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October 2018

Alberta Woods Park in Camden City Opened; Renovations Cost $775,000

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 2018)--The Freeholder Board was joined by officials from the City of Camden, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, and members of the East Camden community to unveil the newly improved and renovated Alberta Woods Park in Camden. The park recently underwent expansive renovations and improvements to transform the site into one of the city’s premiere parks. “This is another exciting addition to the selection of open spaces and parks that are being reimagined in the city and across Camden County,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Park System. “Improving open spaces for the community is a key component to raising the standard of living for residents. Ensuring a safe modern greenspace for families and kids is something we strive to produce for every neighborhood.” The approximately $775,000 project included a new and expanded playground and sprayground, an irrigated lawn for sports practices and active recreation, a... Read more →

Lawnside Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Causing the Death of Marlton Customer

MOUNT HOLLY NJ (October 24,2018(CNBNewsnet)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lawnside drug dealer pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to causing the death of a Marlton customer to whom he sold heroin last year. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Jimmy Flakes Jr., 41, (photo) of the 100 block of Ashland Avenue in Lawnside, will serve seven years in New Jersey state prison in exchange for pleading guilty to Strict Liability for a Drug-Induced Death (First Degree). The Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for January 11, 2019. The investigation revealed that Jeffrey Potter, 45, from the Marlton section of Evesham Township, was discovered dead in his home on September 28, 2016 after using heroin that had been purchased from Flakes. The investigation further revealed that Flakes made a profit of $10 on the sale of the heroin to the victim. An autopsy performed by... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Ireland’s famous “mass grave” hoax: The “mass grave” hoax is back. The Irish government is planning to exhume the remains of babies allegedly buried in a mass grave in Tuam, Ireland. According to the New York Times, Ireland’s Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, is leading this campaign. The so-called mass grave is on the grounds of the Bon Secours Mother and Baby Home in the County Galway town of Tuam. The Times reports that this story began in 2014 when “a local amateur historian, Catherine Corless, said she had found death certificates for 796 children who died in the home from 1925 to 1961—but whose burial places were not officially recorded.” There are several factual errors in this news story by Ed O’Loughlin. He has a history of distorting the record. Earlier this year O’Loughlin referred to Corless as a “dogged local historian”... Read more →

Kiwanis Club Promotes Healthy Diet

Kiwanis members Milton Smith, Ron Ruban, Chapman Vail, Bob Fonash, Kirk Popiolek, Pat Wilson and Jack Wilson, want you to help support the Kiwanis youth programs in Camden County by purchasing delicious Florida citrus. HADDONFIELD: The USDA Food Pyramid recommends two-to-four servings of fruit for the healthy adult daily diet. To aid the community in achieving this recommendation, the Kiwanis Club of the Haddons is conducting its annual Citrus Fruit Sale today through November 18, 2018. Offered this year from Indian River Groves in Vero Beach, Florida, are variety high quality Navel or Hamlin oranges, pink grapefruit, mandarins, and mixed fruit boxes, with prices ranging from $22 to $35. Please inquire for a full product listing and piece counts. To place an order, click on our eCommerce site, or call Kiwanis Club of the Haddons’ Fruit chairman John D. Wilson at (856) 858-1640 or (856) 833-0401 or e-mail him... Read more →

Bakkavor Foods USA Recalls 795,261 Pounds of Meat and Poultry Products

Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination In Onions CNBNews graphics file WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– Bakkavor Foods USA, Inc., a firm with establishments located in Carson, Calif., Charlotte, N.C. and Jessup, Penn., is recalling approximately 795,261 pounds of ready-to-eat meat and poultry products that contain an onion ingredient that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ready-to-eat meat and poultry items were produced from Sept. 27, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] • 16-oz. plastic-wrapped with paperboard sleeve packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “BBQ STYLE CHICKEN ARTISAN PIZZA,” with “Use By” dates from 01/07/19 through 04/11/19 (inclusive) printed on the case packaging. • 8-oz. butcher-paper wrapped packages containing HARRIS TEETER FRESH FOODS MARKET DELI-BAKERY brand “CHICKEN SAUSAGE, EGG... Read more →

U.S. Marshals to Hold Bitcoin Auction

Approximately 660 bitcoins to be sold Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Marshals are auctioning approximately 660 bitcoins in connection with various federal criminal, civil and administrative cases during a six-hour period Nov. 5 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. EST. To register, potential bidders must complete all registration requirements by noon EDT Oct. 31. A $200,000 deposit is required to participate. Deposits will be returned to non-winning bidders. Bids will be accepted by email from preregistered bidders only. The bitcoins are offered for sale in seven blocks: six blocks of 100 bitcoins and one block of 60 bitcoins. Further details on the auction are available at Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at Read more →


MONSIGNOR BONNER AND ARCHBISHOP PRENDERGAST HIGH SCHOOL TO INDUCT 2018 Class IN FRONT OF RECORD ATTENDEES Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast Catholic High School in Drexel Hill (Delaware County) will host over 700 guests at its 2018 Monsignor Bonner Hall of Fame Dinner. Saturday, October 27, 2018 7:00 p.m. (Dinner and Awards) Drexelbrook Banquet Hall 4700 Drexelbrook Drive Drexel Hill, PA 19026 (Delaware County) Speakers for the dinner and awards ceremony will include Mr. Mike Melvin, Director of Security Programs & Compliance, Exelon Corporation (EXELON) and Bonner Hall of Fame Chair, as well as Dr. John Cooke, President of Bonner-Prendie. The Class of 2018 Hall of Fame inductees include: Fred Cappello ’58, Bill Grubb ’59, John Capuzzi ’65, Jim D'Archangelo ’65, James Laverty ’65, Dominic Frederico ’70, Tom Hinkle ’70, Reverend Denis Weber ’72, Reverend Joe Farrell ’81, Tom Millison ’86, and Mike Mitros ’95. This year’s Monsignor Bonner Medal... Read more →

CNB May 2013 Archives: Bellmawr Native Jason Nark Honored

Nark, Wins Five Awards as Daily News Reporter published May 29,2013 Bellmawr native Jason Nark has won 5 awards from the New Jersey chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, as reported at Jason is a Daily News reporter (previously with the Courier-Post) and is currently living in Blackwood... ...but he was raised in Bellmawr, NJ! The article goes on to say that Jason's 5 awards included two first-place prizes. Jason grew up in Bellmawr, attending Annunciation School, and then Gloucester Catholic. He went on to Rutgers for his bachelor's degree and the University of Penn for his Masters. Very impressive for anyone... and even more awesome when it's a Bellmawr guy! Jason started his working career in Bellmawr at the Bellmawr English Pizza, which he recently commented "got paid to fold boxes there when I was 10". He had a brief stint at Sneakin' In, and was a... Read more →

3 Cape May County Residents Indicted for Drug Induced Death

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (October 24,2018)(CNBNewsnet) - Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Lower Township Police Chief William Mastriana announce the Grand Jury Indictment of three individuals on October 23, 2018 for First Degree Drug Induced Death and other drug related charges. On July 21, 2018, Eric Nolan, 35 years old, was found unresponsive inside his residence in the North Cape May section of Lower Township. Paramedics and Officers from Lower Township attempted to resuscitate Nolan but were unsuccessful. A death investigation was immediately initiated by Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office and the Lower Township Police Department. On August 10, 2018, three individuals were charged regarding the death of Eric Nolan: - Susan E. Mazzone, a 43 year old female from the 100 Block of School House Lane, Cape May Court House, NJ, was charged with Drug Induced Death, a crime of the... Read more →

Prosecutor Announces Upgraded Charges in Fatal Camden City Shooting

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Morton Newman and Nasir Mason were charged with Aggravated Manslaughter yesterday in the death of their friend, Diquese Young. The three men were at Morton Newman’s residence on the 2500 block of Baird Boulevard on October 14, 2018, in Camden, when a gun they were handling discharged, striking Diquese Young in the head. Camden County Police were dispatched to the MD Anderson Cancer Center where the victim was brought instead of Cooper University Hospital, located across the street. Diquese Young died two days later from his gunshot wound. Detectives found the weapon in Morton Newman’s residence, resulting in the charges of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. The Complaints and Probable Cause statements for Morton Newman and Nasir Mason are below. Morton Newman and Nasir Mason are currently detained at the Camden County Correctional Facility pending their... Read more →

NJMVC Opens Newest Agency in Delanco

DELANCO NJ-- The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today celebrated the opening of its latest agency during a ceremonial ribbon-cutting here. The MVC’s top administrators, state lawmakers, and other officials joined the formal opening ceremonies outside the facility, as agency staff provided services to the public inside. The agency opened for business for the first time yesterday. At 12,114 square feet, it rivals the MVC’s Bakers Basin agency in Lawrenceville as the Commission’s largest. “As New Jersey’s driving public continues to grow, our infrastructure and services must also grow to meet the demand,” said Governor Phil Murphy. “This latest addition to the New Jersey MVC will better meet the needs of our South Jersey drivers.’’ In both scale and operation, the Delanco facility provides far more for customers than was available at the 4,000-square-foot Mount Holly agency that permanently closed its doors on Wednesday, Oct. 17. Unlike the Mount Holly... Read more →

Delran Emergency Squad Chief Faces Criminal Charges

Donald Horner DELRAN, NJ October 23, 2018(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the Delran Emergency Squad was arrested today on Insurance Fraud and related charges for working without an active Emergency Medical Technician certification and altering records to allow the agency to bill for their services. Donald Horner, 66, of the 2400 block of Beverly Road, was charged with Insurance Fraud (Second Degree), Computer Criminal Activity (Second Degree), Tampering with Witnesses (Second Degree), Terroristic Threats (Third Degree), Theft by Deception (Third Degree), Attempted Theft by Deception (Third Degree), Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree), Tampering with Public Records (Third Degree), Alteration of Medical Records (Fourth Degree), Tampering with Records (Third Degree) and Obstructing the Administration of Law (Fourth Degree). Horner had an initial appearance today in Superior Court in Mount Holly. He was not detained, but was ordered to surrender his passport and firearms. The investigation revealed... Read more →

ICE Academy: Prospective Officers in Training

ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers are among the most highly trained federal law enforcement officers in the United States. But who teaches them to be deportation officers? Answer: instructors at the Basic Immigration Enforcement Training Program (BIETP), located at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. The instructors are mostly seasoned deportation officers and supervisory detention and deportation officers, as well as ICE Office of the Principal Legal Advisor attorneys. They are considered experts in the field. They teach law enforcement regulations, core components of immigration law and policy, alien processing, at-large operations, officer and detainee safety, proficiency with firearms and defensive techniques. A particular focus of the program is to ensure that prospective deportation officers understand the procedures involved in removal proceedings, from initial arrest to the execution of final order of removal. Emphasis is also placed on the in-processing aspect of the Criminal... Read more →

Archdiocese to Celebrate 56th Annual Saint Martin de Porres Mass

Portrait of St. Martin de Porres, c. 17th century, Monastery of Rosa of Santa Maria in Lima. This portrait was painted during his lifetime or very soon after his death, hence it is probably the most true to his appearance. (Wikipedia) Celebrating five men and women of African descent on the path to Sainthood The Archdiocese of Philadelphia kicks off Black Catholic History Month with its 56th Annual Saint Martin de Porres Mass. In 1990, the Black Catholic Clergy Caucus inaugurated Black Catholic History Month. November was chosen as it holds two significant dates for Catholics of African descent—the Feast Day of Saint Martin de Porres on November 3rd and the birthday of Saint Augustine of Hippo on November 13th. Annually, this month provides an occasion to celebrate the rich history, tradition, and contributions of black Catholics. Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre, Bishop of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana, will be the... Read more →

Pine Hill PD to Partake in the Take Back Day

Saturday, October 27, from 10:00am - 2:00pm Pine Hill Police Administration Building The Pine Hill Police Department will be participating in the DEA Operation Take Back New Jersey on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00am until 2:00pm. The event will be held at the Police Administration Building located at 48 West Sixth Avenue. The Department will be providing a safe and legal method for the residents of Pine Hill and surrounding jurisdictions to dispose of unused, unwanted or expired medication. Information will also be available for local drug addiction support services and Operation SAL. Since May 2014, the Pine Hill Police Department has responded to over 160 reported drug overdoses. Police Officer and EMS have deployed lifesaving naloxone in over 90 of those incidents. Last spring Americans turned in nearly 475 tons (949,046 pounds) of prescription drugs at more than 5,800 sites operated by the DEA and almost 4,700 of... Read more →

Conservatives Take a Beating from Far-Left

Another day, another politically-motivated attack. Or three. Less than a week after Eric Holder told Democrats to “kick them,” (meaning Republicans) at least two Minnesota protestors and a Florida man took Obama’s attorney general seriously. Of course, you wouldn’t know it from the mainstream media — since, as Newsbusters points out, ABC, NBC, and CBS all ignored them. “You can’t do this!” Republican state representative Sarah Anderson says she shouted at the protestor destroying her campaign signs. “Yes, I can, I’m an anarchist! I can do whatever I want!” She told a local news outlet that she tried to pull out her phone to videotape him when the man charged her. “Go kill yourself!” he yelled, trying to stop her from leaving. That’s when he punched Anderson in the arm. “I’m leaving now. I’m leaving now,” she told him. “And he was still with his head in my vehicle, just... Read more →

Aspirin A Good Clot Buster After Knee Surgery

Putting patients on aspirin following a knee replacement is a safe, cost-effective alternative to anticoagulants, U-M researchers find. Newswise (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet) — When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs. That swap could help reduce the cost of caring for the nearly 1 million Americans who have a knee fixed each year, Michigan Medicine researchers say. After knee surgery, there’s a risk of blood clots in the legs or lungs. So it’s routine for patients to take clot-preventing drugs for some time afterward. Some doctors choose powerful anti-clotting drugs like heparin (Lovenox) and rivaroxaban (Xarelto), but it hasn’t been clear whether these expensive prescription drugs work any better than cheap, readily available aspirin. “Aspirin alone may provide similar protection compared to anticoagulation treatments,” says Brian R. Hallstrom, M.D., an orthopaedic surgeon and associate chair... Read more →

8 People Arrested in Maple Shade for Narcotics

CNBNews graphics file MAPLE SHADE NJ (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Chief Gary C. Gubbei announces that eight people were arrested and charged with various narcotics charges on Thursday 10/18/2018 at the Bel-Air Motel in Maple Shade, NJ. The Maple Shade Police Detective Bureau culminated a one month long investigation with the arrests on 10/18/2018. The Maple Shade Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the New Jersey State Police and the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office. The eight individuals were charged with the following offenses as well as some being arrested on existing outstanding warrants from other jurisdictions. Delton Anderson, 46, of Willingboro NJ- Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances (crack cocaine), Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (crack cocaine), Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of a Weapon for and Unlawful Purpose (Machete) Rebecca Desante, 27, of Delanco NJ- Distribution of Controlled Dangerous Substances (crack cocaine), Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances(crack cocaine) , Possession of... Read more →

Sail Away with the Food Bank of South Jersey and Fight Hunger

The Food Bank of South Jersey Hosts Viva South Jersey Gala Pennsauken, NJ (October 22, 2018) Set Sail with the Food Bank of South Jersey aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia for its Viva South Jersey Gala on Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m. This year’s gala theme is “A Havana Nights Dinner Cruise.” This festive evening will feature lively casino games, silent and live auctions, delicious cuisine, cocktails and much more. Professional salsa dancers from the Rumberitos Dance Company with World Champion Latin dancer, Jose Maldonado, will dazzle guests with a live performance and salsa dancing lesson. All event proceeds benefit families in South Jersey who don’t have regular access to healthy, affordable food. “Each year we are proud to present this amazing event and watch how it has grown to be bigger and better,” said Lavinia Awosanya, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Food Bank of South Jersey. “Thanks to the... Read more →

Obituary: William Raab, age 69 of Cherry Hill

On October 13, 2018. Survived by his nephew, Scott Raab. Burial will be in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeton on Wednesday, October 24th at 10 am. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of William Raab. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Obituary: Maureen Kehoe, of Cinnaminison

Maureen was born in Philadelphia and raised in Cinnaminson. She was a graduate of Holy Cross High School, Class of 1987. Maureen aspired to be a journalist and served as the editor of the newspaper and was on the yearbook committee at Holy Cross. She later attended Douglass College of Rutgers University. She is survived by her mother, Catherine Kehoe and her sister, Maryanne Kehoe. Maureen was predeceased by her father, Mark Kehoe. On Wednesday, October 24th there will be a viewing at St. Peter’s Church Riverside from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Cinnaminson. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to, St. John of God Community Services, 1145 Delsea Drive, Westville NJ 08093. Sweeney Funeral Home, Riverside Read more →

GTPD Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On October 27th, the Gloucester Township Police Department will take part in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10AM - 2PM . Residents can bring their unused or expired medications to the Gloucester Township Police Watch Desk located at 1261 Chews Landing Road Laurel Springs, NJ 08021 The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. The effort to stop the abuse and diversion of prescription drugs begins at home - and must include the opportunity for Gloucester Township residents to dispose of their unused medications safely and securely at any time throughout the year. The Gloucester Township Police Department wants to remind everyone to "clean out" your unused medications from your medicine cabinet and safely dispose them in one of... Read more →

Archdiocese Host Free Baby Shower

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Northeast Family Service Center (NEFSC), a ministry of Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CSS), will host a baby shower for expectant mothers in the local community. Friday, October 26, 2018 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Northeast Family Service Center 7340 Jackson Street Philadelphia, PA 19136 Nearly 50 expectant mothers and their families will attend the free baby shower which seeks to promote various NEFSC prenatal and parenting programs. The event will also help connect families to other resources such as Career Link, maternity care, WIC, and more. Ms. Beth Wood, NEFSC Administrator, said, “Baby Showers provide expectant parents with information and material support as they prepare for their newborn. They offer a time to gather with other expectant parents and parents with infants to share their experiences, and to enjoy educational games, arts and crafts, music, and food.” Young women and mothers... Read more →

Review of Camden Officer Involved Shooting

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (October 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--In accordance with the Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Amending Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2006-5 entitled Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police-Use-of-Force Investigations (effective July 28, 2015), the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office is releasing the following statement regarding a police- involved shooting incident that occurred in the City of Camden on January 11, 2017. This investigation was conducted by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office in accordance with both Attorney General Law Enforcement Directive No. 2006-5 and the Attorney General’s Supplemental Law Enforcement Directive Regarding Uniform Statewide Procedures and Best Practices for Conducting Police-Use-of-Force Investigations. In accordance with the aforementioned directives, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office performed a comprehensive conflicts inquiry and continued to update the inquiry report based upon new information as it was received. A conflict arose after the completion of the investigation of this incident but before the final review... Read more →

Maple Shade Main Street Closed for Parade

CNBNews graphics file Main Street closed Wednesday, Oct. 31 for the Halloween parade from approximately 430PM to 630PM. Temporary no parking around Main Street MAPLE SHADE, NJ (October 22,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Maple Shade Main Street / County Route 537 will be closed Wednesday 10/31 for the Halloween parade from approximately 430PM to 630PM. The first block of North Fellowship Rd will also be closed starting at 330 PM. Observe temporary no parking on Main Street and surrounding streets from 3PM to 7PM. Seek alternate route. NJ Transit buses will follow the detour route along Front Street during the road closure. Observe and obey the directions of Police Officers and all permanent and temporary traffic control devices. Please SLOW DOWN and watch for children trick or treating. For event related questions call the Maple Shade Recreation Department at 856-779-9610 x175, not the Police. Do you find these NIXLE messages helpful? Encourage family and friends... Read more →

Medicare For All?

CMS Chief Warns Program Has Enough Problems Already Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News The Trump administration’s top Medicare official Tuesday slammed the federal health program as riddled with problems that hinder care to beneficiaries, increase costs for taxpayers and escalate fraud and abuse. Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), said those troubles underscore why she opposes calls by many Democrats for dramatically widening eligibility for Medicare, now serving 60 million seniors and people with disabilities, to tens of millions other people. “We only have to look at some of Medicare’s major problems to know it’s a bad idea,” Verma told health insurance executives at a meeting in Washington. CMS lacks the authority from Congress to operate the program effectively, Verma said, which means it often pays higher-than-necessary rates to doctors and hospitals and can’t take steps used by private insurers to control costs. “We... Read more →

GTPD Alert: Be Aware of Phone Scams

Involving Threat to Arrest GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (October 22,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester Township Police Department wants residents to be aware of a phone scam involving a threat to be arrested if a payment is not made. Please see below message from Camden County Sheriff Wilson in reference to a similar phone scam. If you have any questions or concerns about phone scams you can contact the Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau at 856-228-4011 or email Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson warns residents of individuals portraying law enforcement officers asking for numbers to prepaid money cards by phone, and threatening arrest if the victim does not comply. “It is important to know that a representative of the Camden County Sheriff’s Office would never direct a citizen to purchase a prepaid money card,” Sheriff Wilson said. “In fact, it is rare that you would ever be contacted by phone by a Sheriff’s Officer.... Read more →


Monday, May 27, 2013 “Imagine being the guy living next door to that and trying to sit in his backyard having a burger.” ~Gloucester City Mayor William James (October 3, 2012) CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (published May 27,2013)----Last October, Gloucester City Mayor William James, along with Housing Inspector Joe Stecklair, were interviewed by Courier Post reporter Lucas K. Murray about the strict laws the city is enforcing to stop blight. A snippet from that October 3, 2012 article: Town tickets early signs of blight in Gloucester City Gloucester City, you see, won’t stand for overgrown yards, trash left out or homes falling apart. City officials say they’re not out to harass people or raise revenue, but rather want to maintain a town with many aging buildings. Over the summer the city bumped up its fine structure for maintaining a disorderly house, to $1,200. Other fines can go... Read more →

Winter Holiday Highlights in Philadelphia

Macy's Christmas Light Show. Photo by J. Fusco for VISIT PHILADELPHIA PHILADELPHIA PA (October 2018)(CNBNewnset)--Celebrating the winter holidays in Philadelphia just feels right. As temperatures drop in the history-rich, tradition-steeped city, a festive spirit spills from shops, theaters, restaurants and parks. This year promises the return of an abundance of celebrations, many of which are part of Center City’s Philly Holiday Festival.The most wonderful way to enjoy the holidays in Philly: the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, offering overnight guests free parking and more perks, bookable at Here are some highlights of the winter holidays in Philadelphia: Holiday Traditions: Christmas Village in Philadelphia – The German-style market returns to a newly restored JFK Plaza, also known as LOVE For the 11th year, 80 wooden booths of local and international merchants sell Käthe Wohlfahrt ornaments, Hernhut Stars, wintry apparel and all manner of edible and drinkable treats, while entertainment keeps... Read more →

ICE "Most Wanted" fugitive, child predator captured

NEW ORLEANS — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deportation officers arrested one of ERO’s Most Wanted fugitives Wednesday during a targeted operation in Central Louisiana that resulted in the capture of a convicted child sex offender who is now facing additional felony charges. Jose Melchor Martinez AKA Jose Luis Martinez-Sanchez, an unlawfully present Mexican national, was arrested Wednesday morning by an ERO New Orleans Special Response Team after executing a federal arrest warrant at a residence in Church Point, Louisiana. Martinez was convicted on a felony charge of taking indecent liberties with a child in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, in November 2002. After his release from criminal custody, ICE subsequently removed him from the U.S. to Mexico in September 2003. Martinez illegally re-entered the U.S. after removal, which is a felony act under federal law. Martinez was then encountered by local law enforcement in... Read more →

Weed Killer Round-Up Settlement Challenged

image provided SAN FRANCISCO (CN) – Two jurors who voted to hold Monsanto liable for a man’s fatal cancer from using the weed killer Roundup called a California judge’s intention to gut the $289 million verdict “unreasonable” Thursday, and rejected criticism they had been emotionally manipulated into making the finding without evidence. “What we did was not inflamed by passion or prejudice,” juror Gary Kitahata said in a phone interview. “It was reasonable, and what the judge is doing is actually unreasonable.” In August, a unanimous San Francisco jury found Roundup caused school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Johnson isn’t expected to live into 2020, and the 12-person jury awarded him $33 million for his reduced life expectancy. Based on internal emails suggesting Monsanto ghost-wrote parts of scientific articles that found no link between Roundup’s active ingredient glyphosate and cancer, and “questionable connections” between Monsanto and the U.S. Environmental Protection... Read more →

Jefferson Health’s Chief Diversity Officer Receives Corporate Diversity Award from Gloucester County NAACP

On October 21, Joseph B. Hill, Chief Diversity Officer of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, received the Corporate Diversity Award from the Gloucester County NAACP, for his commitment to integrating diversity, equality and inclusion initiatives to ensure excellence in education, research and patient care. Hill was one of 15 recipients of a “Game Changers” award at the annual Black & White Gala held at Aueltto’s Caterers in Deptford, New Jersey. A native of Buffalo, NY, Hill is a frequent speaker at national forums, where he shares his insights and experience on the importance of diversity and strategic partnerships for both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining Jefferson Health in 2015, Hill had developed a diversity and inclusion program at Froedtert Health, the clinical arm of the Medical College of Wisconsin, which became an integral part of the organization’s values, strategy and operational initiatives. We are proud of... Read more →

Drugmakers Funnel Millions To Lawmakers;

A Few Dozen Get $100,000-Plus by Emmarie Huetteman and Sydney Lupkin, Kaiser Health News Before the midterm elections heated up, dozens of drugmakers had already poured about $12 million into the war chests of hundreds of members of Congress. Since the beginning of last year, 34 lawmakers have each received more than $100,000 from pharmaceutical companies. Two of those — Reps. Greg Walden of Oregon, a key Republican committee chairman, and Kevin McCarthy of California, the House Republican majority leader — each received more than $200,000, a new Kaiser Health News database shows. As voters prepare to go to the polls, they can use a new database, “Pharma Cash to Congress,” tracking up to 10 years of pharmaceutical company contributions to any or all members of Congress, illuminating drugmakers’ efforts to influence legislation. The drug industry ranks among lawmakers’ most generous patrons. In the past decade, Congress has received $79... Read more →

CNB Archives: Brooklawn Memorial Day Ceremonies 2013

published May 27,2013 Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: BROOKLAWN, NJ (published May 2013)(CNBNewsnet)--The cold and rain has given way to a beautiful Memorial Day in Brooklawn NJ. Each year the town of Brooklawn and the American Legion Post 72 put together a touching ceremony to honor those who served for our country, and who gave the ultimate sacrifice in support of our freedoms. Several touching speeches were given, and in the audience was Assemblyman Angel Fuentes. A few pictures are in this post, but head over to Facebook to see more (70 total). God Bless America and those who serve for us and our freedoms! Enjoy the beautiful day with family, friends, and loved ones. And before you take that first bite of your hot dog... take a moment to thank those who serve in our Armed Forces. Children learn by their parent's example, and this is a valuable lesson they... Read more →

Not Much Money Saved by Slowing Mail Delivery

USPS Realized Just 5 Percent of Projected Savings October 18, 2018 The U.S. Postal Service realized just 5 percent of the savings it projected over a two-year period from a controversial decision to slow mail delivery to enable facility closures, according to a new audit. Postal management told its regulatory body it would save $1.6 billion in fiscal years 2016 and 2017 by eliminating overnight delivery of regular, first-class mail and pushing back some of its two-day delivery to a three-day window, but the mailing agency’s inspector general found it did not even come close to reaching that estimate. USPS instead saw about $90 million in savings, about one-twentieth of its estimate. USPS implemented the service changes as part of its network rationalization plan, which it unveiled in 2011. A precipitous decline in mail volume required the agency to shrink its footprint, postal management said. In the first phase of... Read more →

SK Food Group Recalls Chicken Products

due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination in Vegetables WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2018 – SK Food Group, a Groveport, Ohio and Reno, Nev. establishment, is recalling approximately 174,207 pounds of chicken wrap products that contain vegetables that may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The frozen, fully cooked chicken wrap items were produced on various dates from Oct. 15, 2017 through Oct. 15, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] • 4.5-oz. plastic packages containing “jenny CRAIG CHICKEN WRAP WITH BBQ SAUCE,” with lot codes WO0096753S10, WO0097880S10, WO0098216S10, WO0098565S10, WO0098923S10, WO0100691S10, WO0100692S10, WO0101746S10, WO0101861S10, WO0102176S10, WO0102469S10, WO0102758S10, WO0103920S10, WO0104247S10, WO0104353S10, WO0104615S10, WO0104995S10, WO0106312, WO0106312S10, WO0106945S10, WO0107556S10, WO0108694S10, WO0108695S10, WO0096753S02, WO0097880S02, WO0098216S02, WO00982416S02, WO0098565S02, WO0098923S02, WO0100691S02, WO0100692S02 and WO0101746S02. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45367” or “EST.... Read more →

Career Williamsport Criminal Sentenced

CNBNews graphics file To 25 Years’ In Prison For Drug Trafficking WILLIAMSPORT PA (October 21,2018)(CNBNewsnet)- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Hakim Handy, age 35, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, was sentenced on October 16, 2018, by U.S. District Court Judge Matthew W. Brann to 25 years’ imprisonment and eight years’ of supervised release for his role in conspiring to distribute heroin and crack cocaine. According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Handy conspired to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine and 4.2 grams of heroin (approximately 168 individual doses of heroin) between December 2014 and January 2015, in Lycoming County. Handy was designated a career offender due to three prior felony convictions for drug offenses. The case was investigated by the Williamsport Police Department, Lycoming County District Attorney’s Office, the Lycoming County Narcotics Enforcement Unit, and the Federal Bureau of... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Witches Hurl Curses at Judge Kavanaugh

You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Brooklyn Area Witches Unite to “Take Down” People “In Charge,” Hurl Curses at Justice Kavanaugh FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018 SUPPORT NRA-ILA Well, Samhain is approaching, and if you’re familiar with the wing of the extreme Left that also identifies as witches and warlocks, that can only mean one thing: more politically-inspired attempts at paranormal activity! View Related Articles We last reported on this phenomenon in June (coincidentally near the time of the summer solstice), when a filmmaker announced he was releasing a documentary on a “spellbiding” cast over the NRA and Donald Trump during Samhain 2017. As one article put it, the film seeks to “Tell [the] Story of Resistance Through Witchcraft.” Since then, President Trump has been on a winning streak that has befuddled his critics and energized his supporters, while the NRA has celebrated the return of a Supreme Court that respects... Read more →

Report: E-Cigs Dangerous to Teenagers

Newswise — PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2018 – E-cigarette brand JUUL’s Twitter handleis attracting adolescents to the point that at least a quarter of its followers appear to be under age 18, according to a new analysis by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Many of these minors – to whom it is illegal to sell nicotine-delivery products – are retweeting JUUL’s messages, amplifying its advertisements to a vulnerable population. The study results are published today in the Journal of Adolescent Health. “JUUL representatives have said the company is not trying to target adolescents with their advertising or sales, but our research clearly indicates that a sizeable proportion of their Twitter audience is exactly this population,” said lead author Kar-Hai Chu, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in Pitt’s Center for Research on Media, Technology and Health. “This is highly concerning because adolescents exposed to e-cigarette marketing are more likely to... Read more →

Obituary: Charles R. Matthews of Gloucester City

CNBNews graphics file On October 14, 2018, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 88. He was predeceased by his wife Edith (nee Thacklinburg), his mother Clara Matthews, his sister, Clara Rundus and brother, Franklin Matthews. He is survived by his children Steven Matthews, Sheryl Boccaleri, Debra Herbert and 3 sisters, Edith Cain, Dorothy Bosch and Sara Lavecchio. Mr. Matthews was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. and worked for PSE&G in Audubon for 37 years. Funeral services under the direction of the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Funeral services will be held 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Entombment will follow at Locustwood Memorial Park in Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations be made to Logan Memorial Presbyterian Church, 18 W. Merchant St., Audubon, NJ 08106. Read more →

Letting the youth have their say

Written by Pete Sanchez/ The Diocese of Camden Authentic relationships. Belonging. Mentorship. With Bishop Dennis Sullivan listening attentively, the youth of the Diocese of Camden shared their desires at the Church of the Incarnation in Mantua last week. Bishop Dennis Sullivan hosts a meeting with representatives of parish youth groups at Incarnation Parish, Mantua, on Oct. 10. Photos by Mike Walsh As Pope Francis, church leaders, and youth are gathering in Rome this month for the Synod of Bishops on “Youth, Faith, and Vocational Discernment,” the Bishop of Camden’s dialogue with parish youth ministry members was the first of two listening sessions; he was scheduled to meet with high school youth earlier this past week, in the same vein as the Mantua meeting, to hear of the young church’s hopes and concerns. Starting off the evening, Bishop Sullivan thanked the youth for joining him, and told them the gathering was... Read more →

China’s African Swine Fever Outbreak

Penn Vet Swine Group Discusses Global Challenges Arising [October 2018; KENNETT SQUARE, PENNSYLVANIA] - In China, a country that is home to more than half of the world’s swine population, the spread of deadly infectious disease - such as the current African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak - can carry tremendous implications for food supply and pricing across the globe. While not a threat to human health, upwards of 60,000 pigs have already been affected by the current ASF outbreak’s expansive footprint. Understanding and managing the nature of the disease presents a unique challenge, especially when the impacted regions are spread across several thousand kilometers. In a recent interview with Knowledge@Wharton on Sirius radio, Penn Vet’s Drs. Tom Parsons, Associate Professor of Swine Production Medicine, and Dr. Gary Althouse, Professor of Swine Health and Reproduction, discussed the initiatives that the Penn Vet’s Swine Group are bringing to China, including new ideas... Read more →

Pennsylvania Republican Party Election Update

Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania: This coming week we will pass the two week mark out from the 2018 midterm election and our Republican team is working hard across the Commonwealth. Early in the week, the Republican Party of Pennsylvania was in Montgomery County helping to support PA-04 Republican nominee Dan David as he sought to bring light to his opponent’s shady family business dealings with Chinese companies linked to sweatshops and corruption. We also made news this week in defending our state constitution by supporting a legal challenge to Democrat State Senate Candidate Lindsey Williams' candidacy given that she has failed to meet the four-year residency requirement needed to hold office in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. I was also proud to make my way around to different areas of the Commonwealth this week. On Wednesday, I was up in Mt. Pocono with... Read more →

Philadelphia Named Winner

in Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge Philadelphia is one of 20 cities total to be awarded with resources and technical support to help achieve their ambitious climate goals under Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. PHILADELPHIA, PA – Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Philadelphia as a winning city in the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge. The Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge is a $70 million dollar program that will accelerate 20 ambitious cities’ efforts to tackle climate change and promote a sustainable future for residents. Through the Climate Challenge – which is part of Bloomberg’s American Cities Initiative, a suite of more than $200 million in investments to strengthen city halls and advance critical policies – Philadelphia is accepted into a two-year acceleration program, will be provided powerful new resources and access to cutting-edge support to help meet or beat the city’s near-term carbon reduction goals. Bloomberg Philanthropies selected Philadelphia as a... Read more →

51 Drug Dealers Arrested in Pennsylvania

Attorney General Shapiro: “I promised to remain vigilant and arrest people peddling poison in Allegheny County – and I’ve kept that commitment.” HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against 51 people for selling heroin, fentanyl, illegal prescription opioids, cocaine, and other drugs in Allegheny County. “My Office is focused on charging drug dealers who plague the Pittsburgh region,” Attorney General Shapiro said. “I’m committed to prosecuting the people peddling this poison in Allegheny County and across the Commonwealth. Today’s arrests are an important step in that process, and we’ll continue working with our law enforcement partners to keep this region safe.” Today’s charges are the result of a ten month-long investigation involving the Office of Attorney General, the McKees Rocks Police Department and the Stowe Township Police Department. Over the course of the investigation, law enforcement made a series of approximately 100 controlled purchases utilizing undercover... Read more →

Officer Down:

Police Officer Antwan Toney of Georgia

ANTWAN TONEY Gwinnett County Police Department, Georgia End of Watch Saturday, October 20, 2018 Lawrenceville, GA (October 21,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Police Officer Antwan Toney was shot and killed as he and another officer investigated reports of a suspicious vehicle near the intersection of Bethany Church Road and Shiloh Road at approximately 3:00 pm. He was 30 years old. As the officers approached the vehicle at least one person inside opened fire, shooting through the vehicle's windows. Officer Toney was struck as he and the other officer returned fire. The vehicle crashed a short distance away and its four occupants fled on foot. One of the suspects was apprehended later in the afternoon after shooting at an officer who was searching for him. Officer Toney was transported to Gwinnett Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds. Officer Toney had served with the Gwinnett County Police Department for three years. Via Officer Down Memorial... Read more →

Russian National Charged with Interfering in U.S. Political System

CNBNews graphics file A criminal complaint was unsealed in Alexandria, Virginia, today charging a Russian national for her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election. “Today’s charges allege that Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova conspired with others who were part of a Russian influence campaign to interfere with U.S. democracy,” said Assistant Attorney General Demers. “Our nation is built upon a hard-fought and unwavering commitment to democracy. Americans disagree in good faith on all manner of issues, and we will protect their right to do so. Unlawful foreign interference with these debates debases their democratic integrity, and we will make every effort to disrupt it and hold those involved accountable.” “The strategic goal of this alleged conspiracy, which continues to this day, is to sow discord in the U.S. political system and to undermine faith in our democratic institutions,”... Read more →

Obituary: Anne M. Allen of Runnemede

August 01, 1933 - October 02, 2018 Anne M. Allen (nee Fisher), on October 2, 2018, of Runnemede; formerly of Philadelphia, PA. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Francis Sr. Devoted mother of Kenneth (Terri), David (Kathleen), and the late Francis Jr. Loving grandmother of James Getler (Michelle) and Joe Getler. Dear great grandmother of Matthew James and the late Eric. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 10am to 11am on Friday, October 26, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Inurnment Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anne’s memory to Alzheimer’s Association, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053. Read more →