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July 2018

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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

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

photo courtesy of 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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,... Read more →


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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 (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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

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

Read the article on 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... Read more →


(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... Read more →

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

image courtesy of 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Obituary: David Falotico, of Swedesboro age 43

Swedesboro - Suddenly, On Sunday, July 22, 2018. Age 43. Survived by his devoted caregivers at Bellwether and loving friends. Viewing Monday, July 30 from 11 am to 11:30 am with Service at 11:45 am at McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of David Falotico. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 via Read more →


CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– Mayor Kenney and City Solicitor Marcel Pratt today announced that the City will not renew its agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that currently allows ICE access to the Police Department’s Preliminary Arraignment Reporting System (PARS). “For some time now we have been concerned that ICE uses PARS in inappropriate ways, including to conduct investigations that result in immigration enforcement against law-abiding Philadelphia residents,” said Mayor Kenney. “My Administration engaged in dialogue with ICE in recent weeks about its use of PARS data, and rather than allay these concerns, ICE officials... Read more →

Long Island Bloods Gang Member Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder of Rival

CNBNews graphics file Defendant Fired Numerous Shots at Crips Gang Member in Hempstead Friday, July 27, in federal court in Central Islip, Bloods gang member Billy McLen, also known as “Rizo,” pleaded guilty to attempted murder in aid of racketeering and a weapons possession charge in connection with a shooting that occurred on October 21, 2014 in Hempstead, New York. The proceeding took place before United States Magistrate Judge Arlene R. Lindsay. Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI),... Read more →

Invasive Pest Identified in Warren County  

(TRENTON) – New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher today announced that New Jersey Department of Agriculture and United States Department of Agriculture personnel confirmed the first sighting of the spotted lanternfly in New Jersey. The sighting was made in portions of Warren County recently. The species is currently in its nymph stage and is likely to be either black or red with white spots. The spotted lanternfly, which is native to China, India, Vietnam and East Asia, was first located in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has spread to 13 counties there. The pest prefers Tree of Heaven as... Read more →

BEWARE! Rare Tick Spotted in NJ

image provided (TRENTON) (CNBNewsnet)– The USDA’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory (NVSL) has confirmed that the Longhorned tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis) was found at Soldier Hill Golf Course in Bergen County, making it the fifth county in New Jersey known to have the tick. The Longhorned tick was also found on a child in Bergen County at a separate location. That confirmation came from the Rutgers Center for Vector Biology at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. The child was not bitten by the tick and tests by a private lab revealed no pathogens in that tick. Earlier findings have been confirmed in Hunterdon, Union,... Read more →

Beaver Attacks 95 lb Labrador at Medford Creek

According to Wikipedia Beavers continue to grow throughout their lives. Adult specimens weighing over 25 kg (55 lb) are not uncommon. Females are as large as or larger than males of the same age, which is uncommon among mammals. Beavers live up to 24 years of age in the wild. ****** By Phaedra Trethan/COURIER POST MEDFORD – A veterinarian who's been practicing medicine in South Jersey for more than 40 years called it "the craziest thing I've ever seen." A beaver attacked a large dog walking with its owner along the Rancocas Creek in Medford Wednesday, nearly dragging the dog... Read more →

Fatal Personal Watercraft Accident in Sussex County, Delaware; Police Investigating

FENWICK ISLAND (July 28, 2018) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers are investigating a fatal boating accident involving personal watercraft (PWC) that occurred at approximately 1:41 p.m. today on Roy’s Creek off Assawoman Bay in Sussex County. A 53-year-old man, who was operating a PWC, was pronounced dead at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md. The name of the deceased is being withheld, pending notification of family members. DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police said alcohol was not a contributing factor in the fatal PWC accident. Their investigation into the accident is ongoing, Fish & Wildlife... Read more →