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

Attention Brooklawn Residents! Dangerous Chemical Found in Borough's Drinking Water

Brooklawn Water Works Department 305 Town Center. (image courtesy of Google Street Maps) BROOKLAWN NJ (January 29, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)Brooklawn residents received the following notice about a serious problem with their drinking water on January 24. According to the alert, the Brooklawn drinking water has levels of Perfluorononanoic Acid (PFNA) that are above a drinking water standard. People who drink water containing PFNA over the MCL over time could experience problems with their liver, kidney; immune system; or, in males, reproductive system. For females, drinking water containing PFNA over the MCL over time may cause developmental delays in a fetus and/or an infant. * For specific health information, see https://www.nj.gov/health/ceohs/documents/pfas drinking%20water.pdf. Our water system violated a New Jersey drinking water standard, and as our customers, you have a right to know what happened, what you should do, and what we are doing to correct this situation. "Contact Mr. Ryan Gilles at 856-456-0750... Read more →


Letter from Lower Township Police Chief Lewis

Lower Township Police Department's Introduction to 2022 Report: The Lower Township Police Department has released its 2022 Annual Report (enclosed/attached). This report is attached or can be accessed on the Lower Township Police website, via the link below: The contents of this report contains statistics on police related activity to include: arrest data, total calls for service, productivity, and criminal activity in the year 2022. It provides the specific duties and responsibilities of our employees throughout the agency. The annual report also highlights the details of community-based initiatives and events that take place throughout the year. Lower Township Police Chief Kevin E. Lewis characterizes 2022 as a year of transformation, progression and improvement for the Lower Township Police Department. The Lower Township Police Department wishes to thank the community for its continued support. We look forward to 2023 and continue our pledge to provide the best police service available. +++++... Read more →


AG Investigation Reveals 12 Pennsylvania School Districts Hid $400 Million to Pass Tax Increases

By Anthony Hennen | The Center Square By Montgomery County Planning Commission The Center Square (The Center Square) – A dozen school districts in Pennsylvania exploited a legal loophole to raise millions of dollars in new taxes on the public without putting it to a referendum. In the process, they’ve hidden hundreds of millions of dollars in reserve funds that could cover school costs without raising taxes. The state auditor has warned that there are potentially more school districts who have done the same. The announcement, made during a press conference by Auditor General Timothy DeFoor, was based on an audit of a dozen schools across the state. “For years, there’s been concerns raised to us from the General Assembly and from residents about school districts who are raising taxes while seemingly having enough money in the reserves to cover any type of budget gaps,” DeFoor said. “For nearly a... Read more →


Mt. Laurel Heart Attack Victim Praises Bystanders and First Responders for Saving His Life

(MARLTON, N.J., January 25, 2023) When Kenneth Hogan ushered in the New Year, the Mount Laurel man thanked several strangers – and a chain of medical professionals – who enabled him to survive a severe heart attack. The 58-year-old was having breakfast with his wife and adult daughter at a Marlton restaurant in late November 2022, when he suddenly collapsed and became unresponsive. Staff and customers at The Kettle & Grille acted quickly, including a married couple who administered chest compressions. According to Ken’s doctors, this immediate action from well-meaning and well-trained bystanders likely saved his life. Within a few minutes, several first responders arrived, followed by a Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) from Virtua Health. He was treated at Virtua Marlton Hospital for a major heart attack, and continues to recover – even returning to work recently. Ken and his family reunited with the restaurant bystanders and medical professionals... Read more →


Kool & The Gang to Headline Jefferson Health – New Jersey 2023 Fundraising Gala

at Atlantic City’s Borgata on February 25, 2023 Tickets are Available Now Voorhees, NJ, January 17, 2023 – Community members are invited to wear their dancing shoes for a good cause! Tickets are now available for the Jefferson Health Foundation – New Jersey 2023 Gala, featuring Grammy Award-winning Kool & The Gang, on Saturday, February 25, at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa. Proceeds from this year’s Gala will benefit various Jefferson programs in New Jersey. Black tie optional. Seating will be confirmed on a first-paid, first-served basis. Must be 21 to attend. The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner, the concert and dancing begins at 7:30 p.m. Also, the “Giving Tank” – a program to encourage employee creativity in the use of Gala proceeds and philanthropic support for Jefferson NJ healthcare initiatives - will take place at the Gala, with a $25,000... Read more →


Katherine Clements, age 61, of Medford Pleads Guilty to Decades-Old Sex Assault

MEDFORD, NJ (January 27, 2023)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 61-year-old Medford Township woman pled guilty in Superior Court to sexually assaulting a young boy over several years beginning in the early 1980s. On January 20 in Mount Holly, Katherine Clements entered the guilty plea to Sexual Assault (Second Degree), which carries an incarceration period of up to 10 years. The Hon. Mark P. Tarantino, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for May 5. Under the plea agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, the judge will determine the length of her prison term. The investigation began in 2018 after the victim contacted the Medford Township Police Department to report the assaults. The investigation confirmed the victim’s allegation that the assaults occurred over a nine-year period. Additional details are being withheld to protect the identity of the victim. The lead investigator was Medford Township Detective Patrick Robey. Clements is being prosecuted by... Read more →


Kate Herlihy Scores 14 to Lead Rowan Over Ramapo

MAHWAH, NJ – Kate Herlihy scored a career-high 14 points to lead the Rowan women’s basketball team to a 54-41 win at Ramapo in NJAC action to give the Profs their fifth straight victory. Rowan is now 13-7 and 9-4 in the conference. Herlihy made 6-of-14 from the field and hit two three-pointers while Dakota Adams was the only other Prof in double figures with 10 points. Reagan Russo shot 6-for-8 from the foul line and Nicole Mallard made 3-of-5 field goal attempts to help the Profs. Rowan used two big runs in the second and third quarters to earn the win. Trailing 15-10, the Profs outscored the Roadrunners, 21-3, to take a 19-18 lead and would lead, 21-20, at halftime. In the third, Ramapo briefly regained the lead, 25-23, but Rowan went on a 16-0 run, that included six points from Russo and four from Herlihy, to take a... Read more →


Can Anyone Stop Rowan Mens Basketball ?

MAHWAH, NJ – Rowan led from the opening tip and by double-digits for most of the game as it picked up a 97-66 win over Ramapo in NJAC men’s basketball action. Marcellus Ross and Ja’Zere Ross had 17 points apiece to lead the Profs to their ninth straight win, improving to 17-3 and a perfect 13-0 in conference play. Ross connected on four three-pointers and Noel shot 7-for-15 from the field to top the Profs. Andrew Seager grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds to go along with 11 points with Hafeez Melvin adding 13 points and Damian Smith scoring 10. With just six minutes elapsed in the first half, the Profs had a 12-point lead, 16-4, after a three-pointer from Ross. Rowan expanded it to 20 points, 32-12, with 8:36 to play and held a commanding 51-29 at halftime. The Profs shot over 54 percent in the half, and made 7-of-11... Read more →


CNBNEWS DINING OUT: POSITANO COAST BY ALDO LAMBERI DEBUTS NEW MONTHTLY THEME BRUNCHES

STARTING WITH WIZARD OF OZ, 90S RETRO PARTY AND TOGA BRUNCH * New winter events also include new Wine and Whiskey on Wednesdays, Bubbles and Oysters on Fridays and Sunday Funday on Sundays PositanoCoast2022 by Adriano Martino Philadelphia, PA - Lions and tigers and brunch, oh my! Positano Coast by Aldo Lamberti invites you to journey to the wonderful land of Oz as they kick off a monthly theme brunch series and new weekly winter happenings. The award-winning Italian and seafood restaurant and bar will launch a new theme brunch each month starting with the Wizard of Oz Brunch on Sunday, January 29, 2023, from 11:30am to 3:00pm. The newly renovated lobby will be transformed into a scene out from the Emerald City with a 20-foot long yellow brick road, full size movie cut-outs and a special backdrop perfect for selfies and photos. Special Oz themed cocktails will be pouring... Read more →


Vital Advantages of Litecoin Casinos 

Crypto casinos have become increasingly popular over the last few years. This incredible popularity is due to several factors, including that cryptocurrency casinos offer superior services compared to their counterpart. These new platforms provide prizes and generally give users more privacy. It should be no surprise that crypto casinos are the most widely used cryptocurrency casino. The most well-known cryptocurrency currently is Bitcoin, which has a market cap of $650 billion (the total value of all other active coins). However, since this isn't the only choice and as competition in the market grows, more individuals are looking for alternatives. An example of these alternatives is Litecoin (LTC). Litecoin, a $10 billion cryptocurrency, was developed in 2011 by Charlie Lee, a former Google programmer. As a Bitcoin offshoot or "lite" version, it was a fork of the original blockchain. However, the top Litecoin casinos are now gaining recognition in the gambling... Read more →


Maple Shade Police/State Police Respond to Woods Edge Apts for Report of Woman with Gun

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (JANUARY 25, 2023)--On this date at 12:10 AM, officers with the Maple Shade Police Department were dispatched to the Woods Edge Apartment Complex (220 South Lenola Road), Dogwood building for a report of a woman brandishing a firearm. Upon arrival, officers contacted the victim, who reported becoming involved in a physical altercation with their neighbor across the hall. After the altercation, the neighbor began hitting the victim’s door with a golf club. The victim reports leaving the apartment, and upon returning with two friends, the neighbor came out of her apartment brandishing a firearm at all three subjects and making biased statements. The neighbor, identified as Ceatta Thomas, a 51-year-old female from Maple Shade, N.J., returned to her apartment after the incident. Officers corroborated the victim’s account of the incident through apartment complex video surveillance. The victim was transported to the hospital by the Maple Shade First... Read more →


Gloucester City's St. Patricks Parade Sunday, March 5

SAVE THE DATE: March 5, 2023 Gloucester City is celebrating its 400+ Anniversary The 2023 Annual St. Patrick’s Parade String Bands Bagpipes Irish Dancers and Music Bands Community Groups, and More! #gloucestergreen #IrishNJ Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 14, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Eight years ago, Monsignor Bill Hodge, who was the Pastor of St. Mary's Parish, at the time, came up with the idea of having an Irish Parade in the community. Monsignor retired last year. From that small beginning, it has grown into one of the largest Irish Parades in the state of New Jersey. Read more →


Mae D. Nonnamaker, of Audubon; First Woman of the Audubon PD and Past Ambulance Driver

(nee Dieser) On January 20, 2023, longtime resident of Audubon, NJ. Age 89 years. Beloved daughter of the late George and Florence Dieser (nee Cheatley). Loving mother of Lynda (Doug) McKay, the late Mark Nonnamaker and Grant (Sandra Walker) Nonnamaker. She is also lovingly survived by her grandchildren, Alyssa (Dustin) Skorny, Kyle McKay and Amber Nonnamaker; great grandchildren, Brayden and Finn Skorny and nieces, nephews and friends. Mae was the first woman member of the Audubon Police Department, where she worked as a dispatcher and secretary for the department. She was a former member of the Audubon Ambulance Squad. Mae also earned her wings by getting her pilots license and was a member of the Police Pilots Association of New Jersey. Mae especially loved spending time with her grandchildren, going to their campground property and enjoyed being outside in nature. Her graveside service was held privately for family and friends... Read more →


FREE SEPTA RIDES FOR EAGLE FANS

Unibet to Sponsor Free Rides Home on SEPTA’s Broad Street Line After Eagles- 49ers NFC Championship Game; Extra Pre-Game Service Starts at 11:10 a.m. NRG Station of the Broad Street Line, Wikipedia image PHILADELPHIA (January 26, 2023) – Unibet, a leading platform for online sports betting, bingo, and poker, will help Eagles fans get home safely after the NFC Championship Game by sponsoring free rides home from NRG Station on the Broad Street Line. NRG Station services venues at the Sports Complex in South Philadelphia, including Lincoln Financial Field. Free rides from NRG Station will be available on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Kickoff against the San Francisco 49ers at the Linc is at 3 p.m. Regular fares apply for all Broad Street Line travel to the game. SEPTA will accommodate passengers traveling to the game with extra trains on the Broad Street Line. This Sports... Read more →


Hit and Run Driver from Camden City Sentenced for Leaving Pemberton Fatal Accident Scene

PEMBERTON, NJ (January 27, 2023)(CNBNewsnet)--Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia L. Bradshaw announced that a 27-year-old Camden City man was sentenced to five years in New Jersey state prison for leaving the scene of a fatal accident last year after the sport utility vehicle he was driving collided with an oncoming car, killing the other motorist. The sentence was handed down earlier this week in Superior Court in Mount Holly to Christopher Robles. Philip J. Haines, J.S.C. Under an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Robles pled guilty last month to Leaving the Scene of a Fatal Accident (Second Degree) in exchange for a five-year term. The investigation began just after midnight on August 17, 2022, when officers from the Pemberton Township Police Department were dispatched to North Pemberton Road for a report of a collision involving two vehicles. Upon arrival, officers discovered that the impact killed one of the drivers, 68-year-old Carmen... Read more →


Francis M. Dobrow, "Frank", of Bellmawr

Francis M. Dobrow, "Frank", on January 17, 2023, of Bellmawr. Age 72. Beloved husband of Marie Dobrow (nee Gray) for 48 years. Devoted father of Marie Matz (Paul), Daniel Dobrow, and Michael Dobrow. Loving grandfather of Jesse and Trevor. Dear brother of Richard (Joanne) and Diane (Glen). Also survived by many brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Frank was a bus driver with NJ Transit for over 30 years. He loved exploring the outdoors and camping. Frank was an easy-going guy who never complained, and loved a good laugh and a big cup of coffee. Interment New St. Mary's Cemetery, Bellmawr. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Community Services https://www.sjogcs.org/. Funeral services under the direction of the Gardner Funeral Home, Runnemede Read more →


HELP WANTED: Police Officers Needed in Camden County

Potential Applicants: CNBNews graphic files The Camden County Association of Chiefs of Police has partnered with Policeapp to provide regionalized testing for possible available police positions in Camden County over the next 12 months. All participating agencies will have access to the test results to improve their application pool for Class I, Class II, Class III, and full-time positions. Due to recent legislation, there is a waiver of exam for Civil Service Departments that opted-in; however, it DOES NOT take the place of a civil service test for civil service jurisdictions, as it pertains to entry-level law enforcement positions if the jurisdiction did not opt-in to the recent legislation. Use the link below to sign up for the test, or if you know anyone interested, share the link with them to sign up for the test. The test date will be Saturday, February 18, 2023, at Eastern High School in... Read more →


*PBA Local 30 Corn Hole Tournament Saturday April 29

MAGNOLIA, NJ(CNBNewsnet)--Join PBA Local 30 for the 1st Annual CornHole Tournament Saturday, April 29, starting at 1 PM. Registration begins at 12 noon. The event organizers are also looking for business sponsors. If you want to make a monetary donation or donate a basket toward the Chinese auction, please email ambergundle20@yahoo.com. Money from this fundraiser helps Local 30 support community programs and events. Read more →


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 →