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November 2019

Steve Flinn, of Gloucester City; Member of Iron Workers Local 502; Central Metals Employee

Stephen W. Flinn Gloucester City – On November 25, 2019. Age 65. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of the late Fay D. Flinn (nee Martin). Beloved son of the late Raymond and Joan Flinn. Beloved brother of Dennis Flinn, Liz Dykie, Kevin Flinn, Joan Bohrer, Joyce Ann Buzby and Meg Boice. Cherished uncle of many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Also survived by loving members of the Martin family and his dear friend, Ruth Ferry. Steve was a quiet kid and quiet man with a passion for the outdoors! An environmentalist who had a love for kayaking in... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Firearms Deer Season Begins Saturday

A Saturday opener for the firearms deer season and the possibility of more older bucks throughout the Commonwealth have many Pennsylvanians excited about Nov. 30 and the weeks to follow. Last year’s firearms deer season saw rainy weather nearly statewide throughout much of the opening day. But even then, 30 percent of the antlered deer harvested in the 2018-19 firearms season were taken on opening day. It was the best day of the season for buck harvest. It’s likely that opening day will continue to be the best for buck harvest this year, when the season will open on a... Read more →

Authorities Arrest Rooftop Copper Bandits; Suspects Caused over $1M in Damages

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Nov. 27, 2019)--Nov. 8, 2019 at approximately 2035 PM, Gloucester Township Police patrol officers located a suspicious male, later identified as Rahjahn Waters from Pine Hill, on the rooftop of Commerce Square 1435 Blackwood-Clementon Rd, posing a New Jersey American Water employee servicing the HVAC units. Investigation revealed the male removed copper coils from several rooftop HVAC units causing damage in excess of $140,000. On Nov. 11, at approximately 3:45 PM, detectives were conducting enhanced police operations and follow up at Commerce Plaza II. Detectives located two (2) males, later identified as Jason Hutzler and Moises Ambriz,... Read more →

Increase in Calls to U.S. Poison Control Centers for Natural Psychoactive Substances, Driven by Marijuana Exposures

Newswise — (COLUMBUS, Ohio) – Natural substances with psychoactive effects have been used by people for religious, medicinal and recreational purposes for millennia. Lack of regulation has led to an increase in their availability, especially online. Some psychoactive substances may be appealing to recreational users because of the blog files perception they are safer because they’re “natural.” However, these substances can produce psychedelic, stimulant, sedative, euphoric and anticholinergic symptoms, which are cause for concern. A new study conducted by the Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Central Ohio Poison Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital found there were... Read more →

Owner Of Empire Pharmacy In Hudson County Admits Role In Multi-Million Dollar Conspiracies

TRENTON, N.J. – A Bergen County, New Jersey, man today admitted participating in conspiracies to commit health care fraud and to bribe a doctor, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Eduard “Eddy” Shtindler, 36, of Paramus, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael A. Shipp in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and one count of conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks to a doctor. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From 2012 through at least 2017, Shtindler owned and operated the... Read more →

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Base Salary $88,610

The Center Square Nov 25, 201 State lawmakers in Pennsylvania now draw a base annual salary of $88,610, in addition to mileage or travel outlays of 58 cents per mile, according to a recent study by the National Conference of State Legislatures. Gloucester City News blog files Pennsylvania legislators receive per-diem payments consisting of $177 per day during sessions. Lawmakers’ salaries can be set by statute, legislatures or compensation commissions, according to the NCSL, which collects information yearly on state lawmaker pay and per diems in the 50 states. In addition to this compensation, legislators may also receive insurance and... Read more →

Pennsylvania Senator Wants to End Practice of Changing Clocks within the State

Pennsylvania senator calls for end to Daylight Saving Time By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square Nov 25, 2019 Pennsylvania Sen. Scott Martin is on a quest to end the twice-annual practice of changing clocks – not just within the state, but across all of the U.S. Martin, R-Lancaster, went before the Pennsylvania Senate State Government Committee recently and discussed why he was introducing Senate Resolution 179. At its core, the document calls on federal lawmakers to abolish the long-running practice of Daylight Saving Time. “I think it’s a process that’s well past its time,” Martin said. “I think we... Read more →

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice Hosted Special Educational Conference

on Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care with Local Experts Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, HeroCare Connect and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), recently hosted the Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care Conference at The Samaritan Center in Voorhees. VetConference– Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, in collaboration with New Jersey Department of Military & Veterans Affairs, HeroCare Connect and the New Jersey Hospital Association (NJHA), recently hosted the Moral Injury and Veteran-Centric Care Conference at The Samaritan Center in Voorhees. Pictured here, from left: Mary Ann Boccolini, President and... Read more →

European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS)

( 27, 2019)--With the expansion and debatable success of the European Union, the supranational state has become evident that it’s possible to successfully coordinate policies across multiple jurisdictions. Trade wars and tax competition has always eroded the notion of collective behavior, but the E.U. proves this is not the case. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS), though not strictly the E.U., is evidence that coordinated policy can work too. On September 5th, 2018, The European Council passed a regulation that would better control European borders. This system was designed to mitigate security threats to European countries by making... Read more →


IN RECOGNITION OF 50 YEARS OF PUBLIC TRANSIT SERVICE Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney commemorated PATCO’s Golden Anniversary during Customer Appreciation Event at 15/16th & Locust Street Station To commemorate PATCO’s 50 years of connecting people through public transit, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney presented PATCO with a Ceremonial Liberty Bell on behalf of the City of Philadelphia last month. On February 15, 1969, PATCO made its first trip from Lindenwold, New Jersey, to Center City Philadelphia. “Congratulations to PATCO on its 50th Anniversary. It’s a real connection between Philadelphia and New Jersey,” said Kenney. “PATCO is really important. It brings thousands... Read more →

2006 Turkey Day Football: Gloucester City HS vs Gloucester Catholic HS

Originally Published November 2006 By LEA KOROS Special to ClearysNotebook GLOUCESTER CITY NJ —With the Lions / Rams game less then a week away the talk has begun. The “ELECTION” is over and the residents and alumni have started the annual rite only a local GHS or GCHS graduate can appreciate. This talk is for the locals not the wannabes, the talk is not held on the bus ride from Deptford or Washington Twp, but held at the Memorial A.A. church. I’ve heard the sermons at the bright orange church about mixed marriages. Lately the sermon preached why can’t we... Read more →

Heroin, Marijuana and 9mm Ammunition Found During Raid at Millbridge Garden Apts.

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (Nov. 26, 2019)--Today, at approximately 06:00 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Special Response Team (SRT) executed a narcotics related search warrant at 1341 Blackwood-Clementon Rd. (Millbridge Garden Apartments). A long term investigation by the Gloucester Township Special Investigations Unit (SIU) led to the arrest of 29 year old DVaughn White of Gloucester Township. During the search of the apartment, a quantity of heroin, marijuana, and 9mm ammunition were recovered. A significant amount of U.S. currency was seized from the suspected heroin dealer. These restorative Community Policing efforts encouraged residents to take back their community, and assist the... Read more →

Delaware hunting and trapping seasons opening in December

A retriever brings back a snow goose taken by a Delaware hunter near Little Creek/DNREC photo. Multiple opening waterfowl hunting seasons run into January DOVER (Nov. 26, 2019) – Numerous Delaware hunting and trapping seasons open in December, including multiple waterfowl seasons that extend into or through January, coinciding with the influx of a variety of migratory waterfowl for the winter, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today. Many other hunting and trapping seasons provide opportunities to enjoy the winter outdoors as temperatures drop and provide favorable hunting and trapping conditions. Hunting seasons opening in December: Beaver: Dec. 2... Read more →

NJ American Water Highlights Investment at Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant

Continued Investment Ensures Protection and Sustainability of Water Supply for More Than 1 Million People in Central New Jersey CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (November 26, 2019) – New Jersey American Water today released a new video about its multi-year, $65 million investment to ensure the resiliency and sustainability of its Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant. The video can be seen on the company’s YouTube Channel and other social media channels. The Raritan-Millstone Water Treatment Plant, situated in Bridgewater, Somerset County, N.J., is New Jersey American Water’s largest water production facility and a regional source of potable water supply for seven counties in... Read more →

Obituary: Harry Wiltsey, of Gloucester City

Gloucester City - Surrounded by his loving family. On November 25, 2019. Age 77. Loving husband of the late Kathleen Wiltsey. Cherished father of Harry Wiltsey, Jr., Christian Wiltsey (Lisa) and Jason Wiltsey (Jennifer). Devoted grandfather of Jason Wiltsey, Jr. Dear Brother of Thomas Wiltsey and Matilda Meloni. Honoring the wishes of Harry, all services and burial will be held privately at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Harry Wiltsey. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be made through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Business News: The Junkluggers Announces Its First Franchise on The West Coast!

Eco-friendly junk removal business now serving San Gabriel Valley in California. SEYMOUR, Conn. (November 21, 2019) – Sustainable junk removal service The Junkluggers recently finalized an agreement with California native Samuel Orozco to open The Junkluggers of San Gabriel Valley, the company’s first franchise located in California. “Sam is joining The Junkluggers team with a wealth of experience in providing strategic leadership, and I am thrilled to have him at the helm of our first-ever West Coast location,” said Josh Cohen, Founder, and CEO of The Junkluggers. “Through our partnership with Contractor Nation, our expansion across the country is accelerating,... Read more →

5 Things That You Need to Know About Car Insurance

( 26, 2019)--Today getting insurance for one’s property is more than trendy. Everybody tries to protect the valuables from some accidents, hazardous natural phenomena, or robberies. Without any doubt, insurances have a well-deserved reputation and are worthy of attention. But before making a solid decision, there are things to discover about the procedure and peculiarities of insurances in the United States. Safety of vehicles is one of the most requested topics within all existing types of insurance, – and it’s quite logical that people invest so much in safeguarding their automobiles. That is why this article will run about the... Read more →

Basic Information About Insurance in the USA Everyone Needs To Know

( 26, 2019)--Whether you are a citizen or not, you may know that insurance in the USA is something that everyone is talking about and many own. Besides, there are also many online dealers that offer you financial security for the fairest price. Despite the number of vendors, some of them may be a little less reliable than the others. That is why we offer you pay attention to the website in the first place. The company has the most reliable and acceptable offers on the market. Insurance – what is it? However, just before you just to the... Read more →

Morris County Man Sentenced To Prison For Possessing Bombs And Being Felon In Possession Of Guns

NEWARK, N.J. – A Morris County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for being a felon in possession of guns, possessing bombs, and precursor materials, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Christopher Faschan, 31, of Landing, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R. Martinotti to an information charging him with one count of unlawful possession of destructive devices and one count of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition. Judge Martinotti imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in... Read more →

How Long Do Resin Beads in a Water Softener Last?

( 26, 2019)--Whether you have just purchased a water softener or still using the one you bought on your last shopping, one of your many worries include when to replace the resin bed. This leads to asking – how long do resin beads in industrial water softeners last? Also, you inquire further about the kind of maintenance it requires, how they work, and which of these resin beads the best is for you. In this post, we'll provide answers to these questions and help you get the most out of your resin beads. What is a Water Softener Resin Water... Read more →

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $100,000,000 For Wednesday’s Drawing

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Nov. 25, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $100 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Nov. 23, drawing, 20,113 New Jersey players took home an estimated $111,548 in prizes ranging from $4 to $300, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Saturday, Nov. 23, drawing were: 28, 35, 38, 61 and 66. The Red Power Ball number was 23. The Multiplier number was 03. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $100,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, at... Read more →

What Degree Is a Sand Wedge?

( 26, 2019)--A sand wedge is one of the clubs you need to get familiar with the game of golf, whether you are an amateur or an aspiring professional. Typically, a sand wedge is used to get golf balls out of sand bunkers; the sole wide design provides sufficient bounce and allows the club to move through the sand without getting stuck. In contemporary golf, it is the heaviest club in a player’s bag, but it comes with one of the shortest shafts. As a beginner, you may be more familiar with the putters and drivers. Nonetheless, the club is... Read more →

SJTA Expands the Scope and Reach of Its Environmental Initiative

Partners with NJ Fish & Wildlife to present Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference in Atlantic City An osprey builds up a nest on a platform installed by the SJTA in recent years as part of its READI program. (SJTA photo/Darleen Adamo) HAMMONTON, NJ - Nov.25, 2019 - As it marks over two years since it started its Roadway Environmental Advancement Initiative (READI), the South Jersey Transportation Authority is proud to announce New Jersey Fish & Wildlife Services is joining with the Authority in co-hosting the Northeastern Transportation and Wildlife Conference in September 2020. With its theme of "2020 Vision -... Read more →

Shark Fin Bill Goes to Gov’s Desk

The Assembly passed bill A4845 (Mukherji) \ S2905 (Singleton) today (Nov. 25, 2019). The bill prohibits certain possession, sale, trade, distribution, or offering for sale of shark fins. The bill was passed with a vote of 53-18-1. S2905 (Singleton) will now go to the Governor’s desk to sign. “The shark population has been decimated. Shark finning has led to the overfishing and overexploitation of shark species. Since shark fin soup is a delicacy, the fins are sold at high prices resulting in tens of millions of sharks being killed every year. This has led to a dramatic decrease in the... Read more →

Catholic Social Services of the Philadelphia Archdiocese Receives Nearly 13,000 DIAPERS

Children and families who benefit from Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s (CSS) Beautiful Beginnings and Beautiful Parenting Programs will get a boost thanks to a recent diaper drive marking Respect Life Month. Approximately 13,000 diapers, 180 packages of baby wipes, and other infant care essentials were collected all from the generosity of over 90 donors. This annual Diaper Drive helps to stock the shelves of CSS’ Family Service Centers located throughout the five-county metropolitan area. Ms. Amy Stoner, Director of CSS Community Based and Homeless Services Divisions said, “Diapers are essential to a baby’s healthy development. In... Read more →

Mae Elizabeth Monforte of Bellmawr; A Founding Member of Annunciation BVM Church

Mae Elizabeth Monforte, on November 22, 2019, of Bellmawr. Mae was born to Olivia and William Glemser in Camden NJ on May 19, 1920. This diminutive, dynamic lady lived her 99.5 years devoted to family, faith, friends and the Phillies. In 1938 Mae married Louis Rocco Monforte then centered her life around him and their sons, Louis (Carol) of Brooklawn, NJ and Joseph (Pat) of Cave Creek, AZ. She adored her granddaughters Caroline Tisot, Marybeth Morrison, and Beth Kurta and her five great-grandchildren. A spiritual woman, Mae was a founding and active member of St. Joachim Parish (formerly Annunciation BVM... Read more →

New Cleanup Plan Proposed for Superfund Site in Gibbsboro

Gibbsboro, N.J. (November 25, 2019) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing a cleanup plan that includes a combination of technologies and methods to address the former paint manufacturing plant and adjoining areas of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site in Gibbsboro. EPA’s study of these areas shows that soil and sediment are contaminated with arsenic and lead, and soil in other areas are contaminated with paint solvents. “The former paint manufacturing plant area is a major source of contamination at this Superfund site and addressing it will be a major step to getting to the cleanup of Hilliards... Read more →

Maple Shade PD is seeking to hire officers through the Intergovernmental Transfer Program...

Advisory: The Maple Shade Police Department announces our recent acceptance and participation in the New Jersey Civil Service Commission Intergovernmental Transfer Program (ITP). In order to be considered, an officer MUST be a member in good standing of a Civil Service police department who participates in the ITP with a valid certification from the Police Training Commission as a full-time Municipal Police Officer. If you are looking to join a progressive agency that offers superior training, opportunity, job growth and a supportive work environment, and who has been recognized by the Attorney General’s Office for their ground breaking work in... Read more →

Hugo H. Stein of Audubon Park; USMC Veteran; Navy Shipyard Employee

July 26, 1927 - November 22, 2019 Hugo H. Stein, on November 22, 2019, of Audubon Park, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 92. Beloved husband of the late Anne (nee Dailey). Devoted father of Hugo Stein, Jr. (Patty), Suzanne Slotterback (Jerry), Kathleen Egbert (Wes), Michael Gaffney and Erich Stein. Dear grandfather of Karyann Slotterback and Marie Gaffney. Loving son of the late Harry and Marie Stein. Brother of Monika Garagon and the late Ida Desch. Mr. Stein proudly served in the USMC for 20 years where he served as a drill instructor. He was a master machinist at the Philadelphia Naval... Read more →

State Taxpayers Purchase 1,400-Acre Cumberland County Farm to Preserve Endangered Species

Land Acquisition Will Also Mitigate the Effects of Climate Change TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has entered into one of the most significant land deals in the agency’s history with a signed agreement to purchase a 1,400-acre Cumberland County farm to preserve New Jersey’s largest concentration of endangered species and mitigate the effect of climate change. The property, which is owned by Atlantic City Electric and known as Holly Farm, is situated between Menantico Creek and Manumuskin Creek, two federally designated Wild and Scenic Rivers. The acquisition of the property... Read more →

The Irish Tenors to Coming to Collingswood

Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes The Irish Tenors: Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly on Friday, December 13. Doors open at 7 PM ,showtime at 8 PM. The Irish Tenors Ronan Tynan, Anthony Kearns and Declan Kelly We Three Kings: An Irish Tenors Christmas The Irish Tenors have been the acknowledged Celtic music kings since they burst upon the scene during a 1998 PBS special. With 10 best selling CDs to their credit, they share... Read more →

Pope Honors 10 for Exceptional Service to the Church of Philadelphia

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is proud to announce that Pope Francis has bestowed Papal Honors upon 10 individuals for their exceptional service to the Catholic Church. One individual will receive the Benemerenti Medal; four will receive the Cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice (Cross for the Church and Pontiff); three have been named Dame/Knight in the pontifical Order of Saint Gregory the Great; and two have been named Dame/Knight Commander in the same Order. The honors will be conferred by Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. at an evening Vespers service: Monday, December 9, 2019 6:00 p.m. Chapel of the Cathedral... Read more →

One Florida Lottery Player Wins $1,000 a Week for Life

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Nov. 25, 2019) – One Florida Lottery CASH4LIFE ticket matched the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, Nov. 23, drawing winning the $1,000 a week for life second prize. Moreover, 7,966 other players won $41,938 in cash prizes ranging from $2 to $500 with 1,576 of those tickets doubling their prize with DOUBLER. The winning numbers were: 14, 15, 22, 35 and 41. The Cash Ball was: 04. The DOUBLER add-on feature doubles the $2,500 third-tier prize to $5,000 when added to a game play for an additional $1 per play.... Read more →

Voorhees Man Charged with Pos. of Child Porn

Peter Schad, 65, of Voorhees, was charged with Possession of Child Pornography according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Voorhees Police Chief Louis Bordi. On November 25, 2019, detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Members of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) – Cherry Hill Office executed a search warrant for Peter Schad’s residence on the 200 block of William Feather Drive. Authorities located numerous digital devices in the home that were taken to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s HTCU Forensic Lab to be analyzed. Peter Schad was transported to the... Read more →

Two Pedestrians Injured Crossing Cross Key Road

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP (Nov. 25, 2019)--In the Sicklerville section of Winslow Township, two adult pedestrians were crossing Cross Keys Road at the intersection of Wilby Road and were struck by a vehicle traveling Northbound on Cross Keys Road. The two pedestrians were transported to Cooper Hospital via helicopters for serious injuries. The driver of the vehicle and occupants were not injured. Names are being withheld until families are notified. Case is being investigated by the Winslow Township Highway Safety Unit. If anyone witnessed the crash, please contact Ptlm. Harry Pizzico 609-567-0700 extension 1198. Read more →

It’s Not Merely Flesh and Bones (Nov. 25, 2019)--All human beings are just a diaspora of the nine months confinement, which was regularly fed with love. That very love takes you further on in life, which some of us leave behind, to find momentary joy. Love is the only factor that keeps the world from collapsing all at once, but that love continues being redefined with every new relationship one builds in this wonderful journey called life. Love, these days, has been reduced to just a term and the true essence of this beautiful feeling seems lost on us. Also, the crimes that are being... Read more →

5 Effective Strategies for Managing Your Monthly Expenses (Nov. 25, 2019)--Do you struggle to maintain a budget every month? Are you always hoping to save extra cash but end up spending it all? If you're not careful, it can be easy to lose track of monthly expenses. The little things add up and suddenly you're over budget. This article will teach you the best ways to keep a cushion in the bank each month. 1. Balance Your Wants and Needs Before you can start saving money, you need to get real about the things you want vs the things you need. Try adopting the 50/30/20 rule where... Read more →

Investors Foundation Grant Helps Bring Joy of Reading to At-Risk Students Through BookMates

ROBBINSVILLE, N.J. – BookMates, a program offered by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Southern New Jersey, has received a $5,000 grant from the Investors Foundation. The grant will be paid out over two years and be used to bring the joy of reading to children in low- to moderate-income communities. Photo Caption: Investors Bank’s Christopher P. Warren, senior vice president, business lending, (center) and Barry Epps, assistant vice president and Voorhees branch manager (right), recently presented a $5,000 grant payable over two years, to Rhonda Shevrin, BookMates Director, at a kick-off session for the 2019-2020 school year at the... Read more →

EPA Proposes Plan Related to Combined Sewer Overflow Impacts on the Newtown Creek Superfund Site

NEW YORK – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is issuing a proposed plan that evaluates impacts of the current and expected future volume of combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharges to the Newtown Creek Superfund Site Study Area in New York City. EPA added Newtown Creek to its Superfund National Priorities List of the country’s highest priority hazardous waste sites in September 2010, and investigations of the entire site are ongoing. “This proposed plan is an important step forward in advancing the cleanup of the Newtown Creek Superfund Site,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “In this plan, EPA acknowledges... Read more →

PATCO Announces New Owl Schedule

In early May, PATCO announced plans for a new Owl Service schedule in an effort to improve security on the PATCO transit line. After community feedback, the implementation was postponed and a special owl task force was assembled to recommend ways to improve the safety and security of riders and employees during the owl hours. The goals of the task force were to increase police presence, keep as many stations open as possible and maintain 24-hour service. Over several months, the task force analyzed 25-months of data pertaining to owl service and provided recommendations which PATCO will implement on Saturday,... Read more →

Grand Jury Indicts Mt. Laurel Woman for Mother’s Murder

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Mt. Laurel woman has been indicted for fatally stabbing her mother earlier this year inside the residence they shared at the Ramblewood Village Apartments. Marisa G. Rivera, 24, of the first block of Pine Cove, was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree), and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. Rivera has been in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since her arrest. She is accused of killing her mother,... Read more →

Obituary: Frank Serio, of Runnemede

Frank Serio, on November 23, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 81. Beloved son of the late Vincent and Angelina (nee DiTullio) Serio. Devoted brother of Michael Serio and the late Rose Klose. Loving brother in law of John Klose. Dear uncle of John Klose Jr. (Valerie) and Angela Gkonos (James). Great uncle of Haley, Abigail, Brittany and Andrew. Frank proudly served in the US Army during the Vietnam era. Frank retired from the Philadelphia Police Department after 20 years of service and he was a member of the FOP. There will be a viewing on Saturday from 8:15am to 9:15am at... Read more →


Project identified by U.S. Department of Transportation to have significant regional impact. The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) announced today that it will receive a $12,580,000.00 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) for its PATCO Franklin Square Station Reopening Project. The project will revitalize and reopen an existing rail station consistent with modern Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements. The USDOT awarded the grant under the Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development (BUILD) program. Previously known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, BUILD grants provide opportunities for USDOT to invest in roads and other projects... Read more →

Officer Down: Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. Shot and Killed Responding to a Trespassing Call

Sheriff John "Big John" Williams, Sr. Lowndes County Sheriff's Office, Alabama End of Watch Saturday, November 23, 2019 Sheriff John Williams was shot and killed at 8:00 pm while responding to a trespassing and noise complaint call at a convenience store at the intersection of Highway 21 and Highway 97 in Hayneville. He had responded to the store after an employee of the store had called to report a large gathering of people in the parking lot who would not leave. Sheriff Williams arrived at the scene and was talking with an occupant of a truck when the man shot... Read more →

Statement by DOD Spokesman Jonathan Hoffman Re: Navy Seal Ed Gallagher

"Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper has asked for the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer after losing trust and confidence in him regarding his lack of candor over conversations with the White House involving the handling of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher (photo). After Secretary Esper and Chairman Milley spoke with the Commander in Chief on Friday regarding the case of Gallagher, Secretary Esper learned that Secretary Spencer had previously and privately proposed to the White House - contrary to Spencer's public position - to restore Gallagher's rank and allow him to retire with his Trident pin. When... Read more →

CNBNews Tips/Snippets: Growing Up Gloucester; White Supremacist a Fireman; Graffiti Problem in City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GROWING UP GLOUCESTER--Back in the day, everyone knew everyone in Gloucester City. In those days it wouldn't be unusual if you even knew some members of the outlaw Pagan's MC, who had one of the first chapters in the state located in Gloucester City. The head of that chapter was a childhood friend of my wife Connie. He went through the local school system and graduated with her and other members of the GHS Class of '62. Related: New Jersey Crime Investigators Say Pagan's MC Expanding Into State After we got married we lived... Read more →

Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp

Would you like to be a police officer? The Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp to provide regionalized testing for possible available police positions in Camden County over the next 12 months. All participating agencies will have access to the results of the test to improve their application pool for Class I, Class II, Class III, and full time positions (non-civil service for full time positions). If you know anyone who is interested, please share the below link with them to sign up for the test. Unfortunately, the Gloucester Township police Department is a Civil... Read more →

Obituary: Lloyd C. Watkins, of Gloucester City

Suddenly, On November 22, 2019. Age 78. Of Gloucester City. Born in Staten Island, NY, he is the son of the late, George and Martha (Domas) Watkins. Lloyd is also survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Mary J. Watkins (Nee Farley). His children Michael Watkins, Barbara and the late Devon Lopez, David and Myra Watkins, Step son Jason and Christina Jerome. Sister Catherine and husband Jim Keichline. Brother George Jr., Watkins, Joan Mazzella, Isabell Mckinney, Edna May, Lucy, William, Joseph, Mary Ellen Watkins all predeceased. His In-laws are Bill and Louise Donley, Tim and Liz Jackson, Bob and... Read more →

Obituary: Frank D'Ancona, of Mystic Island, NJ

Age 100, of Mystic Island, NJ, born and raised in South Philly, passed away on Sept. 7, 2019. Beloved husband and dance partner of the late Mary Jane (nee Van Doren) for 47 years. Loving father of Lorraine (Gary) Bellotti, and Gary (Diane) D'Ancona. Also, survived by 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren, his adoring niece and goddaughter Gail (Paul) Gangi, devoted niece Denise (Tom) Durkin, and his caring nephew Dr. Richard Costa (Maria). Predeceased by his parents, Maria and Adamo D'Ancona, his brothers Antonio, Vincenzo, Thomas, and Orlando, and his grateful sister-in-law, Nancy Costa. He was an Army veteran... Read more →

Delanco Man Pleads Guilty in 2018 Willingboro Double Fatal Collision  

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Delanco man pled guilty today in Superior Court to causing the deaths of a married couple during a collision early lastyear in the jug handle at Route 130 northbound and Bridgeboro Road in Willingboro Township. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Amish Patel, 31, of Delanco, pled guilty to two counts of Vehicular Homicide (Second Degree) and Driving While Intoxicated for the deaths of Robert Stephens, 52, and his wife Janet, 50, of Burlington Township, on January 13, 2018. According to the plea agreement, Patel will be sentenced to 12 ½... Read more →