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September 12, 2019

Terrance J. Matthews Indicted for Murders of Willingboro Grandmother and Grandson  

Gloucestercitynews.net--Willingboro, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 23-year-old Willingboro man has been indicted for killing his ex-girlfriend’s grandmother and brother inside of their Eastbrook Lane home earlier this year. Terrance J. Matthews, who also resided at the home, was charged with two counts of Murder (First Degree), Kidnapping (First Degree), Eluding (Second Degree), four counts of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), Aggravated Assault (Third Degree), Criminal Restraint (Third Degree), Terroristic Threats (Third Degree), Resisting Arrest (Third Degree), and... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing: NJ Fall Bow Season Opens Sat.

Gloucestercitynews.net--TRENTON, NJ (Sept. 12, 2019)--The Fall Bow Deer Season opens Saturday in Deer Management Zones governed by Regulation Sets #4 through #8. First deer must be antlerless (except for youth hunters) through September 27; the season opens statewide on Saturday, Sept. 28. Refer to pages 38-40 in the Hunting Digest for specific bag limit and other information. Use the Deer Hunting Location Viewer to know your Deer Management Unit before heading out. Deer Hunting Location Viewer General Deer Regulations (pdf) Deer Regulation Sets (pdf) Lands... Read more →


February Shooting in Willingboro Leads to Murder Indictment

Gloucestercitynews.net--WILLINGBORO, NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 23-year-old Willingboro resident has been indicted for fatally shooting a man who was sitting inside a parked vehicle earlier this year on Millbrook Drive. Terrance J. Matthews, (photo)of the 100 block of Eastbrook Lane, was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Murder (First Degree), Attempted Murder (First Degree), Conspiracy to Commit Attempted Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second... Read more →


Public Calls on Governor in Camden for More Action on Clean Energy Sooner

September 12, 2019, 1:12 pm Camden City, NJ -Today before and at the final hearing on the Murphy Administration’s 2019 Draft Energy Master Plan (EMP), a broad range of faith-based, progressive, environmental justice, student, citizen, and environmental groups joined together to push for renewable and truly clean, fossil fuel-free energy. The advocates noted the EMP lacks the urgency needed to adhere to scientists’ call for a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 to avoid the worst aspects of the climate crisis. “New Jersey’s... Read more →


Governor Signs Executive Order Creating Electronic Smoking Device Task Force

Governor Also Calls for Expedited Legislative Action to Confront Public Health Risks of Vaping TRENTON – Standing with legislative leaders, cabinet members, and public health officials, Governor Phil Murphy today signed Executive Order No. 84 to create the Electronic Smoking Device Task Force, which is directed to formulate a comprehensive strategy to protect New Jersey residents from the hazards of electronic cigarettes. The task force is to submit its recommendations to the Governor, the Legislature, and the public within 21 days. “The rash of lung... Read more →


Bellmawr Police Officer Anthony J. Franklin Accused of Fracturing Man's Orbital Bone

BELLMAWR, NJ (Sept. 12, 2019)---Bellmawr police officer Anthony J. Franklin has been charged with aggravated assault for allegedly sucker punching Donald Walker at a wedding in May, according to a FoxNews 29 news report released yesterday. Bellmawr Officer Anthony J. Franklin is on paid leave (photo Fox 29) Walker claims Franklin sucker punched him in the head when he asked a sergeant on the Bellmawr force to stop acting inappropriately toward his 19-year-old daughter during the wedding. The wedding was held at "The Merion" in... Read more →


Obituary: Rita M. Kaye of Gloucester City

Gloucester City, NJ--On September 3, 2019, (nee O’Toole) of Gloucester City, NJ, age 64. She was the beloved wife of the late Richard Kaye, Jr., loving sister of the late Mary Hodson and dear aunt of Tara Hodson (Earl Braddock), Doris Hodson (Joseph Guldin) and Joseph Kipp. She is also survived by her dear friend John McCabe. Rita was an employee of the CVS Distribution Center in Lumberton for 29 years. She was a member of the Gloucester City Swim Club and also loved animals.... Read more →


Obituary: Katherine A. VanFossen of Gloucester City

Gloucestercitynews.net--GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Katherine Alberta Van Fossen (nee Keim)(Nicknamed Bunny) of Gloucester City, age 87. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Charles Van Fossen Jr. Beloved mother to Charles, Michael, and Lisa. Grandmom of Charles Van Fossen, Jeff Brozena, Michael, Katherine, and John Van Fossen, Ashley Kanoc, and Edward Blansche. Great-Grandmom of Julia, Brielle, Liam, Charlie Van Fossen, and Jason Brozena. Aunt and Great-Aunt to many nieces and nephews. On September 4, 2019 with Family by her side, Katherine was called home to be... Read more →


TRAIN ENGINEER IN 2016 HOBOKEN CRASH GETS JOB BACK

In September 2016, a NJ Transit train crashed into Hoboken Terminal. The incident injured at least 110 people and killed a 34-year-old woman. The engineer's un-diagnosed sleep apnea and the absence of Positive Train Control contributed to the crash, the National Transportation Safety Board found. Now, nearly three years on, an arbitrator has declared that the engineer may go back to work — even though "NJ Transit opposed the reinstatement," an agency spokesperson said. But there are conditions: he must be re-certified, and he is... Read more →


North Carolina Jails Free Hundreds of Illegal Immigrant Criminals Wanted by Feds

September 10, 2019 | Judicial Watch Weeks after Judicial Watch reported that the sheriff of North Carolina’s biggest county released numerous violent illegal immigrant criminals from custody, new federal stats reveal that the problem is statewide. Nearly 500 offenders with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainers have been discharged into communities throughout the Tar Heel State this fiscal year, which doesn’t end until next month so the number is likely to grow. A Charlotte news outlet obtained the latest figures from ICE, which operates under... Read more →


ACLU-NJ Challenges NJ Donor Disclosure Law As Unconstitutional

The suit, filed in federal district court, warns that the overbroad law infringes upon freedom of expression and freedom of association Gloucestercitynews.net--The American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey and the national ACLU today filed a lawsuit challenging the Gloucester City News blog files constitutionality of a law requiring all social welfare organizations to disclose personal information about their donors and details about nonpartisan voter education and advocacy activities. The lawsuit calls for the court to invalidate provisions of S150, a bill that created vague... Read more →


3 Tips to Help Prepare for Expanding to New Markets

Gloucestercitynews.net--(Sept. 12,2019)--Once you have built a successful business and it is doing well within your own local market, there’s every possibility that you might be entertaining the idea to expand to other markets. Although this may seem like a simple process, it might be a bit more complex than you understand at the moment. If you are ready to expand, here are a few tips to help make the process as pain free as possible. 1. Is There a Market? Let’s take a look at... Read more →


CNBNEWS 2013 ARCHIVES: What is Being Done about the Blight and Housing Problems in Gloucester City (Part Two)

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Editor's Note: In our previous article we looked at the fines that can be imposed on people who violate the Gloucester City Housing Code Chapter 25. In this article, a resident, who claims he has been harassed by the City’s Housing Office, speaks his mind. His allegations are followed by a response from Housing Officer Joe Stecklair. Links to the previous articles on this topic appear below. PART ONE HERE GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--David Paskman, who owns a property in the 800... Read more →


CNB July 2013 ARCHIVES: What is Being Done about the Blight and Housing Problems in Gloucester City (Part One)

PUBLISHED Monday, July 22, 2013 EDITOR’S NOTE--Recently we published an article titled “Blight is Spreading in Gloucester City”. As a follow up to that article we wanted to know what steps the city of Gloucester has taken to fight that problem. As we dug deeper, we learned more and more about the monstrous task that the city’s Housing Office is faced with each day. Gloucestercitynews.net--GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--(JULY 22 2013)Housing Officer Joseph Stecklair, said Gloucester City has an approximate 300 abandoned properties that have fallen in... Read more →


CHUCKLES: FOUR WORMS IN CHURCH SERMON

A Minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to his Sunday sermon, so he took four worms and placed them into four separate jars. The first worm was put into a container of alcohol. The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke. The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup. The fourth worm was put into a container of good, clean soil. At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following results: The first worm... Read more →


Two Student Representatives Named to Philadelphia Board of Education

Gloucestercitynews.net--Philadelphia, Pa--(Sept. 10, 2019)--The Philadelphia Board of Education includes two non-voting student representatives who serve in an advisory capacity to represent the interests of students in Philadelphia. The student board members represent their peers by communicating student opinions to the School Board, and reporting Board deliberations and actions to the student body. Doha Ibrahim Doha Ibrahim is a senior at Lincoln High School. She is also involved in Philadelphia’s Citywide Student Government, sits on the Superintendent Advisory Board and runs her own business, Doha Photography.... Read more →


FBI: Worldwide Sweep Targets Business Email Compromise

Criminal Cases Show Need to Verify Before Wiring Funds The FBI and federal partners today announced scores of arrests in the United States and overseas in a coordinated law enforcement sweep targeting perpetrators of an insidious scam that tricks businesses and individuals into wiring money to criminals. Operation reWired, a months-long, multi-agency effort to disrupt and dismantle international business email compromise (BEC) schemes, resulted in 281 arrests, including 74 in the United States, officials announced. Arrests were also made in Nigeria, Turkey, Ghana, France, Italy,... Read more →


Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation earns the 2019 NASPD Directors Innovation Award

Gloucestercitynews.net--YORKLYN - DNREC’s Division of Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive the National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) President’s Award for Innovation at the public service announcement annual conference in Rogers, Arkansas. The award is in recognition of the establishment of a public-private partnership and the collective efforts to convert the abandoned National Vulcanized Fiber (NVF) plant into a destination where the public is able to recreate and enjoy preserved historic and cultural resources. After declaring bankruptcy in 2009, the NVF plant... Read more →


Wayne LaPierre: NRA's 5 Million Members Are Not Terrorists

Gloucestercitynews.net--The San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization.’ NRA's 5 Million Members are police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, construction workers, stay-at-home moms, business owners, and WE ARE ALL LAW-ABIDING AMERICANS. This is a reckless assault on a freedom-loving organization, its members, and the principles our nation stands for. We remain undeterred - guided by our values and belief in those who want to find real solutions to violence. Read more →


Paterson Police Officer Admits Conspiring To Violate Civil Rights

Using Excessive Force, And Filing A False Police Report Gloucestercitynews.net--NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer today admitted conspiring with other officers to violate the civil rights of individuals in Paterson, using unreasonable and Gloucester City News blog files excessive force against individuals in Paterson, and filing a false police report to conceal his criminal activity, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Eudy Ramos, 32, of Paterson, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to Counts... Read more →


Guest Opinion: CATHOLIC BISHOPS ARGUMENTS ON LGBT RIGHTS ARE SOUND

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Gloucestercitynews.net--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the legal arguments put forward by counsel for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) regarding Title VII: When the Congress passed the 1964 Civil Rights Act it was principally concerned about undoing racial discrimination against African Americans; to a lesser extent, it was aimed at providing equal protection for women. Title VII bans discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. LGBT activists have long argued that... Read more →


Jeffrey A. Dubnow Named Associate VP of Development for Jefferson Health New Jersey

The Jefferson Office of Institutional Advancement has announced that Jeffrey A. Dubnow has been named Associate Vice President of Development for Jefferson Health in New Jersey. In this role, Dubnow will oversee all fundraising efforts for the healthcare organization’s New Jersey operation, including bolstering its major and planned giving programs, in addition to its annual gala and golf outing, which raise funds to support various patient-centered programs and services. Prior to joining Jefferson Health, Dubnow served three years as Vice President of Development and Communications... Read more →


Former Blackwater Employee Sentenced for Fatal 2007 Shooting

Judge Cites Seriousness of Crimes and Number of Victims Gloucestercitynews.net -- WASHINGTON – Three former security guards for Blackwater USA were sentenced September 5, 2019, for their roles in the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting at Nisur Square in Baghdad, Iraq, that resulted in the killing of 14 unarmed civilians and the wounding of numerous others. The sentencing, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, was announced today by U.S. Attorney Liu and Timothy R. Slater, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI’s... Read more →


Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats to 'Rock This Town' in Kutztown Oct. 3

Gloucestercitynews.net--KUTZTOWN, PA - KU Presents! opens the 2019-2020 season at Kutztown University's Schaeffer Auditorium with bass player Hall of Famer Lee Rocker of the Stray Cats. Rocker will take the stage 7:30 p.m., Oct. 3 in Schaeffer Auditorium on the Kutztown University campus. Come early at 6:15 p.m. to the Marcon Platz between Schaeffer Auditorium and the Sharadin Art Building to see Rockabilly Rumble including hot rods, pinstriping demonstration and live music by Drew and the Blue. A founding member of the Grammy-nominated music group... Read more →