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February 2018

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 Director, Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 28 (Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.) Aloft Mount Laurel Hotel, 558 Fellowship... 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 from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. When Rivera arrived at the agreed location in Gloucester City on February 23, 2018, he was met and arrested... Read more →


DRIVER RUNS OFF ROADWAY, STRIKING TWO VEHICLES AND RESIDENCE IN LOWER TOWNSHIP

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. A red in color Mitsubishi hatchback was observed off of the roadway with heavy front-end damage, airbag deployment, and the driver still inside. The driver,... 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 →


MURPHY NOTIFIES RGGI GOVERNORS OF NJ'S COMMITMENT TO REJOINING CLIMATE-CHANGE COMPACT

TRENTON (February 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Following up on his pledge to advance New Jersey as a national leader in addressing global warming, Governor Phil Murphy has formally notified governors of states that belong to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative of his administration's commitment to rejoining the regional climate-change compact. "As a founding member of RGGI, New Jersey is eager to rejoin your state as a partner in reducing greenhouse gas emissions, improving the health of residents, and growing the economy in our region," Governor Murphy wrote in a letter sent last week to the governors of nine RGGI states in... 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 overweight in 2016, a 4.7-percent increase compared to 2014. “About four years ago, there was evidence of a decline in obesity in preschoolers,” said Asheley... 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 complete. McCarraher is scheduled to be sentenced on April 6, 2018. On August 27, 2015, the Cape May County Correctional Facility conducted an investigation of... Read more →


DNREC announces the Point at Cape Henlopen to close March 1 for 2018 beachnesting season

The Oyster Catcher courtesy of http://www.conservewildlifenj.org/ LEWES (Feb. 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation today announced that the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park, including a stretch of ocean beach and dunes, and a half mile along the bay shoreline, will close beginning Thursday, March 1, for the benefit of threatened and endangered beach nesters and migratory shorebirds, including red knot, piping plovers, oystercatchers, least terns, and other species. The nesting habitat on the ocean side will reopen Sept. 1. The bayside beach will remain closed until Oct. 1 for use by shorebirds migrating south for the... Read more →


*Ways to Give Up Smoking Cigarettes - A Few Options

CNBNews graphics (CNBNewsnet)(February 27, 2018)--The intention of this post is to talk about some of the alternatives and different techniques to stop smoking tobacco you have available to you. If you're reading this write-up you most likely already realize how difficult it really is to stop cigarette smoking. It is on the list of most difficult practices to get rid of, and smoking has become the most habit-forming materials that can be bought. Pretty much 70% of current people who smoke desire to quit but just cannot do it. They fight, a few last a couple of months, some just... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Trout Stocking

General Stocking Information For reference, the full 2018 spring stocking schedule ​is available online. In addition to this page, the Department of Natural Resources Fishing & Boating Services posts stocking updates ​on Facebook and Twitter and through its email news service. Lastly, anglers may also call 800-688-3467 and press option #1 to get a recorded weekly update when stocking is in process (usually updated on Fridays). Put-and-take areas have a five-trout limit and specific spring closures depending on location. Consult the Maryland Fishing Guide for closure dates and special management area restrictions. The daily limit in areas (that are not... 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 Department Detective Division. Decarlo Fleming was arrested on February 23, 2018, during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at his residence on Greenwood... Read more →


The 2018 Keys and Sword Event

photos of the outside and inside of the cathedral courtesy of http://cathedralphila.org/ 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 remainder of the proceeds supporting ministries of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. This year’s goal is $300,000. Friday, June 29, 2018 6:30... 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 a permanent improvement to Route 1. “NJDOT prides itself on this type of out of the box thinking,” NJDOT Acting Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “Traffic... 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 Baserman in the head numerous times then continued to kick him in the head after he fell to the ground. Another officer who came to... Read more →


SURVIVORS OF FLORIDA MASSACRE BRING GUN MESSAGE TO NJ

Four survivors of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., joined a rally in Livingston on Sunday to urge action on gun control, The Record reports. Harris Jaffe, 16, a Parkland sophomore who was born in Livingston, told the crowd at Temple B'nai Abraham that his “whole world flipped upside down” because of the Feb. 14 shooting. Meanwhile, students at Ann Street School in Newark sent more than 1,200 hand-painted hearts to Parkland to greet the high school students when they return to class today, NJ.com writes. NEWARK PASSENGER OPENS JETLINER’S EXIT, DELAYS FLIGHT A passenger... 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 message to the CEOs and their political cronies that you will never quit fighting for your union. Working people and their allies will not be... 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 Alex Strickland (surviving Cynthia) and the late Charles Strickland. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. JoAnn was a graduate of Gloucester High class... 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 to investigate. Once outside, the resident found a male suspect stealing property from his rear porch and detained him until officers arrived. James G. Wilson... 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/www.42freeway.com 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 store is set to open in 6 weeks (More on that to come). This short post includes a couple photos, and some general video commentary... 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 with an extraordinary calling, Billy Graham was as comfortable in the halls of power as he was in the mud huts of Africa. To both,... Read more →