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April 2018

ICE arrests 33 with history of human rights violation

WASHINGTON (CNBNewsnet) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations arrested 33 fugitives sought for their roles in known or suspected human rights violations during a nationwide operation this week. During the three-day operation that concluded Wednesday, the ICE National Fugitive Operations Program in coordination with the ICE Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center and the ICE National Criminal Analysis and Targeting Center (NCATC), arrested these fugitives via the ICE field offices of Atlanta; Baltimore; Boston; Chicago; Denver; Detroit; Houston; Los Angeles; Miami; New Orleans; New York City; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Seattle; San Francisco; and St. Paul, Minnesota. The foreign nationals arrested during this operation all have outstanding removal orders and are subject to repatriation to their countries of origin. Of the... Read more →


TWIN LIGHTS MUSEUM IN MONMOUTH COUNTY REOPENS TO PUBLIC WITH NEW EXHIBITS

TRENTON (CNBNewsnet)-- At 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, April 25, the Twin Lights of the Navesink Historic Site in Highlands, Monmouth County, will reopen to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Twin Lights Museum's four new galleries and exhibits. In addition to the museum reopening, Wednesday's event pays tribute to the first public reading of America's Pledge of Allegiance 125 years ago, on April 25, 1893. The new exhibits are themed to the Pledge of Allegiance, maritime history, local history, lifesaving and lighthouse technologies. The first official reading of the Pledge of Allegiance took place during a ceremony around a 135-foot-high flag pole known as the Liberty Pole, which was among the first sights millions of immigrants saw as they arrived on ships... Read more →


Lunch and Learn about Nutrition, Stress Management and More at Kramer Hall  

Galloway, NJ – Stockton University Kramer Hall and AtlantiCare will host a series of Lunch & Learn programs this spring at Kramer Hall in Hammonton as part of AtlantiCare’s Senior University. “AtlantiCare Senior U” is a free membership program for community members interested in healthy aging. Tina Ellis, BSN, RN, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, Senior Wellness specialist, who has a background in critical care nursing will lead the sessions. Nutrition Buzzwords will take place at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2. The event will focus on understanding the most common health-food buzzwords to make informed healthy eating decisions. A Personal Approach to Stress Management will take place at 12 p.m., Wednesday, June 6. The event will focus on learning one’s personality type and personalized strategies for... Read more →


How working dogs are sniffing out cancer

Osa, a 4-year-old German Shepherd, uses her incredible sense of smell to alert on malignant ovarian cancer at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--At Penn, collaboration is as ingrained in the culture as innovation. And, it turns out, some teams end up having quite the crew. One specific group—working to detect early stage ovarian cancer—maintains experts spanning obstetrics and gynecology, chemistry, physics, and veterinary care. It also includes human’s best furry friends: dogs. As part of the Center for Public Health Initiatives’ (CPHI) innovation-themed seminar series, this research—led by Janos Tanyi from Perelman School of Medicine’s Division of Gynecologic Oncology; A.T. Charlie Johnson, director of the Nano/Bio Interface Center; Cynthia Otto, director of the Penn Vet Working Dog Center; and George Preti,... Read more →


Nation’s Top Doc Wants The Overdose Antidote Widely On Hand. Is That Feasible?

Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News and Rachel Bluth, Kaiser Health News When Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued an advisory calling for more people to carry naloxone — not just people at overdose risk, but also friends and family — experts and advocates were almost giddy. This is an “unequivocally positive” step forward, said Leo Beletsky, an associate professor of law and health sciences at Northeastern University. And not necessarily a surprise. Adams, who previously was Indiana’s health commissioner, was recruited to be the nation’s top doctor in part because of his work with then-Gov. Mike Pence, now the vice president. In Indiana, Adams pushed for harm-reduction approaches, which included expanded access to naloxone and the implementation of a needle exchange to combat the state’s much-publicized... Read more →


Plea in Swedesboro Homicide

SWEDESBORO NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Malcolm D. Tyson (DOB 3/24/93), of Paulsboro NJ, pleaded guilty today (4/26) to first-degree aggravated manslaughter in the death of 60-year-old Sylvester “Buttons” Combs, whose body was found in a trailer at an abandoned Swedesboro NJ business on April 6. Tyson also pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson in the burning of a storage trailer at a Swedesboro cemetery on 4/1/16, robbery of a West Deptford Citgo service station on 8/13/16 and violation of probation as a result of his arrest and plea in the Combs homicide. As a result of plea negotiations, Dianna Reed-Rolando, Trial Chief in the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, will recommend that Tyson be sentenced to 28 years in New Jersey state prison for aggravated manslaughter. He is... Read more →


DEP Rejects Lakewood’s Massive Development Plan

LAKEWOOD TOWNSHIP NJ (CNBNewsnet)--In a Public Notice in the New Jersey Register, The New Jersey DEP has rejected Lakewood Township’s proposed regional centers that would have doubled the population in the township and caused over development. The Department has determined that the Township has not comprehensively addressed the need for an adequate public water supply to serve its planned growth and has determined that they are inconsistent with the purposes of CAFRA and the Coastal Zone Management (CZM) Rules and are rejected for use in determining impervious cover limits and vegetative cover requirements for CAFRA regulated developments. “The DEP stood up for to the environment and good planning by rejecting Lakewood’s Coastal Zone Amendment that would have doubled the town’s population in an overdeveloped community.... Read more →


PORT AUTHORITY COMMISSIONER RESIGNS AMID ETHICS INQUIRY

Caren Z. Turner, a Democrat from Tenafly, has resigned as a commissioner for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey amid an inquiry into her conduct, NJ.com reports. Officials declined to disclose specifics of what was described as “profoundly disturbing conduct,” but NJ.com said anonymous sources indicated that Turner had intervened in a traffic stop involving her daughter. Turner had been chair of the Port Authority's Governance and Ethics Committee. FORMER CHRISTIE STAFFERS BEGIN BRIDGEGATE APPEAL Attorneys for two former members of Gov. Chris Christie’s staff will be in court today to argue that their convictions in the Bridgegate scandal be overturned, The Associated Press writes. The former staffers, Bill Baroni and Bridget Kelly, were sentenced to prison for their roles in lane... Read more →


NJBIA Statement on Equal Pay Legislation Signed by Governor Murphy

NJBIA President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka issued the following statement today regarding Governor Murphy’s signing of Equal Pay legislation (S-104). “NJBIA has always supported the core intent of the legislation in addressing pay discrimination and seeking to ensure that employees of public contractors are equitably paid. “However, we maintained a great concern with the originally proposed unlimited lookback period for the recovery of wages because it extended beyond legal precedent found in the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and the federal Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. “We appreciate the changes made by the bill’s sponsor incorporating less onerous reporting requirements for public contractors and capping the lookback period to six years, rather than the decades originally sought. However, the reasons why pay equity... Read more →


Register Now: Gloucester City PAL Golf Outing

In Memory of Jim E. Ferry Sr. For all the Good Things He Did” Come out and join us for the 12th Annual Gloucester City P.A.L. Golf Tournament in honor of Jim E. Ferry Sr.! All proceeds will go to the Gloucester City P.A.L. And other local organizations. There will be prizes, open bar, food, raffles and lots of fun! Date: Wednesday May 9, 2018 Rain Date: May 16, 2018 Place: Westwood Golf Club 850 Kings Highway West Deptford NJ Time: 10:00am shot gun start, 9:00 registration opens/check in Cost: $100 per golfer which includes, green fees, cart, prizes, lunch at course, reception after with open bar, food and prizes Sponsors: Silver-$100* Gold- $200 * Platinum - $300 Corporate - $500 All Golfers and Sponsors... Read more →


Former Jersey City Police Officer Gets 18 Months In Prison

For Scheme Involving Off-Duty Work Assignments CNBNews graphics files NEWARK, N.J. – A former Jersey City police officer was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for fraudulently collecting income for off-duty work he never performed, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Ehab Abdelaziz, 38, of Clifton, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge John Michael Vazquez to an information charging him with conspiracy to commit bribery. Judge Vazquez imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Private contractors and utility companies sometimes needed the services of off-duty police officers for certain projects, including work in Jersey City that could obstruct the flow of traffic. Abdelaziz was a Jersey City police officer... Read more →


Four Jefferson Health Associates Receive Nursing Scholarships

VOORHEES, NJ (April 23, 2018) – Four Jefferson Health associates based in New Jersey were recently honored as recipients of the Annual Nursing Scholarships, presented at Camden County College in Blackwood, NJ. Each year, Jefferson Health’s New Jersey Department of Nursing offers various nursing scholarships: the Entry-Level BSN Scholarship, open to all associates (clinical and non-clinical) aspiring to earn a bachelor’s of science nursing degree (BSN); two RN to BSN scholarships (the Gartzman Fund and the Shah Family scholarships), both open to Jefferson Health RNs in NJ aspiring to earn a BSN degree; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to an MSN or doctorate in nursing degree. This year’s recipients are: Kimberly Mellon of Sicklerville, NJ, Dialysis Center Patient... Read more →


Two Arrested in Lower Township for Narcotics

CNBNews graphics file Cape May Court House, New Jersey (April 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--– Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the arrest of Michael Hamilton (age 43) and Judith Hamilton (age 63) of the Villas section of Lower Township, N.J. for the distribution of Heroin on April 20, 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. Both Michael and Judith Hamilton were arrested on April 20, 2018, during the execution of a Court authorized search warrant at their residence on Tampa Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township, N.J. This search warrant was a... Read more →


RE-THINKING WHAT STUDENTS NEED TO KNOW

Written by Mary Beth Peabody/Diocese of Camden Joan DiCicco is a self-proclaimed curriculum geek. A second-grade teacher, DiCicco is serving on her third curriculum redesign team for South Jersey Catholic Schools — first math, (ELA) and now social studies. As a team leads for the ELA redesign, DiCicco and three colleagues spent two weeks with educators from the Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) at the University of Notre Dame. “[ACE] helped us understand how to get teachers to collaborate,” she said. For the next three years, DiCicco and nearly 60 other diocesan teachers developed an integrated ELA curriculum, which was rolled out in grades K through 12 for 2017-18 school year. “The curriculum offers the freedom to move away from the [text] book, be more... Read more →


Obituary: Carol Ann LaSelva, age 68 of Bellmawr

Carol Ann LaSelva on April 23, 2018, of Bellmawr formerly of Camden. Age 68. Beloved wife of Joseph LaSelva. Devoted mother of Reina Nitzky (Robert), Joseph LaSelva, and John LaSelva (Jennifer). Loving grandmother of Julianna and Anthony. Dear sister of John Santone and Kathy Lynskey. There will be a visitation from 11 am to 12 noon on Saturday at the GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Memorial Service 12 noon at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Carol’s memory to the American Stroke Association P.O. Box 417005, Boston, MA 02241. Read more →


Obituary: Anna Saiia of Bellmawr age 93

Anna Saiia (nee Virga), on April 22, 2018, of Bellmawr; formerly of South Philadelphia, PA. Age 93. Devoted mother of Lorraine Viesti and Albert Saiia (Susan). Loving grandmom of Albert, Sarah, Joseph, John, and Jenna. Preceded in death by two sisters, Katherine Giacobbe and Grace Varra. Also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, Runnemede, NJ 08078. Funeral service 10:30 am at the funeral home. Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anna’s memory to St. Jude Children’s Research, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Read more →


The Food Bank of South Jersey Hosts 2018 Food Bank Hunger Games

Corporate Teams Compete to Raise Funding for FBSJ’s Hunger Relief Programs for Children Pennsauken, NJ –The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ)will host its Food Bank Hunger Games on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at their Pennsauken headquarters. The event benefits FBSJ’s Children’s programs, which brings breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to needy children during the summer months and meals to children after school. The Food Bank Hunger Games is an event like no other. The creative competition blends elements from the popular Food Network TV Show, Chopped and the Hunger Games book and film franchise by challenging teams to create a healthy meal in under 45-minutes utilizing a box of food items that FBSJ typically distributes through its pantry network.... Read more →


Tartaglione Ordered To Forfeit More Than $2.4 Million From Fraud Scheme

Eastern District of Pennsylvania CNBNews Graphics file United States District Court Judge Joel H. Slomsky on Wednesday ordered Renee Tartaglione to forfeit $2.4 million in proceeds from her scheme to defraud the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic. Tartaglione was convicted in June 2017, on all 53 counts of conspiracy, theft, fraud and tax evasion. Tartaglione siphoned some $2 million from the clinic of which she was president, and used some of that money to improve a building she owned that then appreciated in value. “There’s a long list of victims in this case,” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. “The economically disadvantaged served by the clinic deserved better. The guilty verdict, and now the Judge’s forfeiture order, bring a measure of justice for those victims.”... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Ice Hockey Players Show Support to Victims of Canadian Bus Crash

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNewsnet)Several members of the Gloucester Catholic Ice Hockey Team, as well as Junior High students who play hockey affiliated with Hollydell and Gloucester Catholic, participated in a show of support for the junior hockey team in Canada that lost 15 people, including 10 young players, in a bus crash in early April 2018. This is part of the “Hockey Stands With You” initiative. Teams across the country wore their jerseys and send messages of support to the team and families of those affected. source Gloucester Catholic High School Read more →


Republicans Call for Justice Department Investigation Into Comey, Clinton, Others

Collaborative Correspondent AMAC A group of House Republicans has called for the Department of Justice to investigate a laundry list of former agency heads and people involved in the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server. The letter is addressed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and U.S. Attorney for the District of Utah John Huber. It asks that each of these men use their respective powers to investigate “potential violation(s) of federal statues” on the part of Clinton and of former FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, FBI agent Peter Strzok, and FBI counsel Lisa Page. The representatives include members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus—including Rep. Ron DeSantis of... Read more →


*Southern NJ Go Red For Women Lunch April 27

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View Let’s Unite! ¡Unámonos! Together we can prevent heart disease and stroke. Did you know that in the U.S., cardiovascular diseases kill approximately one women every 80 seconds? The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Go Red For Women® advocates for more research and swifter action for women's heart health. We encourage women and their families to take action and live a healthier life. Let’s unite. Together we are making a difference. Join us at GoRedForWomen.org and at this year’s Go Red For Women luncheon. Helena Foulkes President of CVS Pharmacy and EVP of CVS Health Inaugural National Chair of Go Red For Women Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA:Liberian warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' receives historic sentence in immigration fraud case

PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)–A Liberian national was sentenced in federal court Thursday to 30 years in prison for immigration fraud and perjury. The prison term marks the longest sentence for a human rights violator case in the history of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Human Rights Violators and War Crimes Center (HRVWCC), which supported the probe. The sentencing also caps an extensive investigation led by ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Philadelphia. Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, a violent and ruthless Liberian warlord also known as “Jungle Jabbah,” who had been living in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. Jabbateh, 51, was found guilty in October 2017 of two counts of fraud in immigration documents and two counts of perjury. “Let today’s sentencing serve as an example of HSI’s commitment to... Read more →


Older Americans Are Hooked On Vitamins Despite Scarce Evidence They Work

Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News About This Series When she was a young physician, Dr. Martha Gulati noticed that many of her mentors were prescribing vitamin E and folic acid to patients. Preliminary studies in the early 1990s had linked both supplements to a lower risk of heart disease. She urged her father to pop the pills as well: “Dad, you should be on these vitamins, because every cardiologist is taking them or putting their patients on [them],” recalled Gulati, now chief of cardiology for the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. But just a few years later, she found herself reversing course, after rigorous clinical trials found neither vitamin E nor folic acid supplements did anything to protect the heart. Even worse, studies linked... Read more →


Fifth Defendant in Multi-State Dog Fighting Prosecution Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

CNBNews graphics file Asbury Park, New Jersey, Defendant Sentenced As Part of ‘Operation Grand Champion’ TRENTON, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)--– The fifth defendant to plead guilty in a multi-state dog fighting case was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for his role in dog fighting activities that took place in New Jersey and Virginia, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito of the District of New Jersey and Acting Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey H. Wood of the Justice Department’s Environment and Natural Resources Division announced. Mario Atkinson, 42, of Asbury Park, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty June 15, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan an information charging him with one count of sponsoring and exhibiting a dog in a dogfight, and one count of unlawful possession of... Read more →


Philadelphia City Council Issues RFP for Independent Audit of Property Assessments

Philadelphia, PA (CNBNewsnet)--– The City Council of Philadelphia has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified auditors of the Office of Property Assessment(OPA). A subsection of the Philadelphia Code authored by Council mandates that OPA be independently audited at least once every three years. This will be the first audit of OPA performed to meet this requirement. “This audit will establish the rigor and accuracy OPA’s annual reassessment process,” Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) said. “Philadelphians are rightly alarmed by the average 11-percent increase in residential property assessments released by the Administration this year, directly on the heels of Mayor Kenney’s Fiscal Year 2019 budget request of a property tax increase and transfer tax increase. The Administration has since adjusted its proposed... Read more →


AMAC Calls For ‘Rational Debate’ On Gun Control

John Grimaldi WASHINGTON, DC – Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens, has called for “rational debate’ rather than politically motivated rhetoric” regarding the issue of gun control. “The murder of innocent children in our nation’s schools by mentally disturbed individuals cannot be tolerated. Nor should it become political campaign fodder. Yet that is exactly what is bound to happen in the next eight months leading up the 2018 Mid-Term elections,” says Weber. In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens escalated the politics of gun control by calling for the full repeal of the Second Amendment. Weber describes Justice Stevens’ solution as an “absurdly extreme... Read more →


1st Place Lady Lions defeat #2 Penns Grove and #3 Pennsville

Related: Gloucester City High School Bruce Darrow GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (April 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--In the past few days, the Lions Softball team defeated #2 Penns Grove 19-0 and #3 Pennsville 8-3 take control of the Tri-County Classic Division. Photo Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below Kylar Coughlin Pictured Below Meghan Ferry Pictured Below Grace Fenton Pictured Below Lauren Pierman Read more →


Matthew D. Toy, Jr. of Williamstown; Past Philly Naval Yard Warehouse Manager

Of Williamstown, formerly of Deptford Twp. On April 16, 2018. Age 67. Loving husband of the late Barbara A. Toy. Devoted father of Matthew D. Toy, III (Ann) and Shannon Martin. Dear grandfather of Alexandra, Benjamin and Aidan. Matthew was born in Cape May and proudly served our country in the United States Marine Corps. during Vietnam. He was a Warehouse Manager at the Philadelphia Naval Yard. Catholic Graveside Service with U.S. Marine Corps Military Honors on Friday, April 27 at 2:00 pm at Gloucester County Veterans Cemetery: 240 North Tuckahoe Road, Williamstown. Family requests memorial donations in Matthew’s name to Cure Alzheimer’s Fund: 34 Washington Street, Suite 200, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481. www.curealzfund.org Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary... Read more →


Dorothy E. Gaunt of Gloucester City; Lighthouse Baptist Church member; former 5&10 Employee   

(CNBNewsnet)Gloucester City – On April 19, 2018. Age 86. Beloved daughter of the late Harry and Edith Gaunt. Survived by her sister, Shirley Walton, and Brother, David Gaunt. Predeceased by her sisters, Edith Gaunt and Carol Henry and her brothers, Harry Gaunt, William Gaunt and Howard Gaunt. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church for over 20 years. She was a longtime employee of the defunct 5&10 located at Broadway and Monmouth Street, Gloucester City Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Tuesday morning, April 24th from 10:30 to 11:30 AM at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 811 Market St., Gloucester City, NJ 08030. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester City. Condolences and Memories... Read more →


NJ TAX AMNESTY PROGRAM UNDER DISCUSSION IN LEGISLATURE

Democratic legislators are proposing a three-month period of amnesty for people delinquent on their state taxes, NJ Spotlight reports. Such a program could raise millions of dollars, lawmakers say, because people would be encouraged to pay tax bills if some fees and penalties were waived. The amnesty period would begin on July 1 and apply to anyone behind on taxes owed for 2014 through 2016. WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY DENOUNCES STUDENT’S RACIST RANT William Paterson University posted statements on social media Sunday denouncing a video in which a student used racist language, NJ 101.5 says. The student, a member of the Delta Episilon Phi sorority, reportedly used the N-word in the 20-second video. CHRISTIE’S OFFICIAL PORTRAIT TO COST STATE $85,000 The official portrait for former Gov.... Read more →


Obituary: James W. Saylor, Jr. of Williamstown, formerly of Washington Township and Bellmawr

James W. Saylor, Jr. James W. Saylor, Jr. on April 22, 2018 of Williamstown, formerly of Washington Township and Bellmawr. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Rosemarie (nee Walder). Devoted father of Debra Ann Saylor-Brown (Michael), Theresa Crivaro (Andrew) and the late Linda Marie and Kathleen Michelle. Loving grandpop of Anastasia “Stacy”, Sam, Max, Ashley, Andrew, Mathew, Rosemarie and Santino. Great grandpop/Pop Pop of Dominic and Malea. Dear brother of Stacy Saylor Meyers (Jerry) and the late Francis X. Saylor. Also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm on Friday eve and 8:15am to 9:15am on Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, 126 S. Black Horse Pike, RUNNEMEDE, NJ 08078. Funeral Mass 10am St. Joachim Parish;... Read more →


Officer Down: New Castle Pennsylvania Detective Sgt. Brian Scott Cuscino

NEW CASTLE, PA (April 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Detective Sergeant Brian Cuscino suffered a fatal heart attack while participating in the department's mandatory physical fitness program at approximately 7:30 am. He collapsed while using a treadmill at a local gym that was authorized to be used for the wellness program. Another officer found him unconscious. Sergeant Cuscino had served with the New Castle Police Department for 17 years and was assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division and Special Response Team. He is survived by his wife and two sons. He passed away on the same day he was to receive the department's Officer of the Quarter award. Chief of Police Robert A. Salem New Castle Police Department 303 E North Street New Castle, PA 16101 via Officer Down... Read more →


Reward Doubled for Info on 700 Pounds of Stolen Dynamite

BARBARA LEONARDApril 20, 2018 PHILADELPHIA (CN) – Federal officials offered a $20,000 reward Thursday for information on the recent theft of 704 pounds of dynamite from a Pennsylvania construction site. Doubling the amount offered on Tuesday, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives noted in a statement that the reward is available to anyone who assists in the return of the explosives or the arrest of the parties responsible for the theft. Along with 400 blasting caps, the explosives were lifted from the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline project in Marietta, Pennsylvania, sometime before worksite security discovered the theft Monday morning. Though the explosives had been locked away in a truck trailer when workers left for the weekend, on Monday the trailer door was found ajar... Read more →


Jackson Township Human Remains Identified; Suspect from Pemberton Arrested

ALAN JOSEPH MCGINNIS Photo courtesy the Ocean County Jail JACKSON TOWNSHIP NJ (April 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott A. Coffina, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan, Superintendent of the New Jersey State Police today announced the arrest of Alan McGinnis, 20, of Pemberton in the death of Cody MacPherson whose remains were discovered in the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area last month. On September 24th, 2017, Pemberton Township Police Detectives filed a missing person report for Cody MacPherson (DOB 07/15/1997) who recently moved to Browns Mills from Portage, Indiana. On March 19, 2018, at 1:32 p.m., the Jackson Township Police Department received a call from Richard Byrne, a District Warden with the New Jersey Forest Fire Service. Warden Byrne was... Read more →


Gloucester City High School to Host A Night Of Inspiration & Hope - April 24th

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (April 22, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--All Camden County residents are invited to come out to the GHS auditorium for this event that was originally "snowed out" on March 22nd. The event will begin at 7 p.m. on April 24th. Mr. Bates will speak about the challenges that our youth face in today's society. As an experienced counselor, he will suggest some basic ways that parents and those that work closely with youth, can help guide adolescents to make the right choices. Willie Green will deliver a motivational message about setting goals, having a purpose, making good choices, but still enjoying the journey of life! He will talk about the challenges he faced growing up in Atlantic City and losing both his parents by the age... Read more →


Obituary: Alfred N. Vitale of Bellmawr

Alfred N. Vitale Alfred N. Vitale on April 20, 2018 of Bellmawr, formerly of Philadelphia. Age74. Beloved husband of Mildred “Celie”of 47 years. Loving father of Alfred, father-in-law of Tracie. Dear grandfather (G-Pop) of Nicholas and Jessica. Loving brother of Ellen DeCarlo and the late James Vitale and Margaret Vitale. Brother-in-law of Tony DeCarlo and Harriet Vitale. Dear uncle of Steven Vitale, Anthony DeCarlo and Michelle Blum. There will be a viewing in Church from 8:15am to 9:45am on Wednesday morning at St. Joachim’s Parish, Mary Mother of the Church, 20 Braisington Avenue, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10am in Church. Interment Private at the request of the family. Family requests in lieu of flowers, that donations be made in Alfred’s memory to The American... Read more →


NRA Salutes “the Gunny” and Mourns the Passing of an American Patriot

(APRIL 20, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--America, and the NRA lost a true friend and a staunch defender of freedom with the passing of R. Lee Ermey—an NRA board member and volunteer spokesman for the NRA Freedom Action Foundation—on April 15 from complications of pneumonia. He was 74 years old. Known as “the Gunny” to friends and fans, Ermey served over a decade in the Marine Corps, including 30 months as a drill instructor during the mid-1960s and a 14-month tour in Vietnam that began in 1968. He additionally served two tours in Okinawa. Ermey was medically retired in 1971 for injuries received during his service. Although Ermey retired as a Staff Sergeant, he was later recalled to duty, promoted to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant, and then immediately... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Catholic Strong

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ: After my arrival in the diocese, I set forth three principal pastoral objectives that needed to be addressed: increasing vocations to the priesthood; the availability and accessibility of Catholic schools; and the financial stability of the diocese and each parish. Significant strides have been made in the areas of vocations and Catholic schools. Our next hurdle is the maximizing of the resources in each of our parishes and in the diocese to meet the growing challenges of announcing the joy of the Gospel to all men and women in South Jersey. In Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation EVANGELII GAUDIUM, (The Joy of the Gospel) he encourages us to become a missionary Church that ministers even to the peripheries of society.... Read more →


Making a Difference on Conservation Issues

By Eliza Healey [April 20, 2018, Philadelphia, PA] – On Sunday, April 8, 2018, at the Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival, Penn Vet Dean Joan Hendricks moderated a Q&A session after a screening of Thriving with Their Feet, Valve Turners, and The Last Animals. Dr. Hendricks provided resources for those interested in making a difference on the conservation issues raised in these three films. Here are some of the resources she shared: Resources Thriving with Their Feet The Pinelands Preservation Alliance The Pinelands Preservation Alliance is working to protect one of the cleanest aquifers in America, a vast reserve of fresh water that underlies southern New Jersey. Yet this aquifer and the tiny colorful frogs that depend on it—the threatened Pine Barrens Tree Frog—are under severe... Read more →


CNB News Spotlight on NJ College Students

Students Inducted Into Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society at University of the Sciences PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/18/2018)-- The following students were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta (ALD) Honor Society at University of the Sciences on April 8, 2018. Invitations to join ALD, a national honor society for first-year students, are based on attaining a first-semester academic average of at least 3.50 and ranking in the top 20 percent of the class. Austin Blumetti of Somers Point (08244) is a doctor of pharmacy student. Rebecca Cino of Linwood (08221) is a doctor of pharmacy student. Nicole Pancari of Somers Point (08244) is a doctor of pharmacy student. Lucas Burkhardt of Sewell (08080) is a doctor of physical therapy student. Keiya Moncilovich of West Deptford (08086) is... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Black Bears Emerging from Winter Dens

Marylanders Urged to Keep Bears Wild Now is the time when black bears are emerging from their dens, after a long winter slumber, in a search for food and sustenance. However due to the fact that natural food sources, such as berries, insects and plants are still in short supply in early spring, bears may become more easily attracted to artificial and human-generated food sources. The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesurges residents to remove all potential bear attractants. Specific recommendations include: Locking garbage in a bear-proof trash bin or storing trash containers in a locked garage or shed; Rinsing out trash containers with ammonia to eliminate odors; Storing cooking grills inside or keeping them clean of food residue; and Removing backyard bird-feeders April through November... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Shopping

Dawn O Watson | CNBNewsnet My grocery shopping expeditions are epic examples of my priorities. For example, I can walk into ShopRite with one of those small carts and by Aisle 5 I’m out of space. I’m reminded of the movie, “Jaws” when the character says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”. I buy carrots to use as treats, then proceed to the meat department. I check the prices and realize it’s either pay my bills or eat a steak and leave the area, after buying some chicken to cook up with the carrots. I hit the cereal aisle and stock up on generic carbs with artificial colors and names like, “Froot Loopies” because they have to misspell words that are unhealthy equivalents of actual... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Paterson NJ Officer Tamby Yagan

PATERSON NJ (April 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)Police Officer Tamby Yagan was killed in a vehicle crash near 150 Getty Avenue at approximately 11:00 am. He suffered fatal injuries when his patrol car collided with a parked vehicle. He was transported to St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries. Officer Yagan had served with the Paterson Police Department for 13 years and had previously served as a volunteer firefighter for the Prospect Park Fire Department. He is survived by his young son. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Police Director Jerry Speziale Paterson Police Department 111 Broadway Public Safety Complex Paterson, NJ 07505 Phone: (973) 321-1150 via Officer Down Memorial Page Related: CNB Crime Blue Line Related:... Read more →


Haddon Township Man Charged with Bank Robbery

CNBNews graphics file HADDON TOWNSHIP NJ (April 21, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--According to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Oaklyn Police Chief Mark Moore. Bernard Herman, 37, of Haddon Township, was charged in connection with a bank robbery that occurred yesterday, as well as two previous robberies. On April 20, 2019, at approximately 9:30 a.m., Mr. Herman allegedly entered the TD Bank located on 1130 White Horse Pike in Oaklyn and passed a demand note to the teller demanding money. Mr. Herman received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the scene. Witnesses described the suspect as a male in his 30s, approximately 6’2” tall with a slim build, and scruffy facial hair. He was also observed wearing a red hooded sweatshirt, tan Phillies baseball hat, and... Read more →


Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory

x CNBNews graphics file Dick’s Sporting Goods took their campaign to alienate law-abiding gun owners to an extraordinary new level last week. The beleaguered retailer announced that in addition to removing certain types of semi-automatic rifles from their stores, the company will destroy its stock of these commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms along with any accessories for the guns. Back on February 28, Dick’s CEO Ed Stack issued a letter in which he announced that his company had caved to the demands of anti-gun extremists and adopted a raft of self-imposed gun controls. Stack made clear that the company would discriminate against young adults by refusing to sell rifles and shotguns to those ages 18 to 20 and would no longer sell commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles and standard-capacity... Read more →


CNB News Spotlight on NJ College Students

CNBNews graphics file Wilkes University Students Presented With Awards at Annual Scholarship Luncheon WILKES-BARRE, PA (04/17/2018)-- More than 200 Wilkes University students received scholarships at the March 22 annual Scholarship Luncheon on March 22. Scholarship students were recognized along with the donors whose gifts made the scholarships possible. Justin Gaskill of Somers Point, N.J. 08244 was awarded The Richard and Ellen Ayre Memorial Scholarship. Marcus Robinson of Swedesboro, N.J. 08085 was awarded The John Faneck '50 Scholarship Fund. Gabriella Lajara of Brigantine, N.J. 08203 was awarded The Amedeo Obici and Thomas P. Sangiuliano Scholarship. Zachary Rodriguez of Egg Harbor Twp., N.J. 08234 was awarded The Daniel S. Wilcox Jr. Scholarships in Accounting. Lebanon Valley College Inducts Students Into Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society ANNVILLE, PA... Read more →


Officer Down: JESUS "CHUY" CORDOVA of Nogales, Arizona

Police Officer Jesus Cordova, age 44, was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a carjacking suspect in the 2900 block of North Grand Avenue at approximately 2:45 pm. The subject had carjacked a vehicle in Patagonia and fled from Santa Cruz County deputies into Nogales, where he attempted to carjack another vehicle. Nogales officers had responded to the attempted carjacking and located the suspect inside of a car. As officers attempted a traffic stop, the man exited the vehicle and opened fire on Officer Cordova, who was still in his vehicle. Officer Cordova was struck multiple times. Officer Cordova was flown to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The man then fled the scene and carjacked a third vehicle. He was... Read more →


Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia Dedicate South to Christian Segment of the Schuylkill River Trail

(Image courtesy of Phillycurb.com) PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ (CNBNewsnet)-- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), the City of Philadelphia, elected city and state officials including the Honorable James Kenney, Mayor, City of Philadelphia; Michael Di Berardinis, Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia; State Representative Jordan Harris (D-Phila); Senator Lawrence Farnese (D-1st); Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-Phila); Leslie Richards, Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation; Diane Kripas, Trails Manager, DCNR; Shawn McCaney, Executive Director, William Penn Foundation; Kathryn Ott Lovell, Commissioner of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and area neighbors today celebrated the dedication of the South to Christian Street segment of the Schuylkill River Trail in Philadelphia. The event included a ceremonial opening of the gates and bridge that provide neighborhood access to this new section of the... Read more →


Author Releases Suspense Novel About Journalist Caught in International Plot

William Brazzel unravels the story of reporter facing down international terror group in a new book MORRISTOWN, N.J. (April 16, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– A New Jersey-based writer has released his debut political suspense novel that unravels the action-packed story of an investigative journalist who finds himself at the center of an international conflict. In “Conflux: Threat from the Troika,” author William Brazzel follows the story of ex-special forces officer Sean Carrol – a reporter who becomes entangled in an intricate terror plot after powerful paramilitary organization Deutsche Christen kidnaps his niece and nephew. Upon receiving a demand for an interview from the organization’s seemingly indomitable and ruthless leader Carl Dietrich in exchange for his family members’ safety, Carrol must navigate the rocky political terrain of a terrorist... Read more →


New Restaurants Spring Up In Philadelphia

Recent Openings Include A Major Food Hall, Upscale Peruvian Fare, Fried Chicken & More Spring always arrives with a sense of novelty—warmer weather, beautiful produce and the beginnings of outdoor dining season. Add to that a fresh crop of just-opened Philadelphia restaurants to explore—a Vietnamese bring-your-own-bottle (BYOB) spot on South Street (Ngon Ngon), a Peruvian restaubar in Old City (Vista Peru) and Franklin’s Table Food Hall in University City, just to name a few—and it’s an ideal time to get out and get eating. The region’s budding new venues include: Center City East: Chez Ben and M. Brown’s – Old City’s Renaissance Downtown Hotel unveils a new all-day brasserie and aged-spirits bar. Visitors can expect a raw bar, tartes flambées and steak frites, wines by... Read more →