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June 2011

Congratulations to Alice Costello School Class of 2011-cnbnews.net

BROOKLAWN NJ-THE Commencement exercise for the Alice Costello School Class of 2011 was held on Monday evening, June 13, 2011 at the Alice Costello School. Graduation diplomas were presented to 38 students. This year the students chose the theme “The Time of Our Lives” for the commencement exercises. Highlighting the evening was the presentation of awards to outstanding graduates. The Post #72 American Legion Scholarship Awards were presented to JUSTIN REICHERT and MIRANDA LABBREE. JUSTIN and MIRANDA also received the PTA Outstanding Scholarship Awards. The PTA Anna Pantella Most Improved Student award was presented to ALEXANDRA WENNER. MAKENZI COOPER received... Read more →


NFPA's Third Assessment Shows Fire Service Needs -cnbnews.net

The majority of U.S. fire departments admit they can't handle challenging incidents with local resources. By Susan Nicol - Firehouse.com News Posted: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:00pm Updated: Wed, 06/15/2011 - 12:18pm View Larger Image National Fire Protection Association The NFPA's Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service shows extensive fire service needs across the board. The majority of U.S. fire departments admit they can't handle challenging incidents with local resources. The NFPA's Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service also shows: "fire service needs are extensive across the board, and in nearly every area of need, the smaller... Read more →


Mt. Ephraim Students Participate in Reading Incentive Program -cnbnews.net

The Students participated in the Reading Incentive Program: The students from Mary Bray and Kershaw had an opportunity to participate in a reading incentive program in which read books during the months of March, April and May and record the books on a chart. In the Mary Bray School they received an inch of tape for each book read and they used the tape to stick Mr. Rafferty to the Gym Wall. In the Kershaw Middle School Mr. Hunter was hit with whip cream pies. The Kershaw students received tickets for the amount of SRC points that they earned. The... Read more →


Donate to Camden Fire Victims -cnbnews.net

press release The Camden County Board of Freeholders is reaching out to all of you for your support for the victims of last week’s two major fires in the City of Camden. Thankfully, no one lost their lives, thanks to the work of Camden City firefighters, police, EMS and all emergency responders as well as the 19 fire departments from all over the County that came to Camden’s aid. It was truly reflective of the generosity and heroism of all who live and work here. Within County government, the Board of Social Services and our entire Public Safety Department and... Read more →


Public Hearing on Toxic Dump Site in Winslow Twp. June 22-cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia New York, N.Y. -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a proposed plan to remediate soil at the Lightman Drum Co. Superfund site in Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey that is contaminated with volatile organic compounds. Drums of industrial waste were emptied into a pit at the rear of the Lightman Drum property before being sent to another location to be cleaned. Image: Map of Superfund Sites in the United States. Red indicates currently on final National Priority List, yellow is proposed, green is deleted (usually meaning having been cleaned up). Data from United States... Read more →


Welcome Home TSGT Michael Costello of Marlton

NOTE TIME CHANGED TO 5 PM When: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Time: ETA 6:00pm (based on release from Egg Harbor) Where: 24 Blanchard Rd. Marlton, NJ 08053 Please come out to welcome home Tsgt. Michael Costello. Michael has quite a military history. He is 38 years old. His journey with the military started in the 1991 when he joined the US Marine Corps. He worked in Geographic Intelligence and was part of “Operation Restore Democracy” in Haiti on USS Wasp. While stationed in Okinawa Japan as well as a Marine, Michael served in “Operation Team Spirit” in Pohang South Korea.... Read more →


Rams Moving Ahead with Athletic Complex; Camden Diocese Has Money to Spend

CNBNEWS.NET TIPS AND SNIPPETS: by Bill Cleary RAMS FUTURE DOESN'T INCLUDE GLOUCESTER CITY-Gloucester Catholic High School is going ahead with its plans to build a new athletic campus on 75 acres in Deptford according to an article in the June 17 Philadelphia Inquirer. The Diocese owns the ground and is giving it to the school. CNBNews.net/GCN broke the story in May. The same week the Camden Diocese announced it was closing St. Mary’s Grammar School because of financial problems the Rams were circulating a survey to alumni members asking their opinion on spending $4 million to build the athletic facility.... Read more →


Dear Alumni and Friends of Saint Mary Grammar School - cnbnews.net

Dear Friends: We read about miracles regularly in the Bible. But how many of us believe in real modern day miracles? I can tell you from a personal perspective that my family experienced one this past fall when my nephew was tragically injured in an accident. Doctors did not expect him to survive the night. But through the many, many prayers, the help of so many wonderful people, and the will and grace of God, my nephew is alive and well. Now, I am asking you to participate in another kind of miracle. The Bishop announced on May 20, 2011... Read more →


BENEFIT ST. MARY’S SCHOOL -cnbnews.net

St. Mary's School in Gloucester City may have to close its doors for good due to financial reasons after 153 years of educating the children of Gloucester City. St. Mary's is the oldest Catholic Grammar School in the Camden Diocese and has taught many generations of families, so please come out for a night of food, drinks and fun and help us keep this 153 year old tradition alive! We will also have a 50/50 and Chinese auction. Tickets are $30 a person and are available at Sunshine Flower Shop or by contacting Angela Budesa at 856-834-4033 or Jen Raube... Read more →


LOCAL BUSINESSES HELP SAVE THE HAWKS I cnbnews.net

Every Monday in June HERE’S THE SCOOP will be donating 100% of their profits to saving St. Mary school. Located on Johnson Blvd. at the corner of Monmouth St. Gloucester City NJ From June 13th (Monday) until June 23rd (Friday) DUFFY’S DELICIOUS CANDY STORE will be donating 25% of their profits to saving St. Mary school Located at: 29 N. Broadway, Gloucester City and 875 Mantua Pike in Woodbury ~ Make Sure To Say You Are There To Support The Save St. Mary’s Fund ~ Saint Mary Grammar School a Community Treasure click advertisement Related articles Catholic Church Lets Down... Read more →


Diocese of Camden - Catholic High School Graduates Excel -cnbnews.net

In May and June, a total of 1,259 students graduated from Catholic high schools in the Diocese of Camden, with over $100 million in scholarships and grants awarded to students. A total of 1,204 of the graduates (96%) will attend college in the fall. Some others will go on to serve in the U.S. military. The schools boasted several National Merit Award recipients including a National Merit Finalist and 17 National Merit Scholarship Commended students, as well as many other scholarship awards and special recognitions. 1,027 graduates came from high schools connected to the diocese: Gloucester Catholic (Gloucester), St. Joseph... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET: Glassboro Adds New Hi-Tech Fire Truck To Fleet

Festive parade and housing ceremony welcomes the new, $821,000 apparatus, which was donated by Rowan Boulevard’s Developer, Sora Holdings Glassboro, NJ, June 11, 2011 ---- More than 60 fire engines from southern New Jersey fire companies celebrated the arrival of a new, 100’ ladder truck to the Glassboro Fire Department with a festive parade and housing ceremony, June 11, marking the enhancement of the borough’s firefighting capabilities with the addition of a state-of-the-art apparatus featuring the latest hi-tech equipment available today. The new, $821,645 Rear Mount Quint Aerial Platform truck, manufactured by Smeal Fire Apparatus Company, in Snyder, Nebraska, was... Read more →


SEXUAL DEVIANT DAVID LETTERMAN INDICTS PRIESTS -cnbnews.net

On last night's "Late Show with David Letterman," the CBS host said he was "stunned" and "fascinated" by Anthony Weiner's predicament. He then said the following: "Honest to God, is this the kind of behavior you'd expect from a congressman! No. In simple terms, no. It is not the kind of behavior you'd expect from a congressman. It is the kind of behavior you'd expect from a priest." Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: In addition to Rep. Weiner, the following members of Congress have been involved in cases of sexual improprieties in recent years: Rep. Chris Lee,... Read more →


Lions Coach Fahy Resigns; Bet Your Bottom Dollar Construction Delayed - cnbnews.net

Tips and Snippets: By Bill Cleary GHS COACH FAHY RESIGNS-Gloucester City High School head baseball coach Kevin Fahy is stepping down after six seasons at the helm. Fahy wants to spend more time with his family. His wife gave birth to a baby boy in May. The couple also have a three -year- old daughter. Fahy was an assistant with the Lions for three years before taking over the reins, and also assisted at his alma mater, Gloucester Catholic. He didn’t rule out the possibility of reappearing down the road as an assistant, but seemed to be sure that his... Read more →


What Exactly Is the War Powers Act and Is Obama Really Violating It?

by Marian Wang ProPublica, June 17, 2011, 1:04 p.m. President Obama is facing a swell ofbipartisan criticism for continuing military engagement in Libya without congressional approval. Even supporters of the Libya intervention have complained that the administration is flouting the law. So, is it? Podcast Latest Episode: Senior editor Susan White shares some parting thoughts on ProPublica and the editing process before she leaves to move back to California. Listen » Well, the president is certainly sidestepping the controversial law known as the War Powers Act, but in doing so he’s following a well-worn path. The Vietnam-era law requires the... Read more →


Camden County Freeholders Approve Public Safety Funding - cnbnews.net

Camden County Freeholders Press Release The Camden County Freeholder Board authorized numerous grant-funded purchases and projects for the Department of Public Safety during their regular monthly freeholder meeting on June 16. The Camden County Department of Public Safety has worked hard to secure grant funding to benefit the residents of Camden County. Each grant they receive allows them to acquire needed safety equipment and training without negatively impacting the county budget. click advertisement New Jersey State Police Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Training Grant This $44,000 grant will provide training for Camden County first responders, (Police, Fire and EMS) in hazmat... Read more →


CNBNEWS.NET SPORTS: NJCU Has a New Baseball Coach; Norton and Christensen Named to PhillySIDA Academic Baseball Team; La Salle To Honor Hall Of Fame Coach Herb Magee

JERRY SMITH APPOINTED HEAD BASEBALL COACH AT NEW JERSEY CITY JERSEY CITY, NJ (NJCUGothicKnights.com) | Accomplished high school coach JEREMIAH 'JERRY' SMITH, JR. has been selected as the 11th head baseball coach in the 65-year history of the New Jersey City Universitybaseball program for the 2012 season. Smith, 33, makes the jump to the college level after seven successful seasons at JFK Memorial High School in Iselin, NJ, where he posted a 120-70 record (.632) from 2005-11, culminating in capturing the 2009 New Jersey Group III state championship and the North II, Group II state sectional crown. The 2009 Greater... Read more →


After 70 years 'Jeep' MacAdams gets his Woodbury High School Diploma | NJ.com

Eugene 'Jeep' MacAdams (right) received his high school diploma from Frank Gwalthney, Woodbury School Board president, during a school board meeting. (photo provided) by Bob Shryock/Gloucester County Times Eugene “Jeep” MacAdams dropped out of Woodbury High School in 1941, just a month shy of graduating, to join the Army National Guard and help support his mother, Lydia, who was getting by on just $78 subsistence a month for her five dependent children and herself. The National Park family had struggled mightily after the death of Charles MacAdams, husband and father, when Jeep was just 10. Seventy years later, Jeep, 88,... Read more →


LETTERS: Gloucester Township Council Against Changing Pay to Play-cnbnews.net

It looks like the Gloucester Township Council and Mayor, all democrats, have decided to fight our reform agenda of banning pay to Play in GT. Their continuing deflection using specious arguments of "secret money" donated to Republicans and complaints of Republicans with patronage jobs while they shakedown every vendor to the township has forced us to go to the petitions. This is our government and the GT Dems are selling it to the highest bidder. Enough is enough. We will be hosting petition signing parties, rallies and other events throughout the summer but we need to get the petitions into... Read more →


‘THE ROAD HOME NEW JERSEY’ WEBSITE - cnbnews.net

CLICK AD... New Online Tool Helps Educate Prospective Homebuyers during Busy Home Buying Season TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lori Grifa and New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency (HMFA) Executive Director Anthony Marchetta today urged prospective homebuyers to take advantage of The Road Home New Jersey, a new consumer education tool that will help guide them in the home buying process. “Summer is home buying season, and as market conditions put would-be homebuyers in the driver’s seat, they now have a roadmap to follow along the way to their ultimate destination of home... Read more →


Joe and Mike Flacco's little brother plans to attend CCBC Catonsville and play baseball - baltimoresun.com

Image via Wikipedia by Matt Vensel 12:30 p.m. EDT, June 13, 2011 He isn’t exactly following in Joe Flacco’s footsteps (photo right)-- more like those of Mike Flacco -- but another Flacco sibling will be coming to Baltimore from Audubon, N.J. in the fall. Brian Flacco, who like his two older brothers was a multi-sport star at Audubon High, plans to attend CCBC Catonsville and play baseball. That was the path Mike took to Baltimore, and after one year at CCBC Catonsville, he was drafted by the Orioles in the 31st round in 2009 and now plays first base for... Read more →


NFPA Report: Firefighter Deaths Lowest Since 1977 I cnbnews.net

It is the lowest annual total since the National Fire Protection Association began tracking them. By Paul Peluso - Firehouse.com News Posted: Mon, 06/13/2011 - 02:48pm Updated: Mon, 06/13/2011 - 03:57pm View Larger Image National Fire Protection Association The National Fire Protection Association released it's on-duty death report at its annual conference in Boston today, and 2010 saw another decline in fatalities. Seventy-two firefighters were killed while on duty, the lowest total tracked by the NFPA since it began conducting its annual study since 1977. Read Report The total is ten less than the number of on-duty deaths in 2009... Read more →


Camden Diocese Rep. Explains Why St. Mary Grammar School Has Been Closed-cnbnews.net

CNBNews Note: Angela Budesa, who has been working on the Save St. Mary Grammar School committee, contacted Congressman Rob Andrews asking him for his help. The Congressman wrote to the Camden Diocese. Below is the response to the Congressman from Nicholas Regina, Executive Director, Catholic Schools, Camden Diocese. Diocese of Camden Office of Catholic Schools June 16, 2011 Representative Robert Andrews C/O Brandon Schantzer 515 Grove St Haddon Heights, NJ 08035 Dear Representative Andrews, Thank you for your recent letter regarding the closing of St. Mary School in Gloucester. Whenever we face situations like this, emotions run high and frustrations... Read more →


RIVERSHARKS PARTNER WITH UNITED WAY - cnbnews.net

Image via Wikipedia TO ORGANIZE KIDS SHOW "THE UNITED WAY THEY PLAY" And get in FREE to any Riversharks Game CAMDEN, NJ—The Camden Riversharks are excited to announce their new partnership with United Way of Camden County. This partnership was formed to celebrate the way kids play all across our communities, encouraging youth to stay active and fit. Kids under 12 who wear their sports uniform, athletic jersey or activity club t-shirt will get free admittance to Riversharks home games. “Battling childhood obesity and promoting youth fitness is a huge priority for United Way,” said Michael Moynihan, President of United... Read more →


Welcome Home PO3 Frank DiJoseph III & Thank You

When: Friday, June 17, 2011 Time: ETA 6:45pm “ish” Where: American Legion Post 311 2225 Atco Avenue Atco, New Jersey 08004 Contact: April - 856-767-0071 Please come out to welcome home PO3 Frank DeJoseph III from serving and completing 4 years with the US Navy. He was stationed at Portsmouth, Va. He was with the Mobile Security Squadron II Expeditionary Warfare. He was deployed to both Kuwait and Iraq during his military career. Frank received the Naval and Marine Accommodation Medal. Frank is 23 years old. He went into the service right after completing high school He graduated from Camden... Read more →


WPCS Receives $7.4 Million in New Contracts I cnbnews.net

EXTON, PA--(Marketwire - Jun 14, 2011) - WPCS International Incorporated (NASDAQ: WPCS), a leader in design-build engineering services for communications infrastructure, has announced that it has received approximately $7.4 million in new contracts. click advertisement The new contracts include projects to be completed for Reno-Tahoe International Airport, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Connecticut Department of Public Safety, The New Britain Transportation Company, Toms River Police Department, New Jersey Natural Gas, Dyno Nobel, North Florida Broadband Authority, Crown Castle, ATS Automation, University of Massachusetts, Camden County, Six Flags, St. Helen's School District and the Florida Department of Transportation. In Australia, new contracts were... Read more →


Administration Energy Policy Linked to Black Jobless Rate I cnbnews.net

press release... Washington, D.C. - As President Obama meets today in North Carolina with his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness and tours a local "green economy" company, members of the black leadership network Project 21 are reminding him that the black unemployment rate remains over 16 percent and urging him to stop his job-killing war on fossil fuels. "Instead of currying the favor of the global warming crowd, the President should focus on getting people back to work. Green regulations based on junk science kill jobs and minimize productivity. Profits are now lost to accommodating new laws and regulations instead... Read more →


Roadway Improvements to Begin on Potter and Ellis in Haddonfield -cnbnews.net

Image by sameold2010 via Flickr The Camden County Department of Public Works will begin roadway and streetscape improvements at the intersection of Potter (CR 644) and Ellis (CR 561) Streets in Haddonfield on June 20, 2011. The project is expected to be completed by January 2012. Dinosaur statue in Haddonfield Motorists should be aware of this construction and choose an alternate route to avoid delays. This project will impact residents in both Haddonfield Borough and Cherry Hill Township due to its location at the border of the two municipalities. The $2.3 million project will include the installation of a new... Read more →


In the Pines | Philadelphia City Paper

Isaiah Thompson City Paper Four days before the date of this publication, a man stumbled out of the Pine Barrens and onto a South Jersey highway. He was parched, hungry, his face and clothes rendered an ashy gray by layers of dust and soot. Slouching under the weight of his pack, he made his way out onto the road, stuck out his arm, and wearily jabbed a single thumb into the air: the universal gesture — once upon a time, anyway — of the hitchhiker. Illustrations by Alyssa Grenning A truck appeared in the distance, grew nearer and passed. A... Read more →


Mark T. Sharp Sr., running in November's Election for Bellmawr Council I cnbnews.net

Dear residents of Bellmawr. My name is Mark Sharp, and I have registered to run for a seat on Borough Council during the General Election November 8. I will be on the ballot as an Independent. To get on the ballot, I had to get at least 61 signatures from Bellmawr residents. Thanks to the residents who signed the petition while I was walking door-to-door meeting people this past March. I listened to many concerns – the primary one raised by many residents is high property taxes. The average property tax bill in Bellmawr is $4,755, according to http://www.state.nj for... Read more →


Brooklawn Fire Co. Celebrates 100th Anniversary; Parade on Saturday, June 18 I cnbnews.net

By John McKinney III Historian (Editor’s note: The Brooklawn Fire Company will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a parade Saturday, June 18, beginning at Broadway and Chestnut at 11 a.m. and finishing at the Wilson Avenue Fire Station, where there will be more festivities. This history of the Fire Company was written by its historian, John McKinney III.) Back around the late 1800s, the area known as Center Township had some distinct areas that were being settled. click advertisement This area, which will later become known as Noreg Village, is still homesteads and farms. There are many visitors coming from... Read more →


Video: Camden (NJ) Multiple Alarm Fire - Firefighter Spot

Another video from a series of massive fires in Camden, NJ - Related Article Below: CAMDEN, N.J — Camden's mayor has asked the state to investigate fires two days apart that red uced two abandoned warehouses and a score of other buildings to rubble. Mayor Dana Redd said Monday she's asked the state Attorney General's Office to help because the similar blazes broke out within 36 hours. One was Thursday afternoon, the other started early Saturday morning. Redd did not say whether there is any evidence that the fires are suspicious. The attorney general's role in determining the cause is... Read more →


Stars Within Reach transforms vacant lot | South Philly Review

Several local organizations and politicians chipped in Saturday to transform a vacant lot into a healthier food source for Point Breeze residents. By Alexis Abate Posted Jun. 9, 2011 Grays Ferry’s Tyesha Barnes, right, an employee at the South Philly Walmart rakes freshly cut grass and weeds at a vacant lot on Point Breeze Avenue last weekend as Krista Still, of the Boothwyn store, helps to bag. Photo by Amanda L. Snyder Weed-whacking a foot of grass and raking the remains were just the first steps to creating more aesthetically pleasing vacant lots along the 1600 block of Point Breeze... Read more →


Waste Management Opens CNG Filling Station to the Public I cnbnews.net

13 June 2011 Waste Management of New Jersey has opened its first public-access compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Camden, New Jersey, and plans to convert its regional fleet to the clean-burning fuel. The new 'Clean N' Green Fuel' public fuelling station, to be operated by Washington based fuel distributor, PetroCard, is the first such facility in Camden County and will sell CNG to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles. According to Waste Management (WM), prices of CNG are typically one-third below the cost of gasoline and diesel. In addition to cost savings, the U.S. Department... Read more →


Breaking News: Gloucester City School Superintendent's Contract Will Not Be Renewed

by Bill Cleary (CNBNEWS.NET) Gloucester City School Superintendent Paul Spaventa, photo, was notified last night at the Board of Education meeting that he will have to look for a new job at the end of the next school year. Spaventa is in the third year of a four year agreement with the district. The vote was 5-3 in favor of not renewing his contract. Spaventa assumed control of the City school district on January 1, 2008 replacing Mary Stansky. His starting salary was $145,000. His salary for the 2011-2012 school year would be around $172,000. Prior to coming to Gloucester... Read more →


Camden mayor voices concern to N.J. over fires - Philly.com

June 13, 2011|By Darran Simon, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER Redd said she wanted to "dispel any misinformation" about the need for manpower from other towns to help Camden firefighters on Thursday and Saturday. Camden's Fire Department is down by 29 positions after layoffs by the cash-strapped city in January. Camden relies on assistance from suburban companies, most of them staffed by volunteers, when the city's eight companies are all deployed. On Friday, Kenny Chambers, the union president for Camden's firefighters, said the response by fire departments from more than three dozen towns in Camden, Burlington, and Gloucester Counties that night left... Read more →


Domicans Have A Long History of Service in Gloucester City I cnbnews.net

EDITOR's Note: Camden Diocese Bishop Joseph Galante recently announced that Saint Mary Grammar School, Gloucester City NJ, would be closing at the end of this school year after 153 years of service because of financial problems and low student enrollment. The Domican nuns were a big part of the school's history. In 2009 Lois Stass wrote a two part article that appeared in the Gloucester City News about the nuns and Saint Mary School. As such we thought the public would enjoy reading it again as it reflects on the long history of St. Mary Grammar School. The link to... Read more →


Letters, Letters, and more Letters I cnbnews.net

first published in the Gloucester City News June 9 issue THANKS MAYOR AND COUNCIL We would like to take this time to publicly thank Mayor and Council, especially Nick Marchese and Bruce Parry, for honoring Big Jim at the Gloucester City Memorial Service Monday, May 30. We would also like to thank Ken Masterangelo for driving Big Jim in the jeep, and making sure he got to all the places he needed to be. We are all so very proud of Big Jim and we thank him for all he has done for his country and for all he does... Read more →


DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT CORPORATION PRESENTS MASTER PLAN FOR FINAL PUBLIC REVIEW I cnbnews.net

press release June 14 In an evening meeting yesterday, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) presented the final draft of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware: Transforming Philadelphia’s Waterfront to members of the public and community and civic leaders. CLICK HERE to download an Executive Summary of the Plan With opening remarks from Mayor Michael A. Nutter, presentations from board members Penn's Landing Site Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and chair of the DRWC Planning Committee and Alan Greenberger, Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development and DRWC’s consultant team, the audience... Read more →


Boehner demands that Obama provide legal basis for Libya mission - TheHill.com

By Russell Berman - 06/14/11 03:38 PM ET Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) warned President Obama on Tuesday that he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution on Sunday because he has not been given congressional authorization for the military mission in Libya. In a letter, Boehner demanded that Obama provide a legal justification for the operation by Friday. The Speaker noted that the House passed a resolution this month stating explicitly that the administration has not sought or received authorization from Congress. “Therefore, it would appear that in five days, the administration will be in violation of the... Read more →


Three Receive GHS Distinguished Alumni Awards I cnbnews.net

By Mary Lou Adams On June 1, Gloucester City High School (GHS) presented Academic Awards to current students and the Distinguished Alumni Award to three qualified former graduates. Receiving the Alumni Awards were Jane Gellien, Joseph J. Hagan and James E. Hannold. Jane Gellien (nee Carson) was a member of the Class of 1950. Jane was a medical professional for 40 years after graduating from the Albert Einstein School of Nursing in Philadelphia. After working there and at West Jersey Hospital, she put her career on hold to raise three children. She returned to the workforce at Underwood Memorial Hospital... Read more →


A Skate Park is Needed in Gloucester City, Says Resident I cnbnews.net

By Albert Countryman Jr. Gloucester City News Harry Laute, who lives with his wife and children at Third and Orange streets on the westside of Gloucester City, said “there is nothing for these kids in the neighborhood to do.” Born and raised in Gloucester, Laute, his wife, Denise, her daughter, Kristin, and their son, Harry, 14, moved back about five years ago. Young Harry “likes biking,” but he and his friends have nowhere to go, Mr. Laute said. When Laute was young, he said he could go to the King Street Movie, the Gloucester Pool at Proprietor’s Park, and he... Read more →


Drug Endangered Children Public Awareness Campaign

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Eric Holder announced today the launch of a public awareness campaign at a Federal Interagency Drug Endangered Children (DEC) Task Force event to bring attention to the challenges faced by children and families affected by drug abuse and highlight the work being done across the country to address these issues. Following opening remarks by Deputy Attorney General James Cole, Administrator Michele M. Leonhart of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) moderated a panel discussion, featuring Attorney General Holder and actors Jim True-Frost (“Prez”), Wendell Pierce (“Bunk”) and Sonja Sohn (“Kima”) from the HBO hit series, The Wire.... Read more →


NJDOT and Cherry Hill partner to beautify Route 70 -cnbnews.net

Wildflowers being planted along highway median (Cherry Hill) – New Jersey Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson today announced a cooperative effort with the Township of Cherry Hill to beautify sections of the Route 70 median in Cherry Hill with wildflower plantings. The initiative advances the Christie Administration’s Clean Up NJ campaign to improve the appearance of New Jersey highways to benefit residents and attract and retain businesses to the Garden State. “Neat and attractive roadways send a strong message to visitors and prospective business owners that New Jersey is a great place live, work and create jobs,” Simpson said.... Read more →


Nutter Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony for Engine Company 38~cnbnews.net

June 10, 2011 Philadelphia, June 10, 2011 – Mayor Michael A. Nutter, State and City officials attended the groundbreaking for a new station serving Engine Company 38 in the Tacony section of Philadelphia. Due to the construction of a new I-95 access ramp and interchange improvements at Cottman Avenue, the former station was demolished. The new 12,200 square foot facility will include amenities such as community room integrated within the fire station and a green roof. The fire station will be located in Tacony’s Disston Park. click advertisement “Public safety is a critical function of city government. I appreciate that... Read more →


Gloucester County : Keep Cool Fan Distribution June 15

CNBNEWS.NET(Woodbury, NJ) -Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Deputy Director Warren S. Wallace announced today that the County's annual "Keep Cool" Fan Distribution for Senior Citizens will take place on Tuesday, June 15, 2011 in two locations. Freeholder Director Damminger said, "We want our seniors to know there is relief from the heat this summer and we want them to be safe and not jeopardize their health. More than 2,250 fans have been distributed through the county's Division of Senior Services since we began this program in 2000 and they have helped our older residents keep cool... Read more →


HUNTING AND FISHING: You are Invited-cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS.NET-Shooting at the great estates in England is a once in a lifetime experience - fortunately, you need only travel to Andover, New Jersey, and the 3,000 beautifully landscaped acres of Hudson Farm to experience the grand tradition. We invite you to the 3rd annual New Jersey Outdoor Alliance Environmental Projects Clay Tournament. This year's event is hosted by NJOA (EP) charity and supports Quail in the Classroom and Reef Rescue. Both of these programs focus on land and sea habitat restoration and improvements. Your support will help to ensure the protection of our great outdoors, assist in restorative habitat... Read more →


HOLT MAKES FINAL UDAG PAYMENT~cnbnews.net

CNBNEWS.NET-This week Holt Logistics, a shipping company located in Gloucester City NJ made its final payment on the UDAG monies it borrowed in the 1980‘s. The funds, issued by HUD, were used to construct the Gloucester Marine Terminal, King and Essex Streets. Leo Holt, (photo) president of the company, released the following statement explaining the program. “The UDAG or Urban Development Action Grant Program was created nationally and administered by the US Housing and Urban Development Agency. It is a program that has delivered many billions of dollars in community investment. In the case of the Gloucester Marine Terminal the... Read more →