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May 2014

Who Will Replace Runyan?

Republican slugfest underway in the race to replace N.J. Rep. Jon Runyan (via NewsWorks) New Jersey's Primary election takes place Tues, June 3, and mud is covering the political landscape in the Third Congressional District. Analysts say the Republicans battling to replace Jon Runyan are waging one of the nastiest campaigns in recent… Read more →


CNBNews South Jersey Business Scene: Mastery Networks Coming to Camden

Mastery Network Moves Into Camden, After Paying Its Dues in Philadelphia (via NJSpotlight) Before the Mastery charter school network decided to make its move into Camden, CEO Scott Gordon set his sights on turning around schools like the William F. Harrity Elementary School in southwest Philadelphia. In one of the city’s toughest neighborhoods… Related articles Pennsauken Man Becomes the 39th Homicide Victim in Camden City Camden man shot to death overnight, police say Philly Street Mob From School That Got $1M From Oprah Read more →


FLEET CAR AUCTION PHILADELPHIA June 7th

Philadelphia, PA, Public Auction Saturday, June 7th, 2014, Selling Fleet Vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric (via PRWeb) J.J. Kane announces large public auction in Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia area) on June 7th selling fleet vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric, PEPCO, Atlantic City Electric, Asplundh… Related articles Ties to Obama Aided in Access for Exelon Corporation Should utility electric lines go underground? A look at the costs PECO Parent Company Is Getting Bigger Illinois resolution would help Exelon nuclear plants Exelon Buying... Read more →


Fireworks Coming Back to Woodbury

Woodbury to host Independence Day fireworks for second year in row (via NJ.com) WOODBURY — Fireworks are returning to Woodbury's Fourth of July celebration for the second year in a row, as city council on Tuesday set Saturday, July 5, as the date of the pyrotechnic festivities. The council voted unanimously to approve a $10,000… Related articles Funeral Services Announced for David Compton, age 28, of Woodbury Best of the Shore: Nominate your favorite fireworks displays 4th of July Fireworks in Chicago: Local Laws, Displays, and Safety Tips Woodbury candidates talk redevelopment, quality of life Woodbury County officials clash over arrest... Read more →


CNBNews Archives: Plans Call For a Irish Themed Village of Shops and Restaurants

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES posted Tuesday, January 29, 2008 Delaware River, Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ photo credit CNBNews Gloucester City (January 29, 2008)--In an effort to further revitalize the Gloucester City waterfront, Mayor and Council are currently looking for developers and builders who want to play a part in the effort. The City has most recently issued a Request for Qualifications for developers and builders that are interested in enhancing the housing/business stock along the City's waterfront area. This is part of a Citywide revitalization effort that began in 2007 calling for the King Street corridor to become a festival retail and... Read more →


Pet Tip of the Week: A Change in Status (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson cnbnews.net I sometimes encounter a client whose main complaint about her dog is that the dog has suddenly become aggressive. While evaluating the dog I discover that the owner has experienced a change that is exacerbating the dog’s behavior. For example, “Karen” has recently undergone a change in job status. She must now work mandatory overtime and dislikes her new boss. She is often angry and suddenly, Fido has started marking indoors and barking at neighbors during his walks. Clearly, Fido’s new habits are a direct result of his owner’s emotional turmoil. Emotions travel down the leash; Fido... Read more →


Keeping a Lid on Wedding Costs

Thursday, May 29, 2014 Roseland, NJ – Can you have a memorable wedding day without breaking the bank? Absolutely. Even though the average wedding costs nearly $30,000, according to TheKnot.com, many happy couples have joyous celebrations for far less money. If you’re planning your own nuptials, the New Jersey Society of CPAs offers this advice on how to be frugal and still have a festive occasion. Decide What’s Most Important Every bride and groom will have their own unique ideas about the most important facets of their wedding. Would you be willing to have a more casual, buffet-style meal in order... Read more →


Five Ways to Save on Moving Costs

press release Roseland, NJ – About 36 million people, or 11.7 percent of Americans, moved between 2012 and 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. If you’re in the process of moving, you’re probably juggling a lot of tasks, including worrying about the potentially high costs. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) offers these five tips for saving when relocating: 1. Sort Through Your Stuff Don’t pay to move belongings that you don’t need or want any more or that won’t realistically fit into your new home. One of the things a mover’s estimate will be based on... Read more →


Angela Harris of Gloucester City Named to Dean's List at Lebanon Valley College

ANNVILLE, PA (05/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Angela Harris of Gloucester City, N.J., was among the 623 Lebanon Valley College students named to the Dean's List for high academic marks in the spring semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Harris, a graduate of Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School, made the list while pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology. Lebanon Valley College(R) in Annville, Pa., welcomes 1,648 full-time undergraduates studying more than 30 challenging and sophisticated majors, as well as customized self-designed majors. Founded in 1866, LVC has graduate programs in physical therapy, business, music education,... Read more →


Delaware River Basin Commission Upcoming Meeting Agenda

The Delaware River, Proprietors Park, Gloucester City NJ, cnbnews photo credit NOTICE IS PROVIDED AS A PUBLIC SERVICE BY CNBNEWS.NET The next public hearing and business meeting of the Delaware River Basin Commission will be onTuesday, June 10 and Wednesday, June 11, 2014, respectively. Both the public hearing and business meeting are open to the public and will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. Public Hearing: June 10, 2014 The public hearing on June 10, 2014 will begin at 1:30 p.m. Hearing items will include draft dockets for the withdrawals, discharges,... Read more →


AMERICAN HERO : Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colorado

IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2014 DoD Identifies Army Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Pfc. Jacob H. Wykstra, 21, of Thornton, Colorado, died May 28, in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained as a result of an aircraft accident. The incident is under investigation. He was assigned 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado. Read more →


Alexis A Lloyd Named to 2014 Spring Dean's List at Kutztown University

KUTZTOWN, PA (05/29/2014)(readMedia)-- Alexis A Lloyd of Wall, NJ (07719), has been named to the 2014 Spring Dean's List at Kutztown University. The list includes 1,759 students. To be eligible for Dean's List, an undergraduate student must be registered for at least 12 credits and have a minimum grade point average of 3.60. Founded in 1866, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania is a proud member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education located on 289 acres nestled in the beautiful East Penn Valley in Berks County, between Reading and Allentown, Pennsylvania. KU is just two hours from New York City; 90... Read more →


Bellmawr Residents Graduate from Widener University School of Nursing

Local Students Participated in Traditional Nightingale Ceremony at Widener University CHESTER, PA (05/28/2014)(readMedia)-- Widener University's School of Nursing held a Nightingale Ceremony,a traditional pinning ceremony for graduating nursing students, reflecting the values and traditions of the profession on Friday, May 16. While holding a lit candle to honor the late Florence Nightingale, who made late night, solitary rounds in a Crimean military hospital to care for wounded soldiers by candlelight, all students will recite the Nightingale Pledge, written by the International Council of Nurses, and vow to uphold the integrity of the profession. The burning candle flame symbolizes the human spirit... Read more →


Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic this Weekend

Your guide to the 2014 Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic (via NewsWorks) Bikers and spectators are gearing up for this year's bike race in Manayunk. Here's your guide to the weekend. In January of last year, organizers of the then-Philadelphia International Cycling Championship made an unexpected announcement that after… Read more →


Only in NEW JERSEY: Trenton School Board President Might File Lawsuit Against District

Trenton school board president reserving right to sue district over son's injury (via NJ.com) TRENTON — Just prior to being appointed a week ago as school board president, Patrice Daley filed a notice of tort claim against the district protecting her right to sue the school system for injuries her son received on school property and his follow… Read more →


The FBI’s "Child ID" FREE App on iTunes and Android's Google Play Stores | Nixle

Gloucester Township Police Community Bulletin: Every year, thousands of children go missing. The FBI’s Child ID App can help. This free app provides a convenient place to electronically store photos and vital information about your children so that it’s literally right at hand if you need it. You can show the pictures and provide physical identifiers such as height and weight to security or police officers on the spot. Using a special tab on the app, you can also quickly and easily e-mail the information to authorities with a few clicks. The app includes tips on keeping children safe as well... Read more →


Philly Entertainment Guide for this Weekend

Weekly Entertainment Guide - 'Incorruptible,' 'Wizard of Oz,' & Beer! (via NewsWorks) WHYY's Robin Bloom offers her suggestions for what to do this week in the Philly region. Here are her picks: Festivals, Food & Fun Philly Beer Week Philly Beer Week kicks off this Friday, May 30 through Sunday, June 8, a 10-day celebration of the "… Read more →


TIPS AND SNIPPETS: LOOKING FOR ANSWERS, and SHAME ON YOU GOVERNOR CHRISTIE

William E. Cleary Sr. CNBNEWS IS THERE SOMETHING FISHY GOING ON?—We received a letter via snail mail recently implying that there was something “fishy” about the way the Gloucester City Public School District is advertising for applicants to fill certain positions, specifically high school principal and attendance officer. Here is an excerpt from that correspondence. Mr. Cleary, I thought you might find this interesting. Recently the principal for Gloucester City High School (GHS) resigned. The Superintendent quickly placed an internal posting for anyone interested in the position of principal. I assume he thought the district had a lot of qualified people... Read more →


Down the Shore Weekend Events

Next Exit Shore Guide (week of May 29- June 4) (via NewsWorks) Its Jersey shore high season and festivals are turning relaxing beach towns into busy hot spots. Cape May will once again jazz June with the Exit 0 International Jazz Festival. Its the third year for the three-day music happening, which replaced the… Read more →


TICKETS ON SALE FOR FIGHT FIRE WITH FIRE

Press Release: Join us for all-you-can-eat BBQ and a complimentary beer garden. Tickets are only $30 for adults, $20 for students, and $15 for children. All proceeds benefit Red Cross House, a short-term recovery center in University City providing housing and ongoing support to help local and regional victims of home fires and other unforeseen disasters regroup, renew, and begin again. Check out pictures from last year’s event! If you’re interested in sponsoring the event, or participating as a vendor click on the links for more information or contact Michelle Wigianto at 215.299.4050 ormichelle.wigianto@redcross.org. American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania chapterCLICK HERE... Read more →


First Lady To Fight Efforts To Weaken School Lunch Mandates - Kaiser Health News

May 27, 2014 Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration officials are told by a Senate committee to seek input from physicians, patients and pharmacists before putting out new guidelines for compounding pharmacies. The Washington Post: First Lady Gets Moving Against House Measure To Let School Districts Duck Lunch Mandates First lady Michelle Obama is set to take an unusual, high-profile step Tuesday into the center of a legislative battle by delivering White House remarks taking issue with makers of frozen pizzas and french fries and other companies seeking to scale back school lunch standards. Obama is scheduled to speak out against a... Read more →


The Empathic Symptoms

by Earl Foster / CNBNews.net Some symptoms, or behavior that indicate a persons empathic abilities are known to many of us. One of them is "knowing". Empaths just know things but its a knowing that goes way beyond intuition or gut feelings. Have you ever experienced a situation and you "just knew" and you weren't even sure why or how? Another is sympathy pain, or picking up the on the ailments of others, empaths are keenly in tune and can often forewarn of things. I have on several occasions experienced predicting pregnancies, even before the Mother knew of it herself. They... Read more →


Health Problems for Paulsboro Residents Continue

Report finds health issues after chemical release in Paulsboro, N.J. (via NewsWorks) A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on the website of the National… Read more →


Tollie Stole More Than $250,000 from Victims

Prosecutor Says Tollefson Stole More Than $250K (via http://levittownnow.com) Before a district judge in Warminster, former Philadelphia sportscaster Don Tollefson waived all charges against him to Doylestown for trial. Tollefson, 61, of Glenside, waived charges of first degree felony dealing in the proceeds of unlawful activity… Read more →


Mr. Sterling, Would U Take $1.8 Bn for Clippers?

Ex-Microsoft chief 'offers $1.8 bn for Clippers' (via AFP) Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has offered $1.8 billion for the Los Angeles Clippers, Forbes magazine reported Thursday, with owner Donald Sterling facing moves by the NBA to strip him of the club. Citing "a person familiar with Ballmer… Read more →


Soldiers Get A Welcome Home From Their Dogs

A fun and heartwarming video of various dogs welcoming home members of the armed forces who have been away on deployment. Returning home after being deployed overseas and being welcomed home by a dog that missed you has to be a great feeling. I’m sure both the dogs and their owners are happy to be able to spend time together again. SOURCE BIG GEEK DADDY Read more →


State Trooper Claims He was Punished for not Backing Chris Christie in 2009

Veteran NJ State Police trooper alleges retaliation for refusal to back Christie's 2009 campaign (via NJ.com) TRENTON — A veteran state trooper claims in a lawsuit that his exemplary career was derailed by two superiors because he refused to sign nominating petitions supporting Chris Christie’s first campaign for governor. In the lawsuit, filed May 15 in… Read more →


UNIONS HAVING CONTRACT NEGOTIATION PROBLEMS BECAUSE OF OBAMACARE

MAY 27, 2014 Costs associated with the health law are snarling contract negotiations around the country and causing problems for the farm workers union health plan. Meanwhile, the administration announced regulations last week that will make it very expensive for companies to move workers off a company health plan and onto the law's marketplaces. The Wall Street Journal: New Costs From Health Law Snarl Union Contract Talks Disputes between unions and employers over paying for new costs associated with the Affordable Care Act are roiling labor talks nationwide. Unions and employers are tussling over who will pick up the tab for... Read more →


GCHS Student Reaches Lifetime Goal

Gibbstown teen earns Eagle Scout badge (via NJ.com) It took five years, but James Glazar of Boy Scout Troop 59, chartered to the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Clarksboro, has finally reached a lifetime goal by earning his Eagle Scout badge. The final step in the process was completing his Eagle… Read more →


76's Looking at Camden for Practice Site

Official: 76ers planning new practice space in Camden, N.J. (via NewsWorks) A government official says the Philadelphia 76ers are close to a deal to build a new practice facility and executive offices on the waterfront of struggling Camden, New Jersey. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the negotiations… Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Will Light Rail Systems Disappear Like Streetcars Have?

URBAN NOTEBOOK Streetcars: The Transit System America Threw Away Before streetcars practically disappeared, they carried millions of people around our cities. Will light rail systems decline too? BY JOHN MARTIN | JUNE 2014 The abandoned Dupont Circle station in D.C. David Kidd/Governing In the 1951 sci-fi movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still," pedestrians are seen descending staircases on the edge of Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. These days, the stairs are still there, but now they’re blocked off. They led to a once-busy 75,000-square-foot below-ground streetcar station built in 1949. The station has been closed since 1962. Dupont Circle’s ghostly... Read more →


Weird N.J. Headed for Atlantic City

Bizarre AC is Coming June 13th Thru 15th! (via WeirdNJ) Weird NJ is very excited to be taking part in Bizarre AC II at the Tropicana in Atlantic City June 13th thru the 15th. Weird NJ publishers Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman will be hanging out all weekend with all the freaks, zombies and weirdoes. In December… Read more →


June Festivals in Philly /cnbnews.net

Taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in April 2006. A springtime scene in the center of Rittenhouse Square. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Philly Beer Week May 30-June 8 Philly Beer Week, the seventh annual celebration of Philadelphia’s vibrant beer culture, takes over the city and region for 10 days and features events ranging from tastings to lectures to beer-pairing dinners in all parts of the city. Popular venues include Memphis Taproom, 23rd Street Armory, Frankford Hall, Varga Bar and The Cambridge. Free/Ticketed Roots Picnic Saturday, May 31 Philly’s own Grammy-winning hip-hop band The Roots bring together artists from various genres for the 7th annual... Read more →


NJ Wants to Swap 81 Acres of Green Acres Land

State's Proposal to Swap Green Acres Draws Fire From 'Green' Groups (via NJSpotlight) Agency wants to trade Millville tract it just purchased, calling its redevelopment critical economic recovery of region The state wants to swap 81 acres of Green Acres land it purchased for $335,000 just 10 months ago for a much larger parcel in rural… Read more →


Cars in nj

Philadelphia, PA, Public Auction Saturday, June 7th, 2014, Selling Fleet Vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric (via PRWeb) J.J. Kane announces large public auction in Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia area) on June 7th selling fleet vehicles from PPL Electric Utilities, PSE&G Co, PECO An Exelon Company, Baltimore Gas & Electric, PEPCO, Atlantic City Electric, Asplundh… Read more →


Woodbridge Firemen Being Paid Too Much!

Firefighter salaries in Woodbridge are too high, state audit finds (via NJ.com) An audit from the state comptroller recommends that Woodbridge Fire District 1 reduce the size of increases in firefighter salaries, which are "considerably higher" than what firefighters in other parts of New Jersey receive. The average Woodbridge… Read more →


Area College Students in the News

Washington College Salutes Caroline Keslar, Class of 2014 Graduate CHESTERTOWN, MD (05/27/2014)(readMedia)-- On Saturday, May 17, 2014, Washington College held its 231st commencement ceremonies. The college is pleased to honor Caroline Keslar of Wall, NJ, who graduated cum laude with a BA in human development. Founded in 1782 under the patronage of George Washington, Washington College is a private, independent college of liberal arts and sciences located in colonial Chestertown on Maryland's Eastern Shore. News from James Madison University 2014 Spring President's List HARRISONBURG, VA (05/27/2014)(readMedia)-- The following students qualified for the president's list at James Madison University during the spring... Read more →


Watch: A Military Tribute to Veterans

A military tribute video to the Veterans that have paid the ultimate sacrifice for their service set to the song “Arlington” from Trace Adkins. source Big Geek Daddy Related category: American Hero Related articles (Includes Video) The Wreaths Across America Story | cnbnews.net The Wreaths Across America Story-wreathsacrossamerica.org Obama Pays Respects at Arlington Read more →


Summer Events at the Jersey Shore

Bielat Santore & Company - Eye on the Shore (via PRWeb) Summer Events at the Jersey Shore 2014 Season Allenhurst, NJ (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Vacationers cannot say that they have visited the Jersey Shore without including these fun events in their itinerary. As the summer season nears, Jersey Shore hotspots… Read more →


Environmental News: Is Clean Gas More Dangerous Than Coal ?

“Clean Gas” More Dangerous Than Coal (VIDEOS) (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Planetsave. Turns out that just about everyone (including President Obama) has been hugely underestimating the methane pollution levels of so-called “clean gas.” The booming American economy now seems to come at a greater… Read more →


Pennsauken Man Charged with Murdering his Girlfriend

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP (MAY 28,2014)--Camden County Prosecutor Warren W. Faulk and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle reported an arrest in the killing of a 21-year-old Pennsauken woman Tuesday, May 28, 2014. Joshua Rivera-Santos, M/21, of Pennsauken, was charged with Murder about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning. He is accused of killing his girlfriend, Rebecca Ugarte, F/21, of Pennsauken, Tuesday night at his mother’s home on Austin Avenue in Gloucester Township. It is alleged Rivera-Santos killed Ugarte some time prior to 7 a.m. Tuesday, according to a probable cause statement issued by the State. Ugarte had last been seen alive Monday... Read more →


Katz/Lenfest Pay $88 Million for Philadelphia Newspapers

With Philly newspapers' sale ending owners' feud, speculation turns to 'what comes next' (via NewsWorks) Philadelphia's two biggest newspapers were sold Tuesday morning for the fifth time since 2006. Businessman Lewis Katz and philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest made the winning bid of $88 million, allowing them to take control of the company. Katz said… Read more →