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Sgt. Zacharie G. Hirshorn, age 30, of Gloucester City, Served in the Military, NRA Member

On August 29, 2014. Age 30. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Melissa L. Hirshorn (nee Paonessa). Cherished father of Avoryanna Monet, Mieka Sarie, Jordan Roland and Emily Grace Hirshorn. Devoted, loved and honored son of Arthur E. Hirshorn, Jr. (Sharon) and Cheryl Carr (Harvey). Dear brother of Dr. A. Elliot... Read more →

Christie's Defense Attorney Charges Taxpayers Another $780,000; Total Charges $7 Million Plus

POINT PLEASANT, N.J. (AP) - The law firm hired to defend Gov. Chris Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal has charged the state another $780,000 for work this summer. That's in addition to $6.5 million billed through April. The Department of Law & Public Safety released new invoices... Read more →

Sound Off: Police are 'militarized' for a reason

In The Washington Times editorial "When cops play soldier" (Web, Aug. 15) the writer proclaims, "[P]olice departments don't need the arms of an army." This sweeping statement comes as a reaction to events in Ferguson, Mo., but ignores the truths about violent crime in the United States. In an infamous bank... Read more →

The College of New Jersey Awarded 2014 TIPS Award of Excellence

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Communications, Inc. (HCI), provider of the TIPS (Training for Intervention ProcedureS) Program, is pleased to announce that The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) in Ewing, New Jersey has been awarded the 2014 TIPS Award of Excellence. Recipients of this award are chosen by... Read more →

A Nail Polish That Can Detect Date Rape Drugs

It is a problem that plagues college campuses across the US to a mind-boggling degree. Female students face the threat of rape and sexual assault in the college environment to such an extent that some describe it as a fact of life, a reality that girls reluctantly enter into. In response,... Read more →

SJ Catholics Organize Mission to Uganda

Local Catholics organize mission to Uganda Dr. Joe Dobrosky holds a child during a medical mission to Uganda. The trip was organized by the Friends of Father Vincent, a nonprofit organization started by parishioners of St. Charles Borromeo, Sicklerville. In June, the Friends of Father Vincent, a South Jersey group, led... Read more →

OP-ED: Chicago thugs, beware - an armed citizenry

Al Capone made Chicago famous as the headquarters of Crime Inc., and the tradition endures. Chicago is one of America's most dangerous cities. More people were murdered in Chicago last year than in any other city in America, but the politicians still haven't come to terms with reality. The only advice... Read more →

Manhattan DA probes secret settlement between Port Authority, seaport company

HACKENSACK, N.J.—The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investigating a secret $25 million legal settlement between the Port Authority and a politically connected seaport company that excused $15 million in unpaid rent at the docks in Brooklyn and Newark and handed over $10 million of public money to cover other debts. Prosecutors... Read more →

CNBNews ARCHIVES July 2008:

Fellow Catholics Should Unite As One

Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2008 Petition Ask Bishop Galante to Keep St.Anne's Church Open! Recently Bishop Joseph A. Galante had announced that many of the Catholic Churches of the Camden Diocese were to be merged or closed all together. I started a petition drive for St. Anne's Church in Westville that... Read more →

Casino closings wipe $2B from Atlantic City property-tax values

The closure of three Atlantic City casinos by mid-September will wipe $2 billion from the city's property-tax values next year, exacerbating the already cash-strapped city's financial plight, Mayor Don Guardian warned Tuesday. By 2017, property values are expected to have fallen to as little as $7.5 billion from $20 billion five... Read more →

Time to Start Talking: Making Parents Part of the Aging Process Now

Local senior care experts encourage families to connect, and provide tips on tackling tough conversations about aging MARLTON, N.J. – August 14, 2014 – Discussing aging issues, such as living arrangements, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, early and often can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles.... Read more →

Three Pennsylvania Men, Suspected Child Predators, Arrested During Undercover Investigation

press release HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of three Pennsylvania men on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing and distribution of child pornography. The latest arrests occurred over the past week in Allegheny and Philadelphia counties. click on thumbnail... Read more →

CNB Hunting & Fishing News: DNREC Fish & Wildlife Enforcement Blotter: Aug. 19-25

English: The eastern entrance to the Chesapeake & Delaware Canal at Reedy Point, Delaware. Fort Dupont State park is at the right. The Reedy Point Bridge, carrying Delaware State Route 9, is visible in the distance. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopper dredge McFarland is exiting the channel. View is... Read more →

Volunteers encouraged to sign up now for 2014 Delaware Coastal Cleanup

Marine debris on a Hawaii beach. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER (Aug. 28, 2014) – There’s still time to sign up for the 28th annual Delaware Coastal Cleanup, which will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Sept. 20. Volunteers are strongly encouraged to pre-register on the DNREC website to... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: Postal Service Blames Financial Problems on Labor Costs

The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Thursday, Aug. 28: ——— There is even more bad financial news for the U.S. Postal Service, according to a report released last week by the agency's Office of Inspector General. In addition to sharply declining mail volume and significant required payments... Read more →


Over 200 vehicles impounded in Camden City this year (CAMDEN) – Senator Donald Norcross (D-Camden/Gloucester) touted his vehicle impound measure, which was signed into law one year ago, as another tool in police departments’ fight against crime. The measure allows police to impound motor vehicles used in the transport of illegal... Read more →

Subsidies Keep the Good Times Rolling

Volume XVI No.35: August 28, 2014 TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE Anybody road tripping through the Corn Belt this Labor Day can’t miss the obvious signs of farm profitability. From shiny new grain bins and irrigation equipment to new homes and buildings, theriches of farmland and farmers’ bank accounts will stand out... Read more →

The Sports Illustrated College Football Tailgate Tour 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Time Inc's Sports Illustrated and GoRVing have teamed up for the second consecutive year to produce a 10-city tour of college campuses and stadiums in celebration of two of America's great pastimes: Tailgating and RVing. The Sports Illustrated College Football Tailgate Tour presented by... Read more →


press release CAMDEN, NJ – An immigrant from Nigeria, she came to the United States 12 years ago. Her husband maintained full control of the finances and her life. She was given a small amount of money to buy only food for the family and he demanded receipts proving what she... Read more →


AFL–CIO (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BY AWARDING SCHOLARSHIPS AND PAYING RESPECT TO LABOR PIONEER PETER J. MCGUIRE (Collingswood, NJ) – In what has become the largest Labor Day observance in New Jersey, the Southern New Jersey AFL-CIO Central Labor Council today stressed the importance of education in driving the nation's economy and... Read more →

CNBNews ARCHIVES July 2008:

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for July

POSTED Monday, July 21, 2008 by William E. Cleary Sr. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed individuals can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." —Margaret Mead... Correction: The Gloucester City School District over the past three months has placed legal notices in the... Read more →

LETTERS to the ED: Senate President on the Importance of Labor Day | cnbnews.net

To the Editor: As we enjoy time with our families during this holiday weekend, it is also important to remember what Labor Day represents. It’s about the struggle of people in this country to have safe working conditions and good wages. It’s about fighting for things in New Jersey like Paid... Read more →


Fall 2014 Trout Stocking Schedule

Fall Trout Stocking Map (.jpg, 170kb) Fall Trout Stocking Map (.pdf, 1.0mb) During the 2014 fall trout stocking season the Division of Fish and Wildlife will stock more than 25,000 trout in the state's major trout waters. The fish will be stocked from the Pequest Trout Hatchery from October 7-15. As... Read more →

Pet Tip of the Week: Puppy Mouthing (cnbnews.net)

by Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Mouthing, when applied to a dog’s behavior, is the application of teeth onto flesh without the intent to do harm. As puppies, dogs are taught appropriate behavior by their mothers. If a puppy should mouth its mother, the mother would put an end to the behavior by... Read more →

U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted

Fugitive Investigations - 15 Most Wanted August 13, 2014 - 15 Most Wanted Capture - The lone female fugitive on the U.S. Marshals 15 Most Wanted list was placed in handcuffs by Deputy U.S. Marshals after they closed in on her at a Portland, Oregon shopping mall, ending her five-year run... Read more →

Incarnation Parish Providing Health Care to Members and Others Free of Charge

Written by By Peter G. Sánchez Since 2000, Incarnation Church, Mantua’s Health Ministry has provided services, free of charge, to anyone who seeks their services. In its work, accomplished by a group of health care professionals and volunteers, the ministry “seeks to promote the optimal health of the whole person,” according... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Philly Little Leaguers gave us all something to smile about

The world is filled with controversies, and not all of them are equally compelling, much less legitimate. Having a bully pulpit carries with it the obligation to choose, wisely, the subject of rumination. This week, I could write about endangered Christians in the Middle East. I could praise the courage of... Read more →

Consumers Warned About Credit Card Phone Scams

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today alerted Pennsylvania consumers to be aware and ready for a recent phone scam that has been very active in the Commonwealth involving phone calls regarding a phony "hold" on the consumer's credit or debit card account. "It is important that consumers be proactive... Read more →

CNBNews 2008 Archives:

Floating Docks Installed at Freedom Pier

By WILLIAM E. CLEARY SR GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Finally after decades of promises there are some positive signs happening at the former Coast Guard Base, King Street and the Delaware River, Gloucester City. The Coast Guard Base was vacated in 1987. And several years later the federal government gave the deed to... Read more →

Camden Diocese Selling Four Nursing Homes

press release CAMDEN CITY NJ--The Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan, Bishop of Camden, has approved, pending consultation with diocesan advisory bodies, the consensus of a blue-ribbon advisory committee that the Diocese of Camden seek a buyer for its three nursing homes: Our Lady’s MultiCare Center in Pleasantville; Bishop McCarthy Residence in... Read more →


HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced the arrest of two Pennsylvania men and a New Jersey man on unrelated charges as part of ongoing efforts to target the online sharing and distribution of child pornography. Thomas Conroy Michael Wedl Charles Farence Jr. Attorney General Kane in 2013 requested... Read more →

Top Labor Day Weekend Events and Happenings In Philadelphia | visitphilly.com

PHILADELPHIA PA--It’s hard to believe that Labor Day weekend is nearly here. But before the summer season winds down, a ton of events fill venues across Philadelphia for one last hurrah. Now’s the perfect time to get out there and prolong summer, whether that means hitting up a beer garden, attending... Read more →


Atlantic City (NJ) - The boardwalk in a rainy day (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Get Your Season Tickets, Individual Night Tickets and Parade Tickets Witness every minute of the 2015 Miss America Competition with season tickets to the highly anticipated, multi-night event. Season tickets are on sale now and include admission to... Read more →


Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open daily through Sunday, September 28. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation) PHILADELPHIA PA--Due to popular demand, Spruce Street Harbor Park will remain open for one more month, through Sunday, September 28. The oasis provides the centerpiece for Spruce Street Harbor Park.... Read more →

CNBNews Archives July 2008:

RxD Pharmacy Leaves Gloucester City

Saturday, July 26, 2008 By Stephen N. Roche The RXD Pharmacy at 525 Monmouth St. closed for good on Tuesday, July 22, according to pharmacist and store manager Al Zeises, interviewed by the News on July 16. The store was across the street from the Comcast office left vacant when it... Read more →

Help a Student Succeed, Get him or her a Library Card

Camden County Library supports Library Card Sign-up Month in September VOORHEES, NJ – August 26, 2014 -- Parents everywhere want their children to succeed, and one of the simplest ways to help a child’s academic success is by making a quick trip to the library. September is Library Card Sign-up Month,... Read more →

Police Seek Your Help with Murder Investigation

New Jersey State Police (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Fairfield Township, N.J. - New Jersey State Police detectives from the Major Crime Unit and Bridgeton Station are seeking the public’s help with the homicide investigation of Jennifer Cruz-Chavez, 37, of Bridgeton, N.J. On Sunday, August 24, at approximately 4:35 p.m., troopers responded to... Read more →


Common Pheasant (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Now is the time to register Hunter-Trapper Education graduates for organized hunts. Junior hunters who want to take part in a special pheasant hunt just for them need to make their reservations now, while spots remain open. Information on Junior Pheasant Hunt events statewide is available... Read more →

New York City to Western PA Drug Ring Busted

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that the Office of Attorney General's Bureau of Narcotics Investigations (BNI) in a joint investigation with the Pennsylvania State Police Drug Law Enforcement Division has broken up a $1 million dollar drug distribution ring that operated between New York City and Western... Read more →

Local Beat: Cops, Kids, and a Piece of History

\ By JOE AMDITIS Local Beat is NJ News Commons' weekly roundup of the best and most topical reporting from local news sites around New Jersey. Ripples from Ferguson, MO continue to be felt in New Jersey. Bill Bowman of the Franklin Reporter & Advocate shows us that not all police... Read more →

Park Road to reopen near UD’s Lewes campus

LEWES (Aug. 28, 2014) – The Division of Parks and Recreation has announced that Park Road in Lewes will be opened Saturday morning, Aug. 30, for through traffic. The road just underwent a major resurfacing and realignment, and had a new shared-use pedestrian/bicycle path added. Some minor clean-up projects remain but... Read more →

Phillies president on medical leave

David Montgomery, the Phillies' president and CEO since 1997, will take a medical leave of absence amid a tumultuous time for the franchise. Former general manager Pat Gillick, the architect of the 2008 world-champion Phillies, will assume Montgomery's duties, the team said Thursday. Montgomery, 68, underwent surgery to remove cancer from... Read more →


Christina Rizzetta of Galloway, a second-year student in the biomedical sciences program in RIT's College of Health Sciences and Technology, made the Dean's List for the Spring 2014 semester. Degree-seeking undergraduate students are eligible for Dean's List if their quarterly GPA is greater than or equal to 3.400; they do not... Read more →

Oceanside beach at the Point to reopen for Labor Day weekend

piping plover nesting area (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Eight piping plover chicks fledged this season at Cape Henlopen, beachnesting bird monitors report LEWES (Aug. 27, 2014) – With beachnesting bird season winding down and migratory shorebirds passing through, beachnesting bird monitors reported that six pairs of piping plovers fledged eight chicks this... Read more →

Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry gun permit applications surge

An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest. Law enforcement authorities described the man as "a model citizen" who "helped others avoid being victims"... Read more →

CRIME: Six Arrested for Illegal Dumping

TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) initiative to crack down on illegal dumping in state parks and lands has yielded six more enforcement actions, all related to illegal dumping at Brendan T. Byrne State Forest in Pemberton Township, 4-Mile Run Preserve in Winslow Township and the Duck Island section... Read more →

Pennsylvania targeting drug-related crime in Allegheny County

HARRISBURG - Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said today that the full weight of her office is being put behind the efforts of law enforcement organizations in Allegheny County to combat the steep increase in violent, drug related-crime in the area. She also announced the arrest of two men accused of... Read more →

JULY 2008 CNBNews Archives:

$300,000 in State Aid Will Help Gloucester City Reduce Taxes

By William E. Cleary GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (July 2008)--The City of Gloucester City is one of seven communities in the immediate area to receive extraordinary aid from the New Jersey State Property Relief Act. The City received $300,000. The state notified the city earlier this month. This year’s 2008-2009 proposed budget... Read more →


press release Washington Avenue Pier, site of Philadelphia’s historic immigration station and the nation’s first Navy Yard, provides green, naturalized setting for new public access to the Delaware River in Queen Village/Pennsport PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 15, 2014 ) –The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) and Mayor Michael A. Nutter today opened... Read more →