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December 2014


Between our son-in-law David (Woods) being mugged and nearly killed in February, and our brother George dying this month, after a long battle with cancer and emphysema, 2014 was not a good year for the Cleary family. Listening to Sissel sing Auld Lang Syne, along with watching the video with so many beautiful scenes, gives us hope that 2015 will be the best ever for not only our family, but also for all of you. Thank you to everyone for helping the Woods family with... Read more →

Mrs. Rita E. King, age 84, Longtime Gloucester City Resident; Her Husband James was a Founding Member of the Original Garden State String Band

Mrs. Rita E. King (nee DiAngelo) died on December 30, 2014 at the age of 84. Rita was born and raised in South Camden; she was a graduate of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel High School and Maison d’ Paris Beauty School. Rita, wife of the late James J. King, Sr., was a resident of Gloucester City for 60 years. Her husband was one of the founding members of the Garden State String Band, Gloucester City. Her sons were also Mummers who marched in the... Read more →

Camden County PD Seeking Info on Robbery Suspects

CAMDEN CITY NJ(December 31, 2014) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred Tuesday night and seeking information about two suspects. At 7:50 p.m., officers responded to investigate an armed robbery that occurred at the corner of 32nd and Freemont streets. A male victim was walking and was approached by a pair of suspects, one of whom brandished a gun. The suspects took the victim’s cell phone and headphones before fleeing the area on foot. The first suspect is described as... Read more →

Delaware State Parks to celebrate the New Year with First Day Hikes

DOVER (Dec. 30, 2014) – Delaware State Parks will sponsor free, guided hikes in nine state parks on New Year’s Day as part of America's State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. The hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year by connecting with the outdoors on Jan. 1 at a state park close to home. On Jan. 1, 2014, 642 participants hiked more than 1,500 miles at nine different state parks. Parks staff and volunteers will lead the 2015 hikes, which... Read more →

Home Country: Winter, Get Out and Enjoy It

by Slim Randles/CNBNews “I can’t stand winter,” said Herb Collins, who had dropped in at the Mule Barn’s philosophy counter for a quick cup. “There’s nothing to do.” “Get out and enjoy it,” suggested Doc. “Go skiing. Go ice fishing. Build a snowman. Do something. Then you’ll feel better.” “I don’t think your advice will take,” said Dud. “Herb seems to be intransigent on this one.” We all looked at Dud. “You see, he said he couldn’t stand winter,” Dud continued, “which shows he has... Read more →

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest

Tune In Alert Wednesday, December 31st live on ABC 8 pm ET/PT Ring in the New Year with Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest at 8 pm on ABC. Kira will join the show's star studded lineup in New York City's Times Square. This live television event will include over 38 special performances and celebration highlights from around the globe and of course, Ryan Seacrest will lead the traditional New Year's Eve countdown to midnight. On... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Release Sketch of Person of Interest | cnbnews.net

On November 16, 2014 at approximately 2:19 PM, the Gloucester Township Police were called to a home on Chews Landing Road to investigate the report of a suspicious vehicle. The father of two juvenile females reported that an older model, white, Ford Conversion van had stopped on the roadway near where his young daughters were playing in a field adjacent to their residence. The father noticed the van as he was in his garage and started to approach the van when the van abruptly left... Read more →

FBI Launches Jobs Site on Twitter

Visit twitter.com/FBIJobs The FBI recently launched a Twitter page containing current jobs available at the FBI. The site, @FBIJobs, lists employment opportunities at FBI locations across the country. Some of the current jobs include evidence technician, forensic accountant, IT specialists, civic liaison, mathematician, secretary, and attorney. The site also includes information about the recent campaign to hire technology experts for cyber jobs, including special agents. Follow @FBIJobs for current updates. Also, visit FBIJobs.gov for employment and internships opportunities, as well as qualifications to work for... Read more →

Division of Consumer Affairs Cites 35 Home Improvement Contractors for $570,000 in Consumer Restitution and Penalties

Home Improvement Contractors List NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs today announced that, during the fourth quarter of 2014, it has issued Notices of Violation to 35 contractors, seeking $567,676.41 in consumer restitution and civil penalties.During all of 2014, the Division’s crackdown on noncompliant contractors has resulted in violation notices against a total of 130 contractors, seeking more than $2.1 million in consumer restitution and penalties. “Our year-long crackdown is bringing significant amounts of restitution back to those consumers who allegedly were... Read more →

COMMENTARY: Old School Teaching Methods Were Effective in Even the Poorest Districts

by Jimmie L. Hollis Today's public schools are the subject of a lot of debate and controversy all across America. There is a great deal that does need fixing, but the problems are not, as some may proclaim, solely due to a lack of funding. I am a product of a 1950s and 1960s public school system, and I believe that I received a very good education. The public school system in the '50s, '60s and '70s received a lot less funding than today relative... Read more →

MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk

English: A sign ordering pedestrians not to cross at this corner but to use the crosswalk, with stickers and graffiti (Photo credit: Wikipedia) MOTORISTS in New Jersey MUST stop for pedestrians in a marked crosswalk. Failure to observe the law may subject you to one or more of the following: 2 POINTS $200 FINE (plus court costs) 15 DAYS COMMUNITY SERVICE INSURANCE SURCHARGES NEW JERSEY STATUTE 39:4-36 Driver to stop for pedestrian: exceptions, violations. penalties. A. The driver of a vehicle must stop and stay... Read more →


Posted on December 26, 2014 by City of Philadelphia Philadelphia, December 26, 2014 – L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams warned Philadelphians to ask for proper identification from any L&I inspector who comes to a resident’s door in the wake of reports that an individual has sought entry into homes last Friday, yesterday and today in Kensington and Hunting Park. “The Department of Licenses & Inspections is very concerned about reports of an individual purporting to be an L&I inspector attempting to enter our citizens’ homes,” L&I... Read more →


Philly’s Casino Presents Fireworks and Mummers Parade for Fourth Consecutive Year PHILADELPHIA — Dec. 9, 2014 — For the fourth consecutive year, SugarHouse Casino is throwing the biggest New Year’s bash in the region by presenting two of Philly’s most notable celebrations on back-to-back days—the New Year’s Eve fireworks display on the waterfront and the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade. Philly’s casino is the title sponsor of both events designed to ring in 2015. “For the past four years, we’ve had a blast being part... Read more →

HELP WANTED: Join FBI's Cyber Team

The FBI is recruiting new cyber special agents, along with computer scientists, digital forensic examiners, and cyber-skilled interns. See the job ad for requirements and certifications. Most Wanted Talent FBI Seeking Tech Experts to Become Cyber Special Agents 12/29/14 Since its earliest days, the FBI has looked for recruits with specialized skills to fill its special agent ranks: lawyers, accountants, scientists, and engineers, to name a few. Today, however, the most sought-after candidates possess a uniquely 21st century quality: cyber expertise. Investigating cyber crimes—such as... Read more →

Holidays: The perfect time to recycle

DOVER (Dec. 29, 2014) – DNREC reminds Delawareans that holiday time is the right time to trim your “wasteline” while helping the environment – by recycling all those extra mail order boxes, gift-wrapped packages, tags and cards. It’s easier than ever to recycle these holiday items and more through Delaware’s Universal Recycling program, and keeping them out of the state’s landfills is a holiday gift to the earth. Delaware’s Universal Recycling program is single stream – meaning holiday season recycling is easier because no sorting... Read more →

YOUR'RE INVITED: Princeton Battlefield Tour

English: "The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 3, 1777," oil on canvas, by the American artist John Trumbull. 20 1/8 in. x 29 7/8 in. Yale University Art Gallery, Trumbull Collection. Courtesy of Yale University, New Haven, Conn. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PRESS RELEASE TRENTON - The New Jersey State Park Service invites the public this Saturday, Jan. 3, to commemorate the Battle of Princeton, a key struggle in the Revolutionary War that helped establish the Continental Army as a viable... Read more →

Jockey Angel Suarez Shot During Burglary

PHILADELPHIA \'97 Until Monday, Angel Suarez was known around the racetrack as the horse-whispering whiz kid. Just 21, the quiet jockey based at Parx Racing won so many races \'97 and millions of dollars \'97 two years ago that he drew national notice as one of the sport's top apprentices. That he'd come late to racing\'85\ \ \ \ } Read more →

GCPO: Officer Was Answering 'Unruly Juvenile'Call When He Struck Boy With Cruiser

A Franklin Township police officer who struck and killed a 10-year-old boy on the night of Dec. 27 was "responding to a call for assistance with an unruly juvenile in a township home," at the time of the incident, according to the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office. Patrolman Nicholas Locilento was traveling north on Delsea Drive between\5\ \ \ \ } Read more →

Money Available to Help Delaware schools, businesses with recycling programs

DOVER (Dec. 29, 2014) – To help Delaware’s schools, businesses and institutions start or expand their recycling programs, DNREC is once again offering the Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program, with up to $500,000 in funding available for grant proposals. DNREC is placing emphasis on getting schools, including entire school districts, to apply for recycling grant funding this year. The Universal Recycling Grant and Low Interest Loan Program was created under the state’s Universal Recycling Law. The law provides a framework to ensure... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD: Mourning the loss of Cliffside Park, NJ PD Officer

The men and women of the Gloucester Township Police Department mourn the loss of Cliffside Park, Bergen County, NJ Police Department Special Law Enforcement Officer Stephen Petruzzello, who was killed in the line of duty on December 29, 2014, when he and another officer were struck by a vehicle while on foot patrol. Officer Petruzzello was posthumously promoted to the rank of Police Officer by his agency, the other officer is recovering from his injuries. By the order of Chief Harry Earle, all Gloucester Township... Read more →

Mrs. Linda “Bernice” Light, Known For Her Smile, Generosity, Laughter, Southern Hospitality

Mrs. Linda "Bernice" Light, (nee Kelly), of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away on December 23, 'Grandma Light' September 6, 1925 December 23, 2014 2014, surrounded by family. She was 89-years-old. Known, to all, for her generosity, warm smile and contagious laughter, she was affectionately called “Grandma Light”. Proud of her country cooking, she delivered true southern hospitality to everyone that visited Grandma’s house. Bernice, the daughter of a coal miner, was born September 6, 1925 in the Appalachian Mountains on Kelly’s Mountain, Harlan County, Kentucky.... Read more →

Obituary: Margaret Dellaporte, age 85, of Mount Laurel

On December 21, 2014. Formerly of Burlington Township and Edgewater Park. Loving daughter of the late Harry Wahl and Florence Wahl (nee Strabel). Survived by cousins and caregivers. Margaret was a sales clerk for Gregory’s Discount Store. Burial will be private in Odd Fellows Cemetery of Burlington, Burlington, NJ. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Margaret Dellaporte . Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142 Read more →

How to Boost Your Cell Phone's Signal for Safer Winter Travel

(NewsUSA) - It's the bane of every cell phone user -- conversations that become garbled and calls that drop. These "dead zones," usually happen while you're on the road, and can be frustrating at best, while making you feel exposed and defenseless at worst. However, they also present a critical safety issue when driving during the winter. As winter weather wreaks havoc on roads (never mind cell phone coverage), it becomes more important than ever to stay connected to family and friends -- whether it's... Read more →

Giovanni Crucitti Charged with Attempted Murder of a Two-Year-Old Washington Township Boy

WOODBURY NJ (December 29, 2014)--Giovanni Crucitti (DOB 4/12/91), of Buckingham Ct., Sewell NJ has been charged with attempted murder and related charges in the critical injury of a two-year old Washington Township NJ boy who has been in Children's Hospital of Philadelphia since Friday, December 25, 2014. The child, whose mother is Crucitti's fiancé, was treated at CHOP for numerous injuries and kidney failure. He has been stabilized but was still in critical condition during the weekend. Crucitti has been charged by the Gloucester County... Read more →

CNBNews Archives 2009: 19 Commercial Properties for Sale, Stolen Laptops, Political News

POSTED JANUARY 26, 2009 CNB TIPS AND SNIPPETS BY William E. Cleary Sr. There are 19 commercial properties in Gloucester City according to the real estate web site http://www.trendmls.com . Included in that number are *six taverns. The properties are : 1. 217 Third Street at Powell Street, asking price $124,950. 2. 138 N. Broadway, (next to pizzeria) asking price 149,900 3. 301 N. Broadway, (car lot) asking price 24,000 4. 308-310 N. Broadway (Davalls Plumbing Supply) 200,000 5. *401 N. Broadway (O’Donnell’s inc. LL)... Read more →

Philadelphia: New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Events

source VisitPhilly.com New Year’s Eve Fireworks In Philadelphia 2015 Ring in the New Year with two fireworks shows on the Delaware River Waterfront December 31 – January 1 Philadelphia will ring in 2015 not once but two times during the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Delaware River Waterfront. VIEW MORE The Mummers Parade 2015 Mummers strut down Broad Street, leaving behind a trail of glitter, feathers and fun January 1 An annual tradition, the Mummers Parade features 10,000 men and women dressed in... Read more →

CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Homewood Suites by Hilton Opens First Hotel in Hamilton Area

HAMILTON, N.J. and MCLEAN, Va. – December 29, 2014 – Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hilton Worldwide's international brand of upscale, all-suite, extended-stay hotels, announced today the opening of its newest property, Homewood Suites by Hilton Hamilton. The four-story hotel, owned by Kuser & 130 Associates, LLC, is the 10th Homewood Suites property in the state and features 110 suites. Jared Keating, general manager, and Lori Oberg, director of sales, have been in the hotel industry for a combined 20 years. “Our property’s central location between... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Achieving a Better Life Experience Act

When your child or loved one has an intellectual or developmental disability, you spend a lot of time worrying about the future. That is why I was very grateful that Congress passed and the President recently signed the Achieving a Better Life Experience Act also known as the ABLE Act. This legislation will allow individuals and families to save for long-term needs without jeopardizing an individual’s eligibility for critical federal entitlement programs like Medicaid. ABLE accounts will be set up similarly to 529 accounts that... Read more →

Have a Happy and Safe New Years Eve, from Gloucester Township Police Department : Nixle

Ice Rink, Delaware Street, Philadelphia Pa The Gloucester Township Police Department wants to wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year. The following tips are provided to help you be safe on New Year’s Eve. Traveling? · If you plan to drive on New Year’s Eve, don’t drink and drive. · If you have a friend who does not drink, ask them to be the designated driver. · If you are driving; be alert behind the wheel, be aware of your surroundings, and be prepared... Read more →

Franklin W. Lathrop Jr., formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus, Taught at Audubon, Willingboro High Schools, Medford Masonic Lodge

Franklin William Lathrop, Jr., age 65, of Marlton, passed away on December 24, 2014 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Lynda (nee Cusintine). Devoted father of Rev. Justin Lathrop (Jennifer) of Deer Park, NY and Melissa Safos (Zachary) of Merchantville, NJ. Loving grandfather of Adella, Francesca and Baby Lathrop. Brother of Donald Lathrop (Denise) and the late Barbara Fritz (Robert). Brother-in-Law of Amanda Kruskal. A graduate of Gloucester City High School and Glassboro State College,... Read more →

Dennis Michael Foley, of Gloucester City, Gloucester Catholic Alumnus, Avid Boater, Fisherman

On December 29, 2014. Age 61. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 37 years to the late Sophia “Kathy” Foley (nee Wehner). Loving father of Michelle (Thomas) Morici and Melissa McFee. Loving grandfather of Lauren and Ryan Morici and Morgan, Allison and the late Chad Neal, Jr McFee. Son of the late Robert J. Foley and the late Marcella Terlecki. Beloved brother of Robert J. Foley, Jr. (Linda). Dennis graduate from Gloucester Catholic High School class of 1973. He was employed for the last 6... Read more →

What's Underfoot? Tips for Finding Pet-Friendly Carpeting

NewsUSA) - Adding new carpet is an easy way to rejuvenate the look and feel of any room in Lacey and Erica Cleary (CNBNews file photo) your home. But when you own pets, finding a quality carpet that is easy to maintain can be a tiring task. "If you're a pet owner, it's important to find carpeting that can withstand the toll pets can dish out on flooring," says carpet expert David Duncan of Mohawk Flooring, a carpeting brand that has produced SmartStrand -- a... Read more →

Autopsy finding in Mantua death, Accidental

Press releaseWOODBURY NJ (December 29, 2014)--In an autopsy conducted today by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner, the cause of death of 58-year-old Theodore Smith III of Deptford NJ was determined to be drowning. The manner of death was determined to be accidental. Mr. Smith's body was found Sunday (12/28) by a Deptford Township police officer on the bank of the Mantua Creek in Mantua NJ near the Route 45 overpass of the creek. He was last seen leaving the Telford Inn in Mantua late Saturday... Read more →

CNBNews Archives: THE 2008 City Little League Year in Review

CNBNews Archives posted January 27, 2009 “WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM OUR FRIENDS” The entire Gloucester City Little League family (Officers, Managers, Coaches, Players and Parents) would like to begin the year of 2009 with a very big “thank you” to everyone who in any way helped our organization through a very difficult year in 2008. The list is extensive and our sincere gratitude cannot be truly expressed in words. Last year began with an almost unbelievable event unfolding with the discovery of the ongoing... Read more →

Travel Alert: Route 42 northbound to be closed overnight tonight and tomorrow in Bellmawr

Detour in place for overnight work (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced Route 42 northbound is scheduled to be closed tonight and tomorrow night in Bellmawr, Camden County as part of the Direct Connection project. Motorists should slow down, use caution, and expect overnight delays in the area. Beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Monday, December 29 and tomorrow night, Tuesday, December 30, NJDOT’s contractor, PKF Mark III, Inc., will close all lanes on Route 42 northbound near the Creek Road... Read more →