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July 2019

25-Year-Old Maple Shade Man Indicted for Fatal Beating of His Mother 

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)----Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 25-year-old man has been indicted for causing the death of his mother by beating and kicking her late last year in the Maple Shade apartment where they resided. Brooks Nelson Brooks Nelson, of the 100 block of Great Road, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on charges of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly. On the morning of December 12, 2018, officers from the Maple Shade Police Department were called to the Roberts Mills apartment complex for a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife. Arriving officers found his mother, Sherri Horton, 52, on the ground outside of the... Read more →


News & World Report names Virtua Voorhees and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes among Best Hospitals

Virtua hospitals in Mount Holly & Willingboro also earn ‘high-performing’ designations in specific specialties Marlton, N.J. — Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital have been recognized among the “Best Hospitals” for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. The publication also lauded Virtua Memorial Hospital and Virtua Willingboro Hospital for their high performance in specific areas. Virtua Voorhees is ranked as the seventh-best hospital in New Jersey and the ninth-best in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. (U.S. News includes Virtua Marlton Hospital in its evaluation of Virtua Voorhees.) Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes is ranked 11th-best in New Jersey and 13th-best in the Philadelphia metro area. Virtua hospitals earned “high-performing” designations in the following areas: Virtua Voorhees for treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, and for performing colon cancer surgery, hip replacement surgery, and knee replacement surgery. Virtua Memorial in Mount Holly for treating... Read more →


Brunch Highlights Talents of Ocean City Theatre Company

MediaWizeJuly, 2019 The OCTC Show Choir performs to the delight of the audience. By Maddy Vitale The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) held its 9th annual Broadway Brunch at the Greate Bay Country Club Sunday in Somers Point Sunday, where students were awarded scholarship money for their artistic talents and a person credited with the program’s success was honored. The event included a gourmet brunch, silent auction, speeches by the scholarship recipients, students who graduated this year and the 2019 Star of the Show recipient, founding board member for the Greater Ocean City Theater Company, Michael Dattilo. More than 120 people filled the ballroom. In addition to the scholarships, there was a fundraiser and silent auction with proceeds going to the theatre company. And to end the afternoon affair, the OCTC Show Choir gave two crowd pleasing performances. Founding Artistic Director of the OCTC Michael Hartman with the seven... Read more →


Gov. Wolf bashes plan to end food stamp exception

USDA proposed after millionaire obtained benefit By Dave Lemery | The Center SquareJuly 2019 Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf came out strongly Monday against a proposed move by the Trump administration to limit the ability of states to bypass rules on income limits for food stamps. The federal Department of Agriculture last week put forth a proposal to end a practice in which some people who make more than 130 percent of the poverty level could still receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, commonly known as food stamps. Individuals who were eligible for another form of welfare, the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), could automatically qualify for food stamps. Including Pennsylvania, 43 states make use of “categorical eligibility” to allow people who earn too much to still qualify for food stamps. The rule change would require otherwise ineligible applicants to actually receive $50 in TANF benefits for six months to... Read more →


45-Year-Old Sicklerville Resident Charged with Sexual Assault, Impersonating a Cop

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Samuel Mears Jr., 45, of Sicklerville in Gloucester Township, was charged with sexually assaulting a woman and posing as a law enforcement officer. On July 28, 2019, a Camden County Police were approached by a 31-year-old woman who reported that a man, later identified as Samuel Mears Jr., allegedly brandished a police badge and a firearm and demanded the victim perform sexual acts on him inside of his vehicle. Camden County police eventually located Mr. Mears operating his motor vehicle. Officers stopped the vehicle and placed Mr. Mears under arrest. Samuel Mears Jr. was charged with first degree Sexual Assault on July 28, 2019, according to the Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. He was also charged with Impersonating a Public Servant or Law Enforcement Officer, Terroristic Threats, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a... Read more →


Avalon Lions Club Donates Water to Locals in Need

AVALON NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-Members of the Avalon Lions Club brought cases of water to their July meeting to donate to homeless people living in Cape May County. Many of the neediest live in the woods and their cars in the middle of deadly heatwaves. The water was given to the Branches in Rio Grande the organization that provides services to area homeless. Read more →


Kids Swim For Health, Raise Money For Shore Medical Center Auxiliary

mvitaleJuly 2019 Kids join to swim for health and raise money for the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center. (Courtesy Shore Medical Center) Local children participated in the annual Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health held July 5 at Mainland Recreation Association in Linwood. The 66 participants completed 6,454 laps, which resulted in raising more than $7,000 for the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center. Swimmers solicited pledges from the community, which were based on how many laps they swam. At a pizza party held after the event, Shore Memorial Auxiliary President Brenda Martello thanked all of the MRA swimmers for taking part in the annual fundraiser and told the kids they have inspired her to add swimming laps to her fitness regime. The pizza party for the swimmers and their families was compliments of Shore partners La Pizza Tega, Manco and Manco, Pizza City along with ShopRite. Named in memory of... Read more →


Aida "Ida" DiBiase of Mount Ephraim

Mount Ephraim, NJ - Aida (Ida) DiBiase age 86, of Mt. Ephraim, NJ passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 20, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She enjoyed spending quality time with her beloved family and during her spare time she enjoyed dancing. Aida will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dominic and Maria Marchionne; siblings Tony, Carmine, Nicholas and Mary. She is survived by her beloved husband of 67 years Joseph; sons Joseph A. and his wife Cheryl, and Dominic J. and his wife Christine; grandchildren, Laura and Christopher; as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Services were under the direction of the Mahaffey-Milano Funeral Home, Mt. Ephraim. Interment St. Mary's Cemetery, 515 West Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Animal Welfare Association 509 Centennial Boulevard... Read more →


Avalon to Celebrate National Night Out Tuesday, August 6th

AVALON, NJ (July 29, 2019)(Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Borough of Avalon will hold its annual National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6th, from 6:00-8:00pm. The event will feature many activities for children and adults at both the 29th Street parking lot and Surfside Park, both adjacent to the boardwalk and beach in Avalon. National Night Out in Avalon will feature a huge array of activities for the children including Avalon Public Safety, Public Works, and Rescue vehicles on display where kids can sit inside and meet the professionals on the Public Safety Team. There will be characters, mechanical rides, bounce houses, face painting, a dunk tank, free hot dogs, and free water ice courtesy of Sundae Best. Avalon Police Chief Jeffrey Christopher will be in the dunk tank, along with other staff. New this year will be a live concert by Jersey Shore band “40 North” which will play contemporary country music... Read more →


Detectives Seek Public’s Assistance in Fatal Camden City MV Collision

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)--On July 20, 2019, a 36-year-old Camden man, whose identity is not being released at this time, was fatally struck near the intersection of Louis Street and Kaighn Avenue in Camden at approximately 8:30 p.m. He was taken to Cooper University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at approximately 12:56 a.m. The vehicle, shown below, fled the scene after striking the victim riding a dirt bike. Detectives believe the vehicle may be a single cab red pickup truck with chrome running boards. There have been no charges filed, and the investigation into the fatal incident is ongoing. There is no additional information being released at this time. If anyone has any information on the incident, please contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Doug Rowand at (856) 225-8514 Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org Released Monday, July 29, 2019. Read more →


Fred Kraft, Longtime Gloucester City Carpenter; Sunday School Teacher; GHS Alumnus

Gloucester City – On July 27, 2019. Age 82. Loving and devoted husband of 34 years to the late Mary Ellen Kraft, who passed away in 1995. Loving father of Linda (Richard) Stewart, Amy (John) Pallante and Jeffrey P. (Lori) Kraft. Cherished grandfather of nine, who he adored, Kyle, Kevin, Patrick, Brett, Mitchell, Garrett, Emma, Jack and Mariel. Beloved brother of Edwina (Joseph) Bradford, Edwin (Betty Ann) Kraft and the late Dorothy Wright. Fred was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1954. He proudly served our country in the Air National Guard during the Berlin Crisis. Fred was a well-respected, self-employed carpenter who served the area for 47 years. He was an avid fan and proud supporter of GHS Athletics. Fred was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Gloucester, where he served as a Sunday School Teacher.... Read more →


School enthusiasts work on communicating their message

By Mary Beth Peabody COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-Joe Regina teaches middle school English at Good Shepherd Regional Catholic School in Collingswood. This summer, he’s added the role of enrollment specialist to his plate. It’s an unusual combination, but Regina believes it’s the perfect fit. He is excited about promoting the Catholic education he delivers in his classroom. “Today’s parents are looking for more,” said Regina, a thirty-something who understands the nuanced needs of today’s millennial parents. “I tell them, ‘With public school you are getting basic cable. In Catholic school, it’s the whole package. We develop the whole person.’ Technology, a curriculum that isn’t just teaching to Core standards, and a strong community with shared values … that’s what resonates with families when they come to our school,” he said. Regina was among the 20 individuals from South Jersey Catholic elementary schools who recently met with peers to exchange ideas and... Read more →


August 2008 Archives: Same Gas, Different Prices, What Gives?

A Few Thoughts published August 7, 2008 By Rich Luongo There's really a lot more to the high price of gas than we've been told. The price is based on speculation, on corporate profit margins, and so on, we're led to believe. But have you noticed how prices fluctuate from station-to-station and not by different brands, either? Check out the same brands in different locations and you can see a price difference of about 15 cents a gallon. For instance I saw a station down the White Horse Pike with regular selling for $3.61 a gallon but that same brand of gas at another station closer to this area was $3.77. What gives? It's the same company, same gas, same distributor, same formula but there was a 16 cents difference in price. Why? Stations in Cherry Hill/Voorhees are still selling regular gasoline close to the $4 mark but once out... Read more →


Pa Man Sentenced For International Email Impersonation And Fraud Scam

BOSTON – A Pennsylvania man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scam in which he and co-conspirators defrauded victims by pretending to be employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Frank Gregory Cedeno, 28, of Mahanoy City, Penn., was sentenced by U.S. District Court Senior Judge George A. O’Toole, Jr. to three years in prison, three years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $366,552 in restitution. In December 2018, Cedeno pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. From at least April 2016 through January 2018, Cedeno conspired with others to defraud victims by pretending to be employees of the SEC, demanding money from victims and directing them to send it to members of the conspiracy, including Cedeno, who was then living in Ocoee, Fla. The conspirators who received the money generally withdrew it from bank... Read more →


Temple University Hospital /St. Luke’s University Health Network Announce ..

Strategic Affiliation for Lung Transplant and Advanced Lung Disease Services (Philadelphia & Bethlehem, PA) – Temple University Hospital (TUH) and St. Luke’s University Health Network are announcing an innovative affiliation for advanced lung disease and lung transplant services that will provide patients living in the Lehigh Valley streamlined access to Temple’s highly experienced lung transplant team and pulmonology specialists close to home. This announcement builds on previously established affiliations between Temple and St. Luke’s for heart, liver, kidney, pancreas and bone marrow transplant, and will provide Lehigh Valley residents with easier access to these services by reducing much of the travel usually involved in this type of care. Through the Temple Advanced Lung Disease and Transplant Program at St. Luke’s, patients living in the Lehigh Valley who may need a lung transplant will be pre-screened and cared for at St. Luke’s by both Temple and St. Luke’s pulmonary specialists. If... Read more →


Tom Summers to Host Treasures of theDelaware Public Archives at Port Penn Interpretive Center

DELAWARE CITY (Gloucestercitynews.net) (July 26, 2019) – Port Penn Interpretive Center is proud to introduce Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives on Saturday, August 17 at 2:00 p.m. Tom Summers, a twelfth generation Delawarean, will be present a wide variety of documents and photographs preserved at the Delaware Public Archives. Summers is a graduate from Washington College and a Navy veteran who served as an air traffic controller for four years. In his current role as Manager of Outreach Services and Public Services for the Delaware Public Archives, Tom presents numerous programs throughout the state. Treasures of the Delaware Public Archives aims to showcase and promote the resources that can be found at the archives which tell the story of the First State’s rich history and culture. Some of the items presented have had a significant impact on the social, economic, and political lives of Delawareans while other images reflect... Read more →


More Catholic Worship Sites in Philadelphia are Closing

Holy Trinity Church (South Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of Old Saint Mary Parish, and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Our Lady of Ransom Church (Northeast Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of image courtesy of johnpavlovitz.com Resurrection of Our Lord Parish and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Saint Rose of Lima Church (West Philadelphia), will no longer serve as a worship site of Saint Barbara Parish, and will close as a Roman Catholic church. Contextual Background Holy Trinity Parish Merges with Old Saint Mary Parish (July 2009) In July 2009, Holy Trinity Parish (South Philadelphia), merged with Old Saint Mary Parish (South Philadelphia). At that time, the Holy Trinity Church building became a worship site of the newly formed Old Saint Mary Parish and was available for the occasional celebration of Mass. The Holy Trinity Church building has... Read more →


Francisco Fernando deJesus Laranjeira of Runnemede

July 12, 1936 - July 28, 2019 Francisco Fernando de Jesus Laranjeira on July 28, 2019 of Runnemede formerly of Aveiro, Portugal. Age 83. Beloved father of Maria Rosa (Jose), Cristina Manulea (Ilidio), Paulo (Sheila), John (Melody), and Elizabeth (Salvatore). Loving grandfather of Samantha, Paul Jr. (Brienne), Jessica, Ashley, Rebecca, John II, Claudia, Maria, Salvatore Jr., Dominic, Alexandre and Emanuel (Anna). Dear great grandfather of Noah, Carter, Ella, Sophia, Mason, Michael and Levi. Francisco worked for Redi Mix Concrete. He loved gardening, planting peach trees, riding his bicycle and he loved his wine. He especially enjoyed being with his family. There will be a viewing on Thursday evening from 6pm to 8pm at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Francisco’s memory to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053... Read more →


VIDEO | Corey Anderson confronts Jon Jones at autograph signing in New Jersey

July 27, 2019 (July 27, 2019)--Current UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones was confronted by surging division contender Corey Anderson during an autograph signing this afternoon in New Jersey. As seen in the video below courtesy of ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Anderson and some friends decided to crash Jones’ autograph signing. That didn’t sit well with ‘Bones‘, as the UFC light heavyweight champ barked back at Anderson and his companions before security eventually stepped in to stop the situation from escalating any further. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani Jon Jones is at a signing in NJ and Corey Anderson and some friends came to greet him. (CLICK ON IMAGES FOR VIDEOS) Another video of the Jon Jones and Corey Anderson altercation surfaced moments later. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani · Jul 27, 2019 Jon Jones is at a signing in NJ and Corey Anderson and some friends came to greet him. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani More:... Read more →


Donor Spotlight: Mother and Daughter Standing Strong Against Cancer

SICKLERVILLE, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-What started out as an idea between two friends at Timber Creek Regional High School ended up being a successful 5K event raising $3,200 for MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper. Allie Hauer, the 16-year-old behind this fundraising effort, is no stranger to how cancer can impact a family. Her mom, Erika, was diagnosed with breast cancer and treated at MD Anderson at Cooper. The staff was so supportive, not just to Erika, but the entire family in guiding them through the cancer experience. Allie and her friend Anh, with a little help from Erika, organized the Stand Strong 5K/1 Mike Run on June 2, 2019 in Sicklerville, NJ. The event raised money for Pink Roses Teal Magnolias which supports programs and research for women’s cancer at MD Anderson at Cooper. More than 100 people attended the event – proving that a simple idea can make a big... Read more →


Op-Ed: Election reform remains mostly talk, little action at Pennsylvania capitol

By Mark O'Keefe The Center Square July 2019 Allen J.M. Smith | Shutterstock.com Reforming Pennsylvania's outdated election laws has been talked about for years in Harrisburg but all it ever amounted to was just talk. Supporters of reform had never been able to convince a majority of their fellow lawmakers to go along with their plans. But this past spring it appeared that some of that talk might finally translate into action as committees in both the House and Senate held hearings on various proposals to update Pennsylvania's election laws. Optimism was definitely in the air as a group of Pennsylvania lawmakers and election reform supporters held a rally at the Capital Rotunda in early June, touting the proposed changes. “It’s incredibly encouraging that lawmakers in both chambers and on both sides of the aisle continue to engage in meaningful discussions about proposals that would update Pennsylvania’s election laws,” said... Read more →


13 tons of cocaine offloaded in San Diego from drug busts

Rear Adm. Peter Gauiter, the 11th Coast Guard District commander, Cmdr. Daniel Ursino, the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast commanding officer, and crew of Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast, stand in front of the pallets of cocaine the crew of Steadfast seized, July 26, 2019. Steadfast seized more than 26,000 pounds of cocaine while patroling the international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Jordan Akiyama) Crew members from the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast interdict a go fast vessel in international waters of the eastern Pacific Ocean on July 18, 2019. The crew members apprehended the suspected smugglers and seized approximately 2,300 pounds of cocaine from the vessel. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection video) Video by Petty Officer 1st Class Patrick Kelley U.S. Coast Guard District 11 PADET San Diego SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Steadfast (WMEC-632) offloaded... Read more →


Alleged Pennsauken Bank Robber Arrested

PENNSAUKEN, NJ - (Gloucestercitynews.net)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and the Pennsauken Police Department reported a bank robber was charged today in connection with a robbery at a bank. The suspect, William Tomlin, 55, of Pennsauken, was charged with robbing the Santander Bank located at 5714 Westfield Avenue in Pennsauken at approximately 4:40 pm on Friday, July 26, 2019. Tomlin entered the bank and presented a note demanding money from a teller. He received an undisclosed amount of cash then fled the scene. No one was injured. Tomlin is charged with second-degree robbery. Tomlin was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. Under Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order he be detained or released with conditions. All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law. Released Saturday, July 27, 2019. Read more →


Joseph A. Solo, of Bellmawr, age 91

Joseph A. Solo, on July 21, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Catherine. Devoted father of Mary Jane Motolese (Frank) and the late Bernice Egizi, and Newlin Bauer. Loving grandfather of Leonard, Sandra, Franky, Michele, Debbie, Gus, Susan, Bruno, Chucky, Larry, and Patty. Uncle of Stanley Bratton. Joseph proudly served with the US Army. He was a member of the Bellmawr Senior Citizens and was an active parishioner at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church. There will be a graveside service 1pm Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at Brig. Gen. Wm. C. Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, NJ. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Joachim Parish, 601 W. Browning Road, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. published Gloucestercitynews.net | July 27, 2019 Read more →


RoseMary D. Haubrich of Bellmawr

December 28, 1933 - July 25, 2019 RoseMary D. Haubrich (nee Spadea), on July 25, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 85. Beloved wife of the late Jack Haubrich. Devoted mother of Kathy Marino (Ed), Jon Haubrich (Jody), and Dorothea McLeer (John). Loving grandmother of Jon Haubrich, Jr. (Monique), Jessica Petrucci (John), Jacklyn McLeer, and Taylor McLeer and great-grandmother of Gianna Petrucci and Rachel Kitchenman. Dear sister of Anna Gaspari (Lou) and the late Frank, Domenic, Nick and Terry. Cherished sister-in-law of Skip Haubrich. There will be a viewing from 8:15am to 9:45am Monday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Mary Mother of the Church, 20 Braisington Ave. Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10am at the church. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosemary’s memory to American Cancer Society 1851 Old Cuthbert Rd., Cherry Hill, NJ 08034. Read more →


Center for Family Services Host Block Party at Whitman Square

Camden City, NJ – (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Nearly 1,000 Camden residents are expected to join Center For Family Services on Saturday, July 27thas it hosts the 2nd Annual Neighborhood Block Party at Whitman Square (Louis & Everett Streets) in Camden. The event will be held from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm. The Neighborhood Block Party is one of several key community events designed to engage, educate and empower residents presented as part of the Camden Promise Neighborhood initiative. “We are looking forward to this year’s Neighborhood Block Party as another opportunity to bring families and community members together,” said Merilee Rutolo, COO, Center For Family Services. “We want this to be a space where residents connect with one another, build relationships and strengthen partnerships in the community.” The Neighborhood Block Party is a family-friendly event open to the public, offering free food and a host of family-friendly activities – face painting, water games,... Read more →


Eugenio Dalessandro of Woolwich Township Faces Multiple Child Porn Charges

WOODBURY, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(July 26, 2019)--Eugenio Dalessandro (DOB 10/12/1968) of Woolwich Township, NJ, was arrested on July 24, 2019 and charged with one count of distribution of child pornography (2nd Degree), one count of possession of child pornography (2nd Degree), one count of making child pornography available for download by a file sharing program (1st Degree), one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine (2nd Degree), one count possession of methamphetamine (3rd Degree), and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia (DP), Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced. On Thursday, July 18, 2019, detectives from the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office (GCPO) High-Tech Crimes Unit initiated an investigation into an IP address sharing files of child pornography via the BitTorrent file sharing network. The investigation identified Dalessandro, who resides on Dunlin Court, Woolwich Township, New Jersey, as a suspect in possessing and distributing child pornography. On 7/24/19, Investigators executed a search... Read more →


Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City holds Change of Command Ceremony

ATLANTIC CITY-(July, 2019)- (Gloucestercitynews.net)-– Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City and the Coast Guard's 5th District held a military change of command ceremony at Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, Thursday morning. During ceremony, presided over by Rear Adm. Keith Smith, Commander, 5th Coast Guard District, Capt. Sean O’Brien assumed command of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City from Capt. Eric Gleason. O'Brien served a one year in the Maritime Infrastructure Protection Force Advisory Group and previously as the Executive Officer of Air Station Atlantic City. O’Brien is an MH-65 helicopter pilot, flight examiner, rotary wing air intercept instructor and aircraft commander. He is a Coast Guard Academy graduate and holds a Master of Arts in National Security Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. O’Brien is the recipient of two Meritorious Service Medals, two Air Medals and three Coast Guard... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 15-21

Reminder for the week: Boaters, jet ski operators should wear engine shut off safety lanyard DOVER (July 26, 2019) (Gloucestercitynews.net) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between July 15-21 made 3,661 contacts with anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 46 citations. Officers responded to 81 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. A Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community On July 15-19, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers held their annual New Castle County Basic Youth Academy attended by 21 participants at the Ommelanden Hunter Education Center near... Read more →


Kensington Initiative Arrests 14

Seizes Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine, Guns in Largest Operation to Date Operation took 198,000 doses of Heroin/Fentanyl out of Kensington Neighborhood image source https://www.centercityrecovery.com PHILADELPHIA (Gloucestercitynews.net)— Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced that his Office arrested 14 individuals and seized 6 kilos of heroin/fentanyl, 2 kilos of cocaine, 5 handguns, one rifle, $200,000 in cash, a kilo press, scales, and packaging equipment in the largest Kensington Initiative operation to date. Today’s law enforcement action is the result of a three-month wiretap investigation into a drug trafficking organization in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia. Throughout the investigation, agents prevented three shootings over the course of just a few weeks. The Kensington Initiative is a unique partnership with local, state, and federal law enforcement to target major criminal drug organizations in the Kensington neighborhood. Agents executed 20 search warrants Tuesday morning on residences, warehouses, and vehicles believed to be connected to the organization.... Read more →


Voorhees Police Alert: Address Painting Flyers are not from the Township

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP (Gloucestercitynews.net)-(July 25,2019)--Address painting flyers are not from the Township of Voorhees government. The picture attached shows a flyer being distributed throughout Voorhees advertising for a for hire painting service painting addresses on curbs. Some residents were confused and thought the notice was from our Township Offices. It is not. Please report any suspicious activity by calling 911 or 856-428-5400. Solicitors are required by Voorhees Township Ordinance to have a valid permit issued by the Township. Address/Location Voorhees Township Police Department 1180 White Horse Road Voorhees Township, NJ 08043 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-428-5400 Read more →


CNBNews Archives: WE THE PEOPLE ARE COMING

CNBNewsnetTuesday, February 16, 2010 GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona . She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership: "I am a home grown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell me... Read more →


Theresa A. Pierce of Runnemede

July 12, 1935 - July 23, 2019 Theresa A. “Terry” Pierce (nee Sacchetti), on July 23, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 84. Beloved wife of Clarence “Chuck” Pierce, Jr. Devoted mother of Wayne Pierce (Sherry), John Pierce (Ann Marie), Patricia Phillips (the late Steve) and Danny Pierce. Loving grandmother of Krista, Gabrielle, Pierce, Derek, Matthew, Kaitlyn and Kelly. Dear sister of Dee Gehring and the late Teresa, Philip, Concetta, Albert, Marie, Madeline and Louis. Also survived by many nieces and nephews, and her beloved daughter-in-law Daria. There will be a viewing from 9 to 11am Wednesday morning, July 31, 2019, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Terry’s memory to the National Down Syndrome Society: www.ndss.org. Read more →


NYPD Officer Attacked by Harlem Community

Eyewitness News ABC7NY Published on Jul 23, 2019 HARLEM, NY--The NYPD is looking into an incident in Harlem in which a group of people doused a police officer with water. Video that surfaced Monday showed an officer who was making an arrest being drenched, though clearly not assaulted in a manner that was likely to result in injury. The video from the incident over the weekend had no context, not indicating what preceded or followed it. The officer had buckets of water and then the bucket thrown at him. He did not appear to react to it. "It's not acceptable for anyone to resist arrest," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio "It's not acceptable for anyone to interfere with the NYPD when they are effectuating an arrest. Throwing things at NYPD officers is not only not acceptable, it can lead to charges." Read more: https://7ny.tv/30TAyjD Check out more... Read more →


Mary E. Martin of Westville, age 76

March 15, 1942 - July 15, 2019 Mary E. Martin (nee Miller), on July 15, 2019, of Westville. Beloved mother of Sharky, Maryann Rush (Joe), and the late Danny. Devoted grandmother of Crystal (Joe), Shaun (Ashley), Little Danny, Zach, and the late Kelly and great grandmother of Joey, Jackson, Ryan, Jayden, Alex, and Liam. Loving sister of Joan, Sue (Harry), Billy, George, Anna (Gary), the late Freddie, Sissy, and Jimmy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mary worked for L-3 Communications for over 30 years. She loved traveling and going to the casinos. Mary loved to spend time with her family, her grandkids, and especially her “great ones”. Arrangements were under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede. Interment was private. Read more →


(Watch video) Camden City PowerCorps Recruits Youth to Green the City

(Camden City, NJ)(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 25, 2019)--When it rains in Camden, it can flood. And when it floods, the sewer system can overflow. One solution is to soak up the storm water by building more rain gardens. But that raises a question: who will take care of those gardens? Enter the PowerCorps. This video from CivicStory showcases PowerCorps, a joint project of CCMUA and Camden City. PowerCorps teaches young people about CSOs, green infrastructure, and stormwater management practices while empowering Camden youth to become environmental leaders within their community. If any utilities or municipalities are interested in replicating or adapting this program, please contact the CCMUA. Read more →


A Multi-Apostolic Jesuit Community for Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Gloucestercitynews.net)--Jesuit mission in the city of Philadelphia extends to multiple apostolic works—Saint Joseph’s University, St. Joseph’s Prep, the Gesu School (which just celebrated its 25th anniversary), and Old St. Joseph’s Church, the oldest Catholic parish in Philadelphia. To support Jesuit engagement in these apostolates for the future, we are building a new, multi-apostolic Jesuit community for Philadelphia. ______________________________________________ Click here to view renderings and floorplans. ______________________________________________ Much more than a place to eat and rest, a Jesuit community serves as a collaborative, religious hub for priests and brothers, a place of spiritual conversation and communal discernment where our shared life is at the service of our mission. This much-needed Jesuit community will allow us to: Gather active Jesuits from multiple works into a single community Establish a modern facility and a new structure of community life aligned for the future of our ministry in Philadelphia and attractive to... Read more →


Margaret Malloy, age 97 formerly of Bellmawr

Margaret was formerly of Bellmawr and died at Pitman Manor Sunday, July 21. She was a devout Catholic and spent her life as a homemaker. While living in Bellmawr she and her late husband, Frank, were active members of the Senior Citizens club. The Malloy's met at a neighborhood dance and continued to cut a rug for 62 years. until his death in 2004. They were blessed with three children who considered her to be the best mother ever, they are Frank Jr. (Sandy), the late Edward and his wife Shirley, and Marge Dombrosky (Paul), 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren all who agree with their parents that Margaret should be in the grandparents hall of fame. Come celebrate 97 great years Friday, July 26, from 10 am at St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11am. Burial New St.... Read more →


Charter Approved for Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School at Appel Farm

(Elmer, NJ – July 17, 2019) Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School at Appel Farm (C3) has been granted an official charter by the New Jersey Department of Education and will open its doors to 96 middle school students in September 2019. After receiving initial approval last March, the founding team has successfully completed all necessary requirements over the past year to earn this final approval by Commissioner Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. C3, New Jersey's first arts integrated middle school and a tuition-free choice for middle school students in grades 5-8, will provide a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) curriculum that integrates the arts and 21st Century Skills into personalized hands-on, project-based learning that is creative and fun. C3 will create a nurturing and compelling learning community that engages young people, allowing them to thrive and be their best selves. Creativity CoLaboratory Founder and Appel Farm’s Executive Director, Cori Solomon,... Read more →


*Call for Golfers: 4th Annual Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament!

The Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at Ron Jaworski's Running Deer Golf Club in Pittsgrove Township, NJ. The tournament will provide families with financial need the opportunity to give their sons and daughters a Gloucester Catholic High School education! All proceeds directly fund scholarships and tuition assistance. A limited number of golfing spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please register as soon as possible, if interested, online at www.johnnyhockeygolf.com. After all spots are filled, all subsequent registrations will be put on a waiting list. Your support of the Johnny Gaudreau Scholarship Golf Tournament will help to continue the Gloucester Catholic Advantage for another generation of Young Rams. A lot of great kids are counting on you! Tournament Sponsor: Read more →


Man Indicted for March Fatal Shooting of Woman in Car in Willingboro

Defendant had made plans to meet the victim to buy a cell phone (Gloucestercitynews.net)-- Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 21-year-old Willingboro Township man has been indicted for fatally shooting a 21-year-old woman earlier this year while she was sitting in her car in the Millbrook Park section of Willingboro Township. Marvin A. Coleman Jr., of the first block of Marboro Lane, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on one count of Felony Murder (First Degree), Murder (First Degree), Robbery (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). If convicted at trial, Coleman could be sentenced to life in prison. The indictment was returned yesterday and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly. Police were called to the first block of Medley Lane just before... Read more →


Police Failed to Tell Judge of Bryan Carmody’s Status as Journalist Before Obtaining Warrant

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(July 24, 2019)--Police failed to tell the judge who issued a search warrant for Bryan Carmody’s phone that Carmody is a journalist, records unsealed today show—a key omission that helps explain how the San Francisco Police Department was able to obtain warrants for Carmody’s phone, home and office in clear violation of California and federal law. The records, unsealed as a result of a motion filed by the First Amendment Coalition and two press-advocacy groups, show that when police applied for a search warrant for Carmody’s phone, they told Judge Rochelle East that Carmody’s LinkedIn page “listed him as a ‘Freelance Videographer/Communications Manager.’” However, Carmody is well-known in the police department and beyond for covering police activities on a daily basis. He has a valid press pass issued by SFPD. Both California and federal law expressly bar the use of search warrants to obtain unpublished information from journalists. Despite this,... Read more →


FATAL PEDESTRIAN MOTOR VEHICLE CRASH IN EGG HARBOR CITY

MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Crash Investigations Unit is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash that occurred Wednesday evening that killed a 7 year-old male pedestrian and injured a female pedestrian, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. On July 10, 2019, at 8:42 p.m., the Egg Harbor City Police Department responded to a pedestrian motor vehicle crash involving an adult female and a young child. Preliminary investigation shows a 2011 GMC Pickup truck was traveling west on the White Horse Pike approaching Buffalo Avenue. At this time an adult female and two young children were crossing the White Horse Pike when the female and one of the children were struck by the GMC truck. The child was pronounced deceased at the scene and the female was transported to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center City Division with life threatening injuries. The driver of the truck was identified as... Read more →


MASS OF THANKSGIVING FOR LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will preside over a Mass of Thanksgiving to mark the sesquicentennial of care and service to the poor in Philadelphia by the Little Sisters of the Poor. Saturday, August 24, 2019 10:30 a.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Following the conclusion of Mass, a reception will be held at the Logan Philadelphia Hotel. Saint Jeanne Jugan founded the Little Sisters of the Poor in 1839. She dedicated her life to caring for the elderly poor in France and inspired many women who joined the Little Sisters of the Poor to follow her example. In 1869, the Sisters expanded their ministry to serve the elderly poor in Philadelphia. At one point, the Sisters cared for over 600 elderly in three different homes. Today, the Sisters operate Holy Family Home in Southwest Philadelphia. The Home... Read more →


Julie Heffernan Mending A Reflection

Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present Mending A Reflection, a solo exhibition of Julie Heffernan’s self-portraits, curated by Mary Salvante, Director of Rowan University Art Gallery. The exhibit will be on view September 3 to October 26, 2019, with an opening reception on September 12, from 5 – 7:30 pm. Mending A Reflection addresses the connection between culture, mass media and personal identity through the eyes of one central female figure. Through ten self-portraits, Heffernan investigates what she calls the “shared collective unconscious,” exploring the historical narratives and subliminal imagery that work to shape who we are and how we perceive the world around us. Heffernan’s paintings help us understand how media can influence our behavior and manipulate our perspective. In her large-scale vibrant works, she pays homage to many powerful women by including them in her portraits. Taking inspiration from women activists like Anita Hill and Tarana... Read more →


THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

PUBLISHED HERE Thursday, January 28, 2010 CATEGORY THOUGHT FOR THE DAY ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want. FOUR. When you say, 'I love you ,' mean it.. FIVE. When you say, 'I'm sorry,' look the person in the eye. SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.. SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight. EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dream.. People who don't have dreams don't have much. NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the only way to live life completely. TEN. . In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling. ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives. TWELVE. Talk... Read more →


Stolen Trust Attorney Stole from Daughter of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer

This luxury vehicle was among the ill-gotten gains fraudster Jackie Lynn Garton had to forfeit to the government after being convicted of defrauding clients. After a state trooper was struck and killed by a tractor trailer while on duty in 2005, his young daughter received a settlement from a lawsuit. The money was placed in a trust with a court-appointed guardian until she became an adult. Yet when the young woman wanted to access her money in 2017, she found it was mostly gone. The court-appointed attorney stole more than $1 million from the girl. Also gone were years of market gains the money would have made had it been properly invested. The attorney, Jackie Garton, 54, was a respected member of the community in Dickson, Tennessee. He was also a friend of the victim’s father. When Garton wouldn’t turn over the money, the daughter hired her own attorney, who... Read more →


Peter A. Cinaglia, Jr., “Pete Snags” of Audubon Park

Peter A. Cinaglia, Jr., “Pete Snags”, on July 22, 2019, of Audubon Park; formerly of South Camden. Age 75. Beloved son of the late Pete and Marian Cinaglia. Loving brother of Fran Moore (George), Anthony Cinaglia, and Linda Pedano. Devoted uncle of Krista Kirwin (Mike), Joseph Pedano (Katrina), and Francesca Biazzo (Walt). Great uncle of Lucas, Lexie, Joey, Will, and Beth. Pete will be sadly missed by all of his family and his many friends. There will be a visitation on Friday from 8:30 to 10:30am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, Runnemede. Inurnment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pete’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice. Read more →


Leann Rimes Coming to The Hard Rock

LEANN RIMES Friday, December 6 at 8 p.m. Sound Waves **On Sale Friday, July 26 at 10 a.m.** 2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 7/25 & 7/26 – Three Dog Night – Sound Waves 7/27 – The Beach Boys - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/2 & 8/3 - Frankie Valli - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/5 – 8/8 – Bobby Collins - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/9 – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes - Sound Waves 8/9 – Brad Paisley - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/10 – Dragapalooza - Sound Waves 8/12 – 8/15 – Josh Blue - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/16 & 8/17 – Howie Mandel - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 8/16 – CFFC 77 - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/17 – Keith Urban - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 8/19 – 8/22 – Craig Shoemaker - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club... Read more →