To all residents and property owners of Maple Shade
NJ Consulting Group Inc of Pennsauken, NJ has two employees with a valid permit to solicit for energy alternatives in Maple Shade.
The Maple Shade Police Department reminds all to always be sure to ask to see ID before dealing with any door to door solicitors.
Never let strangers into your home if you are unsure of their intentions or are uncomfortable.
If you are unsure as to the legitimacy of any solicitor at your door, or in anyway feel uncomfortable or suspicious of a person that comes to your door, please contact the Maple Shade Police Department at 856-234-8300 as soon as possible. Remember to record any vehicle license plate numbers that you see.
The Township of Maple Shade Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance can be found online here http://ecode360.com/6926944
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James Williamson a.k.a. “Tank,” 49, of Sicklerville, pleaded guilty to second-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance before Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel in Camden County. The charge was contained in an Aug. 29, 2013 state grand jury indictment.
Judge Kassel scheduled sentencing for March 14. Under the plea agreement, the state will recommend that Williamson be sentenced to seven years in state prison with 30 months of parole ineligibility.
February 5, 2014
A congressional seat is a juicy little plum in politics, and when one opens up, aspiring candidates immediately start preening to get media buzz and intimidate potential rivals.
But we aren't hearing a peep from Republicans in New Jersey's 1st Congressional District, where incumbent Democrat Rob Andrews has announced he won't run for re-election.
"The district is so overwhelmingly Democratic that I probably wasn't born the last time a Republican carried it," said Nick Acocella, editor of the respected political newsletter Politifax NJ.
So you probably won't find the Republicans running their sharp young state legislator with a promising future here.
But one name that is growing in prominence with the turnover of Andrews' seat is that of George Norcross, the man frequently described in media accounts as a "South Jersey powerbroker." His brother, state Sen. Donald Norcross is the Democrats' consensus choice to fill the seat.
When Andrews announced his departure Tuesday, the Washington Post political blog, The Fix, had a piece titled "Never heard of George Norcross? Here's why you need to."
George Norcross has been an influential player in New Jersey politics for decades. In recent years, he's taken on leadership roles in health care and higher education, and in the spring of 2012, he was one of a handful of investors who bought the company that owns the Philadelphia Inquirer, Daily News, and Phillly.com.
He's currently involved in a high profile legal battle for control of the papers with co-owners Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest.
Neither George nor Donald Norcross returned my calls for this story. George doesn't shun the media, but isn't big on giving on-the-record interviews about his clout. And Donald doesn't need me or anybody else in my business to get to Congress.
I asked Acocella what we need to know about Donald Norcross.
"He's a labor leader. He's a bright guy," Acocella said. "He will not embarrass the state, the region or himself in the House of Representatives."
But, Acocella said, the region will lose a lot of seniority and clout with Andrews' departure. "In Congress, it takes 15 years before they let you do anything there," he said.
If you want to know more about Donald Norcross, check out this piece by Kevin Shelly in the Courier-Post.
Meanwhile, I checked with the National Republican Congressional Committee to see if they saw any chance to compete in New Jersey's 1st.
Spokesman Ian Prior said they don't have a candidate yet, but he said anger in the land over Obamacare will improve the GOP's chances.
"We need to look at every opportunity," Prior said. "Let's just say it's going to be a bad year for Democrats in 2014. So while this is a traditionally Democratic seat -- we're not going to make any bones about that -- the fact of the matter is things are a little different in 2014, so we'll certainly take a look and see what our options are there."
This article, N.J. Republicans struggle to compete as Norcross star rises, is syndicated from NewsWorksand is posted here with permission.
"I am running for Congress because South Jersey needs someone who is going to stand up for us in Washington, D.C., as Rob Andrews has done for more than two decades," said Donald Norcross. "I have spent my career fighting for middle-class families, senior citizens and workers."
... and if that doesn't motivate you to pull his lever ...
"The state Senator already received endorsements from Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-3, of West Deptford), Assembly Majority Leader Louis Greenwald (D-6, of Mount Holly) and Sen. Fred Madden (D-4, of Washington Township) who serves as Gloucester County Democratic party chair"
Besides being endorsed by the local pay-to-play power broker and a couple of double-dippers, what does this guy bring to the table?
John Reynolds | CNBNews.net
Quotes borrowed from
February 5, 2014
Reaching for some star power, New Jersey Republicans have once again recruited a former
Philadelphia Eagle to run for Congress.
Former Eagles linebacker Gary Cobb will seek the state's 1st Congressional District seat being vacated by Democratic U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews, according to Camden County GOP chairman Thomas Booth.
Cobb had an 11-year career in the NFL and found a home in Philadelphia, where he was a linebacker for the Eagles and then a radio sports talk personality. Booth said the party is excited to be backing Cobb.
"It's certainly a great opportunity to take back this congressional seat as what it truly should be, which is the people's seat," Booth said in a telephone interview.
Booth clearly hopes to contrast Cobb's grass-roots appeal with the expected Democratic candidate, state Sen. Donald Norcross.
"You now have a Democrat candidate who is part of the political elite in South Jersey and is an integral cog in the South Jersey Democratic machine," Booth said.
Donald Norcross is the brother of longtime South Jersey political powerbroker George Norcross, who's a major player in higher education and health care in the area. He's also a part owner of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.
While Cobb will get some attention, it won't be an easy district for him to run in.
Nick Acocella, the editor of Politifax New Jersey, said the state's congressional districts are drawn to protect the incumbent party. In the 1st District, that's the Democrats.
"The district is so overwhelmingly Democratic that I probably wasn't born the last time a Republican carried it," he told me. "No Republican has gotten more than 35 percent of the vote in that district since 1990."
This is the second time in recent years New Jersey Republicans have recruited a former Eagle to make a run at Congress. Former lineman Jon Runyan held the state's 3rd Congressional District seat for two terms, but decided not to seek re-election this year.
Father John P. Picinic has been named pastor of Holy Family Parish, Sewell, for a six-year term, effective Feb. 1.
Bishop Dennis Sullivan announced the appointment Jan. 27. Since 2012 Father Picinic has been serving as parochial vicar of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Galloway.
As pastor of Holy Family, he replaces Father Robert E. Hughes, who became Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia of the Diocese of Camden on Dec. 3, 2013.
Formerly a priest of the Pallottine Order, Father Picinic was ordained Aug. 13, 2005, and spent his first years of priestly ministry as a teacher, chaplain and basketball coach at Bishop Eustace Preparatory School, Pennsauken.
After serving in South Orange, N.J., for a year, he was assigned to St. Joseph Parish, Woodstown, where he served as parochial vicar 2008-10. He also was parochial vicar at the Catholic Community of the Holy Spirit, Mullica Hill, 2010-12.
Father Picinic, 44, was born in Astoria, Queens, N.Y. In 1978 he moved to Fairview, N.J.
He studied at The Catholic University of America in Washington, and spent several years coaching high school and elementary school basketball in North Jersey.
It has been widely reported that one of Pope Francis' favorite books is "The Lord of the World" by Robert Hugh Benson, the converted Catholic priest son of a former Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury. Francis made allusion to it and humanity's infatuation with "adolescent progressivism" in a recent homily, and has been known to cite it privately quite a bit.
As I sat there I notice a man, in his mid-twenties, dressed in hip- hop clothes (bagging pants, baseball cap sideways, long winter coat, and shades). He was standing on the other side of the street staring at me.
A few minutes later he was on the same side of the street peeking at me from behind a telephone pole a few feet from where I sat.
“Never judge a book by its cover.''
Those were the words that kept bouncing around in my head. Yet, how many times do we do just that? Far more often than we should.
Finally I said, “How yu doing?”
Do those dogs bite? , he asked
“No. Only when they are hungry.”
I noticed he didn’t get the joke so I added, “they are very friendly, come say hello.”
No man, I am afraid of dogs. In Camden where I live if you look at a dog sideways he’ll bite ya.”
We went back and forth until I convinced him to sit down.
For the next half-hour Carlos and I talked about everything and the moon. Did you hear about the police dog that is missing? What’s up with that? How did they loose a cop’s dog? I told him what I knew and added the reward was up to $5,700. “Man, I am going to look for that dog. I could use the money, “he said laughing.
The bus that would take him to his home in Camden pulled up. Before he boarded it we shook hands. He climbs up the steps and stands for a minute then turned around and started back down.
“What’s wrong Carlos?
“I only have a $5 bill and the bus driver won’t make change.” “How much is it? “A $1.75,” said Carlos.
He didn’t ask me for any money. But I could tell he felt embarrassed so I just reached into my pocket and gave him $2 bucks. “Thanks man. I owe you.” Then the doors closed on the bus and off he went.
Sitting there left with my thoughts I got to thinking about what had transpired over the past 30 minutes or so. Here we were two perfect strangers brought together because of Lacey and Erica.
I don’t think either one of us would spoken otherwise.
I also felt ashamed since I had judged the young man by the way he looked. Me of all people. Back in the sixties I was the rebel without a cause. Long hair, beard, beads, jeans with holes and patches. Oh and don’t forget the sandals. I bet you I was the first Hippie in Gloucester City.
And because of the way he was staring at me I even felt threatened at one point.
At the same time Carlos was afraid to approach me because of his fear of dogs.
Funny in some ways; yet in many ways sad.
It was two and half hours later that Connie finally came out of the building across the street. When I told her about my experience she said, “I told you not to talk to strangers”.
“It wasn’t me,” I said, “It was those dogs that got me into trouble”.
Next time maybe I should stay at home. But yet if I did I would miss out on spending a day just talking with strangers. And I know the girls would be mad, meaning Lacey and Erica.
I should have learned a long time ago you can’t just look at somebody and judge them. Or to be more precise, don’t judge a book by it cover.
From Camden County Library System
VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 31, 2014 –
BOOKS4KIDS – The students in Taisha Sanders preschool class at the Center for Family Services in Winslow Twp. show their appreciation as they hold books they received for the holidays through the Camden County Library’s Books for Kids Holiday Campaign in December.
The library collected almost 2,000 books for children and teens donated by local residents and customers of the library in 2013. The books were distributed by the Camden County Children’s Services Department to children in need of books throughout the county before the holidays. (Photo courtesy of Center for Family Services)]
Established in 1921, Camden County Library System seeks to meet the recreational, informational and educational needs of its customers with locations in Bellmawr, Camden, Gloucester Township, Haddon Township, Merchantville, Winslow Township and Voorhees. The Library is governed and supported by the Camden County Board of Freeholders and the Camden County Library Commission.
The Delran Police are reminding residents that during snow storms all vehicles need to be removed from the streets to allow proper snow removal by the township plows. Again please do not blow or shovel snow into the streets since this is against the township ordinance and also hampers the road clearing efforts.
Snow and ice removal.
A. Responsibility of owner, occupant and operator. The owner, occupant and operator of premises abutting or bordering upon any street in the Township shall remove all snow and ice from the abutting sidewalks of such streets and from any fire hydrant located on the property, or in the case of ice which may be so frozen as to make removal impractical, shall cause the same to be thoroughly covered with sand or ashes, within 12 hours of daylight after the same shall fall or form.
B. Primary responsibility. In case a building is occupied by more than one family or business unit, then the occupant of the first floor thereof shall be required to remove all snow and ice as set forth in Subsection A above.
C. Depositing snow on streets or sidewalks. No person shall throw, place or deposit any snow into or upon the sidewalk, streets or fire hydrants of the Township.
[Amended by Ord. No. 1995-5]
Whenever snow has fallen and the accumulation is such that it covers the street or highway or after a forecast for the Philadelphia area predicting an accumulation of two inches or more has been broadcast on television or radio or published in the Burlington County Times, at least 12 hours in advance, a snow emergency shall exist, and no vehicle shall be parked on any street as listed hereinafter in this section. The parking restrictions as stated in this section shall remain in effect after snow has stopped and the streets have been plowed sufficiently and to the extent that parking will not interfere with the normal flow of traffic.
SOURCE DELRAN POLICE DEPARTMENT VIA Nixle
Few people see Camden, N.J., as a hotbed of consumer tech innovation. But in its day, that's what it was.
RCA-Victor birthed many of the 20th century's most cherished devices. But that was then. Now, there's hope that a new era of invention, with a medical focus, can lift up this struggling city.
And with a recent influx of investment by a handful of institutional anchors, it might even pan out.
PHOTOS BY BILL BATES
Bagpipers from the Camden County Emerald Society play "Amazing Grace" at the CamCo Fire Chief's & Fire Officer's Annual Installation Banquet held at the Bellmawr Ballroom on Thursday, January 11th.
Mount Ephraim Fire Department Honor Guard members (L to R) Firefighter Nikki Campanell, Battalion Chief Jeff Vilardo, Captain Mark Campanell, and Captain Joe Imielinski exit the ballroom after they concluded posting the colors for the evening.
CAMCO FIRE CHIEF'S & OFFICER'S INSTALLATION BANQUET HELD
By Bill Bates
Bellmawr, NJ – On Thursday, January 11, 2007, the Camden County Fire Chief's and Fire Officer's Association of New Jersey held their Annual Installation Banquet at the Bellmawr Ballroom adjacent to Bellmawr Fire & Rescue – Station 32. The evening started off with bagpipers from the Camden County Emerald Society playing several selections including "Amazing Grace". Joining them were members from the Mount Ephraim Fire Department Honor Guard who were given the honor of displaying and posting the colors of this great country.
(Camden, NJ) – Officers on directed patrol in East Camden Thursday arrested a man who was in possession of cocaine, heroin and counterfeit money.
Officers Joseph Czyzewski Jr. and Gordon Harvey were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in East Camden Thursday afternoon. Shortly after 2 p.m., they observed Damunaquan Miller, 19, of Camden, standing at the corner of Morse and Sewell streets conducting a hand-to-hand drug transaction. The officers exited their patrol vehicle, approached Miller and arrested him without incident. Miller was found to be in possession of 14 bags of cocaine, 33 bags of heroin, $344 in cash as well as a counterfeit $100 bill. After being detained, Miller was uncooperative with officers about his identity and provided fake names.
Miller was charged with a total of 11 offenses: two counts of Possession of a CDS (cocaine and heroin), two counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute, two counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 500 feet of Public Housing, two counts of Possession With Intent to Distribute Within 1,000 feet of a School, Hindering Arrest, Obstruction and Forgery. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $112,500 cash or bond.s
source Camden County PD
A Message from the Bishop
Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of the great mission of Catholic School education. This year's theme celebrates Catholic Schools as Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. The Catholic Schools in our great nation were founded and organized through the visionary efforts of bishops, priests, religious women and men and with the astounding and generous support of poor Catholic immigrants. As in other dioceses, this vision and commitment to Catholic education is a proud story in the history of the Diocese of Camden, where Catholic schools flourished through the hard labors of the Catholic community.
"Let it be remembered," wrote Thomas Sharp in 1718, "that upon the nineteenth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand six hundred and eighty-one, Mark Newby, William Bates, Thomas Thackara, George Goldsmith and Thomas Sharp set sail from the harbor...of Dublin...We took our land in one tract together...bounding in the forks of Newton Creek and so over to Cooper's Creek..." Sharp's narrative account of the first permanent
Lapowinsa, Chief of the Lenape, Lappawinsoe painted by Gustavus Hesselius in 1735. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
European settlement in what is today West Collingswood is the most accurate history of the establishment of Camden County.
Many of the early settlers in late seventeenth and early eighteenth century West Jersey (modern day South Jersey) were, like the Newton Colony people, Quakers - members of the Society of Friends, persecuted in England for their religious beliefs and way of life. They came, lured by the Concessions and Agreements, a document written in 1677 by proprietors such as William Penn who owned a large portion of the land in West Jersey and wished to encourage Quaker settlement in the area. The settlement offered the promise of religious freedom, equitable taxation, and representative government.
Quakers were not the first people to arrive on New Jersey's shores. Some 13,000-15,000 years earlier, after a long migration eastward beginning in Asia and leading over the Bering Strait through Alaska and across the American continent, the Paleo-Indians (Old Stone Age Peoples), whose descendents eventually became known as the Lenape, had arrived. The Lenape were peace-loving, semi-nomadic people who lived in small family groups along the banks of waterways, spoke an Algonquian language, farmed, hunted, and fished.
According to Herbert Kraft, author of The Lenape, published in 1986 by the New Jersey
Gloucester Township Police Department issued the following statement today (January 24, 2014) regarding the new policy for emergenies for police departments in Camden County.
On January 16, 2014 a joint press conference was held to introduce new terminology that will be used for securing schools during an emergency. Over the past several months, Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle, with the assistance of Chief Winters of Pine Hill and Chief Freiling of Clementon and the Camden County Chiefs of Police Association, has worked to change the terminology of the school security procedures.
John Matheussen, the chief executive of the Delaware River Port
Authority for the past 10 years has left that position for a seat on the New Jersey Superior Court. The new judge, a Republican, was nominated to the position by Governor Chris Christie. The Democrats on the Judiciary Committee, with one abstention, voted for Mr. Matheussen’s nomination. (The full Senate approved the nomination that same day.)
During those 10 years Matheussen was in charge, the DRPA gave out numerous loans and grants to politically connected organizations and cities putting the agency deep into debt. In 2012 the New Jersey State Comptroller investigated the agency and found every project was missing the required written specifications.
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That Included Children Being Raped Six additional men were arrested across U.S. in state and federal probe related to defendant
TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman today announced that a Voorhees, N.J., man was sentenced to state prison today for distributing child pornography online from a massive stash of hardcore photos and videos found in his laptop, including images of children being raped.Daniel Allen Jr., 24, of Voorhees, was sentenced to seven years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Michael J. Kassel in Camden County. Allen pleaded guilty on Aug. 27 to second-degree solicitation of the manufacture of child pornography, second-degree distribution of child pornography, and third-degree endangering the welfare of a child. He must register as a sex offender under Megan’s Law and will be subject to parole supervision for life. Deputy Attorney General Kenneth R. Sharpe, Deputy Chief of the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau, prosecuted Allen.
St. Stephen's School in Pennsauken will close in June due to financial difficulty caused by declining student enrollment, St. Stephen's Parish and the Diocese of Camden has announced.
In a letter to school parents, Father Daniel M. Rocco, St. Stephen's pastor, said the decision to close the pre-K through eighth grade school was made after "careful consultation" with the school board, parish council, diocesan school officials and Bishop Dennis Sullivan.
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PUBLIC WORKS – SNOW REMOVAL GUIDELINES
Our Public Works Department is working hard to make driving safer and easier in snowy weather. Depending on the duration and amount of snowfall, township trucks may plow your street several times. As snow rolls off our plows, it will accumulate in driveways. Please understand that this is unavoidable and it is the homeowner's responsibility to clear it. Here are some helpful hints to make "snow" business less frustrating:
1. Shovel snow to the right side of your driveway (facing the street) to minimize the amount of snow entering your driveway.
2. If possible, wait until the township trucks have made at least two passes on your street before clearing your driveway.
3. Shovel and/or blow snow onto the curb, not into the street.
Surgical Specialists of New Jersey includes 19 surgeons, five practices
in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester and Ocean counties
Marlton, NJ---January 16, 2014---Advocare, one of the region’s biggest independent physician groups, just got bigger. Surgical Specialists of New Jersey, among the state’s largest independent practices, recently joined the Marlton-based Advocare network.
The 19-surgeon practice specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, colon and rectal surgery, vascular surgery and venous disease. The doctors and their staffs work from 11 offices across South Jersey. As an independent practice, the group operates at various facilities and is not tied to one hospital or health system.
With the growth, Advocare now offers the expertise of over 500 providers at 96 member practices covering a wide range of specialties, as well as primary care and pediatrics.
“These five surgical practices are an exciting addition to Advocare,” said Chairman and CEO John M. Tedeschi, MD. “They will bring even greater expertise to the Advocare network, and their patients will benefit from the expanded resources that Advocare provides.”
by Chris Chaos/CNBNews.net
The Origin and Background of “CURSED”
A few years ago it was decided to produce a documentary and an accompanying book entitled “CURSED”, it was to be an exploration and documentation into abandoned buildings, investigation of supposed haunted locations, preservation of history, lore and documenting architectural wonders. 1st on the list was an exploration into the very cursed section of Haddon Heights, New Jersey. This location served jumping point for a few unsolved murders from many years ago near Haddon Lake, an attempted suicide where a man drove his car 100mph into a McDonalds killing several of its workers and where a transsexual accused of molesting neighborhood children had a shoot-out with the police when they came to serve a warrant. Then the CURSED project branched off into other locations that were in danger of being torn down and lost to modern memory that were shrouded in some sort of dark past. While researching and documenting we visited dozens of locations in the NJ and PA area researching the history and documenting through video, photo and writing up reports. Looking back many of the buildings have been torn down since then and something else was built in its place. We hope their legends can live on through CURSED.
CNBNews.net | John Reynolds
“I would like to thank my fellow Freeholders … for their continued hard work and dedication to improving the quality of life for the residents of Camden County … 2013 was a good year”
... in fact, it was a great year for Camden County. Happy days are here again ...
“we have become more sustainable, and saved money ... our police departments have successfully shared services”
... driving past fields of ugly solar panels planted in front of Timber Creek High School on Jarvis Road, wondering why my electric bills and taxes keep going up ...
“and because of our prudent fiscal policy, 2014 will be viewed as the year that economic recovery took hold in Camden County”
... just saw the third store-front church and umpteenth vacant property along the Black Horse Pike in what is becoming historic downtown Blackwood. It's going to take more than Jesus and pay-to-play deals to save this town ...
“redevelopment projects and revitalization of properties which are underutilized or vacant”
... there's the abandoned Super Fresh property on Blackwood-Clementon Road, land-banked, generating no tax revenue. I heard that people used to buy food there ...
“and it was a monumental year for public safety ... Camden City and Camden County are safer places to live and work … due to the leadership provided by this board ... the quality of life in Camden County will improve in 2014”
... haven't seen any of those million dollar parks or bike paths they're talking about yet, just the solid waste plant off I-676 and some abandoned crack houses on Broadway. There's the Camden County waste treatment plant and some junkies hanging out on Ferry Avenue ... must be in Lanning Square, near Cooper, saw a couple of Metro Cops and union construction projects ...
“We will see job growth, continued public safety improvements, improvements to our recreational facilities, increased property values and increased services to those most in need”
... with all due respect Mr. Freeholder, I don't think so. According to the latest census data, the middle class are moving out of New Jersey, unloading their homes at a loss, paying the ridiculous New Jersey exit tax. Data from the moving industry backs that up – and that trend will continue as long as the power brokers, pay-to-players, double-dippers, and their bootlicks continue to infest New Jersey politics. So who you gonna believe, the data or those lying cockroaches ...
Posted onJanuary 11, 2014byCCPD
(Camden, NJ) – Camden County Police detectives caught a man late Friday after he threatened a woman with a gun during a domestic violence incident and then stole her car.
Just after 7:30 p.m., Officer Romelia Villegas-Diaz responded to a domestic violence call at a home on Leonard Avenue in East Camden. The female victim reported that Deivy Brito, 28, who lives in the home with her, threatened her with a gun during a heated argument and stole her vehicle.
At 10:42 p.m., Detectives Michael Dons and Elvin Nunez were on directed patrol addressing quality of life issues in the area of Haddon and Park avenues when they observed the stolen vehicle which was previously broadcasted to all patrols on Haddon Avenue. The detectives called for assisting units, and when they arrived, the officers tactically approached the vehicle and Brito was arrested without incident. The gun, a 9mm Smith & Wesson loaded with 14 rounds, was recovered from inside the vehicle.
Brito was charged with Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose, Terroristic Threats and Theft of a Motor Vehicle. He was remanded to the county jail with bail set at $145,000 cash or bond.
Icy roads are causing problems throughout the region.
Freezing rain made travel on roads throughout the region dangerous. Multiple crashes were reported and the Walt Whitman Bridge was closed for a period of time, but has since reopened.
“This morning light rain quickly turned to ice throughout the region once temperatures got just above
Ordained in 2009, and most recently serving at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, he was also a retired division captain with the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, and retired vice president with AMC Theater.
Deacon Henry "was a quiet man who developed a great passion for helping the poor," said Deacon Leo McBlain, director of the Office of the Diaconate for the Diocese of Camden.
"During his diaconate formation years, he put his secular management experience to good use in the St. Vincent de Paul Shop in Camden along with various other charitable programs."
Deacon Henry was the husband of Anne (nee McGovern) Henry; the father of Michael S., Sean M. and the late Blair A.; grandfather of Michael, Devin, Dan, Sean, Joey, and Emily; and the brother of Helen Haynes.
A funeral Mass was celebrated Dec. 31 at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. Burial followed at The First Presbyterian Church Cemetery of Ewing, N.J.
Memorial contributions may be made to Discovery Ministries, Inc., 106 Vesper Ave., Westmont, NJ 08108.
Source : Catholic Star Herald/January 2, 2014
Father Ploude retired in 2004 after serving as pastor of St. Maurice Parish, Brooklawn, for 14 years. He also was pastor of St. Edward Parish, Pine Hill, 1986-90, and St. Catherine of Siena, Clayton, 1982-86.
Ordained May 16, 1964, Father Ploude joined the faculty of Wildwood Catholic High School in 1965. He was assigned to Camden Catholic High School, Cherry Hill, in 1970 and was named vice principal of St. James High School, Carneys Point, in 1975. He took over as principal of St. James the following year, and he served as principal of Holy Spirit High School, Absecon, 1978-81.
Father Ploude was parochial vicar of Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish, Ocean City, 1964 and 1978-82, and served as parochial vicar in residence at several parishes while he worked in the field of Catholic education: St. Bartholomew Parish, Camden, 1964-65; St. Ann, Wildwood, 1965-69; St. John of God, North Cape May, 1969-70; St. Anthony, Waterford, 1970-71; Transfiguration, West Collingwood, 1971-75; Immaculate Heart of Mary, Woodlynne, 1975; St. Joseph, Swedesboro, 1975-76; Corpus Christie, Carneys Point, 1976-77; St. John, Paulsboro, 1977-78; and Our Lady Star of the Sea, Atlantic City, 1978.
Originally from Massachusetts, Father Ploude served in the U.S. Air Force before entering the seminary. He earned a master's degree in political science from Villanova University and a master's in divinity from Immaculate Conception Seminary, Darlington, N.J.
The Funeral Mass for Father Ploude will be held at Holy Angels Parish (St. Patrick Church), Woodbury, on Monday, January 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. Burial will take place immediately following at Gloucester County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Monroe Township, N.J.
source The Catholic Star Herald
They may serve different "audiences," the healing Masses and services held throughout the Diocese of Camden on a regular basis, but their goal is the same: to touch people and provide them with the spiritual support they need during difficult times.
According to Msgr. Michael Mannion, director of Community Relations for the Diocese of Camden, there are three categories of healing Masses and services that the diocese sponsors.
The Monday after Mother's Day each year, a team led for the past 14 to 15 years by Betty Pearce, a parishioner at St.Joseph's Church in Sea Isle City, coordinates a healing Mass for the parents and loved ones of children who have passed away. About 150 people usually attend that Mass.
PHILADELPHIA PA--The coming year is going to be busy time for development in Germantown and Mt. Airy if Ken Weinstein has anything to do with it — and he often does.
Weinstein has several large projects in the pipeline, he told NewsWorks in an interview last week, and he foresees some important turning points for Germantown in 2014.
In early December, Weinstein's PhillyOfficeRetail signed an agreement of sale for Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church, on the corner of Germantown and East Mt. Pleasant Avenues. The magnificent Gothic church was built in 1883, and additions in the 1920s and 1950s that extended the building and gave it an L-shaped layout. Its congregation has maintained the building well, but now needs outside support.
James Queally/The Star-Ledger December 27, 2013 at 6:30:00 AM EST
Photo by James A. McBride for the Catholic Star Herald
Bishop Dennis Sullivan stands with the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary in-residence in Camden after Mass Dec. 9. From left, Sister Anna Marie Pierre, Sister Mary Regina Berkel, Sister Teresa Margaret Murphy and Sister Damien Marie Fusco with Sister Miriam, Prioress of the Monastery of Mary the Queen in Elmira, N.Y., where the Camden sisters are relocating. Behind them are Father Robert Hughes, Vicar General; Bishop Sullivan; and Father Brian Mulcahy, Provincial of the Province of St. Joseph.
CAMDEN CITYNJ--With the toll of the noon bells, and the Dominican Sisters of the Perpetual Rosary chanting, the final public Mass in Camden at the Dominican Monastery on Haddon Avenue came to a close on Dec. 9.
For 113 years, the stone building next to Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has served as a
This week, the Camden County Police Department honors Detective Edward Kunkel as Officer of the Week.
Detective Kunkel is a police veteran, having served for 18 years as an officer in Camden.
Detective Kunkel has been the lead investigator for the Camden County Police Department on a robbery that occurred Nov. 20 at Del Monte’s News Shop on Mount Ephraim Avenue. His extensive investigative work led to arrest warrants for two suspects – Shamar Lee and Raekwon Simmons. Detective Kunkel developed information through his investigation that the pair could have connections to several other area robberies.
December 1, 2013
On Monday, April 8, 2013, I reported on one of my blogs (click here) that Oaklyn Borough (Camden County) Councilman Ronald C. Aron, who also serves as a police officer in nearby Haddon Township, had sued in Superior Court to challenge a police disciplinary charge that had been lodged against him.
In the same blog entry, I also reported that Aron had settled his lawsuit and appeal with the Township and agreed to: a) plead guilty to "conduct detrimental to the good order of the police department," b) accept a 10 day unpaid, disciplinary suspension, c) forfeit 80 hours of accrued sick time and d) accept a "one year demotion from the rank of sergeant to patrol officer" which had already been served.
What I didn't know then, but have subsequently learned, is the nature of the conduct that caused the disciplinary action to be taken against Aron. To learn these reasons, please visit my blog here.
John Paff, Chairman
New Jersey Libertarian Party's
Police Accountability Project
Press release October 30, 2013
(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is seeking information on two masked men who robbed an East Camden bakery Tuesday afternoon.
At approximately 1:33 p.m., two suspects walked into Lynn’s Bakery at 3504 Federal St. Each suspect brandished a black handgun which they pointed at a store employee while demanding money. The employee gave the suspects money from the cash register and they then fled the area.
Suspect #1 was wearing a tan and white hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. Suspect #2 was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black and white Adidas track pants.
Surveillance video of the suspects can be viewed above.
Anyone with information on these suspects is asked to call the CCPD tip line at (856) 757-7042.
(Trenton) – NJDOT today announced plans to implement a permanent new striping pattern along Route 168 from north of Interstate 295 (milepost 7.5) to Merchant Street (milepost 8.6) which is designed to improve safety and mobility for all users of the road while relieving vehicular congestion in Mount Ephraim and Haddon Heights, Camden County.
NJDOT’s maintenance contractor, South State, Inc., is scheduled to begin temporary striping activities On Wednesday night, October 30. The new striping plan will retrofit the highway and reduce the number of travel lanes from four (two in each direction) to two travel lanes (one in each direction) with a dual-use center turn-lane in between them. The existing lane configuration on Route 168 does not include dedicated left-turn lanes which can lead to considerable backups in the inside "high-speed" through lane and great difficulty in making left turns.
Mike Friedman's campaign for Voorhees Township Committee is in its final days and he needs your help to get across the finish line. It will be a great day for Voorhees Township and for this organization when a public servant like Mike can be reelected despite a well-funded smear campaign from the opposition and a strong registration advantage for the Democrats. Please come out for just a few hours this Saturday at 10:30AM and help make this campaign a success. Lunch will be provided. Chairman Tom Booth's office is located at the corner of Preston Ave. and Evesham Rd. in Voorhees, just behind the Ashland PATCO station.
October 28, 2013
By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog
New Jersey’s referendum on raising the minimum wage for workers is actually two questions in one.
The first is simple: Should the state hike the minimum wage by one dollar an hour, from $7.25 to $8.25?
press release October 28, 2013
During the months of September and October of 2013, the Borough of Pine Hill experienced an increase in residential burglaries, all with similar characteristics. During the weeks of October 13th and October 20th the Pine Hill Detective and Patrol Bureaus conducted surveillance on three possible suspects, who were initially identified through reviewing area business surveillance cameras. During the week of October 20th a joint investigation and surveillance was conducted by Detectives from Pine Hill, Berlin Borough and Stratford. On October 24th, 2013 during the surveillance, the suspects were observed in the immediate area of a residence that had just been burglarized. A check of the Pine Hill Audubon Savings bank confirmed the suspects cashed in coins consistent with an amount taken from the burglarized home.
Pine Hill Police Department press release/October 28, 2013
Residents from Pine Hill and many surrounding communities participated in the October 26th, 2013 DEA Operation Take Back at the Pine Hill Police Administration Building. Over 103lbs of unused, unwanted, and/or expired medication was turned in, preventing the medication from being misused or falling into the hands of juveniles or individuals seeking their illicit use.
PERMANENT TAKE BACK LOCATION!
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