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April 2015

BAD FINANCIAL NEWS FOR AREA RESIDENTS: Taxes in Gloucester City & Brooklawn WILL INCREASE!

by William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ April 30, 2015 (CNBNews.net)The $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,... 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... Read more →


Norcross Introduces First Bill, Improves Rail Safety following Paulsboro Derailment

Washington, DC April 29, 2015 (CNBNews.net)-– 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 www.lionpublishers.com 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... 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 | DilworthPark.org | 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. CCDParks.org/dilworth-park/rosa-blanca-cafe Capogiro @ Dilworth Park (opens mid-May), 7 days: 11am-10pm (weather dependent) CapogiroGelato.com XFINITY WiFi is now available throughout Dilworth Park! May Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are... Read more →


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

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ April 30, 2015 (CNBNews.net)--Prescription drug abuse is at an epidemic IMAGE Source : http://www.rehabs.com/explore/prescription-drug-abuse-statistics/ 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... 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... Read more →


Bike Rodeo Saturday May 2 in Gloucester Township

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ April 29, 2015 (CNBNews.net)The 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... Read more →


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

Vineland, NJ, April 27, 2015 (CNBNews.net)– 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... Read more →


DEP’S DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFERS TIPS TO REDUCE ENCOUNTERS WITH BLACK BEARS

DURING ACTIVE SPRING PERIOD (15/P38) TRENTON – Having emerged from winter dens, black bears are entering a very active period of the year in search of food, increasing the possibility of encounters with people, especially those living in the “bear country’’ of northwestern New Jersey. “Residents can substantially reduce the risk of interactions with bears this spring by taking a few simple and commonsense precautions, starting with avoiding intentionally or unintentionally feeding bears, a situation that can create nuisance bears in neighborhoods,” said David Chanda,... 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... Read more →


NATIONAL HEALTH SURVEY COMING TO CAMDEN COUNTY

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... 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... 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... 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 www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary... Read more →


CNB Sports: Rams-12 Lions- 0

photo credit CNBNews photographer Bruce Darrow BROOKLAWN NJ April 28, 2015 (CNBNews.net)--Gloucester 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... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Marvin Pincus and the Fenwick Glass Fly Rod

BY Slim Randles (CNBNews.net)It was just one of those things. It didn’t really mean Marvin Pincus had lost his mind. Consider this yourself for a minute. Marvin had opened the mail that morning and in it was the Fenwick glass fly rod he’d ordered. Oh, it was used, of course. But there’s a feel to a Fenwick that only a man dedicated to a life of using dry flies can appreciate. The weather was gorgeous. The fish were biting on Lewis Creek. But there was... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Announces New Federal Partnership for Camden Revitalization

Cherry Hill, NJ April 28, 2015 (CNBNews.net)– 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... Read more →


NJ News Commons: CHRISTIE SENDS 150 STATE TROOPERS TO BALTIMORE

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. NJ.com 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 Philly.com. Orr is the bankruptcy attorney and former Detroit emergency... Read more →


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

EVESHAM NJ April 28, 2015 (CNBNews.net)--A 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,... Read more →


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

Source Farleigh Dickson University/April 27, 2015 (CNBNews.net)--With 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


MT LAUREL MAN INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS WIFE; SUSPECT ARRESTED BY BROOKLAWN COPS

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 (CNBNews.net) – 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... Read more →


NJ STATE SENATOR WAYNE BRYANT SENTENCED TO 48 MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON

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,... 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... 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... Read more →


Winners Named at 18th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium at Ithaca College

ITHACA, NY (04/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Winners were named at the 18th annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium. The annual symposium held at Ithaca College highlights original research and creative works done by Ithaca College students in collaboration with faculty sponsors. Cole Teti of Sewell (08080) was named a winner for his presentation "Relationship between Exercise, Depression, and GPA in Active versus Non-active Ithaca College Students over a Ten-Year Span". Alexandra Battaglia of Haddon Heights (08035) was named a winner for her presentation "Processing Transformative Discussions: White Students'... Read more →


Elmira College Dean's List for Term II, 2015

ELMIRA, NY (04/27/2015)(readMedia)-- Elmira College released its Dean's List for Academic Achievement for Term II, 2015. The Dean's List recognizes students that have a grade point average of 3.6 or higher. Alexandra Balara '15 of Marlton NJ (08053) Alicia Day '17 of Mount Laurel NJ (08054) Graham Healy '17 of Medford Lakes NJ (08055) Melissa Morrow '18 of Medford Lakes NJ (08055) Elmira College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college founded in 1855, located in Elmira, New York. The College has an undergraduate enrollment... Read more →


USciences Inducts Newest Members into Rho Chi, the Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy

PHILADELPHIA, PA (04/28/2015)(readMedia)-- USciences inducted its newest members in 2015 into the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy Alpha Tau Chapter of Rho Chi, the Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy. Rho Chi recognizes and encourages academic excellence. To be nominated for membership in Rho Chi, a student must rank among the top 20 percent of his or her class and have completed at least the fall semester of their fourth year. The society also accepts membership for graduate students, faculty, alumni, as well as an honorary membership.... 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... 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... Read more →