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Two Men Charged in Connection with Fatal Camden City Murder of 18-Year-Old

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (July 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Jermaine Venable, 46, of Clementon, and Dametre Tokley, 25, of Camden, were charged in connection with a shooting that killed 18-year-old Jonathan Rojas and injured a Glassboro man just before 8:00 a.m. yesterday morning. When Camden County Police responded to the area of 4th Street and Kaighn Avenue, they found Jonathan Rojas and an 18-year-old Glassboro man laying on the ground, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment. Jonathan Rojas died shortly after arriving. During the investigation, detectives learned that a man on a bicycle, later identified as Jermaine Venable, fired multiple rounds at the victims while they were inside Jonathan Rojas’ vehicle. Jermaine Venable then fled the scene... Read more →


South Jersey team captures youth national championship in Texas

SJEB Rush came from behind to win the girls U16 national championship on Sunday morning Matthew RalphJul 30, 2018, 4:50pm EDT South Jersey Elite Barons Rush are national champions, after coming from behind to beat Utah club La Roca in overtime of the U16 girls final on Sunday morning in Frisco, Texas. La Roca took an early lead with a goal in the eighth minute and were two minutes from bringing the championship trophy back to Utah when Alyssa Monti sent in a fortuitous ball that appeared at first to be a cross but sailed into the upper corner of the goal. With the game tied, the two sides went to extra time to decide it. In the 92nd minute, Erin Sullenberger’s pressure at midfield... Read more →


As Little as Two Weeks of Inactivity Can Trigger Diabetic Symptoms in Vulnerable Patients

McMaster University researchers Stuart Phillips, left, and Chris McGlory, centre, work with a research subject. Newswise — HAMILTON, ON, July 31, 2018 – Just two weeks without much activity can have a dramatic impact on health from which it is difficult to recover, according to researchers who studied overweight older adults at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Not only did an abrupt, brief period of inactivity hasten the onset of the disease and elevate blood sugar levels among pre-diabetic patients, but researchers reported that some study participants did not fully recover when they returned to normal activity for two weeks. The findings are published online in The Journals of Gerontology. “We expected to find that the study participants would become diabetic, but we were... Read more →


Reading United to host 2018 PDL Championship Game

Reading United to host 2018 PDL Championship Game United will face Calgary Foothills FC on Saturday, August 4th at Gurski Stadium READING, PA (July 30, 2018) – The Premier Development League today announced that Reading United A.C. has been selected to host the Premier Development League Championship Game set to take place at Wilson High School’s Gurski Stadium in West Lawn, PA on Saturday, August 4th. Reading United (15-0-2) will face Calgary Foothills FC (14-1-2) for the chance at their first ever PDL Championship in team history. United advanced to the championship game after defeating Villages SC, the Southern Conference Champions, on a late goal scored by Kieran Roberts in the second period of extra time. Calgary Foothills defeated Chicago FC United last night with... Read more →


Another View: Religious Liberty Task Force Scares The Left

July 31, 2018 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the left-wing's reaction to a religious liberty task force: Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces the creation of a Religious Liberty Task Force at the Department of Justice and left-wing activists explode. Nothing he said was incendiary or bigoted, but the remarks of his critics certainly were. The ACLU, which never recognized the First Amendment's right to religious liberty when it was founded by atheist Roger Baldwin in 1920, accused the Trump administration of "licensing discrimination against LGBT people, women, and religious minorities." Americans United for Separation of Church and State, which was founded after World War II as an expressly anti-Catholic organization (it was called Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and... Read more →


NJ Counties to Split $47.3 Million for Bridge Repairs

Each county to receive $1 million plus additional funds based on deck area CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced 47 Local Bridge, Future Needs grants totaling $47.3 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair. These are the largest bridge grant awards in New Jersey history, almost doubling the amount of funds previously provided to counties across the state. “The Murphy Administration has prioritized improving our state’s infrastructure at all levels,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “These State funds are vital for supporting county-owned infrastructure, over which thousands of motorists travel daily.” Local Bridges, Future Needs (LBFN) is a $47.3 million program funded through the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides funding... Read more →


Killer of Burlington City Resident Stephanie White Pleads Guilty

Jacob T. Garrett MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a man whose girlfriend died after the car he was driving plunged into the Delaware River in Burlington City earlier this year admitted today in Superior Court to causing her death. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Jacob T. Garrett, 25, pled guilty to Vehicular Homicide (First Degree) and Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree) in exchange for 15 years in New Jersey state prison. The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, J.S.C. scheduled sentencing for October 18. The investigation revealed that Garrett was traveling at a high rate of speed along Riverbank Road on January 14 when his vehicle struck a parked minivan before crashing through a fence and... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller, Fort Myers Police Department, Florida

Adam Jobbers-Miller age 29 Fort Myers Police Department, Florida End of Watch Saturday, July 28, 2018 FORT MYERS, FLORIDA (July 31,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Police Officer Adam Jobbers-Miller succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained on July 21st, 2018, after responding to an assault and larceny call at a gas station at 3915 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard at approximately 7:30 pm. As officers arrived the suspect fled on foot along Flint Drive, with Officer Jobbers-Miller in pursuit. The man opened fire with a handgun, striking Officer Jobbers-Miller. Another officer transported him to Lee Memorial Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wound on July 28th, 2018. The subject was taken into custody at the scene after being shot and wounded. Officer Jobbers-Miller had served with the Fort... Read more →


ICE locates, arrests sex offender after NC county refuses to honor detainer

RALEIGH, N.C. – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) arrested an unlawfully present Mexican national Monday who is a registered sex offender in Orange County, North Carolina, after the county refused to honor an ICE detainer and instead released him from local custody in June without any notification to ICE. Orange County’s refusal to honor ICE’s detainer, or to even notify the agency that it was releasing a convicted sex offender, allowed the subject to pose a public safety threat to North Carolina residents for nearly a month until his capture Monday. Udiel Aguilar-Castellanos, an unlawfully present Mexican national subject to a final order of removal issued by a federal immigration judge in January 2015, was arrested at his Carrboro,... Read more →


Who left this little pit bull to drown in a cage along the ocean? | nj1015.com

photo courtesy of nj1015.com HIGHLANDS — A good Samaritan rescued a dog seemingly left to drown in a cage along the ocean, police say. The Monmouth County Prosecutor's office and county SPCA are seeking whoever left the dog in the cage — which it said had may have been trapped their for hours. At about 6:15 a.m., a passer-by walking a dog in Veterans Memorial Park on Bay Avenue was alerted by something on the water side of a rock bulkhead, the prosecutor's office said. The passer-by investigated, and found a black wire cage with a small dog cowering inside, it said. The cage was on a small patch of sand between the bulkhead and water, it said. The park runs alongside the Highlands Reach... Read more →


Letter to the Editor: NJ ADDS ANOTHER TAX !

CNBNews graphics file New Jersey recently adopted a bill that imposes the same lodging taxes on short-term rentals that hotels and motels pay. The change means that, starting Oct 1, operators of short-term rentals that are booked through companies such as Airbnb, VRBO, HomeAway, or others are now required to add these taxes to guests’ bills and remit them to the state. Additionally, many municipalities in New Jersey also levy their own municipal occupancy taxes on hotels. The new law allows municipalities the option to impose new taxes and fees on short-term rentals, including: hotel occupancy fee, Atlantic City luxury tax, Atlantic City promotion fee, Cape May County tourism sales tax, Cape May County tourism assessment, sports and entertainment facility tax, and Meadowlands regional hotel... Read more →


Application Period for SJI’s Social Investment Program Fall 2018 Grant Cycle to Open August 6

FOLSOM, NJ, July 30, 2018 – SJI (NYSE: SJI) announced today that the application period for the Fall 2018 grant cycle of the company’s bi-annual Social Investment program will open Monday, August 6. SJI’s Social Investment program provides funding to qualifying 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations who reflect the diversity in purpose, geography and populations served by the company and its subsidiaries. Social Investment grant recipients must demonstrate the ability to positively impact the communities they serve, while addressing needs that align with the company’s four strategic pillars of social investment: Community Enrichment – improving quality-of-life through investments in the community to promote economic development and cultural appreciation. Environmental Stewardship – protecting our environment and natural resources through conservation, wildlife protection, environmental education and awareness programs. STEM... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks | NRA-ILA

CNBNEWS graphics file The New York Daily News announced this week that that it was cutting half of its newsroom staff in response to plummeting revenues and circulation. The once-great paper, a New York institution known for its pithy headlines and tabloid format that commuters found easy to read on buses and trains, is failing. View Related Articles Over the past 99 years, Daily News writers and photographers won 11 Pulitzer Prizes as they covered the city’s ups and downs, including the 9/11 attacks. Yet as it sank financially in recent years, NRA members became more familiar with the paper’s increasingly rabid attacks against Second Amendment freedoms than any professional achievements. Like clockwork, the Daily News blamed every gun death and evil act of violence... Read more →


First six months of naloxone initiative yielding impactful results during public health crisis

(Camden City, NJ)(July 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Seven months ago the Freeholder Board, Camden County Chief’s Association, and health care providers came to the table with a plan to fund the life-saving tool, naloxone, for all police officers in the county. Since that time more than 480 naloxone reversals were deployed county-wide providing a critical antidote to the fatal effects of an opioid-induced overdose. Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli lauded the healthcare systems for tearing down the obstacles to getting access to this life-saving antidote and applauded the officers on the street administering it. “For police, today, having naloxone on their belt or in their car is no different than carrying their radio, handcuffs, and firearm,” Cappelli said. “This is another tool that they can use to... Read more →


Attorney General Shapiro Charges Family Running Illegal Video Poker Operation in Southwest PA

HARRISBURG PA (CNBNewsnet)--— Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced the shut-down of an illegal video gambling operation in bars and clubs in Allegheny and Westmoreland Counties. The defendants tried to obstruct authorities from uncovering their role in the gambling operation in order to invest in a legitimate racetrack and casino project in Lawrence County. Robert Biros, 83, of Biros Hill Lane, White Oak; John Biros, 56, of Lincoln Way, McKeesport; Andrew Biros, 52, of Austin Street, Greensburg; Christine Biros, 55, of Jacks Run Road, White Oak; and Alfred McCauley, Jr., 63, of Carnival Drive, Pittsburgh; were charged with corrupt organizations, dealing in proceeds, conspiracy and gambling devices. Investigators believe the illegal gambling operation, run by the Biros family, began in the early 1980s. “Today we’ve... Read more →


ATLANTIC CITY MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO 1st DEGREE AGGRAVATED MANSLAUGHTER

MAYS LANDING – A 65 year-old Atlantic City man pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree Aggravated Manslaughter, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Thomas Green Thomas Green pleaded guilty in connection to the homicide of Ricky Ward, 52, also of Atlantic City. Green admitted that he caused Ward’s death by hitting Ward in the head with a rock and to putting his body in a trashcan on December 30, 2016 in Atlantic City. Green is scheduled for sentencing on October 5, 2018, before Judge Podolnick. The plea calls for a sentence of 20 years, must serve 85% in New Jersey State Prison with parole ineligibility pursuant to the No Early Release Act. This was a cooperative investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes... Read more →


Public Sector Unions in Turmoil After Court Rules They Can’t Force Non-Union Workers to Pay Fees

John Grimaldi/AMAC WASHINGTON, DC – The world of organized labor is in turmoil in the aftermath of the June 27th Supreme Court decision banning public sector unions from collecting fees from non-union workers. Attorney Mark J. Neuberger, who specializes in employment law at the firm of Foley & Lardner, says the ruling was “a stunning blow to public sector unions.” Dan Weber, president of the Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC], said the court’s action has negative implications for the ability of public sector unions to fund political campaigns going forward. “I don’t believe the ruling is a death blow, but it can have the effect of putting a limit on impact of union political power.” In California, The National Right to Work Foundation has... Read more →


Thomas Kumpel of Gloucester City; Highland Park Church of God Sunday School Superintendent

Thomas David Kumpel Thomas David Kumpel, on July 28, 2018, of Gloucester City, formerly of Delanco. Age 78. Beloved husband of Vicki (nee Weller). Devoted father of Stacie Albee (Rich) and Cynthia Kumpel. Loving grandfather of Brooke and Ricky Albee. Dear brother of Fred Kumpel (Gail) and the late Paul Kumpel. Uncle of Teddy Kumpel, Lisa Browning, Lory Strickland, Leigh Weller, Fred Kumpel and Dana McKoy. Also survived by his sister-in-law Claire Kumpel and many loving cousins. Mr. Kumpel was a proud supporter of Children of Promise. He was a longtime member of Highland Park Church of God where he enjoyed leading music, directing Men’s Fellowship and serving many years as superintendent of the Sunday School at the church. There will be a viewing from... Read more →


West Deptford Police Department Crime Report from July 1 through July 17

CNBNews graphics file WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Arrests: On 7.01.2018, Justin J. O’Hare, 30, of West Deptford was arrested on Raphael Place for simple assault and resisting arrest. He was released pending further court action. On 7.01.2018, Zewter A. Asaminew, 29, of Maryland and Honeyban Gebremedhin, 28, of Maryland were arrested on Interstate 295. Asaminew was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Gebremedhin was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. They were both released pending further court action. On 7.01.2018, August G. Donahue, 18, of West Deptford was arrested on Lynn Drive. He was charged with simple assault and released pending further court action. On 7.02.2018, John C. Carreras-Ayala, 31, of Delaware and Eddy A. Peguero, 47, of Delaware were both arrested... Read more →


Recovery After a Traffic Accident: A Guide

(CNBNewsnet)(July 31,2018)--While no-one likes the thought of being involved in a car accident, unfortunately, they are a common occurrence, and are often caused by careless driving, speeding, or drink driving. That’s why it is important to understand the exact steps you should take should ever be involved in a collision. Ensure you protect your health and finances by finding out how to effectively recover after a traffic accident. Stop Your Car Never drive away following a traffic accident, even if you’re the victim. Pull the car over to a safe place, if possible, and ensure it doesn’t obstruct traffic. You must then check if anyone requires immediate medical attention from the emergency services. Swap Information If possible, you should write down the name, address, and... Read more →


OCEAN COUNTY PO APPEAL OVERTURNS JUDGE’S RULING BRICK SCHOOL OFFICIAL DENIED PTI

OCP Website Admin BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato today announced the July 19, 2018 decision by the State Appeals Court to reversed a Superior Court Judge’s decision admitting former Brick Township School Academic Officer Lorraine S. Morgan into a Pretrial Intervention Program. Morgan was charged with official misconduct after taking part in a 2013-2014 scheme in which former Brick Township School Superintendent Walter Uszenski, his daughter Jacqueline Halsey, and Morgan’s husband Andrew Morgan obtained full-time pre-school day care and related services for Uszenski’s grandchild at the public’s expense. In order to accomplish that goal, Uszenski’s grandchild was fraudulently classified as disabled which would make him eligible for these services at no cost to the child’s family. Because Lorraine Morgan approved payment for... Read more →


Satanists Claim Freedom of Speech/ Religion Gives Them the Right to Rally in Little Rock, AR

The Satanic Temple to Bring Baphomet Statue to Arkansas Satanists to rally in Little Rock to defend Religious Freedom and the First Amendment to counter Arkansas State government’s rejection of basic principles of American liberty SALEM, Mass. – July 30, 2018 – The Satanic Temple’s infamous Baphomet statue will make an appearance at the Arkansas state Capitol on August 16th from 1-3pm during “The Satanic Temple’s Rally for the First Amendment.” The rally is intended to bring together religious leaders of different faiths to discuss the importance of the First Amendment and its protection for religious pluralism as being essential to preserve American democracy. According to The Satanic Temple’s spokesperson, Lucien Greaves, “Freedom of Religion means that the government must not be allowed to endorse... Read more →


Another View: Who Cares About Stormy Daniels?

July 30, 2018 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on public reaction to the relationship between Stormy Daniels and President Trump: Who cares about Stormy Daniels? The media care. Indeed, they are obsessed with the story. They are also angry: they are angry that the public doesn't care. Nor does the public care about the tapes that President Trump's former lawyer has about Trump's alleged sexual encounter with a former Playboy model. How to account for this disparate reaction? The elite media, as Stanley Rothman, S. Robert Lichter and Linda S. Lichter demonstrated, are much more liberal than most Americans. The Smith College political scientist and the Columbia University researchers co-authored the 1986 book, The Media Elite, showing how little the media titans have in... Read more →


UPDATE: Victim identified from Saturday’s fatal personal watercraft accident in Sussex County  

FENWICK ISLAND (July 30, 2018) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police announced today that the victim in Saturday’s fatal boating accident off Little Assawoman Bay in Sussex County has been identified as Dr. Stephen Greenhouse, 53, of Bethesda, Md. Dr. Greenhouse was operating a personal watercraft (PWC) on July 28, when he was involved in a collision with another PWC. He later was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., and his body was turned over to the Maryland State Medical Examiner’s Office for determining cause of death. The accident remains under investigation by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police. RELATED: Fatal Personal Watercraft Accident in Sussex County, Delaware Read more →


19-Year-Old Man Murdered in Camden City; A Glassboro Man Was Also Shot

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (July 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a shooting which resulted in the death of a Camden man and injuring another. The Camden County Police responded to a Shotspotter activation this morning near 4th Street and Kaighn Avenue at approximately 7:43 a.m. When officers arrived they located two victims, a 19-year-old Camden man and an 18-year-old Glassboro man, suffering from gunshot wounds. Both victims were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. The 19-year-old succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at approximately 8:07 a.m. The names of the victims are not immediately being released due to the active investigation into the shooting. No arrests have been made at... Read more →


COMPANY SUES GREWAL OVER 3-D PRINTABLE FIREARMS 

A nonprofit company based in Texas has filed a lawsuit against New Jersey's attorney general over his efforts to block the company from distributing plans for 3-D printable firearms, NJ.com reports. The company, Defense Distributed, is scheduled to release plans for the homemade guns on Wednesday. Grewal is attempting to have New Jersey residents blocked from the company's website. LAWMAKERS WANT TO CODIFY NJ'S DONATED-LEAVE POLICY The donated-leave policy allows state workers to donate unused leave time to co-workers who have exhausted their own. Now some lawmakers want to codify the policy as state law, NJ Spotlight writes. The donated-leave policy has won praise for fostering teamwork among state employees because it gives co-workers a way to help colleagues who are facing serious illness or... Read more →


Cleanup Proposed for Hercules, Inc. Superfund site in Gibbstown, N.J.

EPA to hold public meeting on August 16, 2018 (New York, N.Y. – July 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a cleanup plan for the Hercules, Inc. Superfund site in Gibbstown, N.J. Previous chemical manufacturing operations at the site contaminated the soil, sediment, and groundwater with volatile organic compounds. EPA is proposing a combination of excavation and treatment to address this contamination. “EPA is proposing several cleanup technologies that we believe will address the contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater at this site and protect the health of this community,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “Under EPA’s oversight, the site has been assessed and has resulted in the treatment of two billion gallons of contaminated groundwater. This work is at the... Read more →


Obituary | Rose Ida Acerbo of Runnemede

CNBNews graphics file Rose Ida Acerbo on July 27, 2018 of Runnemede formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Anthony Acerbo. Loving mother of Anthony Acerbo, Jr. (Lynda), Mary Ann Tracey (Michael), Vincent Acerbo (Karen) and Doris Ward (Joseph). Dear grandmother of 13 and great grandmother of 1. Devoted daughter of the late Mary and Paul Laterza. Loving sister of the late Frank Laterza, the late Marie Damico and the late Michael Laterza. Rose loved to bowl, go to casinos, travel, go on cruises and spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. There will be a visitation at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE from 9:15am to 11:15am on Saturday. Memorial Mass 12 noon at Holy Child Parish; St. Maria Goretti Church,... Read more →


Ocean County Lawyer Who Hosted Radio Show on Elder Law Pleads Guilty to Stealing Millions

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a prominent Ocean County attorney who hosted a radio show and taught seminars on elder law pleaded guilty today to stealing millions of dollars from elderly clients of his law firm and laundering the money through various bank accounts, including his attorney trust and business accounts. The victims generally did not have close relatives to guard their interests and in some cases suffered from dementia. Robert Novy, 66, of Brick, N.J., pleaded guilty today to first-degree money laundering before Superior Court Judge Michael T. Collins in Ocean County. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Novy be sentenced to 10 years in state prison, including three years and four months of parole ineligibility. In... Read more →


Obituary:

Jorge L. Capeles, III, age 22, Of Camden City

CNBNews graphics file Camden City – Suddenly, on July 25, 2018, from a motor vehicle accident. Age 22. Loving father of Jorge Luis Capeles, IV. Loving Fiancée of Dariangeliz “Dari” Olivo. Beloved son of Elizabel Sanchez and the late Jorge Luis Capeles, II. Beloved brother of Joshua Daniel Capeles and Joel Xavier Pitre. Cherished grandson of Eulalia and Heriberto Sanchez. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jorge was currently employed by Aries Filterworks in Berlin, NJ. Relatives, Friends and fellow coworkers are invited to his viewing on Tuesday, July 31st, from 6 to 9 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, where a funeral service will be celebrated at 8 PM. Interment on Wednesday, August 1st at... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Replacing Trade with AidIn Trump’s Tariff War, Aid Trumps Trade

Trade is complicated. Wars are costly. The two truths collided this week resulting in the first major governmental expenditure to “help” those who are casualties in the current trade war. But the administration’s announcement of $12 billion in new subsidies for farmers and ranchers is likely just the tip of the spending iceberg. More than any other sector, agriculture has borne the brunt of the president’s trade war fallout. Most counties in which farming and ranching dominate are also areas that went overwhelmingly for President Trump in the election. Meanwhile countries have sought to maximize the political pain by slapping tariffs on everything from “Angles, shapes and sections, of iron or steel, welded” to “yogurt, whether or not sweetened, flavored or containing added fruit, nuts... Read more →


OBITUARY: Maria Gioiosa of Westville, age 79

CNBNews graphics file Westville - On July 25, 2018. Age 79. (nee Pisani) Loving wife of 59 years to Aldo Gioiosa. Loving mother of Adriana Stazzone (late Andres), Robert Gioiosa (Marlene), Claudio Gioiosa and the late Stella Pronesti (surv. Roque). Cherished grandmother of Eliana Bistotto, Anabella Pronesti, Melissa Fabro, Catherine Pronesti, Reina Stazzone, Melanie Gioiosa and Cynthia Gioiosa and great-grandmother of Benjamin Bistotto, Enzo Fabro, Jayden Pronesti and Stella Pronesti. Beloved sister of Teresa Pisani and the late Franci Pisani. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, August 1st at 10:30 AM at Infant Jesus Parish: St. Margaret R.C. Church, 845 Third Street, Woodbury Hts. Inurnment will follow at New St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum, Bellmawr. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com... Read more →


Obituary | Lloyd J. Lyons of Bellmawr

CNBNews graphics file Lloyd J. Lyons, Jr. on July 28, 2018 of Bellmawr. Age 70. Beloved husband of Judy (nee Chew). Devoted father of Judy Jacot (Carl), and Stephanie Alcavage (Tim). Loving grandfather of Vicki, Bryan, Eric, Jesse, Ryan and Jake. Great grandfather of Sophia. Dear brother of James, Ralph, KayKay, William, John and the late David and Robert. Also survived by many nieces and nephew and his faithful dog CoCo. Lloyd was an operating engineer for Local 825 for over 40 years. Lloyd was an avid animal lover. He was a very caring husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to all. There will be a visitation from 9am to 11am on Thursday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service at the funeral... Read more →


Time For That Colonoscopy? Probe Your Doc First On How The Scopes Are Cleaned

image provided By Emily Bazar, Kaiser Health News After a colonoscopy two years ago, Patti Damare felt so delirious and weak that she couldn’t stand on her own. That was on a Friday, and she chalked up her symptoms to lingering effects of anesthesia. On Saturday, the San Marcos, Calif., the woman wondered if she had contracted a killer flu or urinary tract infection (treatment advice available at urocarelondon.com. The next day, she couldn’t get out of bed. By Monday, it was almost as if her body had been beaten with a baseball bat, she recalls. “It felt like what you imagine dying feels like,” says Damare, 53, a retired flight attendant. That night, emergency room doctors diagnosed her with a raging E. coli infection... Read more →


U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Assault Suspect in Williamsport, PA

CNBNews graphics file Williamsport, PA - Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Jerry Grow, 42, in Williamsport, PA. The Williamsport Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Grow with strangulation for an incident occurring on July 09, 2018. It is alleged that Grow was physically abusive to his victim over many hours by striking, kicking and choking his victim. On July 19, US Marshals and members of fugitive task force located and arrested Grow without incident in the 700 block of 2nd Ave in Williamsport. Grow was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings. United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “The U.S. Marshals Service and our task force partners recognize the importance of cooperation between federal, state and local... Read more →


U.S. Postal Service to Feature Mythological Creatures on Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service will celebrate dragons: The high-flying, fire-breathing creatures that have roamed our imaginations for millennia will be featured on 16 new Forever stamps during a first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony at the American Philatelic Society Stamp (APS) Show co-hosted by the American Topical Association. Please share the news using the hashtag #DragonStamps. This ceremony is free and open to the public. RSVP at usps.com/dragons. (Note: Attendees must register onsite at the APS registration booth to receive a pass for access to the exhibit floor where the ceremony will be held.) Who:Mary-Anne Penner, director, Stamp Services, U.S. Postal Service Joshua Colin, vice president, Area Operations, Eastern Area, U.S. Postal Service Scott D. English, executive director, American Philatelic Society Janet Klug, chair, Citizens’ Stamp Advisory CommitteeWhen:Noon... Read more →


ACLU-NJ Supports AG Grewal's Reform of Unjust Marijuana Prosecutions

Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal In a letter (PDF) sent to all county and municipal prosecutors in the state, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal directed prosecutors to seek adjournments in all marijuana-related cases in New Jersey’s municipal courts until at least September 4. He also announced the creation of a working group to advise him on the enforcement of marijuana laws, with the goal of informing a statewide directive on prosecution of marijuana offenses. The following statement can be attributed to ACLU-NJ Executive Director Amol Sinha: “Attorney General Grewal’s letter to prosecutors is a step forward for New Jersey that should bring us closer to reforming our marijuana laws and ultimately righting the wrongs of unjust marijuana enforcement. “We must pump the brakes on marijuana... Read more →


Philly Free Streets Extending Official Route

PHILADELPHIA – Thanks to interest from the North Philadelphia community, the City is extending the official route of next month’s Philly Free Streets to include the intersection of North Broad Street and Germantown Avenue, north to Butler Street. This year’s Philly Free Streets will take place on Saturday, August 11, from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. It was originally slated to run on North Broad Street between City Hall and Erie Avenue. Due to the outpouring of interest from community partners along the car-free route, the program will now extend to Butler Street in North Philadelphia and include the intersection of Broad Street and Germantown Avenue. “The extended Philly Free Streets route will directly engage more community organizations and businesses in the heart of North... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': The Mood Wrecker

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ— Everybody knows one: that friend or relative that can bring a mood down faster than you can say, “Debbie Downer”. I’m not talking about the person suffering from depression or a temporary mental conflict. I’m talking about an individual that sees danger at every corner, death with every sneeze; one who makes a road trip to Atlantic City sound like bad news from your oncologist. My mother, bless her heart was one such person. “I’m going to the store,” would be answered with a nervous look at the clock and the shake of the head. “What?” I would ask. “Traffic,” she’d reply. “Better wait a bit. You never know…” A friend of mine left me a voice message... Read more →


Guest Commentary: Pennsylvania AG's Deceitful Note To Pope

July 27, 2018 --Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a letter sent by the Pennsylvania Attorney General to Pope Francis: On July 25, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro (photo) sent a letter to Pope Francis that smacks of deceit. "A comprehensive investigation by the Office of Attorney General found widespread sexual abuse of children and a systemic coverup by leaders of the Catholic Church," Shapiro said. He was referring to the six dioceses in Pennsylvania that were the subject of a grand jury investigation. Shapiro then takes aim at his critics, whom he accuses of trying to "silence the victims." He even accuses two unnamed "leaders in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania...[who] are behind these efforts to silence the victims and avoid accountability." Shapiro's... Read more →


President Donald J. Trump to Award the Medal of Honor Posthumously to Sgt. John A. Chapman

The Medal of Honor from left to right, the Army, Coast Guard/Navy/Marine Corps and Air Force (Wikipedia) WASHINGTON D.C. (CNBNewsnet)--On Wednesday, August 22, 2018, President Donald J. Trump will award the Medal of Honor to Technical Sergeant John A. Chapman, United States Air Force, for conspicuous gallantry. Sergeant Chapman’s spouse, Valerie Nessel, and family will join the President at the White House to commemorate his example of selfless service and sacrifice. Sergeant John A. Chapman will receive the Medal of Honor posthumously for his actions on March 4, 2002, on Takur Ghar mountain in Afghanistan. During a helicopter insertion, Sergeant Chapman’s aircraft came under heavy enemy fire and was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. One teammate was ejected from the aircraft, and the crippled helicopter... Read more →


Route 295 closes in Bellmawr, semis line up as man appears ready to jump

BELLMAWR (JULY 30, 2018)— A potential jumper led to the closure of in one of the busiest areas of Route 295 in South Jersey on Sunday morning July 29. The highway was closed and traffic detoured off in both directions at exit 28 for Route 168 (Black Horse Pike) in Bellmawr between 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., according to Trooper Alejandro Goez, a spokesman for State Police. Goez said State Police were called in to assist with the road closure for a "well being check" but could not confirm reports of a possible jumper on the overpass. Bellmawr police referred a call to Mount Ephraim police who have not yet returned a message. CONTINUE via nj1015.com Read more →


Happy 110th Birthday FBI

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(July 27, 2018)--It was only a matter of time before Roosevelt would encounter a kindred spirit by the name of Charles Joseph Bonaparte, an intelligent, outspoken, and high-minded Harvard-educated lawyer from Baltimore who was a descendant of Napoleon Bonaparte. He was also a founder and an active leader of the National Civil Service Reform League and the Reform League of Baltimore. Not surprisingly, Roosevelt and Bonaparte became friends. Their association was strengthened in the early 1890s, when Roosevelt made several trips to Baltimore to investigate corruption among its civil servants. Roosevelt leaned on Bonaparte for assistance and for insights into the city he knew so well. Roosevelt’s ensuing report to Congress recommended the removal of 25 officials for bribery and other crimes.... Read more →


Former Eagle, Celebrity Chef, City Officials Remind Community About Free Summer Meals

Read the article on tapinto.net CAMDEN, NJ—Former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jason Avant knows how important a nutritious meal can be for growing children. “I can tell you today that I wouldn’t have made it to the NFL, I wouldn’t have been a good student, if I didn’t have the proper nutrition fueling my body,” Avant said to a crowd of children eating lunch on Thursday. That is why he, along with celebrity chef Aaron McGargo, city officials, anti-hunger and over 200 local students were gathered at the North Camden Community Center this afternoon to eat lunch and remind the community about the number of the city’s free summer meal programs. “I’m so happy that I was able to have a summer meals program where... Read more →


HOW TO UPGRADE YOUR HOME DECOR

(CNBNewsnet)(July 30, 2018)--If your home décor is looking more drab than fab then it’s time for a home makeover. Upgrading your décor can make your home feel nicer to be in and also more interesting for your visitors. Here are some helpful tips to get you started. Start with the Basics Flooring and walls are where you ideally want to begin with your redecoration. Start by removing all the furniture from the room and really assessing the size and shape. For smaller rooms, you can really overhaul the way they feel by brightening the walls. You don’t have to stick to a boring beige, as you can use popular colors like pastels and duck egg blue. You can also think about how to best use... Read more →


Group to Study Municipal Court Prosecutions of Marijuana Offenses and Other Crimes

image courtesy of https://www.drugabuse.gov TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today named the members of a working group of criminal justice stakeholders that will review the scope and appropriate use of prosecutorial discretion in marijuana-related and other offenses in municipal court, as well as other issues relating to the role of municipal prosecutors. The 20-member working group will represent prosecutors from the state, county, and municipal levels; defense attorneys; police; civil rights organizations; and other community leaders. This broad spectrum of stakeholders reflects the collaborative approach that Attorney General Grewal has taken with respect to all policy initiatives he has spearheaded during his tenure. The Attorney General first announced that he would convene a working group to study and advise him on the scope... Read more →


12 charged following ICE HSI New York and NYPD joint investigation

NEW YORK — Twelve members of a Bronx crew are facing charges with narcotics offenses following a joint operation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) Bronx Violent Crimes Squad. The crew members of a crew operating in and around the Murphy Houses and the Lambert Houses in the Bronx with participating in a narcotics conspiracy. A total of 8 defendants were taken into custody Wednesday; seven were arrested in the Bronx, and one defendant was arrested in Delaware. Four defendants remain at large. The seven defendants arrested in the Bronx will be presented and arraigned later Wednesday. “These crew members allegedly pushed crack cocaine and heroin in low income neighborhoods of the... Read more →


Elsie Bower Loebell, former Gloucester City Councilwoman; Career Nurse; GCHS Alumnus

Elsie Loebell Gloucester City – Surrounded by her loving family, on July 26, 2018. Age 67. Loving mother of Theodore “Ted” Loebell (Kelly). Cherished Memom of Ayden, Emma and Evan. Beloved daughter of the late Martin and Elsie Bower (nee Underwood). Loving sister of Jay Bower (Debbie), George Bower, Michael Bower (Betty), Joseph Bower (Nancy), Barbara Williamson (Chuck), Brian Bower (June) and the late Judith Bower. Longtime companion of Dave Muntz. Beloved best friend of Reta Sweeney. Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Elsie was a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1969. She received her Associates degree in Nursing and worked 50 years in the nursing field. Elsie retired after 22 years with Camden County Department... Read more →


U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Aggravated Assault Suspect in Berwick, PA

BERWICK, PA (July 27, 2018)--Today, U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane announced the arrest of Shane Bankes, 25, in Berwick, PA. The Berwick Boro Police Department obtained an arrest warrant charging Bankes with aggravated assault for an incident occurring on June 23, 2018. It is alleged that Bankes became assaultive towards law enforcement and medical personnel while attempting to assist Bankes who was suspected of a possible overdose. Today, US Marshals and members of fugitive task force located and arrested Bankes without incident in the 300 block of Grant Street in Berwick, PA. Bankes was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings. United States Marshal Martin J. Pane stated, “This fugitive put the community and law enforcement at risk. I commend the fugitive task force... Read more →


Obituary: Mark Vandetty of Bellmawr, age 59

CNBNews graphics file On July 23, 2018. Age 59. Of Bellmawr. In the loving care of his sister, Christine (Dominic) DiBiase. Predeceased by his parents, Carmen and Anna Vandetty (nee Domard) and brother Michael Vandetty. Survived by many friends and family. Mark was very proud Alumni of Rutgers University. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a Celebration of Mark’s Life on Sunday, July 29 from 7 to 9 pm at Rexy's : 700 East Black Horse Pike, West Collingswood Heights NJ 08059. Ph: 856-456-7911. Cremation and Interment are private at the request of the family. Family requests no flower arrangements and memorial donations to Animal Welfare Association: 509 Centennial Blvd, Voorhees Twp., NJ 08043. Please write in memo: Mark Vandetty. Condolences and Memories... Read more →