Gloucester City School Board Seeking Bids for Middle School Field Lights

After Spending $1.3 Million for a New High School Field The Board NOW Wants to Spend Your Money on stadium lighting at the Middle School...Why? William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (CNBNews)(May 5, 2021)--The Gloucester City Board of Education is advertising for bids for Exterior Field Lighting at the Gloucester City Middle School at 500 Market Street. The project consists of but is not limited to, providing field lighting poles and fixtures on previously installed concrete bases utilizing previously installed conduit, wiring, and controllers. The bid advertisement (below), which cost taxpayers $158.40 to be published was forwarded to us by a friend. CNBNews is publishing the announcement as a public service. In the summer of 2016, the public learned that the new... Read more →


College Baseball: Rowan and Stockton Begin Quarterfinal Series Friday, Games Begin at Noon

GLASSBORO, NJ – The top-seeded Rowan baseball team opens its quest for the conference title when the Profs begin play in the 2012 NJAC Baseball Championship Tournament on Friday, May 7. Rowan will host 8th-seeded Stockton in a best-of-three quarterfinal series with games at noon and 4 p.m. If a third game is necessary, it will be played at Rowan on Saturday, May 8 at 2 p.m. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics The Profs, winners of their last 10 games, are 19-3 and 17-1 in the league and have moved up to ninth in the national rankings by D3Baseball.com. Rowan is seeking its first conference title since 2018 and its second under head coach Mike Dickson, who was named the NJAC’s Coach of the Year. The program has... Read more →


Michael W.Bull, Pennsauken School District Guidance Counselor

January 11, 1951 to May 1, 2021, Age 70. Loving and devoted husband of Jacqueline Bull (nee Henry). Cherished son of the late Theron Bull and the late Frances Bull (nee Budniak). Beloved brother of the late Theron Bull and his surviving wife, Patricia Bull (nee O’Donnell). Cherished uncle of Jennifer Carter, Susan Buell and Timothy Bull. Michael was a graduate of Saint Joseph High School, Camden, NJ. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Glassboro State College. Mike had a thirty- three year affiliation with the Pennsauken School District. He started his career as a physical education/health teacher. Then, moving into the role of guidance counselor in the middle school as well as the junior and senior high schools. His love of sports... Read more →


Pastor Steffie Bartley Releases Statement on the Firing of Sara Erwin 

NEW JERSEY (May 5, 2021) — National Action Network’s North East Regional Director Pastor Steffie Bartley released the following statement on the firing of Sara Erwin from the Hopewell Township Police Department for her statements regarding Black Lives Matter Protestors: “I applaud the Hopewell Township Police Department for denouncing the reprehensible actions of former officer Sara Erwin and for expeditiously terminating her from the department. There is no place in the department for hateful rhetoric when we should be fostering unity and community-police relations. We are going to continue to monitor the changes within the department to address racial inequality and sensitivity. National Action Network will continue to work with local departments, advocates, activists, and clergy to continue to reform the New Jersey criminal justice... Read more →


Authorities Charge Pemberton Men with Possession of Handguns

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Pemberton Township Police Chief David King announced that two Pemberton Township residents have been charged with firearms offenses after being found in possession of handguns in the Sunbury Village section of the township. Kavon Carter, 23, (above, right) of White Pine Court, was charged with Possession of a Weapon While Committing Certain Drug Crimes (Second Degree), Certain Persons Prohibited from Possessing Firearms (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Unlawful Possession of Ammunition (Fourth Degree), Allowing a Minor Access to a Loaded Firearm (Disorderly Persons) and Possession... Read more →


Video: You Never Heard This Version Of The Star Spangled Banner

CNBNews Editor's Note: To all those who wonder why we stand for the playing of the National Anthem take a moment to watch this film. We would also urge all those athletes who do not stand for one reason or the other for the playing of the Anthem to also take the time to watch it. If after watching it you still despise our National Anthem, Our Flag, Our Country, I would suggest you pack your bags and move out of the United States. Head to Canada or some other foreign country. And, if you need help packing left me know I be glad to lend a hand. Thank you to mona rose for posting the video. Since it was first published in 2013 it... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Employers are entitled to tax credits for providing paid leave to employees

...who take time off related to COVID-19 vaccinations April 2021 The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) allows small and midsize employers, and certain governmental employers, to claim refundable tax credits that reimburse them for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave to their employees due to COVID-19, including leave taken by employees to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. The ARP tax credits are available to eligible employers that pay sick and family leave for leave from April 1, 2021, through September 30, 2021. Here are some basic facts about the employers eligible for the tax credits and how these employers may claim the credit for leave paid to employees who take leave to receive or recover from COVID-19 vaccinations. Eligible... Read more →


Democrats Want The FCC to Block Conservative Voices

Democrats in Congress want the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to block the sale of a tiny south Florida radio station because the new owner fired a Hillary Clinton fundraiser who once served as mayor of a local city. The politician turned radio host, Raul Martinez, was the Spanish-language station’s top host before a conservative media conglomerate bought it and changed the liberal-leaning programming. The deal received sparse local media coverage but earned national attention when lawmakers in Washington D.C. asked a federal agency to reject the sale for what appears to be political reasons. It all seems to be connected to Democrats blaming conservative local Spanish media for losing two key south Florida congressional seats in the 2020 election. In the state’s District 27, political... Read more →


Cramer Hill Plan Virtual Public Meeting Tonight

Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, in conjunction with the City of Camden and St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society, want to hear from residents and stakeholders to inform a new neighborhood plan for Cramer Hill. A virtual community meeting will be held on Thursday, May 6th @ 6PM on the topic of Environment/Open Space/Land Use. Join us via Zoom here: https://zoom.us/j/93900679608?pwd=VVFjMTdwczNOaGJtWjEzQll1akI4dz09 Virtual Event Thursday, May 6th, 2021 @ 6:00 pm Read more →


Repair Work to Ingrams Thorofare Bridge Should Be Completed by May 14

From the County of Cape May: Beginning Monday morning May 3, 2021 and continuing until Friday May 14, 2021, the Ingram’s Thorofare Bridge along C.R. 601 will be restricted to a single lane with alternating traffic. Motorist will be able to cross the bridge, however, travel will be limited to a single lane as workers grind the new concrete deck surface for enhanced rideability and cut grooves in the deck for traction and drainage. During the closure of one of the bridge lanes, traffic will alternate around the construction zone and be controlled by a temporary traffic signal. The road will remain open, however, motorists should expect delays. This traffic pattern will be in place throughout the two-week period of construction. source BOROUGH OF AVALON Read more →


Avalon Lions Club Donates $6000 to ReStore in Cape May Court House

With a check for $6,000 in hand, members of the Avalon Lions Club paid a visit to the ReStore in Cape May Court House for a presentation ceremony. The Lions’ check was the latest in a series of donations by the Club to a dozen charities based in Cape May County. Lions president, Jamie McDermott, says Habitat has been close to the Lions for years, in fact several members are also volunteers there. Habitat for Humanity helps build housing for needy families and relies on donations and volunteers to get the job done..just like the Lions. Read more →


Kimmel Cultural Campus Gives 500 Teachers Gift Certificates

in Celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week The region’s largest performing arts center will salute the region’s teachers with tickets to the 2021/22 season. (Philadelphia, PA, May 3, 2021) –– As the Kimmel Cultural Campus prepares to lift its curtains for the 2021/22 season, it celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week, and the teachers who’ve gone above and beyond in this challenging learning environment, by awarding hundreds of teachers gift certificates redeemable for tickets to its lineup of live, in-person performances. Through the generosity of its donors, the Kimmel plans to award 500 gift certificates valued at $50,000 to teachers in Title 1 schools. “An important part of our mission is to deliver quality arts experiences to the region’s young people, and we’ve relied on our teacher partners... Read more →


Washington Township Outpatient Medical Imaging Center Re-Accredited for Breast MRI

Jefferson Health’s Outpatient Medical Imaging Center, located on the Jefferson Washington Township campus, has been awarded a three-year term of re-accreditation in breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), after a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI of the breast offers valuable information about many conditions that might not be obtained by other imaging modalities, such as mammography or ultrasound. The ACR gold seal of accreditation represents the highest level of image quality and patient safety. It is awarded after a peer-review evaluation by board-certified physicians and medical physicists on an array of quality measures. To schedule an appointment for a Breast MRI at this facility, call: 856-406-4100. For more information, visit JeffersonHealth.org/NJmedicalimaging. Read more →


Emergency Dredging Project Planned for Princeton Harbor in Avalon

Dredge from Scarborough moves into Princeton Harbor May 3rd. Photo by Scott Wahl The Borough of Avalon will be conducting an emergency dredging project in Princeton Harbor. A contract has been awarded to Scarborough Marine Group to dredge some shoaled in locations in the Harbor in advance of the summer boating season. The contract was awarded by the Avalon Borough Council in April. This project is to provide an interim cleanup of shoaled in locations of the Harbor for safe navigation in advance of a further dredging of the Harbor to occur at a later date. Red dashed boxes show areas to be cleaned out. The dark red spot on the westerly limits of the Harbor will also be dredged Scarborough will be using a... Read more →


NJ's Teachers' Pensions' Near Term Insolvency Says Brookings Institute

N.J. teachers need to be told the truth: Their pensions are in jeopardy “A new report by the Brookings Institution made some news because of its rather optimistic take on the fate of America’s public pensions. Brookings is perhaps the premier left-of-center think tank in the nation and often takes pro-labor union stance. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files "The very notable exception is New Jersey’s Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF), which is by far the single-worst public pension in the Brookings study. TPAF is New Jersey’s largest public pension fund and covers all active and retired teachers. New Jersey’s Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), the pension plan for state and municipal workers, is second-worst but not nearly in the dire predicament of TPAF.” This is what... Read more →


Richard J. McNee, Gloucester City LL Coach, US Air Force Veteran

Richard J. McNee, 78, of Gloucester City, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ in 1942 to the late John and Josephine (Schuster) McNee. Richard was a veteran of the US Air Force, serving for four years. He retired from the Ford Motor Company after 30 years of service. He was actively involved in coaching Gloucester City Little League for over twenty years. After coaching, he took great pride in watching his grandchildren at all of their sporting events. He was also an avid bowler. Richard will be deeply missed. He is survived by his wife of 55 years Diane M. (Cipollono) McNee; his sons, Richard J. McNee, Jr. and his wife Laura and Jeffrey... Read more →


Celestina S. Quintana Elected Chairwoman of NJBIA Board of Trustees

Thigpen, Gonzalez Join Board The New Jersey Business & Industry Association announced Wednesday that successful businesswoman and longtime NJBIA board member Celestina S. Quintana has been elected chairwoman of NJBIA’S board of trustees, succeeding Brian F. Neuwirth. In addition, Cliff Lindholm, president & CEO of Falstrom Company, was elected to serve as vice chairman and Lori Roth, global managing partner at Prager Metis, was elected treasurer. PSEG executive Richard Thigpen and entrepreneur Jessica Gonzalez also became the newest NJBIA trustees at the association’s annual meeting on Tuesday. They join a board that reflects the diversity of NJBIA’s member companies, which represent a wide variety of business interests and are run by leaders of different genders, generations, races and ethnicities. “This is a very important time... Read more →


NJ's Ban on Plastic Bag/Polystyrene Foam Products Starts May 4, 2022

May 4, 2021 Effective May 4, 2022, all stores and food service businesses are banned from providing or selling single-use plastic carryout bags or polystyrene foam food service products to customers. Grocery stores that occupy at least 2,500 square feet are also banned from providing or selling single-use paper carryout bags. Instead, reusable carryout bags, as defined in the law, may be provided or sold at the point of sale. Single-use plastic straws may only be provided on a by-request basis, effective November 4, 2021. This state-wide ban supersedes any previous or existing local, county or city ordinances. To assist in determining if your business is impacted by the law, a document has been developed that may be used as a guide. Please see the... Read more →


A Salutes TO Nurses! Thank You For All You Do

Nurses Week is celebrated each year starting May 6 and ending May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, a British nurse, social reformer and statistician known as the founder of modern nursing. As of 1998, May 8 was designated as National Student Nurses Day to be celebrated annually. As of 2003, National School Nurse Day is celebrated on the Wednesday of National Nurses Week each year. RELATED: Tues., May 4 Teacher's Appreciation Day Read more →


Route 322 traffic signal testing to begin Thurs.

New signals will be fully operational next week (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the activation of two new traffic signals on Route 322 as a roadway widening project advances in Logan Township, Gloucester County. Beginning at 10 a.m. tomorrow, Thursday, May 6, the developer’s contractor, ­­­­R.E. Pierson Construction Co., is scheduled to activate two new traffic signals located at the Route 322/Crossroads Boulevard intersection (located at the entrance to the Logan North Industrial Park) in Logan Township, Gloucester County. The new signals will remain in “flashing mode” for several days for testing. Testing is expected to be complete and the signals will be fully operational by Monday morning, May 10. The project is improving a 1.2 mile section of... Read more →


May Fundraisers being sponsored for the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund

Dawn M. Ragan, Executive Director Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund 162 W. White Horse Pike Berlin, NJ 08009 (856)768-9656 www.camdencountyhero.com You don’t have to be a hero to keep a dream alive… Read more →


Brotschol Calls on Sherrill To Cut Fat

From Biden’s 2.3 Trillion Tax and Spend Infrastructure Bill Bill Calls Progressive Social Programs Child Care Gloucestercitynews.net graphics Lake Hiawatha, NJ/May 5, 2021 – Today, Hillery Brotschol, Republican Congressional candidate for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District called on Democratic Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill to use her position to cut the waste in Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal so that taxes do not have to be raised. Brotschol pointed out that Sherrill claimed in both 2018 and 2020 to be a moderate Blue Dog Democrat who did not want to raise the tax burden of residents of the Eleventh District and now was the chance to prove that she had been honest with the voters. The infrastructure is filled with the wish list of progressives that... Read more →


Rowan Baseball Earns Year-End-Honors from NJAC

PITMAN, NJ – Rowan baseball earned a host of accolades from the NJAC in the conference’s year-end honors, including the major awards for Pitcher of the Year Drew Ryback, Fireman of the Year Zach Listro, and Coach of the Year Mike Dickson. The Profs also had five players named to the All-Conference First Team and three earn Second-Team honors. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Receiving First-Team honors are Ryback, pitcher Eli Atiya, third baseman Ryan McIsaac, shortstop Nick Schooley and right fielder Ryan Murphy. The Profs' Second-Team selections are second baseman Alex Kokos, pitcher Donald Zellman and left fielder Ryan Mostrangeli. Dickson, in his seventh season at the helm, receives the top coaching honor for the first time in his career and becomes the first Profs' skipper... Read more →


Four Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC Weekly honors

PITMAN, NJ - Four Rowan student-athletes earned NJAC Weekly honors for May 3 - Cat Thomas (softball); Jah'mere Beasley (men's track & field); Nana Agyemang (men's track & field); and Nicole Notarianni (women's track & field). Freshman Cat Thomas (Pompton Plains, NJ/Immaculate Heart Academy) was named the Rookie Pitcher of the Week as she went 2-0 in two starts in the softball team's 4-0 week, in which the Profs clinched the top seed in the NJAC Championship Tournament. In the 1-0 win over Rutgers-Camden, she scattered five hits and struck out two, while she picked up the dec Sophomore Jah'mere Beasley (Camden, NJ/Sterling) was named the Track Athlete of the Week after he had record-setting efforts in Rowan's Last Chance Before Finals meet, running a... Read more →


Analog Drug Derived from Cannabis Shows Promising Pain-Halting Effects in Mice

...Scientists at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University Report (Philadelphia, PA) – For patients with chronic pain, ineffective treatments, lowered work productivity, and other factors often coalesce, fueling feelings of hopelessness and anxiety and setting the stage for even bigger problems, including substance use disorders. In 2017 alone, some 18 million Americans misused prescription pain relievers over the course of the previous year. In many of these instances, patients suffering from chronic pain became addicted to prescription opioids. In addition to being highly addictive, many studies suggest that prescription opioids do not effectively control pain over the long term, and hence researchers have been exploring various alternatives, including cannabidiol (CBD). CBD is a non-psychoactive substance derived from the Cannabis plant. Studies have shown... Read more →


DEP AWARDS $7.3 MILLION IN GRANTS TO ENHANCE ECOSYSTEMS AND WATER QUALITY

FOR NORTHWESTERN NEW JERSEY RIVERS (21/P13) TRENTON – To enhance ecosystems and water quality in the Paulins Kill and Pequest River watersheds of northwestern New Jersey, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $7.3 million in grants to nonprofits and local government agencies Acting Commissioner Shawn LaTourette announced today. The grants are funded through DEP’s Office of Natural Resource Restoration, which works with responsible parties to restore natural resources injured by oil spills and other discharges of hazardous substances. Natural Resource Damage (NRD) settlements obtained by DEP are routinely deployed to enhance natural resources such as wetlands, waterways, and habitats in compromised watersheds. “New Jersey’s plentiful natural resources belong to all of the people of the Garden State, and when they are harmed,... Read more →