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

Two Woodbury Police Officers Injured Today During Arrest of Violent Suspect from Camden

WOODBURY, NJ (JANUARY 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Today, Friday, at approximately 6:35 A.M., officers from the Woodbury Police Department were dispatched to a residence on Glover Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival, they discovered a male actively assaulting a female inside the residence. CNBNews graphic files Woodbury officers immediately intervened with the male, armed with a knife. Officers attempted to take the male into custody, resulting in the individual violently resisting and injuries being sustained by two Woodbury officers. Woodbury Heights and West Deptford police officers responded and assisted in taking the male successfully into custody. The suspect has been identified as 34-year-old Ilyas K. Ahmad of Camden City. The two Woodbury Officers, injured in the arrest and Ahmad, were transported to Inspira Hospital, Mullica Hill for treatment. All have since been released. As a result of the initial dispute and subsequent encounter with police officers, Woodbury Police, Ahmad has been charged with... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Respond to Armed Handgun Alert

BLACKWOOD, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On Friday, January 27, 2023, at approximately 1:53 pm, Gloucester Township Police responded to the area of Autumn Ridge Apartments in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey for the report of an argument where it was reported that one subject was believed to be armed with a handgun. While officers were responding to the call, it was reported that the suspect fled on foot. Surrounding schools were then placed in a secure protocol for the safety of the students. Officers contacted a victim who stated one subject was seen with a handgun. Police set up a perimeter within the Autumn Ridge Apartment complex and called a K9 Officer to the scene to assist with a track. No suspects were taken into custody at this time, and this case is currently an active investigation. If anyone has additional information or knowledge of similar incidents, please call 9-1-1,... Read more →


GCHS's Mike Hoffner, Dec.'s Catholic Star Herald Athlete

Mike Hoffner Gloucester Catholic High School, Gloucester City Ice Hockey Rams Mike Hoffner (Catholic Star Herald photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --Already one of the steadiest defensemen in South Jersey, Mike Hoffner has added a scoring touch in his senior season. The Gloucester Catholic rearguard scored four goals and added two assists as the Rams took on the best competition in the area and emerged with a 3-2-1 record during the month of December. Hoffner scored a pair of goals in the season-opening 7-3 victory over Pope John on Dec. 12 and began the season on a three-game goal-scoring streak. THE COMPLETE LIST HERE Read more →


Joshua Adam Speed Memorial Serivice Feb. 19

On December 27, 2022, at the young age of 37. Of Gloucester City, NJ. Beloved son of Sue Ellen Bryant (Bradley) and Bryan A. Speed (Veronica); beloved fiancée of Tina Micallef; loving brother of Jennifer Alexander, Jessica Ferini; cherished uncle of Cassidy, Rowan, Sam, Jack and Violet. Josh honored his country serving in the US Army for seven years, including two tours of duty in Afghanistan. He was presently working as a city carrier assistant with Camden Carrier Annex in Camden, NJ and previously had his own route with the Fontana Post Office in CA. Josh was an avid video gamer, liked to draw, very into anime, and recording duets with his love Tina for fun. He loved music and making his friends and family laugh. Growing up he was very involved with organized sports and enjoyed playing on the baseball team on base while in the Army. Joshua was... Read more →


Russell J. Folk, 57, of Gloucester City

On January 21, 2023. Age 57. Of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Camden, NJ he was the son of the late Gilbert L. and Pearl M. (Mills) Foulke. Russell is survived by his beloved wife, Madia Hodge-Foulke; loving children, Michael Hodge, Jaqueline Hodge, Stephanie Hodge; cherished grandchildren, Giovanni, Isabella, TJ. He was also survived by his brother, Gilbert Foulke; sisters, Sharon Foulke, Linda Foulke and many nieces and nephews. Russell honored his country by serving in the U.S. Navy. He later worked as a maintenance man with Korman Suites Apartments in Clementon, NJ. Memorial services is be announced at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Russell J. Foulke. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


*Gcity's Mayor Community Prayer Breakfast Tickets $15

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 2, 2023)--The Mayor's Community Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Gloucester City Ministerium and the Gloucester City 400th Celebration Committee, will be held on Saturday, January 28. The event is being held at Elizabeth's Ballroom, Highland Blvd., and Sylvan Avenue starting at 9 AM. Tickets are $15. Read more →


CNB Student Spotlight: University of Maryland Global Campus

ADELPHI, MD (01/26/2023)-- University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) graduated more than 7,600 students worldwide in fall 2022. Students from all 50 states, five U.S. territories, and 18 countries earned UMGC degrees. More than 2,200 graduates attended "Grad Walk" in Adelphi, Md., an in-person experience designed to place the spotlight directly on graduates and their achievements while helping protect the health and safety of their guests and the university community. Donna Lea Vigil of Medford, NJ, Associate of Arts in General Studies Scott Flowers of Clayton, NJ, Associate of Arts in General Studies Kate Egan of Shamong, NJ, Bachelor of Arts in English Joseph Abraham VigilIV of MEDFORD, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Digital Media and Web Technology Erik Maurice Burton of Mt Laurel, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Computer Networks and Cybersecurity Kassandra Lopez of Willingboro, NJ, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Shannon Rachel Moseley of Atlantic city,... Read more →


Thomas J. Ferrese, 79, of Haddon Heights

Haddon Heights – On January 22, 2023. Age 79. In the loving and devoted care of his wife and children. Cherished husband of 51 years to Donna A. (nee Barbuto) Ferrese. Loving father of Frank T. Ferrese, Craig R. (Kelley) Ferrese, Robert S. Ferrese and Jessica R. (Timothy) Newkirk. Devoted grandfather of Paige Ferrese, Craig T. Ferrese, Thomas V. Ferrese, Frank S. Ferrese, Robert J. Newkirk and Ava M. Newkirk. Dear brother of Marie (late Fred) Grimaldi, Jeanne (Thomas) Zdanowicz and Kathy (Charles “Budd”) Osborne. Predeceased by his sister Rosemarie and her husband, Frank Percacciante. Beloved brother-in-law of John D. (Peggy) Barbuto and Susan B. (Jim) Classick. Tom was born and raised in Utica, New York. He attended and graduated from Proctor High School in Utica, NY. Tom graduated from New York State Maritime College with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He continued his education with a Master Degree... Read more →


SingStrong A Cappella Festival Returns to Adelphi PAC

GARDEN CITY, NY (01/25/2023) The audience favorite SingStrong A Capella Festival returns to the Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) stage for its 18th international a cappella festival on Friday, February 3 through Sunday, February 5. Five completely different concerts and two days of classes and competitions will showcase nothing but the human voice, performing pop, jazz, rock, musical theater, barbershop, doo-wop, beatbox and beyond. The Pitch Perfect films and Pitch Slapped Lifetime television series provide a glimpse into the real-life a cappella concerts presented at SingStrong. The weekend starts Friday, February 3rd at 7PM with ACA-IDOL where Pro & Collegiate a cappella groups compete for a $1,000 first prize. Special performances by Broadway Records recording artists, Blue Jupiter and YouTube sensations Backtrack round out the night. ACA-Celebrities judge live while the audience votes by cell phone. The 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, February 4, features high school groups competing... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police DSgt. Mario Straccialini retires

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (January 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Effective January 1, 2023, DSgt. Mario Straccialini retired from the Gloucester Township Police Department after 24 years of honorable service as a full-time Gloucester Township Police Officer. DSgt. Straccialini served two years as a part-time Class I Special Law Enforcement Officer from 1997 -1999. He was hired as a Gloucester Township Police Officer on January 25, 1999. DSgt. Straccialini served as a Patrol Officer, Field Training Officer, and Temporary Investigator in the Narcotics Unit from October 23, 2003, until April 15, 2004. He again served as an Investigator in the Special Investigations Unit from June 7, 2005, and was appointed a Detective in the unit on January 1, 2008. On April 30, 2012, he was assigned as a Task Force Officer of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration while continuing to serve in the Special Investigations Unit for 6 ½ years. On September 10, 2018,... Read more →


Sierra Club Urges NJ for Effective Non-Lethal Bear Management 

Today the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife held a public hearing on their Comprehensive Bear Management Policy and Amendments (CBBMP). On November 15, 2022, the Governor enacted a new Comprehensive Black Bear Management Policy (CBBMP) through emergency rulemaking. An approved CBBMP is required for a bear hunt to occur. The New Jersey Sierra Club opposed the emergency rulemaking and bear hunt and urge the Murphy Administration for stronger non-lethal management efforts. Anjuli Ramos-Busot released the following statement: “The New Jersey Sierra Club strongly urges Governor Murphy to keep his commitment to end black bear hunts and instead continues to use effective non lethal management practices. “We recommend that NJ DEP’s non-lethal management plan include requirements for bear proof containers in bear country and provide financial support for municipalities to pay for them. Human-bear conflicts are greatly influenced by human behaviors associated with food and waste management and the abundance... Read more →


Wharton State Forest Visitor/Vehicle Use to be Released

NJDEP SET TO RELEASE RESULTS OF DURING FEBRUARY 8 VIRTUAL PUBLIC MEETING Participants are Encouraged to Pre-Register to Ensure Ample Opportunity to be Heard (23/P6) TRENTON – Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette announced today the Department of Environmental Protection will present the results of its Wharton State Forest Visitor and Vehicle Use Survey and gather public input during the second in a series of virtual public meetings on the development of a plan for public access while protecting natural resources and ensuring public safety in the state forest. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is strongly recommended due to expected high public interest. The DEP is committed to robust public input as it develops a long-term plan that considers multiple user interests while protecting the sensitive ecosystems and cultural resources found within Wharton State Forest, the largest tract in the New Jersey State Park System.... Read more →


CC Health Department Confirms Rabid Raccoon in Lawnside

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a sick raccoon removed from the Borough of Lawnside and has tested positive for rabies. On January 18, a passerby witnessed a sick raccoon in the area. The Animal Control Officer for Lawnside picked up the animal and it was submitted for rabies testing at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). The DHSS notified the Camden County Health Department this week that the animal was rabid. A “Health Bulletin” was distributed in the area that the raccoon was found. “Although rabies is a serious illness, it can be prevented by early treatment,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Health Department. “If you have been bitten or scratched by a wild animal it is important that you seek immediate medical attention.”... Read more →


Westville Residents Have A New Police Officer on Patrol

WESTVILLE, NJ (June 24, 2023)--The Westville Police department would like to welcome its newest member, Patrolman David Gaines. Ptlm. Gaines was sworn in last night during the borough’s council meeting. We wish him great success in his career here serving and protecting the residents of Westville! Read more →


Cooper University Health Care to hold virtual hiring events

(Camden CITY, NJ) – Cooper University Health Care in conjunction with the Camden County One Stop Career Resource Center will be holding a virtual hiring event on Friday, Jan. 27 and Wednesday, Feb. 1, to recruit for a variety of positions. On Friday, recruitment will be for clinical practice specialists, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants/medical practice assistants. On Wednesday, recruitment will focus on patient service representatives and customer service positions. “Cooper University Health Care is the leading academic health care system in our region,” said Commissioner Jon Young. “This is a wonderful opportunity for those looking for work to be recruited for this incredible organization. Cooper has a history of more than 130 years of service and is the largest employer in the Camden County.” Friday’s event runs from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesday’s runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. To register for Friday’s event visit... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Customers, Financial Help is Availble

More than 34,000 customers received over $88 million in assistance in 2022, and similar assistance is available to help pay bills now! MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Jan. 26, 2023) — Atlantic City Electric reminds customers who are struggling with energy bills to take action today to secure millions of dollars that remain available to help pay their energy bills. In addition to the payment arrangements and assistance Atlantic City Electric provides, the company supports customers in connecting them with federal, local and other funding that may be available to help meet their energy needs. “We are committed to helping every customer manage through difficult times, but we need customers who are struggling to reach out and take action, so we can connect them with available assistance,” said Morlon Bell-Izzard, senior vice president and chief customer officer for Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “We can do so much more for... Read more →


Rowan Women's Basketball Wins 4th in a Row, Defeats TCNJ; Rowan Men's Basketball Wins 8th in a Row

GLASSBORO, NJ (January 26, 2023)-- Rowan won its fourth game in a row as the Profs took down TCNJ, 60-45, in NJAC action at Esbjornson Gymnasium Wednesday night. Nicole Mallard netted a team-high 15 points while Grace Marshall scored nine of her 13 points in the final quarter. Dakota Adams was the top Rowan rebounder with eight, while Marshall handed out three assists as well. Leading 38-32 heading into the fourth, the Profs opened the stanza on a 10-0 run and held a double-digit cushion the rest of the way. Rowan held the Lions to just one three-pointer in the second half and turned 20 TCNJ turnovers into 18 points on the evening. For TCNJ, Izzy Leazier led the Lions with 16 points. Teammate Kaitlyn Deiter added nine points and a game-high 11 rebounds. The Profs hit just one field goal in its first 10 attempts to start the game,... Read more →


Law Enforcement Conducts Drug Raid in Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Gloucestercitynews file photo (July 2021) JANUARY 26, 2023--Authorities conducted a drug raid in the 300-unit block of Essex Street on Tuesday, January 24, 2023. Across the street from the residences is a used car dealer. The occupant of the home, Jacques Davis, 25, was arrested and charged with multiple drug offenses. On July 11, 2021, a shooting occurred in the same block. An 18-year was shot numerous times. Arrested for that crime was 19-year-old Camden City. Police said Joel K. Taylor shot the victim seven times. Taylor was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, witness tampering, and weapons offenses. (related Essex Street Residents Say Multiple Shots Fired at Victim; Authorities Slow to Release Information +++++ GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police and the Camden County Sheriff's Department conducted a search warrant on January 24, 2023 in the 300 unit block of Essex... Read more →


Suspect Allegedly Damaged PNC Bank Equipment in Gcity

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 26, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--The male pictured allegedly damaged some electronic equipment in the vestibule of the PNC Bank, 500 Monmouth Street, according to the police department. If anyone knows the individual contact Gloucester City Police Department's detective bureau at (856)456-7797. Editor's Note: The date and time of the incident were not released. Read more →


Atlantic City and Pennsylvania Casinos Deal with Staff Shortages

Atlantic City Casinos on the Boardwalk Certainly, casinos in Atlantic City and Pennsylvania are currently struggling with staff shortages. The problem is not affecting this business only but every other industry as well. In 2020, casino hotels recorded the sharpest decrease in workers in the private sector. Compared to job losses in other industries, the casino business recorded over 3.5 times more. Over 6,000 jobs lost in PA in 2020 In total, Pennsylvania online gambling and land-based casinos lost over 6,000 workers by the end of 2020 due to the pandemic. These are figures according to an annual report by the state’s gambling board. This accounted for almost 41% fewer workers compared to the close of 2019. Atlantic City casino workers' job losses were over 4,000 workers by the end of 2020. This was 21% fewer jobs than there were in 2019. Record growth in 2021 Even after the lockdowns... Read more →


CNB Travel Alert: I-76 eastbound Exit 1B/Route 42 southbound Exit 14/ Closed Thursday night

Closures necessary for drainage and tunnel work (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound and the Route 42 southbound ramp to Leaf Avenue/Creek road Wednesday and Thursday nights as the Direct Connect and Missing Moves projects advance in Bellmawr, Camden County. I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound CNBNews graphic file Beginning a 10 p.m. Thursday, January 26, until 5 a.m. Friday, January 27, the I-76 eastbound Exit 1B ramp to I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed and detoured. In addition, the two left lanes in the tunnel will be closed, with two lanes of traffic maintained in the tunnel overnight. These closures are necessary for work in the tunnel. The following detour will be in place both nights: I-76 eastbound Exit 1B to I-295 northbound detour Motorists traveling on I-76 eastbound wishing to take I-295... Read more →


*St. Mary's Parish Honoring Msgr. Bill Hodge, March 3

Shamrock Celebration FRIDAY, March 3, 2023 - 6:00 PM, Tickets: $30 MSGR. Edward B Lucitt Parish Hall (Gloucester Catholic Gymnasium) 333 Ridgeway Street Gloucester City...Honoring Monsignor William Hodge **Entertainment Featuring: The Susan and Gerard Band, with Susan Gillespie, the “Sweetheart of Mayo” with a special performance by the Jordan Hunt School of Irish Dance **Ticket price includes a delicious traditional Irish dinner, as well as dessert selection and beer and wine! Spirits are cash bar. **The event will also feature an “Irish Auction” with gift baskets, 50/50, and door prizes. Tickets: Purchase tickets online NOW or in person beginning January 30 at St. Mary’s Rectory, Carr’s Hardware, Sunshine Flowers and Gifts Read more →


*RETURNING TO HADDONFIELD THE SKIRMISH IN JUNE

THE SKIRMISH RETURNS TO HADDONFIELD ON JUNE 3, 2023 Revolutionary War Reenactment Brings South Jersey’s Colonial History to Life in Day-Long Event Haddonfield, NJ (January 3, 2023) – Today, Haddonfield’s popular revolutionary war reenactment and colonial festival announced the date for its annual event: The Skirmish will take place on June 3, 2023. The Skirmish brings history books to life with a day of Revolutionary War soldiers, horses, clashes between colonists and redcoats, family friendly programming, music, and important moments from South Jersey and Haddonfield’s history in the founding of the U.S. On Saturday, June 3, 2022, the British will invade Haddonfield and be challenged by Continental troops, just as they did 245 years ago -- in June 1778. Redcoats on horseback will charge, muskets will be fired, and the Continentals will try to “annoy” and slow down the redcoats before they head off to the Battle at Monmouth. The... Read more →


Attention: Newly Diagnosed Prostate Cancer Patients...Besides Radiation There Are Other Options Availabe

Related: HOORAY! MY 28 DAYS OF RADIATION ARE OVER: Prostate Cancer Diagnosis — Do You Really Know "All" Your Treatment Options? The American Brachytherapy Society finds many men diagnosed with Prostate Cancer are not presented with a highly effective minimally invasive treatment option: Prostate Brachytherapy Seed Implants. We live in an era of information overload, frequently confusing and contradictory. The challenge and difficult task of evaluating and understanding available treatment options for prostate cancer is not immune to this quandary. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer and is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates about 164,690 men will be diagnosed and about 29,430 men will die from prostate cancer in the United States in 2018.1 Prostate Cancer Facts Know... Read more →


Dimear Caraballo, 26, Charged with Shooting Camden City Man

Camden City, N.J.- A Camden City man has been arrested and charged for the fatal shooting of a man on Monday, January 23, 2023, reported Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay and Camden County Police Chief Gabriel Rodriguez. On Monday, January 23, 2023, the Camden County Police Department received a ShotSpotter activation for gunfire at 8:21 a.m. in the area of the 1100 block of Lansdowne Avenue in Camden City, New Jersey. Responding officers arrived at the scene and located a male victim, suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was identified as Mustapha Gbassa, 35, of Camden. Gbassa was transported to Virtua Hospital, and he was pronounced deceased at 8:31 a.m. Following an investigation by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide Unit and the Camden County Police Department, Dimear Caraballo, 26, was arrested on January 24, 2023, by the U.S. Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force... Read more →


Porsche Club of America Boardwalk Reunion Car Show; GHS Alum Wayne Fleger's Car One of the Top Auto's on Display

OCEAN CITY, NJ (January 26, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--The Porsche Club's third annual Reunion on the Boardwalk took place on October 15, 2022. The event is run by members of the Porsche Club of America (130,000 members largest single marque car club in the world). The Porsche 356 Registry owns Porsches 1949 to 1965 models. Wayne Fleger, a former Gloucester City resident and a graduate of Gloucester High School, Class of 62, was among those displaying their vintages. There were 360 cars at this event. The estimated value of these classic cars at this show was $35 million. Next year's event is set for October 14, 2023, on the Ocean City boardwalk. The public is invited to attend this free happening. Wayne Fleger had the hottest (1965-356SC) on the Boards that day (top and bottom) equipped with a 3.0-liter 911 engine and 915 transmission. Below, Wayne participated in a recent car show held... Read more →


Suzanne W. Crowell (nee Scanlan), age 77, of Gloucester City

Suzanne W. Crowell (nee Scanlan), age 77, of Gloucester City, NJ. Suzy passed away on January 20, 2023. Born in Atlantic City, NJ, on April 7th, 1945, she was the daughter of the late M. Ward and Eileen (McSherry) Scanlan. Devoted mother of Dean Crowell (Cathy), and cherished grandchildren Ben and Colin. She is also survived by her loving sisters, Eileen Rider, and Kathleen Deighan, and numerous nieces and nephews; beloved stepchildren, Dawn Martin (Mike), Chris Michaux, Linda Sachs (Steve) and multiple step-grandchildren; “soul sister” Peggy Lee. Suzy loved Theresa Lee, Rachael Cowgill, Steven Cowgill, Justin Cowgill and Dana Allen like family. Suzy retired after 35 years as a senior compensation analyst with Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden, NJ. She worked many years for Ferry Fence Company and Ferry’s Loading Dock. Suzy was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Gloucester City. She was... Read more →


Voorhees Residents Invited to Citizens Police Academy

SEE WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER Voorhees, NJ (01/24/2023): The Voorhees Police Department is excited to announce our 5th Citizen’s Police Academy which will begin on Thursday, 03/02/2023. Classes will meet every Thursday night from 6:30PM-9:30PM for 10 weeks. Graduation will be on 5/4/2023. The training will take place at our Police Headquarters and several off-site locations. This course will offer our residents an inside exclusive look at the training and behind the scenes activities that make the Voorhees Twp Police Department function in a professional, effective, and efficient manner. “This is yet another program that we feel will expand our community-based efforts. It will continue to keep open lines of communication and create a better understanding for the community about police officer operations, specifically here in Voorhees,” said Voorhees Twp Police Chief Louis Bordi. The course will cover: Firearms Simulator Training Crime Scene Investigation/Mock Crime... Read more →


NJ Congressman Donald Norcross Helps Food Bank to Secure $970,000 in Federal Funding

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today visited the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) to highlight nearly $1 million in federal funding that he secured in the FY23 omnibus funding package for the local nonprofit. The funding will be used to help increase food delivery services and decrease the food bank’s carbon footprint by purchasing hybrid delivery trucks and vans. “One in eleven children in New Jersey face hunger,” said Congressman Norcross. “And each year, the Food Bank of South Jersey is at the forefront of local efforts to ensure no child in South Jersey goes hungry. This funding will help the Food Bank reduce the amount of money it spends on fuel and increase its reach to needy families. I’m proud to have secured this funding for the Food Bank of South Jersey and will continue working in Congress to reduce food insecurity in our region... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Continuing Investigation into Five Homicides

PHILADELPHIA PA (JANUARY 25, 2023)(CNBNEWSNET)--Philadelphia Police announced today at a press conference that the investigation into the shooting of four victims on Monday, January 9 at 10 AM, in the 7300 block of Rowland Avenue is ongoing. Three of the four victims died. It was also announced the investigation into two other homicides on Huntington Park Avenue and on Torresdale Avenue is also continuing. Four people shot, three critically. Image courtesy of FoxNews 29 Quadruple Shooting/Triple Homicide—7300 Rowland Avenue On Monday, January 9, 2023, at approximately 9:57 P.M., Philadelphia Police responded to the 7300 block of Rowland Avenue for a person with a gun. Victim #1: An 18-year-old Hispanic male was located on the highway with multiple gunshot wounds to the body. PFD-Medic Unit pronounced the victim dead on the scene at 10:03 P.M. Victim #2: A 19-year-old Hispanic male was located on the highway with multiple gunshot wounds to... Read more →


How Philadelphia Union Can Bounce Back from Heartache in 2023 Season

CNBNews graphic file The Union had a breathtaking season in 2022, going unbeaten at home and thrilling fans with plenty of brilliant displays. However, it came to an agonizing end as they came up short against LAFC in the MLS Cup final. Despite bouncing back from 1-0 down to go score what looked like the winner in extra time, Union failed to secure the win, as LAFC scored an equalizer and grabbed a win through penalties. (By Dough4872 - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=121720076) Now, it’s on the team to rebuild and come back stronger for the 2023 season, which begins on February 25. You can bet on soccer games, including the MLS, at Betway US, and it looks like another exciting season. Each year the MLS gets better, and last season was a great example of that. The MLS Cup final was perhaps one of the most thrilling... Read more →


CNB Student Spotlight: University of Vermont Dean's List

Students Named to the BURLINGTON, VT (01/24/2023)-- The University of Vermont is proud to announce that the following local students have been named to the dean's list for the fall 2022 semester. Shane Skelly from Blackwood is majoring in Mathematics. Ella Baylor from Haddonfield is majoring in Environmental Sciences. Ann Haas from Haddonfield is majoring in Environmental Sciences. Cara Muller from Haddonfield is majoring in Environmental Sciences. Isabella Dekluyver from Haddonfield is majoring in Biologyand Spanish. Claire Decencio from Haddonfield is majoring in Professional Nursing. Rachel Forsman from Voorhees is majoring in Animal Sciences. Sophia Sinibaldi from Voorhees is majoring in Biological Science. Chloe Spence from Voorhees is majoring in Public Communication. Mia Reischer from Voorhees is majoring in Undeclared. Alana Dutcher-Hirsch from Marlton is majoring in Undeclared. Jennifer Nardello from Mount Laurel is majoring in Nutrition and Food Sciences. Lauryn Katz from Mount Laurel is majoring in Environmental Studiesand... Read more →


Attention Gloucester City Business Owners; $250,000 is Available in Assistance Capital Funds

GLOUCESTER CITY SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS The City of Gloucester has appropriated $250,000 of its federal Community Development Block Grant CARES Funds (CDBG-CV1) for the COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program. This program is being established to provide working capital funds to the community’s small businesses that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted. A. PROGRAM OBJECTIVES The Gloucester City, Small Business Assistance Program, has been established to provide working capital funds to community businesses economically impacted by the COVID-19 virus. The program component makes funds available for 120 days of verifiable working capital up to a grant ceiling of $7,500. CDBG Small Business Assistance funds may be used to assist Gloucester City retail, restaurants, entertainment, and nonprofessional service businesses with no more than 25 employees (full time equivalent positions) that were in business as of December 31, 2019. To be eligible, the business must have one employee, which can be... Read more →


Get Ready for Change in Your SNAP BENEFITS in March

(Camden City, NJ) – As the SNAP federal emergency allotment from COVID-19 is set to expire on March 1, households may see a change in monthly benefit amounts. During the COVID-19 pandemic, households received higher allotments for SNAP but on March 1, households will begin receiving their regular payments. Seeing that families and individuals continue to face difficulty affording food, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation in June 2022 to establish the State SNAP Minimum Benefit Program that ensured that SNAP recipients receive at least $50 per month in assistance when the federal emergency allotments end. New Jersey is the first state to set a minimum benefit, which required an $18 million investment of state funds. “These payments were and continue to be a lifeline for many New Jersey residents and families as the pandemic greatly impacted finances across the board,” said Commissioner Virginia Betteridge, liaison to the Camden County Board... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Free Abortion Pills For Some In NYC

By Bill Donohue | Catholic League President New York City Mayor Eric Adams is basking in pride now that some pregnant women can terminate their pregnancy for free. “For too long, health and health care has [sic] been centered around men. If men had periods…they would get a paid vacation. And if men could get pregnant, we wouldn’t see Congress trying to pass laws restricting abortion.” image courses of Minnesota Citizens Concern for Life How does Mayor Adams know that men can’t have periods? Many of those who share his politics don’t agree. In 2020, Tampax flatly said, “Not all people with periods are women.” Disney agrees, which is why in the children’s movie “Baymax,” they depicted a man buying tampons. How does Mayor Adams know that men can’t get pregnant? Many of those who share his politics don’t agree. In 2020, Harvard Medical School hosted a discussion on maternal... Read more →


NJ To Launch Expanded Potential Lead Exposure Mapping Tool

General Public, Health Officials, and Regulators Can Now Find Potential Lead Source Information in One Place TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey’s Department of Community Affairs (DCA), in partnership with the Department of Health (DOH) and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), today announced the launch of an expanded version of the Potential Lead Exposure Mapping or PLEM tool, which provides new publicly available data that indicate potential sources of lead exposure. The tool may be used by local health officers, community groups, and other members of the public to help identify the potential sources of lead exposure. The PLEM tool also will have multiple uses that will be phased in over time. Phase 1 will look specifically at lead paint in housing as a source of exposure while future phases will examine other indicators of childhood blood lead poisoning risk. The DOH provided funding from the Centers for Disease Control... Read more →


NJ Awards $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grants

PROJECTS WILL MITIGATE CARBON EMISSIONS BY ENHANCING URBAN AND NATURAL FORESTS AND RESTORING COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS (23/P3) TRENTON – New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Shawn M. LaTourette today announced the award of $24.3 million in Natural Climate Solutions Grants to local governments and nonprofits to create, restore, and enhance New Jersey’s green spaces and tree canopies in urban areas, salt marshes and forests. “With Governor Phil Murphy's vision and leadership, New Jersey is waging its fight against climate change on multiple fronts,” said Commissioner LaTouretteduring a ceremony in Trenton. “New Jersey will avoid the worst effects of our changing climate not only by reducing emissions of climate pollutants, but by investing in natural solutions that sequester carbon causing the extreme heat and flooding repeatedly striking our communities. Through DEP's nation-leading Natural Climate Solutions Grant Program, we will better support communities in their work to mitigate climate impacts – from... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students: DeSales University Students Fall 2022 Dean's List

CENTER VALLEY, PA (01/18/2023)-- The following DeSales University students made the Fall 2022 Dean's List. To qualify for Dean's List, a student must have a minimum 3.50 GPA on no fewer than 12 credit hours. Danielle DePre of Cherry Hill (08002) majoring in Nursing Kinjal Bhavsar of Columbus (08022) majoring in Medical Studies Amelia Smith of Glendora (08029) majoring in Criminal Justice Caitlyn Hoffman of Marlton (08053) majoring in Nursing Christian Donnelly of Medford (08055) majoring in Sport Management Lindsay Bednarek of Riverton (08077) majoring in Psychology Emma Laliberte of Sewell (08080) majoring in Homeland Security Alexis Hill of West Deptford (08086) majoring in Medical Studies Leanna Hobbs of Pennsauken (08109) majoring in Medical Studies Alexander Cullen of Galloway (08205) majoring in Medical Studies Megan Tierney of Northfield (08225) majoring in Medical Studies Samantha Marks of Ocean View (08230) majoring in Exploratory Studies William Pollick of Sea Isle City (08243)... Read more →


William F. Hambleton, Longtime Gloucester City Real Estate and Insurance Broker (February 20, 1927 – December 21, 2012)

WILLIAM F. HAMBLETON (January 3) February 20, 1927 – December 21, 2012. William died peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2012, in Elkton, MD, at the age of 85. In his own words, he departed this Earth, longing for very little that he had not experienced. His wife and only true love, the late Helen Louise Anderson, along with his children, grandchildren and great- grandchildren, were the centers of his life. A daughter, Gail Jeral, survives him, and husband Gary of Elkton, MD, son Mark Hambleton and wife Lisa of Hillsborough, NC; grandchildren Shannon Noon and husband Michael of Oaklyn; Jessica Magee of Philadelphia, PA; Shawn Jeral of New Orleans, LA, Rebecca and Jennifer Hambleton of Boone, NC., and great-grandchildren Ella and Lila Noon. He proudly served in the U.S. Air Force from 1944-47; graduated from Temple University BA in Business Administration; and was a Real Estate and Insurance Broker, Rotarian,... Read more →


Sadly We Mourn The Death of The Hudson Reporter

image courtesy of Unsplash.com "They pulled the rug out from under us," one staffer told NJ.com in this report. Apparently, employees learned that The Hudson Reporter chain of local weekly newspapers was shutting down Friday as they worked to finalize this week's editions. "Hudson Reporter staff members say Newspaper Media Group General Manager Brandon Chamberlain told the reporters, the managing editor and other members of the small staff in an online meeting the newspapers and its website was ceasing operations immediately, citing "revenue versus expenses." The Pennsauken-based Newspaper Media Group purchased the chain in 2018. Publications include "the Bayonne Community News and editions of the Hudson Reporter in North Bergen, Jersey City, Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken and West New York, as well as lifestyle magazines Bayonne — Life on the Peninsula, Jersey City Magazine and 07030 Hoboken." A reported 5 to 10 staffers are affected in this case, no word... Read more →


Watch Out, Weather Turning Nasty from Southern Plains to Northeast

Potent Winter Storm Brings Risk for Traffic Snarling Heavy Snow Across a 2000 Mile Stretch from Southern Plains to Northeast US; Dangerous Severe Thunderstorms and Localized Tornadoes Near Gulf Coast From AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Jonathan Porter: AccuWeather Global Weather Center - January 24, 2023 - AccuWeather meteorologists warn that a combination of heavy snow poorly timed with the morning or evening commute in many metropolitan areas can snarl traffic, lead to dangerous travel conditions and even highway chaos with the risk for some roads and highways to be nearly impassable, at least a time if numerous vehicle crashes occur. Meanwhile, the same storm will bring a significant risk for severe thunderstorms and localized tornadoes from Southeastern Texas to the Central Gulf Coast, including the Houston and New Orleans metropolitan areas. This is a potent storm intensifying quickly and the rate of snow will be notable in the heaviest bands –... Read more →


GUEST OPINION:

Chinese New Year Mass Murder: Media Focused on Misinformation & Left Wing Talking Points

Ignored Important Angles By Marc Ang The mainstream media once again displayed its glaring bias after the horrific Lunar New Year murders in Monterey Park. But sloppy journalism and loss of relationships with facts added to the embarrassment for them and left-wing politicians. While Chinese New Year was supposed to be a happy time, it turned into a bloodbath at a dance studio when a mass murderer, now revealed to also be of Asian descent, opened fire, killed 11 and wounded about ten more in Monterey Park. The perpetrator left in a white van to attempt to do the same at another dance studio in the neighboring city Alhambra. Fortunately, he was thwarted by a 26-year-old hero who had enough gun training to prevent an encore of what just happened in Monterey Park. The mainstream media will never cover some underplayed takeaways I want to explore that include the following:... Read more →


TAX TIPS:

Forgo fraud this tax season: IRS-CI issues tips to protect your wallet, identity  

PHILADELPHIA – With filing season officially underway, IRS Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI) reminds U.S. taxpayers to take extra steps to protect their identities and wallets when filing their taxes. “Beware of dishonest tax return preparers,” said Special Agent in Charge Yury Kruty. “These are tax return taxpayers who disregard their known duty to prepare accurate tax returns on behalf of their clients. Such tax return preparers have no problem putting their clients at risk for a profit.” Forgo fraud this filing season: Choose a tax preparer wisely. Look for a preparer who is available year-round. 2. Ask your tax preparer for their IRS Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). All paid preparers are required to have one. Don’t use a ghost preparer. They won’t sign a tax return they prepare for you. 4. Don’t fall victim to tax preparers’ promises of large refunds. If it’s too good to be true, it probably... Read more →


Christopher Bittner, age 30 of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City

Christopher Bittner, age 30 of Mantua, formerly of Gloucester City, passed away on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. He was born in Stratford and graduated from Gloucester City High School. He worked for Virtua Hospital in Voorhees. In his spare time he enjoyed playing the guitar, going to concerts, and his favorite rock band was Tool. He is survived by his father, Adam Wames & his wife Melissa; siblings, Jilian Fagan, Braydon Wames, Breanna Wames, Jacob Clark, Gage Guldin; and his grandfather, Reginald Bittner. He was predeceased by his mother, Dawn Bittner, and his grandparents, Dorothy Wames and Sharon Bittner. Arrangements are private. Memories and condolences can be shared at www.smithfhmantua.com Read more →


Suspects Charged With Scheme To Defraud The Pa Turnpike Of A Million Dollars In Tolls

U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Duvany Zambrano, age 43, of Hamilton, New Jersey, and Sergio Jara, age 37, of Allentown, Pennsylvania, were indicted on January 4, 2023, by a federal grand jury for defrauding the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that beginning in 2018, Zambrano, Jara and others began acquiring thousands of E-Z Pass transponders from retailers in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. They then registered the transponders using false personal information and false credit card information. They sold the transponders to truckers in the New Jersey area who travelled on the Pennsylvania Turnpike hauling materials. In doing so, the indictment alleges that Zambrano, Jara, and others avoided paying approximately $1,000,000 in tolls. The indictment was unsealed following Zambrano and Jara’s initial appearances. Defendants are... Read more →


Economical Changes that can be brought by BTC or other Cryptocurrencies in Costa Rica

As digital currencies continue to grow in popularity, more and more businesses are beginning to accept them as payment. This is especially true in Costa Rica, where Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are starting to have a significant impact on the economy. Visit bitindex prime for further information. Bitcoin is currently the most popular cryptocurrency, and it is being used by an increasing number of businesses in Costa Rica. For example, some restaurants and hotels now accept Bitcoin as payment, and there are even ATMs that dispense Bitcoin in some parts of the country. The use of Bitcoin is also growing in other areas of the economy. For instance, some real estate agents are now accepting Bitcoin as payment for property purchases. And, there are a growing number of investment firms that are beginning to invest in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. The impact of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is not just... Read more →


How can BTC make a Great Impact on the Economy of Hungary?

Bitcoin has the potential to revolutionise the economy of Hungary. Cryptocurrency could help the country reduce its dependence on the Euro and become more financially independent. Moreover, Bitcoin could also provide a way for Hungarian citizens to avoid inflation and protect their savings. Visit xbitcoin club for further information. Hungary is currently facing several economic challenges. The country has a large trade deficit and its government is highly indebted. In addition, Hungary is heavily reliant on the Euro, which makes it vulnerable to currency fluctuations. Bitcoin could help Hungary address these issues. The cryptocurrency could be used to pay for imports, thus reducing the trade deficit. Additionally, Bitcoin could be used to repay government debt. This would free up funds that could be used to boost the economy. Finally, Bitcoin could help Hungary protect its citizens from inflation. Bitcoin is still in its early stages of development. However, cryptocurrency has... Read more →


CNB SPOTLIGHT ON NJ COLLEGE STUDENTS: York College of PA Students Named to Dean's List for Fall 2022 Semester

YORK, PA (01/17/2023)-- More than 1400 students were named to the Fall 2022 Dean's List at York College of Pennsylvania. To be eligible for this honor, a student must be registered for at least 12 academic credit hours and earn a semester GPA of 3.50 or higher. Kimberly Bautista Ruiz of Vineland, a Class of 2025 Psychology major Zachary Brida of Shamong, a Class of 2023 Business Administration major Zachary Campo of Woodbury, a Class of 2023 Supply Chain Operations Management major Danielle Cassel of Cape May, a Class of 2023 Recreation Leadership major Erinn Doyle of Woodbury, a Class of 2024 Human Services major Alayna Ermi of Bordentown, a Class of 2026 Psychology major Joy Hoffecker of West Berlin, a Class of 2024 Literary and Textual Studies major Gabrielle Irizarry of Burlington, a Class of 2025 Human Resource Management major Briar-Rose Lemma of Cape May Court House, a Class... Read more →


11TH FREE ORGAN DAY SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2023

PRESENTED BY KIMMEL CULTURAL CAMPUS AND THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA Audiences of all ages are invited to FREE Philadelphia Orchestra concert with “Fred,” the king of all instruments and largest mechanical pipe organ in a concert venue in the U.S. PLUS, appearances from Philadelphia Ballet and Opera Philadelphia Lie onstage in Verizon Hall and feel the organ vibrations with “Organ Pumps” (Philadelphia, PA, January 19, 2022) –– The Kimmel Cultural Campus and The Philadelphia Orchestra are proud to work in association with the Philadelphia Chapter of The American Guild of Organists (AGO) to present the 11th Organ Day, a FREE, family-friendly event featuring the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ, on Saturday, February 25, 2023. “The Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ is a true highlight of Verizon Hall,” said Matías Tarnopolsky, president and CEO of The Philadelphia Orchestra and Kimmel Center, Inc. “We look forward to turning the spotlight on this majestic... Read more →


Catholic Charities Participating in NJ Annual Homeless Count

Catholic Charities of South Jersey will participate in the state’s 10th annual Point-in-Time count of the homeless from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1. During this time, community service providers and volunteers survey individuals and families experiencing homelessness to collect information about homelessness. This data is critical in demonstrating the need for more affordable housing, accessible resources and continued support. Catholic Charities of South Jersey will continue to play a pivotal role in this process in the counties it serves – Atlantic, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem – with staff and volunteers helping to conduct the survey. In addition, Catholic Charities is hosting a donation drive for the homeless who are surveyed in Camden County. To donate, visit catholiccharitiescamden.org/donationwishlist; all items will be delivered to the Camden office site. Items most needed include hand and foot warmers, scarfs, hats, gloves, bottled water, wipes, wash cloths, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand soap,... Read more →