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February 2018

Coughlin Scores 19 as Lady Lions Down Salem

Gloucester City High School Senior Kylar Coughlin netted 19 points in a 35 - 23 Group 1 Quarterfinal matchup with Salem, The win moves the Lady Lions into a SJ Group 1 Semi Final against 6 seed Woodbury Game time is 4:00 Friday in the Gloucester Fieldhouse Photo Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below Gloucester Senior Kylar Coughlin and Meghan Ferry Pictured Below Gloucester Freshman Aylson Velez Read more →

Edgewater Park Man Shoots Wife, Then Takes Own Life Inside Residence

EDGEWATER PARK TOWNSHIP, NJ (FEBRUARY 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Edgewater Park Township Police Department Chief Gene J. Di Filippo announced that an Edgewater Park man shot his wife multiple times before taking his life inside of their residence early this morning. Edgewater Park Township police officers responded to the 200 block of Roosevelt Avenue just after 1 a.m. and found Michelle Moses-Martin, 46, outside with gunshot wounds to her chest. Her husband,... Read more →

Judge Sides With Trump in Challenge to Mexico Border Wall

February 27, 2018BIANCA BRUNO FILE – This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows prototypes of border walls in San Diego. (AP Photo/Elliott Spagat, File) SAN DIEGO (CN) – A federal judge in San Diego sided with the Trump administration Tuesday, finding the federal government has the authority to waive environmental laws to speed up construction of a border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Acknowledging the “heated political debate” over President Donald Trump’s aim to build... Read more →

SJ Field Hockey Team Raises $800 for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Twp

Glassboro, NJ (February 28, 2018) – For the second year in a row, the Glassboro Intermediate School girls’ field hockey team made a very special donation to the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ. The team raised $800 in honor of Glassboro High School teacher and cancer survivor Michele Keating, who, in 2015, received treatment at the facility, which was then called Kennedy Cancer Center. In 2016, the girls also donated $600 in... Read more →


MAYS LANDING (February 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- On Thursday, February 22, 2018, the Superior Court heard the last of the State’s motions to detain three males and one female charged under a 97-count indictment charging distribution of narcotics by members and associates of the South Side Mob criminal street gang, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Umar Salahuddin, 25, of Pleasantville, Isaiah Cooper, 28, of Pleasantville, Tariq Tucker, 26, of Mays Landing and Kiona Dorsey, 22,... Read more →

Two Suspects Arrested for Dumping on Delaware's State Wildlife Areas

KENT COUNTY (Feb. 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police concluded multiple investigations into illegal trash dumping on state wildlife areas with the recent arrests of two downstate men in separate incidents. On Feb. 18, Ibis A. Ayala, 33, of Dover, (left photo)was charged with four counts of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste on the Division of Fish & Wildlife-owned Woodland Beach Wildlife Area near Smyrna... Read more →

LOVE YOUR MONEY: South Jersey Democrats Move to Protect Bistate Tax Deal with Pennsylvania

Walt Whitman Bridge across the Delaware River links Gloucester City with Philadelphia. New Jersey's constitution makes Gov. Phil Murphy one of the most powerful state executives in the country, but a group of Democratic lawmakers from South Jersey wants to take away some of that authority, all in the name of preserving their region's hard-fought economic gains. Read more →

Bishop Sullivan Orders Priests to Read Pro-Amnesty Letter to South Jersey Catholics

By The Staff _ Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) restored millions of dollars in Planned Parenthood funding last week, providing a new windfall for the Garden State branch of America's largest abortion provider. Read more →

Child Sexual Exploitation Ring; Collaborative Law Enforcement Efforts Dismantle Conspiracy

FBI press release In late 2015 through early 2016, vulnerable girls as young as 14 and 16 were being exploited as part of a sex trafficking ring run by a group of conspirators in Ohio and Indiana. But thanks to a joint law enforcement effort conducted by the FBI-led Toledo Child Exploitation Task Force, the ringleader of the conspiracy as well as the other six participants were eventually brought to justice and sentenced to lengthy... Read more →

6-time Deported Illegal Alien Wanted for 1996 Aggravated Homicide in Mexico Deported Again

EL PASO, Texas — An illegal alien wanted for aggravated homicide in Mexico, and who has been previously deported six times, was deported again Tuesday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Gonzalo “El Chano” Juarez-Limon, 48, was turned over to Mexican authorities at the international boundary on top of El Paso’s Stanton International Bridge. He is wanted in Mexico for the 1996 murder of Manuel Monrroy Islas,... Read more →

The Cross and the Light

HATBORO, PA (CNBNewsnet)--Faithful throughout the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are invited to attend the critically acclaimed Lenten production of The Cross and the Light, the larger-than-life, multi-sensory experience centered on the period of time surrounding Christ’s Passion through Pentecost. Thursday, March 8, 2018 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2018 10: a.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2018 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saint John Bosco Parish 215 East County Line Road Hatboro,... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic ice hockey holds off St. Augustine in Non-Public playoffs, advances to semis

SEWELL -- If the Gloucester Catholic and St. Augustine boys ice hockey teams played 10 times, they'd probably all be one-goal games with the results split evenly. The series' latest battle Monday afternoon was the fourth meeting between the schools in five weeks. Read more →

Rasheed Coleman of Bridgeton Charged with Forgery and Theft by Deception

CNBNewsnet files BRIDGETON, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Rasheed Coleman, age 36, of Bridgeton was charged by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office today (2/26/18) with five counts of forgery and a charge of theft by deception, specifically by falsifying time sheets while in a transitional program for injured workers. Coleman had been injured while employed by Industrial Staffing Services Inc., a New Brunswick NJ based firm, and this resulted in workers compensation through ReEmployAbility, a national provider of return-to-work... Read more →

Pitman (52) at Gloucester (46), NJSIAA South Jersey, Group 1 Tournament, First Round

Boys Basketball Luke Castagna tallied 17 points, seven rebounds and three assists to lead ninth-seeded Pitman to a 52-46 victory over eighth-seeded Gloucester in the first round of the NJSIAA South, Group 1 tournament in Gloucester City. Read more →

Gloucester Catholic girls basketball on a roll heading into tough playoff bracket

Whether it's Lisa Gedaka earning her 600th career coaching victory, junior superstar Azana Baines finishing the season as the South Jersey Times area scoring champ, or the 17-1 record in the last 18 games, it’s hard to the deny Gloucester Catholic is firing on all cylinders heading into the state tournament this week. Read more →

Partnership for a Drug-Free NJ to Host Family Breakfast for Those Impacted by the Opioid Crisis

The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey will host the Third Annual Breakfast for Families and Communities Impacted by Opioid Abuse. The event is co-sponsored by Parent-To-Parent, King’s Crusade, Victory Bay Recovery Center, Burlington County Commission for Healthy Communities and the Community Alliance Network of Camden County. Speakers will include: Special Agent-In-Charge Tim McMahon, Drug Enforcement Administration – New Jersey Division Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina Michael Schwartz, President, Health Solutions Network Angelo Valente, Executive... Read more →

Suspect Arrested in Gloucester City for Trying to Lure a Minor for Sexual Activities

Heriberto Rivera, Jr. GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--For the second time in a week, the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTC) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office arrested an adult male for attempting to lure a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual activities. Heriberto Rivera, Jr., 31, of Oaklyn, believed he was chatting with a 14-year-old girl he met online, however, he had actually been sending sexually explicit messages to an undercover HTC Detective... Read more →


LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On February 23rd, 2018 at approximately 1318 hours the Lower Township Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash that had just occurred on Seashore Road just south of Tabernacle Road in the Erma section of Lower Township. A multi-agency response was activated with assistance from Erma Fire Department, AtlantiCare Medics, as well as Lower Township Rescue. Upon arrival to the crash scene Lower Township Police made contact with one vehicle.... Read more →

Lastest Report: Megyn Kelly Is Tanking Ratings, Killing Employee Morale

Flagging Nielson ratings have plagued NBC's "Today" show since early last fall, when former Fox News evening anchor Megyn Kelly joined the peacock's team. In the critical 25-to-54-year-old demographic, Kelly's 9 a.m. slot has taken a 30 percent hit since the same time last year, Page Six reported this weekend. The 10 a.m. slot has also… Read more →

Florida: a tightwad's paradise that draws residents from high-tax New Jersey

A recent ad in the Wall Street Journal featured an artist's rendering of a luxury condo complex in Miami. Underneath it read, "Live in the Land of Sun and fun - and no state income tax." The ad went on to note that recent federal tax reform greatly restricted the deductibility of state and local taxes… Read more →

Newest Data Shows Childhood Obesity Continues to Increase

Newswise — DURHAM, N.C. -- Despite reports in recent years suggesting childhood obesity could be reaching a plateau in some groups, the big picture on obesity rates for children ages 2 to 19 remains unfavorable. Three decades of rising childhood obesity continued their upward trend in 2016 according to a new analysis from Duke Health researchers. The findings, which appear Feb. 26 in the journal Pediatrics, show 35.1 percent of children in the U.S. were... Read more →

Adam McCarraher of Lower Township Guilty

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced that on February 20, 2018, Adam McCarraher, (24) years of age from the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey, was found guilty of Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance, specifically Sublingual Suboxone, Burprenorphine a Schedule III Controlled Dangerous Substance. A jury of McCarraher’s peers returned a guilty verdict agreeing with the State’s proofs after a one-week trial was... Read more →

Villas Man Arrested for Allegedly Distributing Methamphetamine and Heroin

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Decarlo Fleming, age 49, of the Villas section of Lower Township NJ for the distribution of Methamphetamine and Heroin on February 23, 2018. This arrest was the conclusion of a cooperative investigation between the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and the Lower Township Police... Read more →

The 2018 Keys and Sword Event

photos of the outside and inside of the cathedral courtesy of PHILADELPHIA, PA (February 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The 2018 Keys and Sword Event, an annual fundraising effort of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, the Mother Church of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will benefit the Sacred Heart Free Cancer Home run by the Hawthorne Dominican Sisters in Philadelphia. Ten percent of the net income from the event will go to this organization with the... Read more →

Route 1 congestion relief project cuts travel times by 50 percent

NJDOT to make the program utilizing the shoulder as a travel lane permanent (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the Route 1 congestion relief project utilizing the shoulder as a travel lane during peak travel times in South Brunswick has cut commuting times by 50 percent and relieved congestion through the area. As a result of the pilot project’s success, the Department is in the process of making this program... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Mark J. Baserman Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Mechanicsburg, PA (February 26, 2018)CNBNewsnet--Sergeant Mark Baserman succumbed to injuries sustained when he was attacked by an inmate at State Correctional Institute-Somerset on February 15th, 2018. The inmate, who was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, attacked Sergeant Baserman as he sat the officer's desk in a housing unit's day room. Earlier in the day, Sergeant Baserman had confiscated a towel being used by the inmate to obscure his bunk. The inmate punched Sergeant... Read more →

LETTERS TO THE ED: Union Members Under Attack

Today in the United States Supreme Court, our freedom to negotiate better pay, benefits and job security as union members was under attack. This morning, the justices heard oral arguments in Janus v. AFSCME, a case brought by powerful corporations who want to rig the economy and destroy our ability to come together in a strong union. Click here to see what this case is all about and how it will impact you. Send a... Read more →

JoAnn P. Strickland, of Gloucester City; Semper Fidelis 204 Marine Corps Detachment Ladies Aux

On February 24, 2018. Age 64. Of Gloucester City. (nee Bradshaw) Loving wife of 40 years to the late Thomas E. Strickland. Loving mother of Matthew T. Strickland and Jessica L. Maciolek (Matthew). Cherished grandmother of Jeremey Joseph Maciolek and Madison Lee Maciolek. Beloved sister of Irene M. Schorejs, Donna Mayol, Thomas P. Bradshaw, the late Thomas Conklin and the late Joseph R. Bradshaw. Dear sister-in-law of Lena Taylor (Frank), Jean Racine (Fred), the late... Read more →

Gloucester City Resident Detains Burglar Until Police Arrive; Suspect Needed Medical Care

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police and the K-9 unit was summoned to Amon Avenue on February 18 at 11 PM for a reported burglary in progress. According to the crime report Ptl. Blaise O’Donnell and K9 Demo, along with Ptl. Joe Eller responded to a residence on Amon Avenue for a reported burglary in progress. Upon arrival, it was determined the resident heard a noise in his rear yard and went outside... Read more →

Guest Opinion: For PSEG, a windfall. For us, the shaft...LOVE YOUR MONEY!

CNB graphic files PSEG is poised to win a massive subsidy to keep its nuclear plants open, paid for by surcharges on our electric bills of up to $3 billion over the next decade. Committees in both houses approved it Thursday. Consumer groups are screaming bloody murder, and so are environmentalists, manufacturers, small businesses -- and basically everyone in… Read more →

Royal Farms Gloucester City NJ is Open. Photos and Video Commentary | 42 Freeway

By MARK MATTHEWS/ GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The third Royal Farms convenience store has opened in South Jersey, in Gloucester City. The location is on Rt 130 (South) where Market Street crosses over. Many remember this location as the Gloucester Inn or the Holiday Inn. They took over half of the property, demolishing two of the four hotel buildings in the process. The other two stores currently open are in Magnolia and Bellmawr. The East Greenwich... Read more →

AMAC: Just as He Was: Billy Graham Goes Home

By Collaborative Correspondent Reflecting over the amazing arc of his ministry, the Reverend Billy Graham wrote, “I know that my life will soon be over. I thank God for it, and for all He has given me in this life. But I look forward to Heaven.” On Wednesday, his wait was over. Nine months shy of his 100th birthday, America’s pastor went to enjoy the one thing he cared most about: eternity. An ordinary man... Read more →


MAYS LANDING (CNBNEWSNET)-- Luis Maisonet has been sentenced for the September 2016, murder of 26 year-old Christopher Romero, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Maisonet, 56, was sentenced by Judge Donna Taylor to Life in Prison in a New Jersey state prison and he will not be eligible for parole for 65 years. Judge Taylor also presided over the trial. Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner said Maisonet callously killed Christopher Romero in front... Read more →

Jefferson Health - New Jersey Hosts FREE Wound Care Program on March 6th

VOORHEES, NJ (February 19, 2018) – Join Dr. Brian Smeal, Medical Director of the Center for Wound Healing & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy at Jefferson Health’s Washington Township, NJ, campus, for a FREE program about wound care on Tuesday, March 6, at 3 p.m. at the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library (606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ). Wounds can cause great discomfort and often put those living with a wound “out of commission” for a while.... Read more →

In Congenital Heart Disease: Frailty Measures, Outcome Reporting and Patient Height

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire -- Research Highlights of CHOP's Cardiology 2018 Conference -- SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Feb. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts in pediatric heart disease from multiple centers worldwide are sharing their findings at a large national conference sponsored by the Cardiac Center at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Cardiology 2018, the 21 th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, meets Feb. 21 to Feb. 25 in Scottsdale. Conference organizers honored... Read more →


GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester Township Police Department recognizes that drug addiction is no longer a problem in the cities and is now in the backyard of suburban communities including Gloucester Township. The scary truth is that along with heroin, Methamphetamines are up and coming once again! We share this video that depicts the devastating side effects of meth use. The consequences of drug addiction are many. Crime, family dysfunction, and physical and emotional... Read more →

Jersey City residents protest tax reval: 'You're taking our homes away from us'

RELATED: High Taxes forcing People to Leave GCity and State JERSEY CITY -- Dozens of Downtown residents protested outside City Hall today to call attention to exorbitant tax increases they could see as a result of the citywide property revaluation. Carrying signs and protesting the new assessments that were released last month on their homes, the residents said their tax bills could double or even triple.… Read more →

Man Passed Counterfeit $100 Bills at Western Pennsylvania Target Stores

PITTSBURGH – A resident of Pittsburgh pleaded guilty in federal court to charges of passing and uttering counterfeit money, United States Attorney Scott W. Brady announced today. Peter A. Maiolo, Jr., 42, of Pittsburgh, PA pleaded guilty to three counts before United States District Judge Cathy Bissoon In connection with the guilty plea, the court was advised that on or about July 6, 2015, July 10, 2015, August 2, 2015, August 18, 2015, August 22,... Read more →

Congressman Lobiondo: Rebuilding Our Military Is A National - And New Jersey - Priority

As a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, I have always put first the needs and priorities of those men and women who serve our nation. With great sacrifice to their families, these brave individuals put their lives on the line, at home and abroad, in defense of our freedoms and principles. Their efforts – and lives – are threatened, however, due to the state of our military readiness. For New Jersey and... Read more →

New Jersey Attorney General Announces Creation of New Office to Fight Opioid Addiction Crisis

Unveils Office’s Key Initiatives at Multi-State Symposium on Opioid Crisis Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the creation of a new office within the Office of the Attorney General dedicated to fighting the opioid epidemic. The Office of the New Jersey Coordinator of Addiction Response and Enforcement Strategies (“NJ CARES”) will be responsible for overseeing addiction-fighting efforts across the Department of Law and Public Safety and creating... Read more →

Five More Individuals Charged with Filing False Applications for Superstorm Sandy Relief Funds

Related: CNB Crime Blue Line TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced that the Attorney General’s Office and its state and federal partners have charged five new defendants with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy, bringing the total number of defendants charged by the office in these cases to 109 since March 2014. “Any fraud against public assistance programs is deplorable, but these thefts were especially egregious because... Read more →

N.J. property taxes hit a new record high in 2017. See the numbers for your town.

CNBNewsnet files New Jersey's already-sky high residential property taxes set a new record in 2017, with the average tax bill ringing up at $8,690. That tax bill is $141 -- or 1.6 percent -- over the $8,549 ...The burden falls hardest in Bergen, Essex and Union counties, where the average bill exceeded $11,000. Counties with the highest property taxes tend to be concentrated in the northern and central parts of the state. Read more →

Man Indicted for Carjacking in Millburn

Related: CNB Crime Blue Line View Indictment TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a Newark man was indicted today on charges that he conspired with two other men in a carjacking in Millburn, during which he allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl around the neck in front of her father and threatened to kill her. The Division of Criminal Justice Specialized Crimes Bureau today obtained an 11-count state grand jury indictment charging Ahmed... Read more →

Filthadelphia mapped: See how (and why) trash in your neighborhood stacks up - Philly

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Jonathan Jacobs’ one-mile trek from Point Breeze to the Center City nonprofit where he works is a minefield of dirty distractions - a shattered TV on the sidewalk, trash bags overflowing with discarded clothes, storm drains stuffed with food wrappers. As much a part of his morning routine as his bowl of Raisin Bran and mug of coffee, Jacobs stops repeatedly along the way to snap photos of the litter and report it on... Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Money Talks

This week the DCCC went scorched earth on one of their own candidates in Texas’ Seventh District by posting a memo that describes her as “a Washington insider, who begrudgingly moved to Houston to run for Congress.” Here’s my question: Where’s their memo on Washington lobbyist Scott Wallace? Wallace just relocated from Washington to Pennsylvania to run for Congress. He also happens to be a multimillionaire Washington insider, and it’s likely his first vote cast... Read more →

Opioids in New Jersey: A Realtime Dashboard of Opioid Related Data and Information

Related: CNB Crime Blue Line SOURCE State of New Jersey Data by County scroll down or select your county below Atlantic Cumberland Hunterdon Morris Somerset Bergen Essex Mercer Ocean Sussex Burlington Gloucester Middlesex Passaic Union Camden Hudson Monmouth Salem Warren Cape May Atlantic County 2018 Suspected Overdose Deaths 10 Prior Years 2018 Naloxone Administrations 73 Prior Years Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed in 2018 26,197 Prior Years Since January 1, 2018 top Bergen County 2018 Suspected Overdose... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 36 (February 25, 2018) 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) Related articles 'Beetle Bailey' creator Walker dies at... Read more →

Thief Quamaine J. Jackson Headed to Prison for West Deptford Bank Robbery

PHOTO CREDIT WOODBURY, NJ (February 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Quamaine J. Jackson, age 24, of Chesilhurst NJ was sentenced today (2/23) to eight years in New Jersey state prison after pleading guilty to participating in the 3/23/16 robbery of the BB&T bank in West Deptford. In imposing the sentence, Superior Court Judge ordered Jackson and his codefendants to repay the bank $137,700, starting after his release from prison. Under the New Jersey No Early Release Act, Jackson... Read more →

Joseph L. DiFelice, of Gloucester City; Retired Teamster, Avid Hunter, and GHS Alumnus

Joe L. DiFelice Sr. UPDATED: GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—Mr. Joseph L. DiFelice Sr., a life-long Gloucester City resident, passed away on February 1, 2018, at the age of 75. Nicknamed Lizzard, he was a 30-year member of the Teamsters Local 676, Collingswood. Back in the day, he was an avid motorcycle rider who drove around Gloucester City and South Jersey with his friends wearing a Viking helmet with two horns. He enjoyed hunting... Read more →