NEWS, SPORTS, COMMENTARY, POLITICS for Gloucester City and the Surrounding Areas of South Jersey and Philadelphia

FACE OF DEFENSE: Devil's Handler

by Jonathan Lally Devil took off like a bullet chasing his prey to protect his handler. The prey ran down the field, only to have Devil launch at him, ensnaring his arm in a vice-like grip full of sharp canine teeth. People from all over the world watched in utter silence, as the prey—better known as the decoy—attempted to dislodge Devil, but to no avail. A sharp command given, Devil immediately released the decoys arm,... Read more →

Albright College Students Named Global Scholars

Cohort of First Year READING, PA (10/03/2023)-- Throughout their entire first year, a cohort of 18 students will be living and learning together as Albright College Global Scholars. Lilly Adu-Botwe of Sicklerville, N.J. (08081). Adu-Botwe is a graduate of Timber Creek High School majoring in Crime and Justice at Albright. Gavin Curran of Bordentown, N.J. (08505). Curran is a graduate of Bordentown Regional High School majoring in Computer Science and Business Administration at Albright. Leon... Read more →

Philly Happenings and Events

Parkway Pals Storytime Next Tuesday, October 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., toddlers and their parents will be joined by the Free Library of Philadelphia for the last storytime of the fall in Sister Cities Park. Ms. Mary will lead an engaging hour of songs and movement that everyone can join in on. Family Saturdays Kids are invited to embrace their silly side as live entertainers offer unique programs and performances at Sister Cities... Read more →

Nationwide Test of EAS and WEA Systems Wednesday Starting at 2:20 PM

Release Date: October 3, 2023 source WASHINGTON -- FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) tomorrow, Oct. 4. The national test will consist of two portions, testing WEA and EAS capabilities. Both tests are scheduled to begin at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Oct. 4. The WEA portion of the test will be directed to... Read more →

CCPolice Searching for 14-Year-Old from Bergen Square

(Camden City, NJ)(October 3, 2023) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 14-year-old from Bergen Square. Icyes Wescott has been reported missing from her home on the 700 block of Spruce Street. She is described as a black female, 5’9”, 180 pounds, with brown eyes and red hair. She was last seen wearing a yellow shirt and blue pants. She is known to frequent Pyne Poynt Park, Centerville and North Camden.... Read more →

National Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day at the Pine Hill Middle School

PINE HILL, NJ (October 3, 2023)(CNBNews)--Wednesday, October 4, 2023, the Pine Hill Police Department will be taking part in National Walk, Bike & Roll to School Day at the Pine Hill Middle School, Dr. Albert Bean and John H. Glenn Elementary Schools. Officers will also be participating by riding Bike Patrol mountain bikes and greeting students as they arrive for the school day. Officers will be assisting students at the front of each building with... Read more →

Citadel Credit Union & SEPTA Offering Free Rides to Homeward Bound Phillie Fans

Service From NRG Station at Sports Complex on October 3 and 4 ( PHILADELPHIA (October 3, 2023)(CNBNews) – SEPTA and Citadel Credit Union are helping the Philly Phaithful get to and from the National League East Wild Card games at Citizens Bank Park by offering extra service and free rides home on the Broad Street Line. For the Wild Card Series against the Florida Marlins, Citadel is sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station. The... Read more →

PA Legislators and Casino Owners Debate Proposed Regulations of Skill Games

Tensions flare over skill games regulation By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square image courtesy of (The Center Square)October 3, 2023) — Tensions flared between the casino industry and lawmakers during a hearing Monday that explored regulating skills games in Pennsylvania. Parx Casino Board Chairman Bob Green drew the ire of Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Williamsport, when he told the Community, Recreation and Economic Development Committee that the scourge of skill games posed an “existential... Read more →

Attention Camden County Residents, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Oct. 14

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – On Saturday, Oct. 14, Camden County will be holding the final household hazardous waste collection of the year. During these collections, county residents can bring hazardous materials not suited to be thrown out into the regular garbage, such as antifreeze, oil-based paints, weed killer, household cleansers, and more. Saturday’s collection will be held at the Camden County Public Works Complex at 2311 Egg Harbor Road in Lindenwold from 8:30 a.m. to... Read more →

Rowan's Fara Named NJAC Football Offensive Player of the Week

PITMAN, NJ -- James Fara has been selected the New Jersey Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week as the league announced its weekly awards. The senior scores his second career honor and first this season from the NJAC as Fara ran for a career-high 203 yards on 23 carries along with two TDs against #9 Johns Hopkins on Saturday. The senior added a 74-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Fara... Read more →

Sushi Suite Grand Opening Thursday in Fishtown

WITH THE ART OF OMAKASE AND EXCLUSIVE NEW SUSHI SPEAKEASY * SimpleVenue expands to Philadelphia with three new concepts to start, more to come * Philadelphia, PA - The art and intimacy of the omakase experience comes to Fishtown with the grand opening of Sushi Suite. SimpleVenue, in partnership with Glu Hospitality, will open Sushi Suite in Philadelphia's hottest food neighborhood on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 1832 Frankford Avenue. Guests will enter through the... Read more →

Widener University's Students Honored Outstanding Work in SURCA program

CHESTER, PA (10/03/2023)-- Widener University's 14th-annual Summer Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (SURCA) Symposium was held Friday, Sept. 22, 2023. The research projects represented a variety of academic disciplines and showcased Widener's robust undergraduate research opportunities. Ten students and the faculty advisors who worked with them were honored for having the best presentations and research. Winners included: Emily McHenry of Mullica Hill, NJ, 08062 was recognized in the Biochemistry category for the project,"Developing a procedure... Read more →

Jefferson Health Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three Jefferson Health Department of Nursing employees in New Jersey received annual Nursing Scholarships through the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. The three — all employed at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees aspiring for a Bachelor of Science in... Read more →

FEMA to Conduct Nationwide Test of Emergency Systems Wednesday

Dorothy Philbin | CNBnews GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 3, 2023)--A nationwide test of the emergency and wireless alert systems will be conducted Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at 2:20 Eastern Daylight Time, when a message will be sent to all cellphones, televisions, and radios, according to The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) issued a news release titled "THIS IS A TEST of a National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed." A similar message... Read more →

Deptford Man Arrested and Charged in Gloucester Township Stabbing

Gloucester Township, N.J.- Detectives have arrested and charged a man in reference to a stabbing last night in Gloucester Township, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Gloucester Township Police Chief David Harkins. On Sunday, October 1, 2023, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Gloucester Township Police Department officers responded to the La Bonne Vie neighborhood for a report of a male stabbed. Upon arrival, officers located a 26-year-old male suffering from stab wounds. The victim... Read more →

The Coast Guard’s hidden role in protecting the Chesapeake Bay

By Chief Petty Officer Cynthia Oldham and Petty Officer 3rd Class Kimberly Reaves Saving mariners in distress is a primary Coast Guard mission - and what the sea service is most known for. Behind the scenes, though, Coast Guard members protect and secure our ports and waterways across a variety of missions that safeguard the flow of commerce into communities. More than 95 percent of cargo entering the United States arrives by ship, and ports... Read more →

**Update to the Ben Franklin School bus stop incident**

MONDAY, October 1, 2023 The Pennsauken Police Department released the following information pertaining to the Ben Franklin School bus stop incident. This is an update to the incident that occurred on today’s date at the Ben Franklin Elementary School bus stop. At this time, it is not confirmed that the suspect attempted to lure any children into his vehicle. However, due to the suspicious nature of the encounter, the incident is still under investigation by... Read more →

Jefferson Health Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Cherry Hill, NJ (October 2, 2023) — Three Jefferson Health Department of Nursing employees in New Jersey received annual Nursing Scholarships through the Magnet®-designated healthcare organization. The three — all employed at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital — were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson’s mission, vision, and values. Each year, Jefferson offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry-Level Non-RN Scholarship, open to all clinical and non-clinical employees... Read more →

Public Invited to Attend Gloucester City Sail Open House

Being Held as Part of Camden County History Month photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (Ooctober 2, 2023)(CNBNews)--—Gloucester City Sail organization invites the public to join them for an Open House on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10-11:30 a.m. at Freedom Pier, 101 S. King Street, Gloucester City, NJ. The event will feature a free family-friendly dockside tour of the Schooner followed by an optional public sail. Tickets for the public sail are available online and... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Diligence on the Delaware

PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNews)--Crewmembers from Coast Guard Station Philadelphia stand aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small, September 13, 2023, while moored at the docks of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Philadelphia. Station Philadelphia's crew is responsible for search and rescue, law enforcement, maritime security, and protecting critical infrastructures in and around Delaware Bay. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) By Petty Officer 3rd Class Carmen Caver Nestled along Philadelphia’s waterfront, Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is charged with... Read more →

Video: American Bandstand, filmed in Philly (1963)

PHILADELPHIA PA, NOVEMBER 1963(CNBNews)- In the early years of the show, there were strict dress codes for both the gents and the ladies. The females were required to wear a blouse and skirt and were not allowed to wear dungarees. Boys, on the other hand, had to wear suit jackets and ties. In the accompanying picture, most girls are seen sporting a "BeeHive" hairdo, while the boys' hairstyle was referred to as a "Peter Gun",... Read more →

CNB Hunting: Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Contest, Deadline Nov. 3

The Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest is Now Open Original artwork can be submitted until November 3, 2023; this will be the final year of the contest Gerry Putt won the 49th Annual Maryland Migratory Game Bird Stamp Design Contest in 2022 with his stunning painting of three American wigeon Artists are invited to submit their original works for the 50th Maryland Migratory Game Bird stamp design contest through November 3, 2023. This... Read more →

Pennsylvania moves toward criminalizing xylazine

Registered nurse Kathy Lalli treats Ellwood Warren's injuries at the Kensington Hospital wound care outreach van, parked in the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, Tuesday, May 23, 2023. In humans, xylazine can cause breathing and heart rates to drop. It’s also linked to severe skin ulcers and abscesses, which can lead to infections, rotting tissue and amputations. Experts disagree on the exact cause of the wounds, which are much deeper than those seen with other injectable... Read more →

GFWC Woman's Club of Runnemede Flea Market and Mini Basket Auction, Oct. 14

RUNNEMEDE, NJ (October 1, 2023)(CNBNews)--The GFWC Woman’s Club of Runnemede, a chapter of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, is hosting its annual Flea Mart and Mini Basket Auction on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at the Harry Williams Community Center, located 2 Broadway in Runnemede, New Jersey from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The flea mart will feature dozens of vendors selling household items, collectibles, and... Read more →

CG Officer from Jersey City, Receives LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – Lt. j.g. Melanie Arroyave, an officer stationed at Coast Guard Sector Virginia, was awarded the 2023 LATINA Style Distinguished Military Service Award during the National LATINA  Symposium held in Arlington, Virginia Sept. 21. This recognition commemorates her outstanding achievements and unwavering commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Coast Guard and the broader community. Arroyave, a native of Jersey City, New Jersey, has consistently demonstrated exemplary dedication and leadership as a... Read more →

Brandywine Zoo Welcomes Baby Crowned Lemur

A Happy Birth Announcement for a Globally Endangered Species The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Controland Brandywine Zoo are excited to announce its newest addition, a baby Crowned lemur, which recently was welcomed into the zoo. The lemur baby was born to Sophie and Kipp, Crowned lemurs that came to and were paired at the Brandywine Zoo in October 2020 as part of an Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Species Survival Plan... Read more →

Rowan Women's Soccer Notches 3-1 NJAC Win

NEWARK, NJ -- Rowan picked up a 3-1 victory at Rutgers-Newark Saturday evening in a New Jersey Athletic Conference contest. Second-half goals from Olivia Giordano and Mackenzie Clement broke a 1-1 tie as the Profs stay unbeaten in NJAC play. Goalie Calista Burke saw seven shots and made two saves on the night. The Scarlet Raiders' Katie McLaughlin recorded six stops. Rutgers-Camden struck first in the game's opening minutes as Mariana Valencia struck after a... Read more →

17-Year-Old Na'Quan McCray of Camden City Missing

(Camden CITY, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 17-year-old from Centerville. Na’Quan McCray has been reported missing from his home on the 700 block of Ware Street. He is described as a black male, 5’10”, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He was last seen wearing black pants, a black and gray “static” shirt, a black mask and black Under Armour boots. He is known to frequent... Read more →

12-Year-Old from East Camden Missing

(Camden City, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is looking for a missing 12-year-old from East Camden. Jamaya Miller has been reported missing from her home on the 1200 block of East State Street. She is described as a black female, 5’5”, 120 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants and black shoes. She is known to frequent Centennial Village, Whitman Park and the... Read more →

Omnibus Juvenile Justice Reform Bill Finally Moves Out of Committee

Over Two Years Since Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Taskforce Recommendations Release, Juvenile Law Center heralds the passage and urges the House and Senate to act on behalf of children in the Commonwealth. Pennsylvania State House, Harrisburg, Pa. (CNBNews files) Philadelphia, PA (September 27, 2023) – Today the Pennsylvania House Judiciary voted HB 1381, Representative Dan Miller’s Juvenile Justice Reform omnibus package, out of committee and to the full House floor. The move represents the most action... Read more →

GCHS Accepting Nominations for Hall of Fame

Gloucester Catholic High School Hall of Fame Now Accepting 2024 Nominations Gloucester Catholic High School is soliciting nominations for the 2024 Hall of Fame now through December 1. The inductees will be honored at the annual Hall of Fame event which will take place on April 23, 2024. Please submit nominations via the new Online Nomination Form. The link is below and can also be found on the school website ( Click Here or on... Read more →

Illegal Immigrant from Honduras Arrested in Baltimore on 9 Counts of Child Molestation

BALTIMORE — Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Baltimore apprehended an undocumented noncitizen convicted of four counts of first-degree child molestation and five counts of second-degree child molestation against a Rhode Island minor. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Criminal Apprehensions Program arrested the 49-year-old Honduran national near his residence in Columbia on Sept. 18. “This undocumented sex offender has been convicted of nine different counts of sexual abuses against a minor,” said ERO Baltimore acting Field... Read more →

October Events in Camden County

Fall Food Truck and Craft Fair Festival Camden County Technical Schools will be sponsoring a Fall Food Truck and Craft Fair Festival on Saturday, October 7th from 11 AM to 5 PM, located at the Gloucester Township campus, 343 Berlin Cross Keys Road, Sicklerville, NJ. Rain date for severe weather is October 8th. All are invited to attend this family-friendly event. FREE admission and parking. There will be 12 assorted food trucks, 80 crafters &... Read more →

Rutgers Holding a Food Business Basics Service For Early Stage Entrepreneurs

The Food Innovation Center at Rutgers is having a Food Business Basics session for early-stage entrepreneurs on Thursday, November 2, 2023, from 8:00 am – 5:30 pm at the Rutgers Eco Complex, 1200 Florence Columbus Road, Bordentown, NJ 08505. Food Business Basics is a unique opportunity for food entrepreneurs to learn critical aspects of entering or growing their business in the prepared food and beverage industry. Attendees will be in front of movers and shakers... Read more →

Iowa's Betting Blitz: A Deep Dive into the Sports Betting Action

Iowa has firmly entrenched itself as a frontrunner in the U.S. sports betting landscape. Since the repeal of the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) in 2018, the Hawkeye State has been quick to jump on the opportunity to capitalize on this multibillion-dollar industry. This deep dive aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the sports betting action in Iowa, from its legislation to the betting venues and economic impact. Legislation and Licensing When... Read more →

Dwelling Fire in Glendora, Two People Displaced

GLENDORA, NJ (SEPTEMBER 30, 2023)(CNBNews)--On Friday, September 29, 2023, at approximately 9:45 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to the 400 block of Main Street located in the Glendora section of Gloucester Township for a report of a dwelling fire. Arriving officers found smoke and flames coming from the residence. The fire was called in by a neighbor walking their dog. Gloucester Township Fire Departments from Glendora, Chews Landing, Blackwood, along with Bellmawr, Runnemede,... Read more →

Sunday, Pumpkin Festival in Downtown Blackwood

Sunday, October 1, 2023, the annual Pumpkin Festival will be occurring in Downtown Blackwood. The festival begins at 11:00am and ends at 4:00pm. From 9:00am to 6:00pm the Black Horse Pike will be closed between Church Street and West Lake Ave. To detour around the event please utilize Church Street/Blackwood Clementon Road to Erial Road to Davistown Road. Alternately you can utilize West Church Street to Barnsboro Road to Woodbury Turnersville Road to Lakeland Road... Read more →

What Kinds of Bookie Software are Available to US Residents?

Bookie software is also known as sports betting software or oddsmaker software. This is a type of technology that allows online sportsbooks to operate. The term bookie is short for bookmaker. You can learn more about this if you click here. The technology assists bookies in accepting wagers for sporting events, setting the odds in different sporting events, and paying out any winnings to bettors. Bookies make money by charging a vigorish, also known as... Read more →

Joseph Manuel Chutz of Elmer

Elmer – Born on September 12, 1977 in Seville, Spain, and passed away on September 12, 2023. Age 46. Cherished father of Chase, Hunter, and Liam. Loving son of Josefa Lopez (Jeff) Brophy and the late Douglas Chutz. Beloved brother of Jaime (Lisa Napoli) Chutz and Christina (Daniel) Carroll, and brother-in-law to Tara. Joseph was a very talented artist and enjoyed learning about history. He loved exploring in nature and going on adventures. He is... Read more →

Navy and Marine Corps Week Sets Sail for the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

By Lt. Omari Faulkner, U.S. Navy, Navy Office of Community Outreach Philadelphia, PA (September 30, 2023)(CNBnews)--The Department of the Navy is bringing Navy/Marine Corps Week to the Philadelphia metropolitan area Oct 9-15, 2023. More than 200 visiting Sailors and Marines from across the nation are set to visit the cities of Philadelphia and Camden, N.J., and discuss why the Department of the Navy matters to the area. While each service hosts programs designed to educate... Read more →

Responding to ShotSpotter Activation Camden Cops Locate Man Seriously Wounded

Camden City, N.J. (September 29, 2023)(CNBNews)- Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a man last night in Camden, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. CNBNews graphic file On Thursday, September 28, 2023, at approximately 9:03 p.m., Camden County Police Department officers responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the area of the 1000 block of Liberty Street in Camden. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering... Read more →

Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen say this is no way to run a railroad

Sat., Sept. 30, NJ Transit to celebrate 40 years with VIPs riding in historic rail cars. Protesting locomotive engineers will ask riders questions about the rail agency’s current policies and future. Transit agency spends $440+ million on lavish new and unnecessary executive offices while engineers haven’t had a raise since 2019. BAY HEAD, N.J. - On Saturday, September 30, NJ Transit will celebrate its history by packing a 40th Anniversary Express with rail buffs, VIPs... Read more →

Unibet to Sponsor Free Rides Home on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line

...After Every Eagles Game Free rides begin at halftime and run for two hours post-game, or until the last scheduled train departs; contactless credit card payment options now available PHILADELPHIA (September 28, 2023) –Throughout the regular season, Unibet, an official casino and sportsbook partner of the Philadelphia Eagles, will help Eagles fans get home safely after each Eagles home game by sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. NRG Station... Read more →

13th Annual Cooper Red Hot Gala Raised Nearly $4M

September 25, 2023 | L-R: Anthony J. Mazzarelli, MD, JD, MBE, co-CEO of Cooper; Philip A. Norcross, Esq., Chairman of The Cooper Foundation Board; George E. Norcross III, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Cooper University Health Care and MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper; Kevin M. O’Dowd, JD, co-CEO of Cooper. (CAMDEN City, N.J) – The Cooper Foundation has raised nearly $4 million for its 13th Annual Red Hot Gala, setting a new... Read more →

Former Gloucester City Resident Involved in Motorcycle Accident; Prayers Are Needed

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews Dave Devine, a former Gloucester City resident and a Gloucester High alumnus, Class of '76, was involved in a serious motorcycle accident in Georgia last Saturday night, September 23. According to his brother Gary, Dave was driving his Harley Davidson when he hit something in the road. As a result, he went over the motorcycle handlebars and traveled 50 feet before hitting a tree. He suffered five broken ribs,... Read more →

Exelena Budd, of Gloucester City, age 92

Gloucester City – On September 27, 2023. Age 92. (nee Hartman) Loving wife of the late Joseph Michael Budd. Cherished mother of Theresa Lynn (Douglas) Morrone, Jacqueline Budd, William Budd, and Jeanine Marie (Robert) Ayes. She was predeceased by her children, Janet Lee Long, Robert Budd, Kathleen Matlack, Joseph M. Budd, III, and Lisa Ann Budd. Beloved sister of Edna Jackson and the late Albert Hartman. She was predeceased by her parents, Karl Hartman and... Read more →

Jake’s Place in Cherry Hill to close temporarily for renovations 

(Cherry Hill, NJ) – More than 10 years ago, the Commissioners worked with the community and the Cummings family to build an all-inclusive playground, Jake’s Place, in the John Adler Memorial Park at Challenge Grove. That park grew into one of the busiest playgrounds in Camden County’s extensive parks system. Since the volume and use has grown over the years and the park has become a destination for the public, the board is investing in... Read more →


GCHS Homecoming Game this Saturday @ 11am! Hi All, Hope is everyone is doing well and we wanted to invite all of you to the Homecoming game vs Wildwood at 11 amand not 12 at Gloucester High School. Hope to see everyone there! Thank you and as always Roll Rams!!! Read more →