East Stroudsburg University Recognizes Honor Students from NJ

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (05/03/2021)-- East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania (ESU) recognized 344 students who were scheduled to be recognized at this year's Annual Honors Convocation. The event was not held due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Honors Convocation is sponsored by the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) with support from the ESU Office of the Provost. The 344 students recognized have had great academic achievements at the university. Honor students must have of a minimum quality point average of 3.50 reflecting at least 36 semester hours of work completed at ESU, completion of at least 96 semester hours in their collegiate career by January 1 of the year in which the award is considered and a minimum of two semesters as... Read more →

Walt Whitman Bridge Bridge Travel Alert: 4 Month Construction Project Begins May 10

A new traffic pattern with one travel lane in each direction on I-76 begins May 10 Starting Monday, May 10, the Walt Whitman Bridge I-76 Corridor Rehabilitation Project will begin a new four-month construction phase on the corridor between Broad Street (Exit 349) and Passyunk Avenue (Exit 347). As a result of the work in this phase, only one lane in each direction will be open to traffic. Construction activities will include drainage improvements, concrete repairs to overpasses, milling, and paving. The work is expected to be completed at the end of August. Several ramps will be closed during these four months to allow work to occur on the ramps and the merge between the ramps and corridor. Beginning May 10, the following ramps will... Read more →

Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams Awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, PA (05/08/2021) Kutztown University awarded Dr. Nathaniel J. Williams, below, an honorary doctorate at the institution's Spring Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 7. Williams received a Doctor of Humane Letters, litterarum humaniorum doctor, honoris causa. The degree was presented by university president Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson during the Friday evening exercise for KU's Class of 2020 at KU's O'Pake Fieldhouse. Williams is a noted author, lecturer, entrepreneur and an international motivational and keynote speaker. He is the president, chief executive officer and founder of HumanWorks Affiliates Inc., a cluster of eight organizations that provide direct social services and management support to social service agencies for the last 28 years. These corporations provide 50+ group homes, foster care/life sharing, supports for individuals living independently, leisure and... Read more →

SHOP LOCAL: Woodbury is becoming an antique shopper’s destination!

Antiques on Evergreen Grand Opening On Saturday, May 1st, ANTIQUES ON EVERGREEN is having their grand opening celebration! The public is welcome to peruse a wealth of treasures that are on display (and for sale!) at the 20,000 square foot building that used to house the Golden Mango Farm Market. Located at Martins Plaza at 429 Evergreen Avenue, the store will be open 7 days a week from 10 AM – 6 PM. The center even has a section for shopper’s companions to relax with a cup of coffee! If you are interested in displaying your wares, contact them at 856-848-0002 or check out their website at www.antiquesonevergreen.com. ANTIQUES ON EVERGREEN joins Broad Street’s WOODBURY ANTIQUES CENTRE at 66 S. Broad Street in attracting collectors... Read more →

Silver Diner Annual Pups on the Patio Event

Pooches Invited to Silver Diner Outdoor Dining for 2nd Annual Pups on the Patio Peyton Cleary (CNBNews photo) CHERRY HILL, NJ – Wag your tails, pups! Back by popular demand, Pups on the Patio has returned to Silver Diner in Cherry Hill. Outdoor dining guests are invited to dine with their (leashed) furry friends now until the end of summer Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Outdoor seating is under a shaded tent, and water and dog treats will be provided. Dogs must be leashed on the premises. Pups on the Patio will also offer the chance for guests to learn more about Voorhees Animal Orphanage (VAO) and its life-saving mission to provide forever homes to homeless cats and dogs in South Jersey.... Read more →

Peter P. Cusato, of Bellmawr, age 87

Peter P. Cusato of Bellmawr, New Jersey died on May 6, 2021 He was predeceased by : his daughter Stephanie; and his brother Joseph. He is survived by : his wife Rosalie; his daughters, Lisa Fisher (Thomas) and Petra Clark (Geoffrey); his great grandchildren, Aaron and Jeremy; and his siblings, Susan, William and Elaine. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Viewing will be held on Saturday, May 15th 2021 from 8:15 AM to 9:45 AM at the St. Joachim Parish (601 W Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031) followed by a funeral mass at 10:00 AM at the same location. Interment at 11:15 AM at the New St. Mary's Cemetery (515 W Browning Rd, Bellmawr, NJ 08031). In lieu of flowers, donations... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

DeSales University Academic Excellence Celebration CENTER VALLEY, PA (05/05/2021)-- Recently 79 students at DeSales University were recognized for academic achievement in an on-campus celebration. Students who have a 3.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale while having more than 54 graded credits qualified for the honor. Olivia Craig of Sicklerville (08081), majoring in Biology Azlin Myers of Hainesport (08036), majoring in Medical Studies Caitlyn Newsom of Mount Royal (08061), majoring in Medical Studies DeSales University, in Center Valley, PA, is a private, coeducational, four-year liberal arts Salesian, Catholic university, under the leadership of the Oblates of Saint Francis de Sales. Founded in 1965, the 550-acre suburban campus is located 50 miles north of Philadelphia and about 90 miles southwest of New York City. A... Read more →

COLLEGE TRACK AND FIELD: Rowan Women's Team Take 3rd at NJAC Championship

SCATTERGOOD AND NOTARIANNI WIN CONFERENCE TITLES. MAHWAH, NJ – The Rowan women’s track & field team took third place at the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Championships. The meet was held at Ramapo College. Olivia Scattergood claimed the NJAC championship in the hammer throw with 160’ 7” (48.96 m), which improved on her school record of 158’ 8” (48.37 m). Nicole Notarianni won the 100 meter hurdles in 14.66. She was also the top finisher (14.98) in the prelims. Scattergood finished sixth (111’ 3”, 33.92 m) in the discus. Notarianni was ninth (27.04) in the 200 meters. The 4x100 meter relay of Notarianni, Sophia Gresham, Amanthy Sosa Cacere and Promise Fadahunsi ran 50.73 and came in second. Kat Pedersen, Robin Collura, Sosa Cacere and Livvy... Read more →

CNB Travel News: TSA at Philly Airport Prepared to Handle Increased Travel Volumn

PHILADELPHIA – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is prepared to handle the increased travel volume this summer and the agency is committed to supporting a healthy and secure environment for airline passengers, TSA employees and airport personnel at Philadelphia International Airport. However, the checkpoint experience will look much different to passengers who have not flown since the start of the pandemic and individuals flying out of Philadelphia should be prepared for those changes. Nationwide TSA officers are screening approximately 1.5 million people daily, which is a large increase from last year, but still down significantly from 2019, when closer to 2.5 million people were screened daily during the summer. Locally, TSA was screening about 40,000 travelers per day during summer 2019, prior to the pandemic... Read more →

NJ American Water Replacing 5000 Ft. of Aging Water Main in Cherry Hill; Cost $950,000

New Jersey American Water Invests $950,000 in Cherry Hill Infrastructure CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – MAY 7, 2021 – New Jersey American Water will replace approximately 5,000 feet of aging water main in Cherry Hill starting next week. The project also includes replacing four fire hydrants and 92 utility-owned service lines along the pipeline route. The company will upgrade the aging 6- and 8-inch cast iron water lines with new 8-inch ductile iron main along the following streets: Forge Lane from Glen Lane to Lafferty Drive Lafferty Drive from Forge Lane to Bellows Lane Pebble Lane from Bellows Lane to Orchid Lane Meryl Lane from Bellows Lane to Wagon Lane Bellows Lane from Meryl Lane to Orchid Lane This $950,000 investment will continue to advance water... Read more →

Rowan Defeats Stockton, Advances to Semifinals Beginning May 14 in AC

Victor Cruz hit a three-run home run and Donald Zellman earned the win on the mound (photos provided) GLASSBORO, NJ - Victor Cruz hit a three-run home run and Donald Zellman earned the win on the mound as Rowan defeated Stockton, 6-1, in the deciding game of the NJAC Championship Tournament Quarterfinal series. The Profs (22-4) now advance to the semifinals and will host a best-of-3 series beginning on Friday, May 14 at Sandcastle Stadium in Atlantic City, facing the winner of the Montclair State-Kean series that finishes up on Sunday. There will be two games played on Friday in Atlantic City, beginning at noon, and if necessary, the third will be played on Saturday at 2 p.m. Cruz went 2-for-4 in the game with... Read more →

Chesapeake Bay Open for Striped Bass from Brewerton Channel to Va. Line

Maryland Fishing Report by Keith Lockwood Maryland Department of Natural Resources May 5, 2021 Nicole Anderson is a very happy angler with her impressive catch of a post-spawn striped bass. Photo courtesy of Nicole Anderson This week holds the promise of fishing for a variety of species. The trout put-and-take areas have been generously stocked and blue catfish and northern snakeheads are very active. Chesapeake Bay anglers are excited to be able to fish for the large post-spawn striped bass as they exit the spawning rivers and head out of the bay for the northern waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The Chesapeake Bay is now open for striped bass fishing from Brewerton Channel to the Virginia state line, excluding all bays (other than the main... Read more →

Series Continues Today...

College Baseball: Top Seeded Rowan Splits Doubleheader with Stockton

GLASSBORO, NJ - Top-seeded Rowan (20-4) bounced back after a loss in the first game to win the second, 7-2, to earn a split with Stockton (11-14) in the quarterfinals of the 2021 NJAC Championship Tournament and force a third game on Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Rowan Baseball Field. Gloucestercitynews.net graphics Eighth-seeded Stockton jumped out to a 5-0 lead on the Profs after two innings and took an eventual 8-0 lead. Ninth-ranked Rowan fought back and got within, 8-6, but couldn't overcome the deficit for just its fourth loss this season. In game two, Rowan built up a 5-0 lead of its own through five innings and pitcher Eli Atiya (5-1) earned the win as he struck out nine in six innings of... Read more →

Where You A Victim Of This Preschool Teacher?

SAN DIEGO — Special agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) are seeking the public’s assistance to identify potential victims of a former preschool teacher convicted of child exploitation. Paul Torres Jimenez De La Cuesta, 29, of Imperial Beach, California, (photo) pleaded guilty April 5 to distribution of images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. In June 2020, HSI Oceanside agents discovered Torres was trading child sex abuse materials (CSAM) via online chat groups. On June 11, 2020, special agents arrested Torres at his place of employment in Poway, California, after a federally executed search warrant of his electronic devices revealed the presence of CSAM. At the time of his arrest, Torres was employed as a preschool teacher at the My Room to Grow Preschool... Read more →

NJ Students Receive Degrees from East Stroudsburg University

EAST STROUDSBURG, PA (05/06/2021)-- A total of 979 students will receive degrees from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania at four separate commencement ceremonies for each of the university colleges on May 7 and May 8. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the ceremonies will take place at Eiler-Martin Stadium in order to follow CDC guidelines and social distancing. The College of Arts and Sciences will graduate on Friday, May 7 at 5 p.m. On May 8 the College of Health Sciences will graduate at 9 a.m., the College of Business and Management at 1:30 p.m., and the College of Education at 6 p.m. A separate ceremony honoring Doctoral students from the classes of 2020 and 2021 was held on Friday, April 30. A total of 775... Read more →

Graduating Rutgers–Camden senior pursues career addressing homelessness

TO THE POINT: CAMDEN CITY,NJ – In the simplest terms, says Nitan Shanas, he has never gone to bed worrying about having a roof over his head. However, whereas many people might be content to acknowledge their good fortune, the graduatingRutgers University–Camden senior won’t rest until others do as well. “Sometimes people are even born into that situation,” says the triple major in economics, urban studies, and psychology. “I want to be able to give back to others who have not had the same fortunes as me.” As Shanas recalls, he had his first up-close-and-personal experience with homelessness in 2017 when the then-high school senior and his friends took a trip to Washington, D.C. They had just finished eating and he had some leftover food.... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Local Residents Inducted into National Jesuit Honor Society at Scranton SCRANTON, PA (05/03/2021)-- Local residents were among the 62 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society. Alpha Sigma Nu is the only honor society open to students and faculty in all disciplines of the University. Juniors, seniors and graduate students, including students in doctoral level degree programs, who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service are eligible for membership. Appointments are made by the president of the University on the recommendation of the moderator and chapter members of the society, and no more than four percent of the junior and senior class may be admitted each year. The Scranton chapter of Alpha Sigma Nu was established in... Read more →

Public Charter Students in Trenton Win Top Awards

Four Students from Foundation Academies Win Leading Criminal Justice Advocacy Group’s Literary Contest (TRENTON) – This week, four high school students at Foundation Academies – a high-performing public charter school network in Trenton – were honored by the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow’s Greater Trenton Chapter for their poems highlighting critical issues like mass incarceration and discrimination. Victoria King, a sophomore at Foundation Academy Collegiate (FAC), won first prize for a powerful poem about the long history of systemic racism and mass incarceration in the U.S. FAC senior Raymond Villegas, sophomore Favour Ngige and junior Tajir Reynolds all placed 2nd and 3rd in the contest. All four students won cash prizes of up to $200. “Being able to share my poetry in this... Read more →

TO THE POINT: Camden students to unveil gallery exhibitions created via Rutgers–Camden Center

For Immediate Release CAMDEN CITY NJ– For the past three years, the Rutgers–Camden Center for the Arts has led an innovative project at four Camden schools, funded by an Arts Education Special Initiative Grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. A lot in life has changed since the program’s outset. A year of the COVID-19 pandemic and a national focus on social justice have had a profound effect on the Camden youth, and it shows – through posters, digital collages, and poems, among other creations. “All of the schools switched gears with their exhibition themes after COVID-19 and the summer of social justice awareness hit the country,” explains Miranda Powell, arts education and community arts program assistant for the Rutgers–Camden Center for... Read more →

Two Men from SJ Charged with Making & Selling Homemade Handguns and Machine Guns

CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – Two South Jersey men were arrested for conspiring to manufacture and distribute firearms, including machine guns, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig announced today. David Bibler, 55, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, and Francis Hillsee, 36, of Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, are each charged by complaint with conspiring to manufacture and distribute firearms without a license and possession of a machinegun. Hillsee was also charged with unlawful possession of ammunition by a felon. Bibler appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ann Marie Donio in Camden federal court on May 6, 2021, and was detained. Hillsee is currently in custody on an unrelated matter and will have his initial appearance at a future date. According to documents filed in this case and statements... Read more →

Illegal Chinese Alien Xu Zhang, 31, Guilty of obstructing HSI human trafficking investigation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A Chinese national pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to conspiring to commit evidence tampering in relation to an international human trafficking investigation led by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). This announcement was made by the acting U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee. Xu Zhang, 31, a New York resident, was indicted in September 2019, after conspiring with his girlfriend and co-conspirator, Gao Xing, also a Chinese national, to destroy and conceal records pertinent to a federal grand jury investigation. According to court documents, in September 2019, Zhang visited Gao Xing in jail while she was in federal custody and the subject of an international human trafficking investigation. During the visit, Xing instructed Zhang to delete material information, including contacts... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: Free Eco-Tours Offered to Guests at Three Provincetown Hotels 

First-of-its-kind packages for guests of Breakwater Hotel, Cape Colony Inn and Truro Beach Cottages Tickets also available for purchase by the public PROVINCETOWN, MASS. (Issued MAY 2021) – Guests of three landmark Provincetown hospitality properties will receive a free customized Outer Cape Eco-Tour as part of their guest package. The tour program, kicking off National Travel and Tourism Week and designed to give the 2021 tourist season a boost, is offered exclusively by Outer Cape Tours & Concierge Services (www.OuterCapeTours.com). Tours feature off-the-beaten-path day trips led by local scientists, actors, and writers, and are available throughout the season at Breakwater Hotel, Cape Colony Inn, and Truro Beach Cottages. Tours are also being offered to the public who can purchase tickets online. Tours are organized by... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (MAY 7, 2021)– The New Jersey State Police have arrested Marcos Hernandez, 28, and Efrain Padilla, 27, both of Camden, N.J., for various drug and weapon offenses during an investigation that led to the seizure of $220,000 worth of heroin, cocaine and liquid cocaine, an AR-15 assault rifle and a 9mm ghost gun, both equipped with illegal high-capacity magazines. “We will continue to collaborate with our partners in Camden and throughout New Jersey to arrest the drug dealers who fuel addiction and violence with their criminal activity and who arm themselves with illegal weapons, like the ghost gun, assault rifle, and large-capacity magazines seized in this case,” said Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal. “More and more, we are seeing criminals arm themselves... Read more →

COLLEGE SOFTBALL: Rowan Sweeps Ramapo Faces Kean in Semifinals

ROWAN #1SOFTBALL SWEEPS #8 RAMAPO, 3-0 AND 6-3 IN NJAC QUARTERFINALS GLASSBORO, NJ – The top seed Rowan swept #8 Ramapo, 3-0 and 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) Softball Championship Tournament. The Profs (27-5) host the fourth seed Kean in the semifinals on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 7 and 8 in a best of three series. The games on Tuesday are at 2 and 5 p.m. and the if necessary game is on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Kean (23-7) defeated #5 William Paterson, 5-1 and 4-3 in the quarterfinals. Ramapo advanced from the first round with a 4-1 win over #9 Rutgers-Newark. The championship is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15. August pitched a complete game... Read more →