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June 2018

Grand Jury Returns Murder Indictment Against Kenneth D. Arsenault Accused of Killing Wife

Kenneth D. Arsenault MOUNT HOLLY, NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man has been indicted for fatally attacking his wife earlier this year with a hammer and knife at their home in the Browns Mills section of the township. Kenneth D. Arsenault, 59, of the first block of Cochita Trail, was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), two counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned June 26 and signed by... Read more →


The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and Ocean Resort Casino started taking bets from gamblers a day before they were scheduled to open, the Press of Atlantic City reports. Both casinos received permission to begin full operations on Wednesday afternoon from the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement, and both immediately started letting gamblers inside. Elaborate grand opening festivities are still scheduled for today and this weekend. MAHWAH GROUP SUBMITS SIGNATURES FOR RECALL OF MAYOR The Mahwah Township Clerk is in the process of verifying signatures on petitions for a recall election of Mayor Bill Laforet, NJ.com writes.... Read more →

EPA Awards $250,000 to New Jersey for Beaches

(New York, N.Y. – June 27, 2018) As peak beach season arrives in the United States, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 2 office expects to award up to $250,000 to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to protect beachgoers contingent upon the number of eligible recipients nationwide that apply for grant funds and the availability of funding. “Enjoying the beach is a quintessential pastime for Americans every summer,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Through EPA’s BEACH grants, we are ensuring communities across the country can keep their beaches safe and enjoyable for all.” “New Jersey’s beaches... Read more →

GTPD Requesting Community’s Assistance With Helping To Identify Possible Suspect In Reference to Suspicious Fires

image provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester Township Police Department, in partnership with local and county Fire Marshals and the Camden County Prosecutors Office are investigating four suspicious fires to several townhouses under construction on Iron Gate Road in the Erial Section of Gloucester Township. The fires occurred on September 29th 2017, November 27th 2017, January 3rd 2018 and June 26, 2018. It appears the fires are set in the early morning, prior to day break. The fires appear to be intentionally set. The Gloucester Township Police Department is requesting the community’s assistance in identifying a possible suspect.... Read more →

Court Rules Defense Attorney Represented Sexual Assault Criminal Fairly

CNBNews graphics file WOODBURY NJ (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A state appeals court has affirmed a prior ruling that the lawyer for Lawrence L. Moore (DOB 12/12/55), of Pitman, did not ineffectively represent him during his 2011 trial for sexually assaulting a girl when she was 10 and continuing from 1999 to 2001. After the girl disclosed Moore’s actions when she was 18, he was convicted of aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child in a 2011 trial and was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey state prison. Moore’s appeal from an adverse post-conviction relief ruling contended his... Read more →

nj1015.com: Biggest winners and losers in NJ Democrats' new school aid plan

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON (JUNE 27, 2018)— More school districts would get more money under a competing school funding formula put forward by state Democratic lawmakers. Although many districts would also lose money. The only question is how the state will pay for it all. It's an important point because Gov. Phil Murphy, whose administration released its own school aid budget in March, and Democratic Senate President Steven Sweeney have threatened a government shutdown if both sides don't agree on a spending plan by the end of this month. The Democratic school aid proposal, advanced Tuesday by the budget committees... Read more →

EPA Awards $213,000 to Erie County, Pennsylvania for Water Quality Monitoring at Beaches

Lake Erie Beaches (photo credit Pinterest) PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2018) – As peak beach season arrives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to award approximately $213,000 to Erie County Pennsylvania to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs along the shores of Lake Erie. “Enjoying the beach is a quintessential pastime for Americans every summer,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Through EPA’s BEACH grants, we are ensuring communities across the country can keep their beaches safe and enjoyable for all.” Under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, EPA awards grants to eligible state, territorial and tribal... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic's Girls' Softball Team Captures Seventh Overall State Title

CNBNews graphics file LODI, NJ (June 28, 2018)--The Gloucester Catholic's girls’ softball team defeated Immaculate Conception of Lodi, 11-1, on June 9 and captured its seventh overall state title. Nicole Hagerty proved a threat on the field and at the plate, striking out seven, giving up seven hits, and walking one in being named the winning pitcher, and hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Shayla reached base four times, knocking in one run and scoring a run. Joe Matranga, coaching the girls’ softball team for the second year, called the game a great example of the team’s... Read more →

William R. Hagan Sr., Past Gloucester City Councilman and Retired Ambulance Driver

CNBNews graphics file Gloucester City NJ (June 28, 2018) - Surrounded by his loving family on June 26, 2018. Age 84 Loving husband of 65 years to the late Effie M. Hagan (nee Harker). Loving father of William R. Hagan, Jr. (Dawn), Brian P. Hagan (Anne) and Michael J. Hagan. One of 14 children, William is survived by his sisters, Joan Gundle and Jean Eller. Predeceased by his children, Charles A. Hagan, Sr. and Margaret Hagan; his parents, Joseph and Amber Hagan and his grandson, Charles A. Hagan, Jr. and many brothers and sisters. Cherished grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather... Read more →

Blockchain Will Soon Be A Necessity Across All Industries

CNBNewsnet(June 28, 2018)--Blockchain, the technology behind Bitcoin’s success, is already revolutionizing the world economy by changing how processes are being handled in industries. Already, a majority of organizations across different industries have incorporated blockchain systems into their day to day business activities. What Exactly Is A Blockchain? A blockchain is known to be a digital ledger that records and saves data through different independent nodes (servers/computers), that make transactions and other digital interactions to be safe, without the use of an admin intermediary or a third party organization. The benefits of blockchain are significant enough to sustain its relevance for... Read more →

ICE removes Salvadoran MS-13 affiliate, Irish national with manslaughter conviction

NEWARK, NJ – Within the past week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) removed two public safety threats to their respective countries of origin. ERO officers removed Frank Adonay Gonzalez Valdez, an El Salvadoran national with MS-13 affiliations, June 15 and transferred him to the custody of El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities upon his arrival in his home country. Gonzalez was initially encountered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Sept. 13 when he tried to enter the U.S. without a valid nonimmigrant visa. He was entered into removal proceedings, and on May 15, an immigration... Read more →

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police promoting Operation Dry Water June 29-July 1

CNBNews graphics file DOVER, Delaware (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police today announced their active participation in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education campaign aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the June 29-July 1 weekend, Fish & Wildlife officers will increase their presence on Delaware’s waterways to educate boaters on the danger and risk of operating a vessel while their blood alcohol level exceeds the state and federal limit of 0.08 percent. Boat operators found to be at or above the limit will be arrested and may... Read more →

EPA Announces Settlement with Northeast Dredging Equipment Company LLC

Puts Cleaner Diesel Engines on Floating Crane in NY/NJ Harbor (New York, N.Y. – June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Northeast Dredging Equipment Company, LLC has completed the installation of two cleaner diesel engines on a floating crane as part of a legal settlement reached in April of 2017 for alleged violations of the Marine Protection, Research, and Sanctuaries Act. As part of the settlement, Northeast Dredging LLC invested at least $250,000 to replace two old diesel engines from its floating crane with cleaner models, resulting in improved water and air quality. The crane operates in... Read more →

Don’t Miss the Early Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anyone can temporarily forget the name of a song, a movie title or a former neighbor’s name every once in a while. But when a loved one asks you the same question twice in five minutes, seems unusually aggressive, and begins to lose things around the house, it may be the earliest signs of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Medicines can treat the symptoms of the disease, but there is still no cure for AD. While heart disease and cancer are ranked as the top two causes of death in the United States, AD is likely underreported and may have jumped... Read more →

Eight Arrested in Africa-Based Cybercrime and Business Email Compromise Conspiracy

CNBNews graphics file In accordance with the Justice Department’s recent efforts to disrupt business email compromise (BEC) schemes that are designed to intercept and hijack wire transfers from businesses and individuals, including many senior citizens, the Department announced Operation Keyboard Warrior, an effort coordinated by United States and international law enforcement to disrupt online frauds perpetrated from Africa. Eight individuals have been arrested for their roles in a widespread, Africa-based cyber conspiracy that allegedly defrauded U.S. companies and citizens of approximately $15 million since at least 2012. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division,... Read more →

James Madison U Announces Spring 2018 Graduate School Graduates

CNBNews graphics file HARRISONBURG, VA (06/25/2018)-- James Madison University is pleased to announce the following students who graduated during the May 4, 2018 graduate school commencement exercises. More than 600 students received master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Victoria Lynn Kendall of Erial, NJ graduated with a degree in Accounting. Kayla Rose Morrissey of Wall, NJ graduated with a degree in Education. Kelsey McKenzie Kennedy of Medford, NJ graduated with a degree in Education. Nicole Marie Verbaro of Cinnaminson, NJ graduated with a degree in Education. Trevor Jude Cooper of North Wildwood, NJ graduated with a degree in History. Danielle... Read more →

Maryland Fishing Report: Reading The Signs That Mother Nature Provides To You

Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources June 27, 2018 Nick Pirchio caught this striped bass fishing with his dad in Chesapeake Bay, when they tried some jigging after spotting some bait. Photo courtesy of Nick Pirchio We’ve all heard it – 10 percent of anglers catch 90 percent of the fish. Good fishermen are often able to anticipate or adjust to changes in conditions or fish behavior. This trait lies deep in that hunter-gatherer instinct of those who can read the signs that Mother Nature provides them. This kind of savvy and experience is usually part of what... Read more →

Mellanie Kai Lassiter to Lead Next Phase of Pepco Holdings Corporate Relations Efforts

New leader brings broad community and stakeholder engagement experience to build on Atlantic City Electric’s and Delmarva Power’s respected philanthropic footprint WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 26, 2018) – Pepco Holdings has named Mellanie Kai Lassiter as its new senior manager of Corporate Relations. Lassiter, a 13-year veteran of both Baltimore Gas and Electric (BG&E) and PECO in Philadelphia, will build on Pepco Holdings’ ongoing philanthropic efforts and will oversee the implementation of the corporate citizenship programs that will further define Pepco, Delmarva Power and Atlantic City Electric as key community and philanthropic partners. Lassiter also will collaborate closely with the DC-based... Read more →

DRBC Announces Delaware Basin Summer Photo Contest

CNBNews graphics file WEST TRENTON, N.J. (June 26)(CNBNewsnet)-- – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today announced its Summer Photo Contest, highlighting amateur and professional photography that conveys the beauty, diversity, function, and significance of the water resources of the Delaware River Basin, a 13,539-square mile watershed. “The warmer temperatures and longer days of summer are finally here, and the watershed is alive with people getting outside and appreciating the exceptional water resources of the Delaware River Basin,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “This seasonal contest provides the opportunity for the public to share photographs that highlight and celebrate... Read more →

Camden City Resident Arrested on Charges of Sexual Assault and Child Pornography

Law enforcement investigating whether additional crimes occurred MAPLE SHADE NJ (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Gary Gubbei announced that a 21-year-old Camden man has been charged with manufacturing child pornography and sexually assaulting a young girl in Maple Shade earlier this year. Jermaine J. Ward, of the 1000 block of Carl Miller Boulevard, used his cell phone to make a video recording of the assault. He was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (First Degree, Third Degree) and Sexual Assault (Second Degree). He faces a detention hearing later... Read more →


While scrambling to pass a $36.5 billion spending plan last week, Democratic lawmakers also rushed through a bill to raise the corporate tax rate and help balance the budget with about $915 million in new revenue, The Record reports. But a mistake in the legalese of the 24-page bill would have forced New Jersey corporations to pay as much as $7 billion more than intended. Lawmakers voted on the faulty bill then immediately started working on a fix. MURPHY OFFERS TAX-INCREASE DEAL IN EFFORT TO BREAK IMPASSE Gov. Phil Murphy pitched a state budget compromise that would raise New Jersey's... Read more →

Bicyclist Hit by Van in Winslow Township; In Critical Condition

CNBNews graphics file WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Winslow Township Police were dispatched to Erial road in the area of Wiltons Landing Rd for a reported motor vehicle crash with a bicycle. Responding units located a 14 year old male who had been struck by a van traveling westbound on Erial Road. Winslow Township officers provided medical attention and assisted Winslow EMS and Fire with stabilizing the juvenile until he was transported by helicopter to Cooper University Hospital, in critical condition. Preliminary investigation at the scene revealed a group of three juveniles were riding bicycles on Erial Rd westbound. A... Read more →

Ocean City Resident Busted on Narcotic Charges

CNBNews graphics file Cape May Court House, New Jersey (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Acting Chief, Captain John J. Prettyman announce the arrest of William Baker (age 18) of Ocean City for the distribution of Hashish on June 22, 2018. This three month investigation was conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force (GGNTF) along with the Ocean City Police Department's Detective Division and involved allegations that Baker was selling eatable items throughout Cape May County that allegedly contained marijuana. On June 22, 2018, Baker was arrested without... Read more →

A Message from Senate President Steve Sweeney

WESTVILLE NJ (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Yesterday, I had the pleasure of touring the Abilities Solutions, an organization based in Westville, New Jersey, that boosts employment opportunities for the disabled. This place is close to my heart. Sheltered workshops offer employment opportunities for people with developmental disabilities. They provide a safe work environment that showcases the abilities persons with disabilities possess. That is why I will not allow funding for sheltered workshops to be cut from this year’s budget and why the Legislature’s budget adds $5 million more for them than did the Governor’s. Abilities Solutions is just one example of an... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Help Us Score More Victories!

CNBNews graphics file Dear Friend: We relish a good fight. Not that we look for it: just as firefighters don't make fires so they can put them out, we don't set cultural fires so we can put them out. But once trouble begins, we swing into action, doing what we can to bring about justice. We are approaching the half-way point of 2018, and so far, so good: we've won some important victories, without any help from others, and we've shared in other victories.Giving to this appeal will ensure that we continue our record of success for the remaining part... Read more →

Body Found Within The Cobblestone Development; Gloucester Twp. PD Investigating

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (JUNE 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Today at approximately 0613 hours the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the area of Scenic Point Circle for a report of a body in the water. Arriving officers located the deceased along the shore line. Investigation is ongoing at this time and is currently being investigated by the Camden County Prosecutors Office and the Gloucester Township Police Department Criminal Investigations Unit. At this time the death does not appear to be suspicious, and there is no apparent danger to the public. If anyone has any information in reference to this incident,... Read more →

Pilot Charged with Criminal Trespass for Landing Plane at Cape May Coast Guard Base

Related: Coast Guard Searching for Pilot Plane was landed on beach at Training Facility Cape May Court House, NJ (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Cape May City Police Chief Anthony Marino announce the arrest of James P. Dahlen, Jr. the 51 year old pilot who landed a plane on the beach of the US Coast Guard Training Center Cape May. On Sunday June 24, 2018 at 7:52 PM, a plane owned by Paramount Air Service landed on the beach of the Coast Guard Base and the pilot, later identified as James Dahlen of the... Read more →

Alliance Defending Freedom Comments on Justice Kennedy Retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court

The following quote may be attributed to Alliance Defending Freedom President, CEO, and General Counsel Michael Farris regarding Justice Anthony Kennedy’s announcement Wednesday that he is retiring from the U.S. Supreme Court: “Today we acknowledge the historic legacy Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves behind. As a man who both understood and defined our American cultural moment, Justice Kennedy’s opinions and legal thought process have garnered respect from people across the spectrum of judicial philosophies. That is no small feat. “We respectfully disagree with those decisions where Justice Kennedy created ‘rights’ not found in or intended by the United States Constitution. He... Read more →

Primary Analysis from Gender Watch 2018

CNBNews graphics file With some results still pending, the team at Gender Watch 2018, a project of the Center for American Women and Politics and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation, offers some initial takeaways on how women fared in tonight's primary races. New York: The biggest story for the evening is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseating long-time Democratic incumbent and Queens machine politician Joe Crowley. The 28 year-old Bronx native, should she win in November, would become only the second Latina in history to represent New York in the U.S. Congress. "'Women like me aren't supposed to run for Congress,' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez... Read more →

Cleary History/ George & Mazie Cleary, Ed & Anna Tucker, Frank & Florence Messenger Circa 1940's

Down The Shore (South Jersey)-Circa 1940's The Tuckers, far left standing, our Uncle Ed Tucker with curly hair and Aunt Anna (nee Kowalski) Tucker (Mom and Dad) George Cleary and Mazie (nee Tucker) Cleary, far right standing The Messengers, kneeling far right, our Uncle Frank Messenger and Aunt Florence (nee Tucker). Read more →

NJBIA: Payroll Tax Bill Would Burden All Jersey City Businesses

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON, NJ (June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Legislation allowing Jersey City to impose a 1 percent employer payroll tax would add yet another expense to businesses already facing a host of costly mandates in the highest taxed state in the nation, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) said today. The Senate is scheduled today to vote on S-2581/A-4163, which would allow municipalities with populations over 200,000 to impose a local payroll tax. Only two cities in New Jersey have populations over 200,000, Newark and Jersey City. Newark already has the authority to collect a municipal payroll tax, therefore,... Read more →

HOME COUNTRY: “Here’s to coffee! The choice of sheepherders everywhere!”

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet “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 as... Read more →

Pine Hill Police National Night Out -August 7 from 6 pm - 9 pm at Overbrook HS

CNBNews graphics file PINE HILL NJ (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Everyone is invited to join us for the 35th Annual National Night Out being held at Overbrook High School on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. The event is sponsored by organizations within the Borough of Pine Hill, including the Pine Hill Police Department, Municipal Alliance, Fire Department, Hope Chapel and many others. National Night Out is an annual event designed to strengthen our communities by encouraging neighborhoods to engage in stronger relationships with each other and with their local law enforcement partners. The goal is to heighten crime-prevention awareness, build support and participation... Read more →

Training Center Cape May Scheduled To Hold Sunset Parade

photo provided CAPE MAY, N.J. (June 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- – U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May is scheduled to host a Sunset Parade in honor of the United Services Organizations at the Training Center, July 1 at 7:49 p.m. Sunset Parades are military displays of marching troops and the Coast Guard Recruit Precision Drill Team. More than 250 recruits will march in the parade and strike the National Ensign from the parade field at sunset. The gates of Training Center Cape May will open at 6:40 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to use this time for security screening, parking and seating.... Read more →

NJ Residents Graduate from James Madison U

HARRISONBURG, VA (06/25/2018)-- James Madison University is pleased to announce the names of the students who graduated during the May 4, 2018 commencement exercises. More than 4,400 students received undergraduate, master's, educational specialist and doctoral degrees. Victoria Lynn Kendall of Erial, NJ graduated with a degree in Accounting - MS. Casey Elizabeth Weisbecker of Egg Harbor, NJ graduated with a degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders. Leslie Jane Sleeper of Lumberton, NJ graduated with a degree in Communication Studies. Thomas James Rini of Moorestown, NJ graduated with a degree in Computer Information Systems. Cole Robert Clauser of Columbus, NJ graduated... Read more →

Philadelphia CBP Seizes $289,130 Shipment of Counterfeit apparel from Hong Kong

PHILADELPHIA PA (June 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers in Philadelphia recently seized over 13 boxes that included over 2,000 pieces of counterfeit apparel. If authentic, the merchandise held a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of nearly $289,130. CBP officers initially examined the parcel on June 4. The parcel, destined to Cincinnati, was manifested as “dress, tennis, shoe” from Hong Kong, China. Officers discovered that the parcel contained various designer brand sports jerseys, Nike sneakers and designer shoes of poor quality and packaging, and suspected the shipment to be counterfeit. Officers submitted samples to CBP’s Consumer... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife asking public to report dumping, vandalism at Nanticoke Wildlife Area

LAUREL (June 25, 2018) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife needs help from the public to stop dumping and vandalism at the Robert L. Graham Nanticoke Wildlife Area near Laurel, notably at an unpaved crossroad connecting Phillips Landing Road with Sharptown Road. Past dumping and vandalism resulted in closure of this road. Recently, the 4,415-acre Nanticoke Wildlife Area has been plagued by an array of illegal activity, including: dumping trash, furniture, appliances, scrap tires, and yard waste; damaging access roads with vehicles; and destroying access gates within the wildlife area. While Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police monitor the... Read more →

NJ Residents Named to Gettysburg College Dean's List

GETTYSBURG, PA (06/25/2018)-- Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements. Students with a quality point average in the range of 3.300 to 3.599 for a semester's work were recently placed on the Deans' Commendation List. The following students from your area have been placed on the Spring 2018 list: Kirstynn Bonsall of Lumberton (08048) Morgan Clauser of Columbus (08022) Katherine Cona of Haddon Township (08108) Nicholas Corbi of Medford (08055) Michael Cortese of Haddonfield (08033) Declan Cronin of Haddonfield (08033) Christopher Eni of Moorestown (08057) Justin Hansen of... Read more →

Former Mafia Boss and Associate Convicted of 1993 Murder

Francis ‘Cadillac Frank’ Salemme Sr., (left) and Paul Weadick Defendants were members of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra BOSTON – Francis “Cadillac” Salemme, a former boss of the New England Family of La Cosa Nostra (NELCN), and former NELCN associate Paul Weadick, were convicted today by a federal jury in connection with the 1993 murder of Steven A. DiSarro. Francis P. Salemme, 84, and Paul M. Weadick, 63, were convicted of one count of murder of a federal witness. U.S. District Court Judge Allison D. Burroughs scheduled sentencing for Sept. 13, 2018. “Today, one of the last... Read more →


CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA PA (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--For the 12th consecutive year, Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) will hold its annual Blessing of the Summer to kick off its Summer Meals Program. Reverend Monsignor Daniel J. Sullivan, President of NDS’ Board, will preside over the blessing at Catholic Social Services’ Northeast Philadelphia Family Service Center. Thursday, June 28, 2018 11:30 a.m. Northeast Philadelphia Family Service Center 7340 Jackson Street Philadelphia, PA 19136 The Summer Meals Program is federally funded and operated nationally by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In our area, it is administered... Read more →


People who oppose President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on illegal immigration will be holding protests Saturday in Washington, D.C., and in more than 600 places around the country, including at least 16 locations in New Jersey, NJ.com says. The “Families Belong Together” rallies were organized to protest the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their parents. Trump reversed the policy last week but the marches will still be held. NJ.com lists 16 towns in New Jersey where the demonstrations will be held and what your need to know about them. GOVERNOR WON’T RULE OUT USING LINE-ITEM VETO... Read more →

The Food Bank of South Jersey Kicks Off its 2018 Summer Meals Program with Kidsfest

Sponsors and children who participate in the Food Bank of South Jersey’s Summer Meals program cut a ribbon to officially begin the 2018 Summer Meals program. Pennsauken, NJ - - June 22, 2018 The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) hosted over 100 children at its Summer Meals Program Kidsfest kick-off event at Wiggins Park at the Camden Waterfront. Last year’s program provided 395,000 meals to 8,100 children in Burlington, Camden, Salem and Gloucester counties. “When the bell sounds to dismiss school, children who rely on school meal programs are left food insecure for the summer,” says Joe Njoroge, Interim... Read more →

Mrs. MaryJane Collins, of Brooklawn; Longtime Lipkins Pharmacy Employee; GCHS Alumnus

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Formerly of Brooklawn - On June 23, 2018. Age 89. Loving wife of 52 years to the late Bernard P. Collins. Loving mother of Patricia (James) Dobbins, James (Wendy) Collins, Bernard (Maureen) Collins, William (Maryann) Collins, Joseph (Kim) Collins and the late Claire Collins. Cherished grandmother of Jim (Alison) Dobbins, Kevin (Ingrid) Dobbins, MariJo Dobbins, Becky (Adam) Arensdorf, Joey (Elaine) Collins, Jerry (Renee) Collins, Phil (Laura) Collins, Amber (Brian) Wilk, Courtney Collins, Beth Collins, Kate (Joe) Dyson, Joe Collins, Blaise Collins and Casey Collins and great grandmother of 19. Beloved sister of... Read more →

Authorities Investigating Suspicious Fire in Gloucester Township

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at approximately 2:52 AM, a security guard working in the Iron Gate development contacted the Gloucester Township Police Department to report flames coming from the rear of several townhomes on Iron Gate Road in Gloucester Township, located at Jarvis and Williamstown Roads. Three adjoining unoccupied townhomes were damaged. No injuries reported at this time. Fire departments from Gloucester Township districts 83, 84, 85 and 86 along with Pine Hill and Winslow Township responded to the scene. The fire was deemed suspicious at this time and is being... Read more →


photo provided Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a U.S. Supreme Court decision reached today: In a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a California law requiring crisis pregnancy centers to inform women about the availability of abortion and contraception was unconstitutional. The ruling was narrowly drawn and did not decide related issues. Writing for the majority, Justice Clarence Thomas found the law to be an unconstitutional abridgment of the free speech rights of the crisis pregnancy centers. The law was not content neutral. Indeed, it was content based, meaning that it specifically targeted the speech of... Read more →

James Nelson, age 29, of Bellmawr; Gloucester High Alumnus Class of 2007

James Allen Nelson GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (June 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Suddenly on June 23, 2018. Age 29. Of Bellmawr. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving son of Christa Nelson Jost & Barry Jost and Lee & Michelle Nelson. Beloved brother of Danielle M. Nelson–Crespo & Alisa Crespo and step-brothers of, Jarvis Grant, Jared Jones, Barry Jost, Jr., and Steven Jost. Grandparents Edra Nelson, Walter Jost, and Meme Grant. James was a graduate of Gloucester City High School class of 2007. He was currently employed by PCS in Moorestown as a Systems Engineer. His true love was for baseball/softball and his two dogs. Relatives... Read more →

Blair Michael Leafey of Delray Beach, Florida; Graduate of Washington Township HS

April 02, 1981 - June 18, 2018 Blair M. Leafy, age 37, of Delray Beach, Florida and Cape May Court House, New Jersey, passed away suddenly in a motor vehicle accident in Florida on June 18th, 2018. He is survived by his devoted parents, Robert and Margaret, loving brother Ryan (April), his niece Fiona, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He graduated from Washington Township High School, class of 2000 and was a chef at Granger's Grille in Delray Beach, where he was respected and loved, and noted for his "Philly Specials". He loved his Eagles and was a diehard... Read more →

Gender Watch 2018 Provides Outlooks on Women Running in  June 26th Primaries

CNBNews graphics file Voters in Oklahoma, Colorado, Maryland, and New York head to the polls on Tuesday to select major party nominees for this fall's election. Gender Watch 2018, a project of the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF) and the Center for American Women in Politics (CAWP), has issued outlooks on women candidates running for congressional and statewide offices in Colorado, Maryland, New York, and Oklahoma. Gender Watch 2018 will also provide real-time results and analysis of results on Twitter and at www.genderwatch2018.org. In Colorado, Cary Kennedy and Donna Lynne are competing for the Democratic nomination for an open governorship... Read more →

Five Ways to Lower Your Skin Cancer Risk

New Haven, Conn. — Summer is here, but enjoying longer and sunnier days outdoors means your skin is vulnerable to sunburn. Experts at Yale Cancer Center(YCC) and Yale School of Medicine (YSM) say unless you take the right precautions, sun exposure (even if you don't get scorched) can damage your skin, causing wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer. Just one sunburn during your youth doubles your chances of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. “Since skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States—one in five people will be diagnosed with it in... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: NJ has a SPENDING problem, not a REVENUE problem

CNBNews graphics file With just days to go before a potential government shut down that threatens to close New Jersey's beaches and parks over the 4th of July, Governor Phil Murphy continues to claim that the budget passed by the Legislature doesn't include enough revenue and that he needs to raise income and sales taxes on the people of New Jersey. But late last week the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services (OLS) confirmed the revenue estimates the Legislature used when fashioning the balanced budget it passed with strong majorities. It's clear that New Jersey doesn't have a revenue problem, it... Read more →