill - particularly any bill that would create something new - I think the devil is really in the details." Skepticism towards legalization – or at least a rapid legalization… Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: DNREC to accept applications for Inland Bays’

shellfish aquaculture leases on a first-come, first-served basis DOVER (Nov. 28, 2017) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife will begin accepting more Inland Bays’ shellfish aquaculture lease applications postmarked after midnight Tuesday, Dec. 5 on a first-come, first-served basis. Initial applications were made after a lottery was held in May to determine the order of selection. Now that all of the lottery participants have selected their potential lease locations, applications are being accepted by DNREC for the remainder of the available acreage. Beginning after midnight on Dec. 5, applications and a required $300 application fee can be sent via certified mail to the Division of Fish & Wildlife, 89 Kings Highway, Dover, DE 19901. No in-person or electronically-delivered applications will be accepted. The order of the applications for selecting lease locations will be determined by their postmarked dates. Available acres within the state-approved Shellfish Aquaculture Development Areas (SADA) are... Read more →

Hundreds of Leaders attend Virtua’s Healthcare Collaborations Summit

Event encourages diverse experts to work together for healthier communities More than 200 healthcare, business and government leaders recently took part in the third Healthcare Collaborations Summit – an innovative event hosted by Virtua. This year’s Summit focused on social determinants of health, including food insecurity, housing, safety, behavioral health, and telemedicine. Such “social” aspects play a critical role in people’s wellbeing. “There’s truly strength in numbers,” said Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE, President and CEO of Virtua. “As we partner and collaborate, we can pool our ideas and our resources, all in an effort to improve our community.” Featured speakers at the Philadelphia gathering included healthcare experts from Virtua, Penn Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health, Main Line Health, Christiana Care and others. Presenters also came from Aetna, CVS Health, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Food Bank of South Jersey, Comcast and TD Bank, among others. Dennis W. Pullin, FACHE (right), President... Read more →