CNBNewsnet photo GROWING UP GLOUCESTER- In the late 70s a bus load of Gloucesterites traveled to Philadelphia to see Elvis impersonator Ed Lucky perform. Some of those in the picture are (left to right) Helene Rettig, Jan Ferry, Jim Ferry, Kay Ferry, Peg Ferry, Bill and Babe Tourtual, Janet and Bob Bevan. (Standing)-Unknown, Connie Cleary and Bill Rettig. If you recognize anyone, let us know ( Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), or simply Elvis, was an American singer and actor. Dubbed the "King of Rock and Roll", he is regarded as one of the most... Read more →

New Data Shows Gloucester City Property Taxes Increased by 3.9%; Brooklawn Taxes Went Down

TRENTON, NJ (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A recent article by revealed that Gloucester City property taxes increased by 3.9%. Once again, Brooklawn's taxes went down. Many of the poor towns across Camden County also saw a tax increase. Lindenwalk's taxes rose by 14.8% • Audubon Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,379 | 1-year change: 1.1% • Audubon Park Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $2,695 | 1-year change: 2.8% • Barrington Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $8,640 | 1-year change: 1.9% • Bellmawr Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $6,521 | 1-year change: 1.5% • Berlin Borough Avg. tax bill '21: $7,745 |... Read more →

How to Choose the Right Engagement Ring

You've found the perfect person. Now, it's time to find the perfect engagement ring for this amazing individual to tell them you want to spend a lifetime together. An engagement ring is the first step to forever, and the right jeweler helps clients get started. Custom jewelers offer exceptional design opportunities to create a lavish babble to ask the ultimate question and seal the deal. Read more to get started and choose the right engagement ring for your special someone. Start With the Shape of the Diamond Everyone who has dreamed of getting a proposal knows exactly what shape they... Read more →

CNB FISHING NEWS: Hooked on Fishing – Not on Drugs

HOFNOD Coordinator Honored With Award Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Podcast with Liz Jackson (DEP Website) New Jersey’s Hooked on Fishing-Not on Drugs Program provides a great opportunity to get kids involved in positive recreational activities. Growing up in a big city, my parents saw value in having me spend my summers outdoors enjoying nature. These experiences afforded me the chance to discover that there is more to the world and my role in it than what the concrete jungle has to offer. Likewise, this program aims to introduce youth to the fun and excitement of fishing, and to engage... Read more →

Philadelphia Union fans enjoying soccer success in recent years

Recent years may have been complicated in the world of soccer, yet one MLS team appears to have thrived, regardless of the disruption and problematic fixture scheduling caused by the pandemic. However, now that some semblance of normality has returned, Philadelphia Union is once again entertaining fans in large numbers at their home stadium. Following many failed attempts to bring Major League Soccer to the banks of Delaware, some dating back to the foundation of the MLS itself in the early 1990s, Philadelphia Union was eventually founded in 2008. Their inaugural season in the competition came in 2010, accompanied by... Read more →

Robert Charles Grubbs, of Audubon

Robert Charles Grubbs died on August 6, 2022 in the Health Center at Stonegates Retirement Community at Greenville, Delaware. Bob, as he was known, was born in Audubon, New Jersey on June 18, 1927. His mom, Mabel Francis Schuler Grubbs, was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1889 when her father was a bridge builder for the Santa Fe Railroad. His dad, Herbert Brooks Grubbs, was born on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in 1881. Ages were significant to Bob’s growing up years. His sister, Alice Grubbs Higgins, was 18 years old when he was born.... Read more →

Robert Covotta, Sr. of West Collingswood Heights, 73

Peacefully on August 12, 2022, of West Collingswood Hts., NJ. Age 73 years. Longtime companion of Kevin O'Shea. Dear father of Robert (Susan) Covotta, Jr. and Christina (Ryan) McClain. Loving Pop-Pop of Angelina, Anthony, Emma, Andrew and Ryan. He is also survived by his former wife, Louise (Michael) and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was a devout Catholic and a longtime employee with Verizon of Philadelphia, PA. Bob was a legendary DJ -- Bobby C. and a gifted musician. He also enjoyed renovating homes and cooking. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing Wednesday evening, August 17,... Read more →

*Gloucester City's Fall Festival Sidewalk Chalk Contest

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (August 17, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Come to Pack the Park Fall Festival on October 8, 2022, at 2 pm and pick your block from the basket - design your block for all visitors to see. Prizes awarded. Join us for fun. Read more →

Thomas P. Alessio, Age 102.5; WWII US Navy Vet; Naval Yard Foreman; Superior Carpenter

On August 15, 2022, formerly of Cherry Hill, NJ. Age 102 1/2 years. Beloved husband of 70 years to the late Rita Alessio (nee Annucci). Dear father of Bernadette Alessio and Nancy Benton. Loving grandfather of Christian (Becky) Benton. Mr. Alessio was a World War II United States Navy veteran and retired as a foreman for the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, Philadelphia, PA. He was a superior carpenter who could make or fix anything. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday, August 19, 2022, from 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave.,... Read more →

The Last of The DePoder Drug Ring Sentenced

Camden Man Sentenced to Three Years in Prison for Trafficking in High-Dose Oxycodone Pills CAMDEN, N.J. – A Camden man was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for conspiring to distribute and selling oxycodone pills, including high 60 and 80 mg. dose pills, U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger announced. Erick Bell, 49, of Camden, previously pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb to an information charging him with conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and distributing and possessing with intent to distribute quantities of oxycodone. Judge Bumb imposed the sentence today... Read more →

CNB Tips and Snippets: A Happy Ending; Repairs to HS Athletic Field; Swarthmore Avenue Dirty & Dusty

(August 16, 2022) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --A HAPPY ENDING—Our “Peyton and Me Meandering" article resulted in the removal of the garbage lying in front of 109 Elm Street within five hours after our story was published. Nearby residents said despite numerous calls to officials; trash was lying at that location for nearly a month. The same article was responsible for removing a derelict car (photo right). That car had become a safety hazard to the children living in the neighborhood. According to the people we spoke to, the car was reported to the police... Read more →

American Legion World Series 2022 Championship Preview

Two teams chasing history By Andy Proffet SHELBY N.C. (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--It took a little more drama than Idaho Falls (Idaho) Post 56 might have wanted, but their quest for a historic achievement remains alive. Troy (Ala.) Post 70 is chasing a bit of history themselves. Idaho Falls and Troy will face off in the 95th American Legion World Series championship game on Tuesday at Veterans Field at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, N.C. The game will air on ESPNU at 7 p.m. EDT. And follow on social media on Twitter (@LegionBaseball), Instagram (@TheAmericanLegion), and Facebook (@OfficialAmericanLegionBaseball and @AmericanLegionWorldSeries) using the... Read more →

Mark Giannantonio President of NJ Casino Assn.

CANJ members selected Resorts Casino Hotel's president and CEO to lead trade organization Atlantic City, NJ – The Casino Association of New Jersey (CANJ) announced today that its members had selected Mark Giannantonio to serve as president of the trade organization, effective immediately. Giannantonio is the president and CEO of Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City. He succeeds Joe Lupo, president of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City, who is relocating to Las Vegas for a new leadership position within the Hard Rock International organization. “I am honored to succeed Joe Lupo as the next president of the Casino... Read more →

Radon! The Radioactive Gas Is Found in Homes Across the Country

CNBNewsnet graphic files by Maya Miller, Graphics by Mauricio Rodríguez Pons and Ed Ou ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. About five billion years ago, stars merged and exploded, creating uranium that eventually became embedded in the Earth. As uranium decays as part of a natural process, it emits radon, a radioactive gas. This gas can seep into homes and other buildings through pipes and cracks in foundations. If present in high enough concentrations, the gas, and its byproducts can damage lung tissue... Read more →


AUDUBON, NJ (August 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Jennifer Beebe announced today that this year's Audubon Card is now available. Each card purchased helps to support Audubon High School Football program. Cost is just $20. And like previous years you will receive the $20 back in no time because of all the discounts being offered. To order your card Venmo me @ Jennifer-Beebe-6. The card will be delivered to you. Thank you for the support! RELATED CATEGORY: AUDUBON NEWS CNB SPORTS Read more →


RELEASE A LIMITED EDITION OKTOBERFEST LAGER Philadelphia, PA (AUGUST 16, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)- Auntie Anne’s®, the world’s largest hand-rolled soft pretzel franchise, and Philadelphia-based Evil Genius Beer Company have teamed up to create a special Oktoberfest-style lager that will be released just in time for the classic beer-centric celebration. The new beer, dubbed Is Butter a Carb?, is an innovative riff on the timeless Oktoberfest beer style, brewed with imported not only German hops and malts but also fresh-baked Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels. This is the first time Auntie Anne’s iconic pretzels have been used as an ingredient to develop and create... Read more →

How To Avoid Getting Scammed At A Car Dealership

People have a love-hate relationship with car dealerships. Some love the process of haggling for a good deal, and then some would rather avoid the dealership altogether. But, no matter which group you belong to, there's one thing that everyone can agree on: getting scammed at a car dealership is the worst. If you're in the market for a new car, you must be aware of the potential scams you might encounter. Here are a few tips to help you avoid getting scammed at a car dealership: Keep an eye out for something fishy Have you ever heard about the... Read more →


Impeach FBI Director Wray and DOJ Head Garland

All former presidents get a federally funded office, called the Office of the Former President. They get lawyers and other staff, security clearances, Secret Service protection, and secure facilities (SCIFs) for the maintenance of classified records. AUGUST 15, 2022(CNBNewsnet)--For over a year, we've heard Democrats wailing about existential threats to "democracy!" Curiously, this has happened while these same Democrats in Congress have worked hand-in-glove with their fellow Democrats in the Justice Department to disregard all norms to hunt down and attempt to destroy President Joe Biden's chief political rival, former President Donald Trump, as well as Trump's top aides and... Read more →

Philadelphia Crime Video: Man Wanted for Sexual Assault/Chestnut St.

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Philadelphia Police Department Special Victims Unit is attempting to identify a male suspect depicted in this video. The sexual assault occurred on the 1100 block of Chestnut Street at approximately 1:30am on August 11, 2022. The suspect is believed to frequent Center City Philadelphia. Suspect Description: 30- to 40-year-old black male, 5’6 to 5’8 in height, medium build, medium complexion, light beard with dreadlocks on top with short hair on the sides and back. He was wearing a black Eazy-E t-shirt, black shorts, gray sneakers and a red Phillies cap. He had an orange or... Read more →

*FUNDRAISER: Audubon High School Mattress Sale 8/27/22

(CNBNewsnet)(August 16, 2022)--CALLING ALL HEROES!!! Get 10% off your mattress, pillow, mattress protector while you support the Audubon High School Marching Band. This offer is for teachers, veterans, healthcare workers, first responders. Please share with all your family and friends. Read more →

Watch Out for Railroad Crossing Repairs in Paulsboro

Detours necessary during construction (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project requiring the closure and detour of Commerce Street in Paulsboro, Gloucester County. CNBNews graphic file Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, until 7 a.m., Thursday, August 18, Commerce Street will be closed in both directions between East Madison Street and Seventh Street to remove the existing railroad crossing. The closure will allow NJDOT’s contractor, Tracks Unlimited, to reconstruct the crossing and approaches. Access will be maintained for local traffic. The following detours will be in place: Commerce Street... Read more →

Philadelphia Crime: Shooting Incident at East Ontario Street (video)

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)The Shooting Investigation Group is seeking the public's help identifying the individual seen in the following video clip. On August 9, 2022, at 8:36 PM, 25th District Police officers responded to 4xx block E Ontario Street in reference to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a male victim, a 23-year-old- CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS MAN? male lying on the basketball court, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Surveillance video recovered from the area depicts the suspect shooting the victim... Read more →

Bellmawr Traffic Alert: Rt 295 Right Lane Closed Tonight

Reposition construction barrier in Bellmawr Long-term shoulder closure necessary to create a work zone (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists that the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed tonight to reposition the construction barrier for retaining wall reconstruction as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, August 15, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16. The closure will begin just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26, where the highway splits for I-76... Read more →

American Legion World Series Semifinals Today Starting At 4PM; See Videos of Sunday Games

ALWS Game 10: Alabama rallies to reach semifinals By Richard Walker SHELBY, N.C. (August 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Troy (Ala.) Post 70 became the second 2022 American Legion World Series semifinalist on Sunday afternoon. And Post 70’s 4-3 come-from-behind victory over League City (Tex.) Post 554 meant head coach Ross Hixon could finally take a deep breath shortly after the game’s final out. “It feels good to breathe a little bit,” Hixon said after his team improved to 2-1 in pool play and took their division’s top seed into Monday’s semifinals. “It was a heckuva baseball game. If anybody missed it, they need... Read more →

DNREC to Present Texas Living Shoreline Webinar Aug. 25

DOVER, DELAWARE (AUGUST 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Galveston Bay Foundation and managing living shorelines in a Texas estuary are the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partnership with the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. The webinar speaker is Hallie Leija, habitat restoration manager for the Galveston Bay Foundation. Leija will provide an overview of living shoreline projects in Galveston Bay, the largest estuary in Texas. The presentation will showcase how the wetlands and coastal areas in Galveston Bay have experienced a multitude of impacts from subsidence,... Read more →