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by William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ April 30, 2015 ( $46,629,042 Gloucester City School District budget was made public today via a newspaper advertisement. Because of cutbacks the new spending plan is $1,050,049 less than last year’s number of $47,679,091. The estimated enrollment for the upcoming fiscal year is 1,798 students or 41 more than last year’s number of 1,757. Faced with a $3.5 million budget gap School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty announced last week that certain positions will be terminated effective June 30, 2015. Rafferty said the district has experienced significant underfunding in state aid for the 2015-2016 school year. According to Rafferty, the district is not able to sustain the programs and staffing as it is for the current school year. One of the programs eliminated was courtesy busing of students which cost taxpayers $202,000. Along with the programs, a number of positions, mostly connected to the... Read more →

Small business rights could crumble under Washington AG’s lawsuit against Christian florist

By Melissa Genson | Watchdog Arena Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s legal action against 70-year-old Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman could have far-reaching consequences for many small business owners and entrepreneurs—consequences that haven’t entered into the discussion yet. Last month, a judge in Benton County, Wash. ruled in favor of Ferguson in his lawsuit against Stutzman, who refused to create floral arrangements for the gay wedding of Robert Ingersoll and Curt Freed because of her Christian beliefs. Shutterstock Image Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit against a Christian florist could have strong implications for rights of small business owners. Ferguson said that Stutzman’s refusal to create floral arrangements for a gay wedding violated the state’s Consumer Protection Act, which states, “Unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce are hereby declared unlawful.” Ferguson also referenced Washington’s Civil Rights Act,... Read more →

Norcross Introduces First Bill, Improves Rail Safety following Paulsboro Derailment

Washington, DC April 29, 2015 (– Yesterday, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) introduced his first bill, H.R. 2074, the Toxics by Rail Accountability and Community Knowledge (TRACK) Act, to improve hazmat-by-rail safety by implementing a series of recommendations made by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) following the 2012 train derailment in Paulsboro, New Jersey. Since being sworn in to Congress in November of last year, Rep. Norcross has worked closely with Senator Bob Menendez and local officials on legislation designed to avoid catastrophes like the one that occurred in Paulsboro, while working to benefit from the lessons learned from this accident. On November 20, 2012, a freight train derailed in Paulsboro, New Jersey, causing several tanker cars to crash and spill toxic vinyl chloride into the atmosphere. Thanks to the efforts of the local first responders, State Office of Emergency Management, U.S. Coast guard, and countless others, the risk... Read more →

Center City District Parks May Happenings

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall. Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. Broad and Market Streets | | Facebook Park Features Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-7pm; Sa & Su: 9am-5pm Now with a full-service bar 5-7pm M-F and all day on the weekends. Capogiro @ Dilworth Park (opens mid-May), 7 days: 11am-10pm (weather dependent) XFINITY WiFi is now available throughout Dilworth Park! May Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. Tuesdays at Dusk Pictures in the Park Get lost in the latest Hollywood blockbusters right in the cozy confines of William Penn's new front yard. Bring your own chair, grab dinner and a drink at Rosa Blanca Café, and then settle in for a one-of-a-kind cinema experience. May 5: The Hobbit -The Battle of the Five... Read more →

Gloucester City High School Walk for Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers Friday, May 1

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ April 30, 2015 ( drug abuse is at an epidemic IMAGE Source : level throughout the United States. Camden County has been significantly impacted by this problem. In order to raise awareness about this issue, the students at GHS are participating in a Walk for Awareness of Prescription Drug Abuse Dangers. During the week before the walk, students listened to daily announcements about prescription drug facts and the school hallways were lined with student made posters illustrating the dangers of prescription drugs. The walk, scheduled for Friday, May 1, 2015 (rain date is May 4, 2015) will take place during the student’s PE classes. The cost is 50 cents per student. All donations will go towards SODAT, which is a local drug prevention program. A moment of silence will be held on the day of the walk to recognize the suffering that this epidemic has created.... Read more →

CNB Business News: Attendees at The Little Gym Annual Reunion Take Away a Key Message about Serious Fun

Swedesboro, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) April 27, 2015 - Charles Buzad of The Little Gym of Swedesboro recently joined other franchise owners and key team members at the company's annual "Reunion" conference, held from March 6-9 at The Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort in Austin, TX. This year's conference, themed "reTHINK. rePLAY," challenged attendees to simplify current initiatives and improve execution by focusing on the basics of The Little Gym philosophy - delivering "Serious Fun" programs that help children build new skills, burn energy and make new friends all while developing self-confidence and providing a positive experience to the entire family. The Little Gym system now extends to 30 countries, with more than 200 gyms in the U.S. and over 300 total worldwide. Reflecting this growth, this year's Reunion enjoyed worldwide attendance, with participants coming from Canada, Belgium, China, India, Colombia, Australia, Philippines, Kuwait, and Mexico in addition to the United... Read more →

Bike Rodeo Saturday May 2 in Gloucester Township

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ April 29, 2015 ( Gloucester Township Police Department wants to make this a community event that saves lives and makes our Township the safest, and healthiest in New Jersey. The Gloucester Township Police Community Relations Bureau will be conducting our 4th Annual Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday May 2, 2015 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the Camden County Timber Creek Dog Park on Chews Landing Road in Gloucester Township. A rodeo is a bicycle skills event which provides an opportunity for bicyclists to practice and develop skills that will help them to become better bicyclists and avoid typical crashes. The goal of any bicycle rodeo is to provide an opportunity for the participants to learn, practice, and demonstrate their bicycle handling skills in a fun, noncompetitive atmosphere. Residents of all ages are encouraged to attend and please bring your bicycle and bicycle safety helmet so it... Read more →

CNB Business News: Caring Transitions of South Jersey Recognized with National Award

Vineland, NJ, April 27, 2015 (– The locally owned and operated business Caring Transitions of South Jersey has been recognized by the Caring Transitions’ national headquarters as a Rookie All Star franchise. Caring Transitions of South Jersey, which Charles Reinhart launched in January of 2014, specializes in organizing and managing senior moves, downsizing, and liquidating belongings through estate sales and online auctions. Caring Transitions of South Jersey serves Cumberland, Salem and Gloucester counties. On a national level, the Caring Transitions franchise is the largest resource specializing in this type of senior relocation services. “The business has really taken off nicely over the last year and I think people in the community are seeing the value of the service my team and I can offer,” Reinhart said. “I was shocked about being recognized with this type of award, but it’s a very nice way to realize how far I’ve come. This... Read more →

Off-Duty Troopers Rescue Woman from Burning Home

Troopers Treated for Smoke Inhalation Mount Olive Township, N.J. – Two off-duty state troopers rushed into a burning home and rescued a woman who was trapped inside, after they encountered a house fire on their way home from work on April 28. Troopers Adam Gonzalez and Justin Storie had just completed their shift at Troop “B” Netcong Station when they noticed dark smoke billowing from a home on U.S. Highway 206 at approximately 7:30 p.m. Without hesitation, they immediately stopped to render aid. Troopers Gonzalez and Storie were able to gain access into the residence through the front door, where they encountered heavy, black smoke. Once inside, they announced themselves as State Police and began searching the residence. Josephine Maulback, 51, heard the troopers inside and began calling for help. Working as a team, they were able to locate the victim and navigate their way through the near blackout conditions... Read more →


The NHANES mobile examination center will conduct its study for the next eleven weeks beginning on May 5, 2015 and ending on June 30, 2015. Trailers will be located at parking lot of Crowne Plaza Hotel 2349 West Marlton Pike Cherry Hill, NJ 08002 The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), the most comprehensive survey of the health and nutritional status of the U.S. population is coming to Camden County, NJ beginning on May 5, 2015. Why Camden County? All counties in the United States have a chance to be selected for the NHANES and this year, Camden County is one of 15 counties that was selected to be part of this initiative. NHANES provides important data on public health problems from a national perspective. Each year, 5,000 lucky residents across the nation have the chance to participate in the latest National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, conducted by... Read more →

Kennedy Chief Physician Executive Dr. Carman Ciervo Inducted into Camden Catholic High School Hall of Fame

Dr. Ciervo press release Voorhees, NJ – Carman Ciervo, D.O., FACOFP, dist., Chief Physician Executive at Kennedy Health, was inducted into the Hall of Fame of Camden Catholic High School (CCHS) in Cherry Hill at a special ceremony April 25th. Dr. Ciervo, a 1980 graduate of CCHS, was one of 13 individual inductees and two teams entered into its Hall of Fame for 2015. He was one of six inductees installed in the school’s Emerald Hall of Fame for Academics and Arts. This is the ninth group to be recognized with the honor since the CCHS Fall of Fame event began in 2007. Dr. Ciervo was actively involved in many academic and arts-related activities during his four years at the high school, including: the National Honor Society, the French Honor Society, the Marching Band, the Jazz Band, the Science Club, and the Yearbook Club. Dr. Ciervo, who grew up in... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES July 2009: Budget Crisis or Lack of Budgeting?

CNB ARCHIVES POSTED Friday, July 17, 2009 CATEGORY LETTERS At the June 25th Gloucester City Council meeting I asked our municipal leadership why they have not hired new recruits for our Police Department. Acting Mayor and Finance Committee chairman, Councilman Marchese, responded to my question by stating that Gloucester City is currently in a budget crisis and is awaiting a State grant. I do not disagree with Mr. Marchese’s admission of our City’s budget crisis. I do, however, question the reasons that led to this crisis and the resulting shortage of Police Department man power. The Police Department’s Budget: In the past, our City has hired a new Police Department recruit, trained him at the Police Academy and had him ready to work the job before a retiring officer left the department. This was done to avoid a shortage of man power. Officer Craig Reinhardt retired from the GCPD in... Read more →

Robert E. Hunnewell, Jr. Age 74. Of Barrington, formerly of Laurel Springs.

On April 21, 2015. Age 74. Of Barrington, formerly of Laurel Springs. Robert proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War and went on to work for many years as an electrical supervisor for Owens Corning Fiberglass. He is survived by his 5 children including his youngest son, Christopher Hunnewell and a large extended family. Honoring the wishes of Robert, his services will be held privately at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Robert E. Hunnewell, Jr. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142 Related articles Four Brothers Visit Vietnam to Retrace Their Father's Footsteps with the Enemy Who Shot Down His USAF Jet, Resulting in His Capture and Imprisonment. Latest News: Nepal Aftershocks, Colorado Trial, Laika the Space Dog Vietnam War Veterans Remember Fall of Saigon White... Read more →

CNB Sports: Rams-12 Lions- 0

photo credit CNBNews photographer Bruce Darrow BROOKLAWN NJ April 28, 2015 ( Catholic met cross-town rival Gloucester High on Tuesday at "Joe Barth" Field, Browning Road, in Brooklawn. The Rams won the contest by a score of 12-0. Above: Rams Anthony Harrold is safe at third. Waiting for the ball is Lions 3B Gavin Unitis Below: Unitis tags Rams Nick Seccia out after his hit brought home three baserunners photo credit CNBNews photographer Bruce Darrow Related articles Poor Timing by Supt.; School Budget Numbers; Boro Board Members Resign; No-1 v No-2; ETC. The Gloucester City P.A.L. Golf Tournament WATCH: 1984 Brooklawn American Legion Baseball National Runner up Awards Ceremony - CNBNEWS.NET Fire damages Westville home renovated after Hurricane Sandy flooding "A baseball team composed mostly of child laborers from an Indiana glassmaking factory..." Read more →

Congressman Norcross Announces New Federal Partnership for Camden Revitalization

Cherry Hill, NJ April 28, 2015 (– Today, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) announced that Camden City has been selected from a pool of over 125 national applicants as one of our country’s eight new Promise Zones. Administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Promise Zone designation provides our country’s most vulnerable areas with additional federal resources by partnering with state and local leaders who are fully committed to improve the community. Under the Promise Zone program, the federal government will focus on accelerating local efforts to create jobs, increase economic activity, expand educational opportunities, and reduce violent crime throughout the City. Specifically, the designation will allow Camden to receive priority access to federal investments, as well as additional federal staff on the ground to help local leaders successfully navigate available programs. Also, Camden will receive five full-time AmeriCorps... Read more →


April 29, 2015 New Jersey State Police are being deployed to Baltimore to provide operational support and to assist Baltimore law enforcement officials with their investigations. says the 150 NJ state troopers will deploy to Maryland for at least 72 hours, as requested by Governor Larry Hogan in Maryland. ATLANTIC CITY EMERGENCY TEAM MEMBER STEPS DOWN Kevyn Orr is stepping down from his position as a member of Atlantic City's emergency management team, reports Orr is the bankruptcy attorney and former Detroit emergency manager that set off alarms on Wall Street when Govenor Christie tapped him to work as part of Atlantic City's emergency management team. Orr's involvement in Atlantic City led Wall Street to almost immediately downgrade AC's bond rating out of fear that NJ might change a long-standing policy of not allowing a municipality to go bankrupt. SWEENEY CALLS OUT CHRISTIE OVER HIS ABSENCES, PROPOSES 'MILLIONAIRE'S... Read more →

Evesham Police Issues Health Advisory for Kings Grant Area Possible Rabid Raccoon

EVESHAM NJ April 28, 2015 ( possible rabid raccoon was captured on Gloucester Court at 3:30 PM today. The sight of a raccoon during daylight hours does not definitively mean a raccoon has rabies, but we urge you to call Evesham Police if you see any of the following. How can I tell if a raccoon has rabies? Rabid raccoons are very sick. Mostly, they are lethargic. Their walk may be erratic, or their legs paralyzed. They may be walking in circles or falling over, or lurching in an unnatural fashion. In short, they just plain look sick. If you see a raccoon outside when it's light out, and it looks agile, alert, is running or foraging in a smooth and coordinated and normal manner, then you can be almost certain that it doesn't have rabies. DO NOT approach this or any other wild animals. Evesham Police 984 Tuckerton Rd... Read more →

POLL: New Jersey Residents Agree on Corruption, But Only In Principle | CNBNews

Source Farleigh Dickson University/April 27, 2015 ( a number of recent allegations of bad behavior on the part of New Jersey politicians of both parties, voters are increasingly being asked to decide how politicians should, and should not, be able to use their sway. According to the latest results from Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind poll, New Jersey residents overwhelmingly say the actions that politicians have recently been accused of are unacceptable. People were asked about five different potentially corrupt actions, and to decide whether they were acceptable or not. Sixty-seven percent of New Jersey say that all five – ranging from fixing traffic tickets to accepting large gifts and vacations – are unacceptable. Importantly, Republicans and Democrats are about equally likely to view these actions as corrupt: in both groups, 66 percent say that all five of the actions are unacceptable. “It’s easy to be cynical about these issues, to... Read more →

Over 8,000 New Jersey Fourth Graders Urge Their Peers to Stay Away From Drugs

in Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Contest NEWARK, NJ – Over 8,000 New Jersey fourth grade students want their peers to get a substance abuse prevention message- that there are fun things to do instead of doing drugs --- and, they created messages and artwork to deliver that message. The students from fourth grade classrooms across New Jersey created artwork as part of a contest to deliver the most effective peer-to-peer substance abuse prevention messages in a initiative sponsored by the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ). The theme of this year’s contest was “Fun Things to Do Instead Of Doing Drugs.” On Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 30 finalists will be honored and have their artwork on display, at an awards ceremony at the Newark Museum’s Billy Johnson Auditorium, 49 Washington Street, Newark, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Two of the 30 finalists will be announced as this year’s... Read more →

Judge orders injunction to stop executive order unionizing home-care workers

By Jana Benscoter | Watchdog Arena A Commonwealth Court document submitted on Thursday, April 23 reads that “a preliminary injunction” has been issued to stop Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf from further activity related to a February executive order. The order had language in it that allowed home health care workers to unionize. Shutterstock Image ORDER HALTED: Unions working toward collective bargaining for Pennsylvania home care workers have been ordered to stop by a Commonwealth Court judge. According to thedocument, President Judge Dan Pellegrini wrote three sections that explained the executive order must be evaluated on its merits; no action can be taken after April 23 to intervene in the court case; and comments for and against the injunction will continue for up to 75 days depending based on Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure. The Fairness Center, a legal team in Harrisburg that works to advise clients in union cases, counted... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: HHS issues final recommendation for community water fluoridation

Adjusted level seeks to maintain dental health benefits of fluoride The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released the final Public Health Service (PHS) recommendation for the optimal fluoride level in drinking water to prevent tooth decay. The new recommendation is for a single level of 0.7 milligrams of fluoride per liter of water. It updates and replaces the previous recommended range (0.7 to 1.2 milligrams per liter) issued in 1962. The change was recommended because Americans now have access to more sources of fluoride, such as toothpaste and mouth rinses, than they did when water fluoridation was first introduced in the United States. As a result, there has been an increase in fluorosis, which, in most cases, manifests as barely visible lacy white marking or spots on the tooth enamel. The new recommended level will maintain the protective decay prevention benefits of water fluoridation and reduce the... Read more →

Christie stiffs New Jersey for security travel while Walker PAC pays

By Mark Lagerkvist | New Jersey Watchdog When a governor takes out-of-state trips to campaign for a new job, who pays for the travel bills of the state police security details? In New Jersey and Wisconsin, the answers are different for two governors who are jockeying for position in the 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes. Chris Christie has unapologetically stuck New Jersey taxpayers with the $1.15 million in Executive Protection Unit travel costs during his first five years in office, according to a New Jersey Watchdog analysis. But when Wisconsin’s Scott Walker hits the road on political journeys, those bills are being paid by his political action committee, which gets the money from campaign donations. “Our American Revival is paying for all hotels, flights, rental cars and any other travel expenses for the troopers when they are on political trips,” said spokeswoman AshLee Strong. In the Garden State, taxpayers pay for... Read more →

Chuckles: The Lone Ranger and Tonto

The Lone Ranger and Tonto went camping in the desert. After they got their tent all set up, both men fell sound asleep. Some hours later, Tonto wakes the Lone Ranger and says, 'Kemo Sabe, look towards sky, what you see? ' 'The Lone Ranger replies, 'I see millions of stars.' 'What that tell you?' asked Tonto. The Lone Ranger ponders for a minute then says, 'Astronomicallyspeaking, it tells me there are millions of galaxies and potentially billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo.Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three in the morning. Theologically, the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What's it tell you, Tonto?' 'You dumber than buffalo DOO. It means someone stole the tent. submitted by Bill Gross Category Chuckles Read more →


Defendant's mother indicted for attempting to help conceal the crime Kyle J. Crosby (photo provided) Jo Crosby (photo provided) MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. April 28, 2015 ( – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi announced today that a Burlington County Grand Jury returned a murder indictment against a Mount Laurel man charged with killing his wife and dumping her body in a Maryland field earlier this year. Kyle J. Crosby, age 28, of 5201 Aberdeen Drive in Mount Laurel, was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), one count of Desecrating Human Remains (Second Degree), one count of Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree) and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). His mother, Jo Crosby, age 67, of 75 Saint Moritz Drive in Sicklerville, NJ, was indicted on one count of Hindering Apprehension (Fourth Degree) and one count of Tampering With or Fabricating Physical Evidence (Fourth Degree).... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Fed’s Release Press Release About Bryant’s Conviction TRENTON – Former New Jersey State Senator Wayne R. Bryant was sentenced to 48 months in federal prison today for unlawfully using his power and influence to obtain a paid, low-show job at UMDNJ’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in exchange for lobbying and bringing millions of dollars in extra funding to the school, and using that job and others to fraudulently nearly triple his state pension, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., announced. Bryant’s co-defendant, former dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) in Stratford, R. Michael Gallagher, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his convictions for capitalizing on Bryant’s influence to become dean and, in turn, rigging the hiring process to create a job for Bryant at SOM that appeared to be a legitimate, bona fide position. U.S. District Judge Freda L.... Read more →

South Jersey Forum on What It Takes to Prepare Students for Kindergarten

Hosted by Pre-K Our Way WHO: Open invitation to members of the community—parents, grandparents, teachers, local business and community leaders, neighbors, interested citizens, school superintendents and board members, early childhood education advocates and elected officials—to participate in this forum and help determine how our children can be prepared for school, ready for success. WHAT: Pre-K Our Way, a nonpartisan and nonprofit community-based organization, hosts free regional forums throughout New Jersey to engage communities on expanding high-quality preschool for their children. Forum participants will create the day’s agenda and guide the discussion. This forum will allow attendees to strategize, build alliances, and take action towards making high-quality preschool available to every child in their community. Those interested in participating must pre-register andcan sign up at Additional forums will be hosted in Central Jersey (April 20-21) and North Jersey (April 29-30). WHERE: Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, 401 S New... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Appealing an IRS Decision

Monday, April 27, 2015/press release What happens if you disagree with an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) determination about your taxes? There are options available to you if you'd like to plead your case. In a recent year, more than 100,000 taxpayers addressed tax disputes through the IRS' appeals process. The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) explains when you might consider an appeal and how it works. When First Steps Fail Let’s say you’re undergoing an IRS audit. You’ve had lengthy discussions with the IRS auditor, but you both still can’t agree on the amount you owe. Your first step should be to ask to speak with the auditor’s manager to find out if you can come to a successful resolution with him or her. If that attempt fails, the appeals process is another option. Get Started An appeal is designed to be a free and relatively straightforward... Read more →

Rider University graduate Mike Thomas Makes his AAA Debut

April 27, 2015 press release OKLAHOMA CITY, OK—Rider University graduate Mike Thomas made his AAA debut Sunday, pitching for the Oklahoma City Dodgers of the Pacific Coast League. A 2011 graduate of Rider University, Thomas pitched three innings of relief, allowing one run on two hits in a 3-2 victory over the Omaha Storm Chasers. Thomas got five ground ball outs and two fly outs. He threw 33 pitches, 22 for strikes, facing 10 batters. Thomas has been selected to play in the prestigious Arizona Fall League the last two autumns. Thomas was called up from the Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League, the AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers. A 6’2”, 185 pound lefty from Forest Hill, Maryland, Thomas was drafted in the 35th round in 2011. He has pitched in the California League (A), the Midwest league (A) and the Pioneer League (A) before moving up to... Read more →

Thomas Patton Ferguson, III Age 89 Of Pennsauken

A dapper gentleman with an unmatched wit and memorable one-liners, Tom lived in Pennsauken for over 50 years, but his heart remained in the City of Brotherly Love, his birthplace. On April 22, 2015, at age 89. Tom passed away peacefully in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Camden. Loving brother of Edna May Ripley of East Providence , RI. Cherished uncle of Hope (Hoop) Morgan of Wilmington, NC, Todd L. Rogers of Grand Rapids, MI, Craig W. Rogers (Joan Velush) of Sandy Hook, CT, (late David Ripley) surviving wife Rene Harvitt of Great Barrington, MA , Don Ripley (Cindy) of Smithfield, RI, Doris (Mark) Anderman of Jersey Shore, PA, Denise (Ken Gober) Ripley of Killeen, Texas and Dawn (Kevin) Wiley of Mount Pleasant, Iowa. Devoted great-uncle of Barrett (Caroline) and Brie Conway, Alex, Zoe and Noah Velush – Rogers, Cara and Devin Anderman, Craig, Linda, Kristen and Heather Ripley. Thomas... Read more →


April 28, 2015 The Port Authority is looking to replace the AirTran monorail system at Newark Liberty International Airport, reports Officials say the 19-year-old monorail system is slow, unreliable, and unable to accommodate the growth expected when the Port Authority extends the PATH system to the airport train station. Port Authority commissioners are expected to vote Thursday to authorize spending $70 million on consultants and technical experts for the project, but the agency plans to ask the FAA for permission to use $40 million in airline ticket surchages to offset the planning costs. EXXON SETTLEMENT CASH COULD ARRIVE BY AUGUST New Jersey's top environmental official says the soonest NJ could see any of the money from the proposed $225 million Exxon Mobil settlement would be August or September, reports the Associated Press. The proposal is open for public comment until June before it heads to the Superior Court, where... Read more →



HADDON TOWNSHIP NJ April 28, 2015 ( County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo, Haddon Township Police Chief Mark Cavallo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson are seeking the public’s help in finding a teenage fugitive wanted in connection with a shooting in Haddon Township that killed one teen and injured two others. Brandon M. Spearman, M/15, of Camden, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Tyimer Q. Bright and two counts of attempted murder in the shooting of two juvenile females. Bright, M/18, of Camden, was shot multiple times at approximately 11:30 p.m. on April 5 outside a party on the 2800 block of Crescent Boulevard near the border of Camden and Haddon Township. He was pronounced dead at approximately 3:25 a.m. on April 6 at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. The female victims, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, both from Camden, were wounded in the shooting and... Read more →

Video: Camden Seafood and Deli Burglary Suspect

press release Camden City, NJ April 27, 2015 ( – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a burglary and asking for help from the public to identify the suspect caught on surveillance video. On April 10 around 11:40 p.m., a suspect broke into Camden Seafood and Deli at 5th and Market. The suspect took cash from the register and drinks before fleeing the store. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male wearing a light colored shirt and light colored pants and with a possible tattoo on his left hand. The suspect can be seen committing the crime on surveillance video posted on the Camden County Police Department Facebook page and at Anyone with information about this suspect is asked to call the Camden County Police Department tip line at (856) 757-7042. Read more →

Bellmawr Obtains Five-Ton Vehicle from Government

BELLMAWR NJ April 27, 2015 ('s Office of Emergency Management acquired this 5 ton vehicle through a government surplus grant. The vehicle will enhance the Borough's emergency services capabilities during adverse conditions, capable of going through high water areas or transporting equipment around in all sorts of terrain. This vehicle came at no cost to the Borough. Preparedness is the key to being able to better protect our community in its time of need. source Bellmawr Fire Department Related articles 2 dead in multi-vehicle crash on I-295 in Gloucester County Pedestrian in critical condition after being hit by a car in Tauranga Bellmawr Fire Department Responds to Spruce Ave. Fire; 43rd Call of the Month | Bellmawr Fire Dept. Responds to Home Gas Leak Read more →

CNB Archives: Evergreen Printing Bucks Downturn, Adding New Press and Customers

CNB ARCHIVES: JULY 21, 2009 Source Printing Impressions category Bellmawr BELLMAWR, NJ—July 21, 2009—Evergreen Printing is doing what many printers aren't: aiming to increase sales this year by 15%, in their case, planning to reach $26 million. It's headed in the right direction. This heatset and cold web printer of monthly business publications recently won two big newspaper deals. Evergreen Printing came under new leadership last September when it was purchased by Carmen Pinto. Soon after taking charge of the 95,000-sq.ft. operation, Pinto established a "sales-first" culture. In February, Evergreen began printing the North American edition of London's The Guardian Weekly. The U.K.-based newspaper, ranging in size from 48- to 64-pages, is printed on 22-lb. newsprint on one of Evergreen's Manugraph DGM 440 coldset presses. Expanded color capabilities offered by the press were key to the deal, and the newspaper now features every page in four-color. Evergreen also handles... Read more →

Parker C. Smith Jr. Westville and DPRA Police Officer, Councilman and Volunteer Fireman

Parker C. Smith, Jr., aged 76, passed away on April 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. A quick- witted and caring family man, Parker devoted his life to his family, especially his grandchildren. He dedicated his life to proudly serving our country in the United States Marines. Parker was a lifetime member of the Westville Fire Company, worked for the Westville and Delaware River Port Authority as a police officer, and served as a Westville Councilman before his retirement. He was proud to be active in his community where he could help others. Parker will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Beloved husband of 42 years to Dorothy (nee Lopez); devoted father of Jean Cusack (John), and Parker Smith, III (Cheyanne); cherished grandfather to Caitlin and Patrick Cusack ; dear brother to Jean Meersand, and brother in law to Bill “Lopey” Lopez (Flo). Son-in-law to Marie Lopez... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Dog Walker Watch- May 2

Come out and learn how you can help us fight crime by reporting suspicious activity! DATE: May 2nd, 2015 TIME: 10am—1pm PLACE: Timber Creek Dog Park (Chews Landing Road in Gloucester Township) Bring your family and pet-friendly dog, out to meet some adoptable dogs from the Camden County Animal Shelter and other local dog rescues, meet local dog trainers to help with questions about your dog, and meet McGruff the Crime Dog and our K-9 dogs, Chew Landing Veterinarians, Pawfect Pastries, Monster Pet and Target will also be on location supporting the event. For more information, contact Ptl. Jennifer McLaughlin at or (856) 374-3513 *New This Year* We are holding the GTPD Bike Rodeo during Dog Walker Watch- Bring Your Children’s Bicycles and let them ride with GTPD Bike Officers through Obstacles– Don’t forget your helmet! Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES (2009): Dirty Jersey/ Poll Results

POLITICIANS AND RABBIS HEAD TO JAIL (photo courtesy NewYorkTimes. com CNB ARCHIVES: Monday, July 27, 2009 By Bill Cleary DIRTY JERSEY-Forty-four prominent political and religious leaders, including mayors, assemblymen and rabbis were arrested July 23rd by federal authorities on the charge of corruption and international money laundering. What else is new? The banner headlines about the arrest of the 44 suspects made the front page of newspapers around the world. Most New Jersey residents are no longer shocked by this type of embarrassing news. A month doesn’t go by without reading about a local or state legislator being hauled off to jail for some kind of crime. This past Friday former State Senator Wayne Bryant (Democrat, District 5) appeared in U.S. District Court in Camden to hear his sentence. In 2008 a jury found the 61-year-old Lawnside resident guilty of 12 corruption charges. As is normal in these cases other... Read more →

Watch: Philly Knockout Game...Still A Lie, hell no!

posted by Colin Flaherty Published on Apr 26, 2015 Philly Knockout Game. Still a Lie? Aww, hell no. About the Author Colin Flaherty is an award winning reporter and author of the #1 best selling book White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence to America and How the Media Ignore it. His new book is Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The hoax of black victimization and those who enable it, is available all the usual locations, including Amazon and wherever fine books are sold. Both books are about black mob violence, black on white crime and the Knockout Game — and how public officials, reporters and activists deny, excuse, condone and encourage them. His work has appeared in more than 1000 news sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine. His story about how a black man was... Read more →


Black Crowd Attack Whites in Baltimore; One woman being assaulted is in a wheelchair

(CNBNews)--What is happening to our society? Where are our leaders? No one speaks out against this type of behavior. And then the Baltimore mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake says at a press conference that she gave protestors space to destroy in the wake of Freddie Gray's death. WHAT!!! Gray suffered a spinal injury at some point while in police custody and died a week later. Authorities haven’t explained how his spine was injured. “While we tried to make sure that they were protected from the cars and the other things that were going on, we also gave those who wished to destroy space to do that as well,” Rawlings-Blake said of the protesters. “And we work very hard to keep that balance and to put ourselves in the best position to deescalate, and that’s what you saw.” This is really sad.. Smh and of course the main stream news never mentioned it.... Read more →


April 27, 2015 The Camden County Police Chief boasted about his department's achievements in reducing crime and rebuilding its relationship with the community over the weekend, reports The Inquirer. While shootings in Camden have fallen by 43 percent and violent crimes have dropped by 22 percent, Chief Scott Thompson had much less to say about the department's soaring number of excessive force complaints, which are the highest in the state. CHRISTIE GETS FACT-CHECKED One of the hallmarks of the Christie administration is the Christie town hall meeting, where the governor engages with everyday citizens and addresses their questions and concerns. But an analysis by The Record shows that despite the "Tell It Like It Is" branding, Christie sometimes fudges the truth. The Record showed fact slippage on subjects like pensions, inheritance tax and Obamacare. SEN. WEINBERG GOES TO COURT SEEKING IZOD ANSWERS The stated reason for the closure of the... Read more →

Miss America and Safe Horizon "Put The Nail In It" to end domestic violence

PRESS RELEASE ( America 2015 Kira Kazantsev and Safe Horizon, the nation's leading victim assistance organization, have partnered on a campaign to reinforce a simple, yet impactful concept - it's time to put the nail in domestic violence. The "Put the Nail in It" campaign will launch on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at the 20th Annual Champion Awards: Leading the Way to benefit Safe Horizon at The Grand Hyatt in New York City. By painting the left ring fingernail purple -- the color of the anti-domestic violence movement -- guests at the Awards will be showing the world their vow to help spread awareness around this social problem and to show support for Safe Horizon and the survivors it serves. In addition to painting their left ring fingernail purple, individuals can also show their support by spreading the word on social media with #putthenailinit, or most importantly, by donating at... Read more →

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES: Gloucester City Master Plan Approved; Calls for Riverfront Redevelopment

CNBNews Archives published Tuesday, July 28, 2009 category Gloucester City By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent The Gloucester City Planning Board heard a brief presentation on the City’s Master Plan Reexamination Report by planner Larry Waetzman. Waetzman said the City is made up of approximately 11,500 people living in about 4,200 households in a town about 2.2 square miles wide. Redevelopment will continue with plans to expand on the river walk and riverfront development. More expansion will include construction of a new state of the art water plant and a new middle school. Waetzman said plans will work towards preserving natural and historic resources and will need to be consistent with regional plans. Board members adopted Waetzman’s report. In other matters the City Planning Board last week approved two applications for development submitted by area businesses. The first was a use variance requested by Jonathan Seibert, owner of a property in... Read more →

Environmental Champion Award Recipeints

(New York, N.Y. – April 24, 2015) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that it has honored six individuals and organizations from across New Jersey with Environmental Champion Awards for their achievements in protecting public health and the environment. EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Donovan Richards, Chair of the New York City Council's Committee on Environmental Protection, to present the awards to this year’s recipients at a ceremony at the EPA’s offices in Manhattan. Included in the awardees was a group of High School Students from Little Egg Harbor, who won a national President’s Environmental Youth Award. “The EPA is thrilled to honor the work of these environmental trailblazers,” said Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck. “These New Jerseyans work tirelessly to protect human health and the environment, inspiring us all to strive for a more sustainable future.” The Environmental Champion Award winners from New Jersey... Read more →

Troopers Find 8 Illegal Drugs in Crashed Car

Holmdel, -- What began as a report of a verbal dispute on the roadside in Cape MayCounty progressed into a brief pursuit, then a crash, and lastly, the discovery of a shopping list of illegal drugs in Monmouth County. State troopers from Holmdel Station arrested Samuel Bompane, (photo) 22, of Brooklyn, , for a variety of charges on Tuesday afternoon (April 21) following a crash on the northbound Parkway at mile marker 115. Bompane was first noticed in connection with a report of a verbal dispute on the side of the road in Cape May County. He drove his car away from that location and was spotted by troopers sometime later driving at a high rate of speed in the area of mile marker 83. Troopers attempted to stop the Nissan Altima and pursued it for a few minutes before terminating as they neared a construction zone in Brick Township.... Read more →

Close enough for government work: This town reveals the problem with family and politics

By Will Swaim | There’s an old aphorism, sometimes attributed to Harper Lee, that goes, “You can pick your friends but not your family.” We’re more or less stuck with what she called “kin,” she’s saying, so it’s grand that we can operate from something greater than an accident of biology when it comes to choosing our acquaintances. Sometimes, of course, the friends you pick become your family.Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancée, Cylvia Hayes, got him into a pig’s trough of trouble when news broke she was working as a green-energy lobbyist while sleeping with the governor. Confronted with a dilemma (or maybe tri-lemma — family, friends, job?), Kitzhaber chose Hayes. Three cheers for love. And Hillary Rodham Clinton? She was born to the same parents as Anthony Rodham, an executive at GreenTech Automotive. GTA is the controversial Virginia-based electric-car company founded by Bill and Hillary’s friend and campaign... Read more →


Is Baltimore burning? Lots of videos show something weird is happening there. And I have written more about racial violence in Baltimore than anyone. Both in my books, including Don't Make the Black Kids Angry. And in articles for magazines and op-ed pages around the country. Here is my YouTube playlist of recent riots in Baltimore. Just click here. You can also check out a year or so of other Baltimore black mob violence videos. SUBMITTED BY Colin Flaherty SEE MORE Baltimore Riot Videos Read more →

CHUCKLES: The Top 10 Signs Your Daughter is Marrying the Wrong Guy

AMERICAN POLICE BEAT: 1. When asked what he does for a living he flashes his gun and says, “I’m a conflict resolution consultant.” 2. Your name is Bruce Jenner. 3. Twenty-six years old with three ex-wives holding down the night manager spot at Taco Town. 4. The groom to be is the mayor’s bad-boy nephew. 5. She wants him to sign a prenuptial agreement. 6. Two words. Violent. Temper. 7. His greatest accomplishment? Getting a callback to an audition for the third season of “Survivor.” 8. Three words. Bisexual. Serial. Killer. 9. “Hey there, Mr. Richards, great to meet you! Listen, I was hoping to take Lisa out on the town. You got, like, $200 I could borrow?” 10. Says thanks but no thanks to the Vegas honeymoon you offered to pay for because he’s got warrants in Nevada. read more Read more →

Two arrested in Clayton NJ drug investigation

WOODBURY NJ April 25, 2015 ( a three-week investigation, the Clayton Police Department, assisted by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Strike Force, executed a search warrant Friday evening (4/24) at 5 Dubois Ave. In the borough, arresting two men on drug charges. Taken into custody were Paul Gordon (3/3/73) and Joshua Wojciechowski (2/7/79), both of the Dubois Ave. address. Both were charged with possession of under 50 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Wojciechowski was additionally charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance (unknown prescription pill). The two suspects were released on municipal court summonses pending a court appearance. The investigation was led by Det. Lauren Franklin of the Clayton Police Department. Read more →