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December 6, 2019

Hilt sets two program marks as Raptors open indoor track season

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. (Dec. 6, 2019) – Sophomore Emily Hilt (photo)had a record-setting debut as a member of the Rutgers University-Camden women’s indoor track team as the Scarlet Raptor men and women opened their season at the Fastrack Season Opener Friday at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex. Hilt, a transfer from Rowan College at Gloucester County, broke the Rutgers-Camden women’s indoor records in both the shot put (11.58 meters) and the weight throw (14.43 meters) to lead a strong opening-day performance. Hilt, an All-American at RCGC who set the Roadrunners’ indoor program record with a shot put of 13.12 meters, finished... Read more →

Steve James of Gloucester City; Volunteer Fireman, City Worker, Youth Coach, GHS Alum

Steven Thomas James “Worm” Gloucester City - On December 4, 2019, Age 56. Cherished Son of the late William F. James and Rosemary James (nee Keoghan). Cherished Brother of Therese (Mike) Smollock, late William P. James (surviving Virginia), Michael (Jo-Ann) James, Kathy James, Patrick James, Maria (Tom) Kerchersky, David James, Christopher James and Marybeth (Scott) Jeffries. Survived by numerous loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Steven was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City and a 1982 graduate of Gloucester City High School. He worked as a laborer for the Gloucester City Water Department from 2013-2019. Steven was a former coach... Read more →

Bear Disappears, Alapocas Run State Park Now Open

WILMINGTON (Dec. 6, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has re-opened Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington, which was closed Dec. 5 due to the sighting of a black bear in the park presumed to be a bear that has been reported moving around northern New Castle County this week. After the park’s temporary closure, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police, with the assistance of Delaware State Police’s aviation unit, conducted aerial searches of the Alapocas Run State Park and surrounding areas using infrared FLIR heat detecting technology but did not place the bear. Fish & Wildlife and... Read more →

Third Defendant Pleads Guilty in “Paying it Forward” GoFundMe Scam

Agrees to repay restitution to victims, five-year prison term BURLINGTON CITY NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the remaining defendant behind the fictitious GoFundMe campaign pled guilty today to participating in the fraudulent scheme that misled donors into contributing more than $402,000 to a fabricated cause. Mark D’Amico, 40, of Florence, pled guilty in Superior Court to Misapplication of Entrusted Property (Second Degree). The Hon. Terrence R. Cook, P.J.Cr. scheduled sentencing for April 24, 2020. “We are pleased that this defendant accepted responsibility for his role in this scam,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “He will be required to make full restitution... Read more →

Evesham Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography  

Evesham Township NJ (Dec. 6, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 62-year-old Evesham Township man has pled guilty to possession of child pornography. Scott J. Lucas, of Sheffield Drive, faces incarceration when sentenced March 4, 2020 on one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). Lucas was employed by the Evesham Township Municipal Utilities Authority at the time of his arrest in March 2019. The investigation began after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding Lucas’s online activity from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation, which included the execution of a... Read more →


This is an investigation worth reading — take time this weekend with this one. Shannon Mullen, Lisa Robyn Kruse, Austin Bogues, and Andrew Goudswardexplore how racist drug policy during the crack cocaine crisis has left a country even more shattered decades later — it's quite a reckoning. One graphic on the racial ratio of arrests between 1980 to 2016 says a lot. For example: in our state, for cocaine, there were between five and ten arrests of Black people for every arrest of one white person. That's just a sliver of the data, and the voices in these stories are powerful,... Read more →

Jason A. Witte, of Bellmawr age 38

Jason A. Witte, on December 4, 2019, of Bellamwr. Age 38. Beloved father of Jude. Devoted son of Joseph and Michelle. Loving brother of Joshua. Dear uncle of Joshua Jr. and Alexandra. Also survived by many loving family members and friends. There will be a viewing from 6pm to 8pm Tuesday evening at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made by visiting: https://www.gofundme.com/f/jay-wittes-funeral-fund-and-expenses Read more →

Josh Duvall: Small Businesses Prepare for Shakedown as Broke NJ Comes to Collect

CHERRY HILL - NJ CD-1 GOP candidate Josh Duvall released the following statement: “The Netflix blockbuster, ‘The Irishman’ and the state of New Jersey have something in common - they’re both experts in small business shakedowns.” “Now, facing more than $200 Billion in debt, ranking 50th in the nation in financial health, and burdening every taxpayer with a $65,000 share of the bill (on top of the nations highest income and property taxes, source: https://www.truthinaccounting.org/library/doclib/NJ-2018-2pager.pdf) they have decided to double down their attacks on small business owners like you and me.” “The recent independent contractor bill is nothing more than mafia... Read more →

Christmas Comes Early for Pediatric Patients at Virtua Health

Annual Toy Run to Deliver Gifts and Smiles to Local Children Young patients at Virtua Voorhees Hospital will receive a touch of holiday magic on Saturday, Dec. 7 when the Joseph Lacroce Foundation hosts its ninth annual toy delivery. That morning, a caravan of classic and collector cars will travel to the hospital, where an assembly line of volunteers will unload dozens of donated gifts. Leading the line-up is Virtua’s Mobile Pediatric Unit, a specially equipped van that brings much-needed health services to children in underserved communities. Virtua launched the mobile program in spring 2018 thanks to a $1 million donation... Read more →

Your Bank Account Could Be Fueling Crime

Like many Americans, Aaron Cole and his wife had been able to save up a nest egg through the rising value of their home. But after six years there and the births of their two children, the Aaron Cole and his family stand in front of the home that was nearly taken from them by online fraudsters and money mules. Photo courtesy of Melissa Toledo for WFG Oregon couple decided to sell and use the equity they had built up to purchase a slightly larger place. After they had sold their current home, Aaron Cole received word that his title company... Read more →

Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $130,000,000

For Saturday’s Drawing TRENTON (Dec. 5, 2019) – The Powerball jackpot has rolled to $130 million! Although no one won the jackpot in the Dec. 4, drawing, 20,061 New Jersey players took home an estimated $116,028 in prizes ranging from $4 to $300, according to Lottery Acting Executive Director James Carey. The winning numbers for the Wednesday, Dec. 4, drawing were: 08, 27, 44, 51 and 61. The Red Power Ball number was 14. The Multiplier number was 03. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $130,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday Dec. 7, at 10:59 pm. Read more →

Mount Holly Township Hosts 2019 Holiday Tree Lighting

Mount Holly, NJ – Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Mount Holly’s Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Mount Holly’s downtown district will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland for this family-friendly event, sponsored by Mount Holly Township. This event is free and open to the public. The celebration will feature live performances from a variety of acts, including but not limited to the Lumberton school of music, Mount Holly Township School children’s choir, Dansation School of Dance and more. Santa, Mrs. Claus and their elves will... Read more →

Despite colder weather, there is plenty of fun fishing to be had in Maryland

MARYLAND FISHING REPORT: By Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources December 4, 2019 Mike Crocetti made the trip to Tuckahoe Lake to enjoy a beautiful day and a chance to catch and release a nice chain pickerel. Photo courtesy of Mike Crocetti There is no doubt the hand of winter is passing over Maryland. Despite colder weather, there is plenty of fun fishing to be had from the sheltered shores of the many ponds, lakes, reservoirs, creeks, and rivers throughout Maryland. The preseason stocking of trout has begun, and other fish such as chain pickerel are active and waiting for... Read more →

Genovese Crime Family Member Convicted Of Racketeering And Extortion Offenses

FRANK GIOVINCO was close with Capo Alphonso Allie "Shades" Malangone photo courtesy of Pinterest NEW YORK,NY--Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that FRANK GIOVINCO was convicted yesterday of conspiring to commit extortion and racketeering offenses with members and associates of the Genovese Crime Family of La Cosa Nostra following a six-day jury trial before U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff. The jury found the defendant responsible for acts involving extortion, honest services fraud, and unlawful kickback payments related to the Genovese Crime Family’s control of two local chapters of a labor union.... Read more →

Camden County and Gloucester County Republicans Gather Toys for Tots

DEPTFORD – Recently the Camden County and Gloucester County Republican organizations came together for their third annual joint collection event for Toys for Tots at Adelphia Restaurant. “Our two organizations work well together,” Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante said. “We share parts of two congressional districts, two state legislative districts and office space. While our two organizations often work together to try to win elections, this particular event is without a doubt a favorite of the rank-and-file. Everyone is happy to come together for this good cause.” The two organizations combined to collect more than 500 toys for children that... Read more →

Tips on Finding Professional Help with Your Debt

Gloucestercitynews.net (Dec. 6, 2019)--As soon as you take out a loan, you are in debt. The risk of defaulting and ruining your credit and even your life will be there until the last penny is paid off. A job loss, a death or an injury in your family – all of these tragedies can mean you go from having a great credit score and savings to being penniless with creditors banging at your door. Finding a debt specialist to help you deal with your debt is key, and so is learning what to do in the future to improve your credit... Read more →

Ryan Jennings Jr. of Voorhees Inducted into National Society of Leadership

KUTZTOWN, PA (12/05/2019)-- 85 Kutztown University students have been inducted into the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) as part of the December 2019 class, including Ryan Jennings Jr. of Voorhees, NJ (08043). To be inducted at KU, students must attend an orientation, a three-hour leadership training seminar, three success networking team meetings and three speaker broadcasts featuring leading figures delivering success-related messages to members. About Kutztown University of Pennsylvania Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley... Read more →

Red Bank Winter on Broad Street Dec. 8

Winter on Broad Street returns Sunday, Dec. 8 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. event has ice skating, giant snow globes, chalk art, and elves RED BANK, NJ — From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, December 8, you can enjoy time-honored and new holiday traditions in the heart of Red Bank: ice skating, hearing live holiday music, looking for the Red Bank Elf, and posing for holiday photos inside one of the two 15-foot tall snow globes. All of these activities are free at Winter on Broad Street. Held on one of the most picturesque downtown streets in America, Winter... Read more →

Helen M. D’Abbraccio (nee McGhee) of Bellmawr

Helen M. D’Abbraccio (nee McGhee), on December 3, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 71. Beloved wife of the late Mario D’Abbraccio. Devoted mother of Wayne MacManiman, Jr. (Catherine) and Elizabeth Colligan. Loving Nana of Caroline, Maura, Briget, Emily and Jessica. Dear sister of Robert McGhee (Patricia), Deborah DiVento (the late Mario), Karen Haralson (Tirrell) and Alfred Hindle (Loretta). Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Helen was a choir member at Annunciation BVM Church and former choir director at Mary, Mother of the Church. There will be a visitation from 8:45 to 9:45am Monday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church,... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Dec. 9-14 Busiest Week of the Hunting Year

The week of December 9-14 may be the busiest week of the year with Six-day Firearm Deer and Black Bear Segment B hunting seasons opening on Monday, Permit Bow continuing in Deer Reg Sets #4-8 zones, and Permit Shotgun and Permit Muzzleloader seasons open for antlerless deer only in Reg Set #7-8 zones. Don't miss out on all that's available. Busiest Hunting Week of the Year (Summary of seasons) Bear Season Information Deer Hunting Information Small Game Hunting Information (includes stocking schedules and maps) Get Licenses/Permits Online Pheasant hunters should note that beginning this year, pheasants and quail will NOT BE... Read more →