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GTPD Alert: Camden & Gloucester County OEMs Co-Sponsoring MARC

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--(Gloucestercitynews.net)--With the this recent rain we know that some residents in South Jersey have been devastated by the effects of the storm damage. #GTPD and the Office of Emergency Management want to share an upcoming event. This Sunday June 30th, 2019 Camden and Gloucester County OEMs will be co-sponsoring the Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) at Gloucester City High School. This is event is to assist both Camden and Gloucester County residents who were affected by last week’s storm, and resulting flood event. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


21-Year-Old Man and a Juvenile Arrested for the Charles Bowen Complex & John Glenn Elementary School Fires

PINE HILL, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 28, 2019)The Pine Hill Police Department announced today that two individuals were taken into custody yesterday, Thursday and subsequently charged with intentionally setting fire to the playground equipment at the Charles Bowen Recreational Complex, in addition to defiant trespassing and creating dangerous conditions at the John H. Glenn Elementary School. The police released the following statement. Through our committed partnership with the Pine Hill School District, Detectives reviewed video footage from John H. Glenn Elementary School security cameras and located footage of the suspects lighting several fires on the ground, benches and playground equipment on school property shortly after 2:00am on June 22, 2019. The suspects fled the area after a vehicle drove through the parking area of the school. Continued... Read more →


Michael A. Ciriaco of Bellmawr, age 45, Volunteer Fireman

Michael A. “Moose” Ciriaco, on June 16, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 45. Beloved husband of Kelly (nee Walsh). Loving father of Brandon. Dear brother of Jessica Marino (Kurt) and Samuel Ciriaco (Linda). Son of the late Michael and Jean (nee Keys) Ciriaco. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Moose was a volunteer with Bellmawr Volunteer Fire Co. #1 for over 25 years. There will be a visitation from 6 to 8pm Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR, 200 S. Black Horse Pike, Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Memorial Service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations be made in Moose’s name to the Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 North 3rd Street... Read more →


Former Delran Emergency Squad Chief Sentenced for Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Public Records

CINNAMINSON, NJ (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 17, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the CNBNews image files Delran Emergency Squad was sentenced today to 30 days in the Burlington County Jail for falsifying patient care reports and then submitting the fabricated records to insurance providers as part of a scheme to collect money for services that were not billable. Don Horner, 67, formerly of Cinnaminson, pled guilty in May to Insurance Fraud (Third Degree) and Tampering with Public Records (Third Degree). The State was seeking 364 days of incarceration. When arrested in October 2018, Horner was enrolled in the state Superior Court’s Pre-Trial Intervention program for charges of tax evasion and filing fraudulent income tax returns. Horner, who is the former chief of... Read more →


Howard A. Shomo Jr. Bellmawr, age 65; Police Officer & Volunteer Fireman

(gloucestercitynews.net)(May 28, 2019)--Howard A. Shomo, Jr., 65, of Bellmawr passed away Monday, May 20, 2019. He started his career in law enforcement with the Brooklawn Police Department as a Police Officer where he went on to Westville Police Department, retiring as Sergeant after 26 years of service. As teenager and early adulthood he was a volunteer firefighter with Niagara Fire Company in Merchantville. Later he went on to be a volunteer firefighter with the Westville Fire Company, and also became involved in the Westville Lions Club. He spent great deal of time volunteering at Westville Little League where he held many positions, including being a coach on his boy's teams. Through the years he provided inspiration and guidance to those who crossed his path, and... Read more →


Philadelphia Veteran paramedic honored as EMS Provider of the Year

Christian Apelt PHILADELPHIA, PA The Philadelphia Fire Department recognized Paramedic Christian Apelt as the EMS Provider of the Year in a ceremony on Monday, May 20 at Fireman’s Hall Museum. Apelt, a 15-year veteran of the PFD, has been teaching life-saving skills at the Fire Academy for the past seven years to firefighter recruits as well as fellow paramedics and EMTs. Previously, he worked for many years at Medic 2, based at Kensington and Castor avenues. He said the award was “very unexpected.” “To be honored by your peers, it builds a sense of pride in the job,” Apelt said. The 46-year-old Philadelphia native was recently named a Top Mental Health First Aid Instructor by the National Council for Behavioral Health. Apelt has taught hundreds... Read more →


Former Delran Emergency Squad Chief Pleads Guilty

to Insurance Fraud, Tampering with Public Records Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that the former chief of the Delran Emergency Squad admitted in Superior Court yesterday to falsifying patient care reports and then submitting the fabricated records to insurance providers as part of a scheme to collect money for services that were not billable. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Donald Horner, 67, formerly of Cinnaminson, pled guilty to Insurance Fraud (Third Degree) and Tampering with Public Records (Third Degree) in exchange for 364 days in the Burlington County Jail. The Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C., set sentencing for June 24, 2019. The investigation revealed that Horner’s EMT certification expired on December 31, 2016. Horner was found to have altered reports on 27... Read more →


Four Homes Destroyed by Fire in Gloucester Twp.; Two Families Displaced

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP—Sunday, April 28, 2019 at approximately 6:07 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to Yorkshire Court located in the Brittany Woods Townhome Development of Gloucester Township for a report of a dwelling fire. Gloucester Township Police units arrived and observed heavy smoke coming from the front of the residence and active fire coming from the rear second floor window of the home. The residents of the home were evacuated prior to police arrival. Several neighboring homes were evacuated by police as a precaution. Gloucester Township, Pine Hill and Winslow Fire Units responded to assist in suppressing the fire. A total of four units were damaged. Two homes were deemed inhabitital, diplacing two families. The other two homes sustained minor smoke damage and were... Read more →


Blue Monkey Tavern & Niagara Fire Company to Host 2019 SpringFest

Supporting Merchantville’s Niagara Fire Company & Local First Responders Merchantville, NJ – On Saturday, April 27, Blue Monkey Tavern and the Niagara Fire Company are hosting their 2019 SpringFest from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Blue Monkey Tavern 2 South Centre Street, Merchantville, NJ. In its 11th year, the annual beer and wine festival will feature tastings of 70+ beers, cider, select wines (while supplies last), music, food, fun and more! All attendees must be 21 years of age and over, and will receive a FREE Blue Monkey Tavern commemorative cup. A portion of the proceeds from the event will support Merchantville’s Niagara Fire Company and local first responders. TICKETS: $40 in advance – available for purchase at the Blue Monkey Tavern or online... Read more →


NEW JERSEY FOREST FIRE SERVICE PRESCRIBED  BURNING PROGRAM

WILDFIRE PREVENTION TECHNIQUES GARNER NATIONAL ATTENTION TRENTON - The State Forest Fire Service is receiving national attention for its proactive approaches to reducing wildfire risk, protecting habitats and teaching those innovative techniques to experts that visit New Jersey to study fire behavior, the Department of Environmental Protection announced. The growing recognition furthers New Jersey's reputation as a national environmental leader on many fronts. In addition to the implementation of innovative management practices to prevent wildfires through prescribed burning, New Jersey also is recognized internationally for working to reduce the harmful effects of climate change, regulating dangerous chemicals in drinking water, and pursuing a robust natural resource damage program to restore lands, water and habitat impacted by hazardous substances. "New Jersey continues to innovate on many... Read more →


James J. Jombe, of Bellmawr, 74, Long Career as a Fireman

James J. Jombe, on April 16, 2019, of Bellmawr. Age 74. Beloved husband of Patricia (nee Buscio). Devoted father of the late Sharon M. Loving grandfather of Stacey, Richelle, and Ryan and great grandfather of Jayson and Bryanna. Dear brother of Janet and the late Joseph. Jim loved to share his love of trains with his nieces and nephews. Jim served in the Mount Ephraim fire department from 1966 until he moved to Bellmawr and joined the Bellmawr Park Volunteer Fire Department in 1969, where he is a lifetime member. He held various offices including Camden County Fire Coordinator and Fire Chief, and also served as the New Jersey State Assistant Fire Coordinator. A Memorial Mass will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, April... Read more →


DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit arrests two men for illegal burning in Felton area

FELTON (April 9, 2019) – Natural Resources Police Officers with DNREC's Environmental Crimes Unit arrested two Kent County men April 4 on multiple illegal burning charges related to a fire in the Felton area. DNREC ECU officers responded at the request of the Felton Fire Company to investigate a large fire at a property on Sandtown Road, with fire companies from Harrington, Greensboro, Md., and Goldsboro, Md., also responding to assist. Muhammad Iran, 29, and Muhammad Asim, 33, both of Felton, were each cited at the scene for one count of each of causing or allowing the illegal open burning of refuse; illegal open burning in the conduct of a salvage operation; failure to give prior notice to the local fire call board for open... Read more →


Brooklawn Fire Company Ladies Aux. Designer Bag Bingo, Saturday, April 13

image Pinterest Brooklawn Fire Company Ladies' Auxiliary is sponsoring a designer bag bingo Saturday April 13, 2019 at the Brooklawn Fire House. Doors open 6:15 pm, bingo starts 7 pm. No one under age 18 admitted. Admission $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Includes 10 bingo games. Tables of 8 may be reserved in advance. Contact brooklawnladiesauxiliary@yahoo.com or call/text 609-280-1848 for tickets. Additional bingo tickets, daubers, wristlet raffle tickets, 50/50 and food/beverages available for purchase. Participants may also bring along food/beverages. License BL6-2019 gloucestercitynews.net | April 1, 2019 Read more →


SPRING HILL WILDFIRE IN PINELANDS REACHES 100 PERCENT CONTAINMENT

TRENTON - A wildfire that consumed 11,638 acres of lands in the Pinelands region of New Jersey is fully contained and all roads around the fire are open, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The fire, one of the largest in recent New Jersey history, occurred Saturday in a remote section of Penn State Forest, in Burlington County. The cause is under investigation. Fire officials today announced they have ruled out prescribed burning, power lines and lightning as causes, but seek the public's help in providing information about the fire. All tips will be kept confidential and may be called in to New Jersey State Police Detective Sgt. Shaun Georggson at the Tuckerton barracks, (609) 296-3132. There were no injuries, property... Read more →


Statement from New Jersey Governor Murphy on Forest Fire in the Pinelands

A fire tore through 8,000 acres of the Pinelands on Saturday and Sunday. Ocean County Sheriff / provided TRENTON, NJ (April 1, 2019)--“The forest fire in Ocean and Burlington Counties covers 10,000 acres and is currently 75 percent contained. First responders are working quickly to limit further expansion. The cause is under investigation and we remind all of those in and around the affected area to remain vigilant, and heed the instructions of safety officials. The Department of Environmental Protection and State Police remain on alert, and we are grateful for the swift response of the brave men and women who have been working tirelessly overnight to contain the fire to prevent injury and loss of life for our residents.” gloucestercitynews.net | April 1, 2019 Read more →


Funeral arrangements announced for Philadelphia Firefighter Michael Bernstein

Michael Bernstein PHILADELPHIA, PA--The Fire Department has announced funeral arrangements for Firefighter Michael Bernstein, who died on March 20 after experiencing a medical emergency while on duty. Viewing Monday, March 25 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. John F. Givnish Funeral Home 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia Procession Tuesday, March 26 Departs at approximately 8:45 a.m. from Engine 22 at Academy and Comly Roads, proceeding south on Academy to Givnish Funeral Home. Viewing Tuesday, March 26 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Givnish Funeral Home 10975 Academy Road, Philadelphia Service Tuesday, March 26 at 12:30 p.m. St. Jerome Church 8100 Colfax Street, Philadelphia Interment Immediately following the service Resurrection Cemetery 5201 Hulmeville Road, Bensalem Additional public parking for the viewing is available at Archbishop Ryan High... Read more →


60 Members of the Philadelphia Fire Department are Promoted

gloucestercitynews.net | March 10, 2019 The Philadelphia Fire Department recognized more than 60 newly promoted members and honored several partner agencies on Friday at its semi-annual Promotion & Awards Ceremony at the Temple University Performing Arts Center. “I’m very honored to have this opportunity today to promote so many members – more than 375 combined years of experience,” said Fire Commissioner Adam K. Thiel. Managing Director Brian Abernathy thanked the members and their families for the sacrifices they’ve made in service to the city. He noted the Kenney administration has allocated more resources to the PFD over the past three years, increasing its operating budget by nearly $48 million — or about 20 percent. “You all do extraordinary things despite some significant challenges,” Abernathy said.... Read more →


Late Evening Blaze Damages Blackwood Residence

Advisory gloucestercitynews.net | March 9, 2019 BLACKWOOD, NJ --On 3/8/2019, at approximately 23:07 PM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded for a report of an active dwelling fire on the unit block of Evergreen Ave. Blackwood. Gloucester Township Police units arrived to find heavy fire coming from the roof. Gloucester Township Fire and EMS units responded quickly placing the fire under control. Fire units from Pine Hill, Lindenwold,Deptford, Runnemede, and Washington Township also assisted. There were no reported injuries and the residence was unoccupied. This fire is under investigation by theBlackwood Fire Marshal, the Camden County Fire Marshal's Office, the Gloucester Township Police Department, and the Camden County Prosecutor's Office. This weekend marks Daylight Saving Time and the Gloucester Township Police would like to remind... Read more →


Early Morning Fire Damages Our Lady of Hope Regional School

CNBNewsnet | March 3, 2019 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --On Friday, March 1, 2019 at approximately 07:48 AM, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to 420 S. Black Horse Pike (Our Lady of Hope Regional School) for a report of heavy smoke coming from one of the buildings. Upon officers arrival, heavy smoke was observed coming from the roof and soffit areas of the special classes building (Art, Library, Science and Computer Lab). The caller, who was a maintenance worker at the school, reported the incident. Gloucester Township Fire Units and Gloucester Township EMS Units responded to the scene. Fire Units confirmed an active fire in the ceiling / roof of the building. The fire was quickly placed under control and did not damage the entire... Read more →


Early Morning Appliance Fire Displaces Family

Today, February 26, at approximately 0026 hours, Gloucester Twp. Police Communications received a 911 call from a resident on Sherri Lane, advising his house was on fire and filling with smoke. Gloucester Twp. Police Units arrived shortly after the call with firefighters to find a moderate amount of smoke coming from the structure. The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire was discovered and all of the occupants evacuated safely prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Firefighters from Erial, Pine Hill, Lambs Terrace, Blackwood and Chews Landing Fire Departments responded and quickly extinguished the minor fire which was located in the basement and caused by an appliance. AMR Medical Services were also on location to assist, but were not needed as there were... Read more →


CONGRATULATIONS:

Camden County Warriors Public Safety Ice Hockey Team Wins Nashville Hero's Cup

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (February 25, 2019)--THE Gloucester Township Police Department would like to congratulate the Camden County Warriors Public Safety Ice Hockey Team who won the Nashville Hero's Cup this weekend! They would especially like to give "A Big Shoutout" to Sergeant Paul Fisher and Sergeant Bryan Bonawitz from Gloucester Township Police Department and Gloucester Township Fire Department Captain Frank Reiss from the Fire Department. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


Nighttime Fire at Huntington Mews Condominiums Displaces One Family

BLACKWOOD, NJ (February 20, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--On Tuesday February 19th at approximately 7:02PM the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the 1600 block of Broadacres Drive Blackwood, NJ 08012 (Huntington Mews Condominiums) for a report of smoke coming from a condominium. Upon officers arrival, the interior of the condominium was fully engulfed with flames and heavy smoke. Fire departments responded from Blackwood, Chews Landing, Blenheim, Glendora, Erial, Lambs Terrace, Pine Hill, Lindenwold, Bellmawr and Deptford. A short time later the fire was placed under control. EMS also responded to the scene. There were no reported injuries. One family was displaced as a result of the fire. This fire is under investigation by the Blackwood Fire Marshal and the Camden County Fire Marshal's Office. This is a reminder... Read more →


Late Night Apartment Fire Displaces Two Families

On Sunday February 17th at approximately 10:05PM the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the 400 block of 1341 Blackwood Clementon Road Clementon, NJ 08021 (Millbridge Gardens Apartments) for a report of flames coming from a balcony. Upon officers arrival, the balcony and the connected apartment were fully engulfed with flames. Fire departments responded from Chews Landing, Blackwood, Blenheim, Erial, Lambs Terrace, Runnemede, Pine Hill, Lindenwold, Bellmawr and Somerdale. A short time later the fire was placed under control. EMS also responded to the scene. There was one reported minor arm injury to a Firefighter on scene. The Firefighter was transported to a local hospital for further medical evaulation. Gloucester Township OEM and the American Red Cross assisted the displaced families. This fire is under... Read more →


Lack of Volunteers Forcing Gloucester Township to Restructure Fire Department

JOINT PRESS RELEASE GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT #2 / CHEWS LANDING FIRE DEPARTMENT GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT #4 / BLACKWOOD FIRE COMPANY GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT #2 / CHEWS LANDING FIRE DEPARTMENT GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (February 15, 2019)--For many years, career firefighters employed by the above departments served as primary responders for emergency calls from 6:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, when the majority of the volunteer firefighters were unavailable due to work obligations. Available volunteer firefighters provided valuable assistance to the career staff during weekday calls, and were the primary responders for emergency calls outside of career staff work hours. While there were times that volunteer firefighters were in station for duty crews, training and other departmental functions, the majority of responses... Read more →


James A. Borowicz, Sr. of Runnemede; Audubon Fireman; Navy Veteran

James A. Borowicz, Sr., on February 10, 2019, of Runnemede, formerly of Audubon and Gloucester City. Age 79. Beloved husband of Carol (nee McMaster). Devoted father of Patricia Borowicz, James Borowicz, Jr. (Amy), Leon Borowicz (Terri), Kimberly Simon (Keith) and Carol Howarth (Bill). Step-father of Deborah Arena, Kenneth Breyer and Cathleen Scargle. Loving grandfather of Gary, David, Cassidy, Jessica, Kelly, Lindsey, Shane, Ariel, Ami, Tyler, Billy and Melissa and great grandfather of five. Dear brother of Dolly Fosbender and the late Mary Ann Michalski. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Borowicz served in the U.S. Navy. He was a fireman for Defender Fire Co. in Audubon. Mr. Borowicz worked for Berkowitz Glass then was a metal fabricator for American Conveyer. He loved camping,... Read more →


Fire in the 200 Unit Block of New Jersey Road

BROOKLAWN, NJ (February 10, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--A fire in the 200 unit block of New Jersey Avenue, broke out this morning at approximately 11:30 A.M. The cause of the fire, which is located in the rear of the property above, is not known. (photos by Dan Alley) Read more →


Marcal Plant Fire workers may have many questions in regards to their future.

Jersey City,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) February 7, 2019 Panic and uncertainty surround the future of the nearly 500 workers who have effectively been displaced by the fire that consumed the historic building. One thing, however is certain; that the workers retain their workplace rights. These may include the right to file workers compensation claims for any accidents that had occurred over the last few years; the right to get their lungs and hearing tested to determine if any breathing problems, bronchitis or hearing loss are related to the exposure encountered working for Marcal and the right to collect overtime, vacation pay and unemployment benefits. Local workers’ compensation law firm Bagolie Friedman Injury Lawyers has dedicated it’s resources to helping Marcal workers learn their rights and... Read more →


Browns Mills Man Indicted For Homicide; The Fire Killed His 92-Year-Old Mother and Her Friend

Kurt Smith BROWNS MILLS, NJ (January 11, 2019)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 60-year-old man has been indicted for causing a house fire that resulted in the deaths of his elderly mother and her companion in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township late last year. Kurt Smith was indicted on two counts of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree), and one count of Arson (Third Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation revealed that Smith, who lived at the residence in the 500 block of Willow Boulevard, was in the garage with two other people on the evening of October 16 when he ignited flammable material with a cigarette... Read more →


FIRE TAKES THE LIFE OF A VILLAS RESIDENT

CNBNews graphics file Villas, NJ (JANUARY 7, 2019) - On Friday, January 4, 2019, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Florida Avenue for a reported structure fire. Upon their arrival, the homeowner Joseph Murphy, was already outside being attended to by neighbors, suffering from smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. Unfortunately, his wife Melody Murphy, did not make it out of the house and was found dead in the upstairs bedroom. According to the Southern Regional Medical Examiner Office, her cause of death was carbon monoxide poisoning as a result of the fire. This is an ongoing investigation and the cause and origin of the fire is still under investigation by the Cape May County Fire... Read more →


Firefighter Injured in Camden City Fire

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (WTXF) (January 7, 2019)--- A fast-moving house fire in Camden has left three people and a firefighter injured. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Monday on the 200 block of Grand Avenue. Firefighters found one resident outside the home when they arrived. They soon rescued the other two, and all three were taken to hospitals. Their names have not been released. Two of the residents had serious injuries, including one person who suffered burns to 50 percent of his body. CONTINUE TO READ Read more →


William Lee Corsey II of Deptford, age 53; NJDOT Employee; Volunteer Firefighter

Deptford, N.J. --William Lee Corsey II, 53, of Deptford, NJ died on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018. He was born on Sept. 12, 1965, to his parents, William Lee Corsey and Monica McKnight. He was adopted and raised by his grandparents, Wallace and Helen Corsey. William graduated in 1983 from Deptford Township High School in Deptford, NJ. Soon after, he went to work as a painter, wood worker, and construction worker. For the duration of his career, he spent his time working for the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). He also volunteered as a firefighter with Helping Hand Fire Company. Billy had numerous hobbies such as ping-pong, softball, bowling and golfing. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State, New York Yankees and NASCAR fan.... Read more →


Villas Resident Dies in Home Fire

Villas, NJ (January 5, 2019)- On Friday January 4, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Florida Avenue for a reported structure fire. Upon their arrival to the homeowner was already outside being attended to by neighbors, suffering from smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. Unfortunately, his wife did not make it out of the house. She was found in the upstairs bedroom likely overcome by smoke. The home did not have working smoke alarms. The Villas Fire Department, with the help of Erma Fire and Town Bank Fire, quickly responded to the scene and were able to extinguish the fire. Lower Township Rescue was also on scene. The Cape May County Prosecutors Office and the... Read more →


Investment Manager and Former Fire Chief Convicted of Running Ponzi Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – An investment manager with an office in Middletown, New Jersey, has been convicted of running a Ponzi scheme, concealing losses, faking investment returns, and stealing more than $10 million in investor money, U.S Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Vicent P. Falci, 59, of Middletown, was convicted of all four counts of a superseding indictment: three counts of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud. He was convicted Dec. 13, 2018, following a two-week trial before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court. The jury deliberated for 90 minutes before returning the verdict. According to the superseding indictment and evidence at trial: Falci controlled a number of investment funds under the names “Saber Funds” and “Vicor Tax Receivables LLP.”... Read more →


Glendora Fire Department Will Be Using Innovative Method To Fight Fires

Glendora Drone -- The Glendora Fire Company welcomes representatives from the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) / Airborne Works and New Jersey American Water for the presentation of a drone to the fire company. The drone was donated by New Jersey American Water and gifted to Glendora Fire Company via NPS-DDP. From left: Glendora Fire Company Chief Michael Ricciardelli; FF Eric Steiner; Safety Officer Alex Sims; Fire Official Harry Woods; FF Michael J. Ricciardelli; Chris Kahn, GIS Manager, New Jersey American Water; Mark Langley, CEP, NPS/DDP/Airborne Works; Darlene Williams, Operations, Sr. Manager, New Jersey American Water; Gloucester Township Mayor David Mayer and Gloucester Township Fire Dist.1 Fire Commissioner Howard Brooks. Glendora, NJ – The Glendora Fire Company welcomed representatives from the National Public... Read more →


South Jersey Gas First Responders Grant Program Winners

FOLSOM, NJ, December 6, 2018 - South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries (NYSE: SJI), announced the winners of its First Responders Grant Program. This year, eight grants totaling $20,300 were awarded to local first responder departments, representing police, fire and emergency medical services. “South Jersey Gas is proud to provide financial assistance to each of these hardworking, dedicated departments,” said Craig Jennings, president of South Jersey Gas. “We are proud to partner with this year’s winners and support their continued efforts to make our communities a better, safer place to live and work.” The 2018 First Responders Grant recipients include: Absecon City Fire Company No. 1 – to purchase carbon monoxide detectors and rapid rescue exposure suits. Atlantic City Fire Department –... Read more →


Glendora Fire Company to Receive Safety Drone

The Glendora Fire Company will welcome representatives from the National Public Safety Drone Donation Program (NPS-DDP) / Airborne Works and New Jersey American Water for an event celebrating their collaboration on the generous donation of a drone to the fire company. The event will feature a speaking program and formal presentation of the drone to the fire company, as well as an onsite demonstration of the new lifesaving technology on Friday, December 7, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. Glendora Fire Company, Station 81 22 Eighth Avenue Glendora, NJ 08029 Glendora Fire Company works to provide their residents and those in their surrounding communities with exceptional fire protection, safety and rescue services. As such, the company is always looking for creative ways to enhance their services and... Read more →


VIDEO:

Can You ID Camden City Arson Suspects?

(Camden City, NJ)(November 30,2018(CNBNewsnet) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating multiple incidents of arson and is asking the public for help to identify the suspects who can be seen on surveillance video. The crimes occurred on Nov. 20, 2018, at approximately 2:40 a.m. and on Nov. 29 at approximately 2 a.m. In both instances the crimes occurred on the 1100 block of Thurman Street and involved the suspects trying to light parked cars on fire. The male suspects wore hooded jackets, baseball hats and dark colored footwear. Surveillance video of these suspects walking in the area of the crimes can be seen on our Facebook page, the Camden County Police Department website and at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i99gNS-uo9k&feature=youtu.be If you have any information about these suspects... Read more →


One Resident Dies in Sea Isle Fire; Two Injured

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (November 30,2018)(CNBNewsnet)- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Sea Isle City Police Chief Thomas McQuillen are releasing additional information regarding the multi-alarm structure fire that occurred yesterday at 29 54th Street in Sea Isle City, NJ. According to Prosecutor Sutherland, fire suppression efforts have been completed and the fire has been extinguished. Detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office, Sea Isle City Police Department, ATF, and members of the Cape May County and New Jersey State Fire Marshal's Office are now investigating the cause and origin of the fire which has not been determined as of yet. Prosecutor Sutherland sadly stated two individuals were injured as a result of this fire and a third resident died.... Read more →


Road Closure/Parking Restrictions for Annual Mark Ryan Memorial Run Saturday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (November 15, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police released the following parking restrictions for the annual Mark Ryan Memorial Run to be held Saturday. On Saturday, November 17th. the following parking restrictions will be enforced between 5:30 am and 11:00 am to facilitate the 8th. Annual Cpl. Mark Ryan 5K Run/Walk: Hudson St. between Sussex and King Sts. – both sides N. Burlington St. between Middlesex and Bergen Sts – both sides (until 1:00 pm) King St. between Jersey Ave. and Hudson St. - east side only Jersey Ave. between King and Charles Sts. - north side only Johnson Blvd. between Monmouth and Hudson Sts. - both sides Sussex St. between Monmouth and Hudson Sts. - both sides Sportsman A/C parking lot The following... Read more →


James Woods Uses Twitter To Support Wildfire Victims, Calls On Hollywood Stars To Help

Woods has been doing yeoman’s work trying to help people. Via Fox News: Conservative actor James Woods called for Hollywood to take a break from “trolling Twitter” to focus on helping victims of California’s destructive wildfires that have killed at least 31 people. “Every Californian with a #BlueCheckMark is invited to stop trolling @Twitter today and use your voice to retweet #Evacuation and #Safety advisories instead. Be sure to check the time an advisory was posted,” Woods tweeted on Monday. “Thank you! #SoCalFiresJamesWoods #CampFireJamesWoods” Woods, a rare conservative in Hollywood, typically tweets political statements to his 1.84 million followers, but the actor has taken his own advice and used his massive platform to help with issues pertaining to the deadly fires. Woods even changed his... Read more →


Bryan J. Grant Sr., Gloucester City Fire Department Lifetime Member

On October 31, 2018, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 74. He is the beloved husband of LaVerne M. (nee Marcum), loving father of Anna Olsen, Jeff Grant (Lynda), LaVerne Printz (Michael), Beverly Hoskins (Dave), Bryan J. Grant, Jr., Stacy Russell (Chris), dear brother of Janice Carpenter (Bill) and Gloria Renee. He is also survived by 22 dear grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Bryan was a life member of the Gloucester City Fire Dept., a member of the Camden County Volunteer Firemen’s Canteen Assoc. and the Camden County Firemen’s Assoc. of NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Tuesday from 6:00 to 9:00 PM and again Wednesday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Bryan’s Funeral... Read more →


*Wine Trail Bus Trip; Beneifits Hero Scholarship Fund

Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund Wine Trail Bus Trip Friday, November 2, 2018 Join us for a day of wine tasting at 4 Local Wineries. Bus will leave from Berlin Municipal Building at 10:45am. Wine tasting at Valenzano Winery, DiMatteo Vineyards, Sharrott Winery, and Plagido’s Winery. Lunch will be hosted at DiMatteo Vineyards. Bus will return to Berlin by 5pm. The $75 fee includes transportation, all tastings, lunch, plus other snacks and beverages throughout the day. For more information call The Hero Scholarship Fund (856) 768-9656 Must be 21 years old to attend!! There’s only space for 50 people, so call today!! All proceeds benefit the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. A non-profit organization providing financial and educational assistance to the families of Camden County’s... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire in Gloucester Twp.

photo provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (October 20,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Saturday October 20th at approximately 12:14PM the Gloucester Township Police Department and Local Fire Departments were dispatched to 21 Del Sol Place for a fire in the rear of the residence. Upon arrival of responding units, fire and smoke were observed coming from the residence. All residents were safely evacuated prior to emergency services arrival. Firefighters from Lambs Terrace(Station 85), Glendora(Station 81), Chews Landing(Station 82), Blackwood(Station 84), Pine Hill(Station 62) and Washington Township(Station 10-1) fought the fire and were able to place it under control. There was one reported minor injury to a firefighter from Pine Hill. Unfortunately, there were 5 residents displaced due to the damage to the home and the adjoining home. The American Red Cross is... Read more →


Fire in Browns Mills Claims Two Lives

AUTHORITIES SAY FIRE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION CNBNews graphics file BROWNS MILLS, NJ (October 17, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David H. Jantas announced that two people died last night in a fire that destroyed a house in the 500 block of Willow Boulevard in the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township. Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at approximately 8:45 p.m. Multiple fire departments responded to the call and were met with heavy flames and thick smoke upon arrival. Lore Smith, 92, was pronounced dead last night after being taken to Lourdes Emergency Department at Deborah Hospital in Pemberton Township. An elderly male was pronounced dead at the scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of family members. Another... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Department Issues Parking Restrictions for Heroes 5K Run on Saturday

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The annual Heroes to Hero Memorial Scholarship 5K Run/Walk is being held on Saturday, October 13th. The following parking restrictions will be in effect from 5:30 am until 2:00 pm: Monmouth St. Between Ellis St. and Willow St. (both sides). King St. Between Middlesex St. and Somerset St. (both sides) The fenced-in area of the city parking lot on King St. will also be closed to parking. King Street will be closed to all traffic between Hudson St. and Monmouth St. during these times as well. RELATED: 17th Annual Heroes To Hero Memorial 5K Run/ Walk Read more →


Three-Alarm Fire in Gloucester City; No Injuries

photos courtesy of the Westville Fire Department GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (October 12, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—Gloucester City Fire Department Battalion 504 and Squad 51 responded to the 300 unit block of Middlesex Street at 4:43 AM for a report of multiple dwellings on fire. Upon arrival at the scene they found heavy fire in the rear of 313 and 315 Middlesex Street. Searches were negative, crews felt with strong wind conditions. The fire was upgraded to a third alarm. Mutual aid departments arrived from Camden City, Westville, Bellmawr, Mount Ephraim, Haddon Heights, Audubon, Runnemede, Cherry Hill, Westmont and Oaklyn. Barrington and National Park covered the rest of the city. The investigation continues into the cause of the fire. Source: Gloucester City Fire Department Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Donates Smoke Alarms

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Oct. 9, 2018) – Atlantic City Electric is recognizing Fire Prevention Week (October 7-13) by donating 2,800 smoke alarms to local communities through its partners at the southern New Jersey Fire Marshal’s Offices. This is the 19th year Atlantic City Electric has donated these important life-saving devices. “Nothing is more important to us than the safety our customers, communities and employees,” said Gary Stockbridge, Atlantic City Electric region president. “With these donations, we are making an immediate difference in household and building safety for residents in South Jersey. It’s great to be a part of a program that strengthens our partnership with local emergency service providers and delivers on our commitment to our communities.” Since 2000, Atlantic City Electric has worked with... Read more →


Multi-Alarm Fire in Laurel Springs; No Injuries

CNBNews graphics file LAUREL SPRINGS, NJ (October 4, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Earlier today, at 12:29AM, Gloucester Township Police received a 911 call of smoke coming from 120 Florence Avenue, Laurel Springs. Upon arrival, officers from the Gloucester Township Police Department observed heavy smoke from the first floor of the residence. The residents were evacuated prior to police arrival. Fire Departments from Chews Landing, Lindenwold, and Runnemede arrived on location and extinguished the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation by the Chews Landing Fire Marshal, Camden County Fire Marshal, New Jersey State Fire Marshal, and the Gloucester Township Police Department. Read more →