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June 2015

Navy veteran pitches his way to the major leagues

The American Legion - June 29, 2015 Mitch Harris was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2008 amateur draft, but his dreams of pitching for a major league team were put on hold while he honorably served his country – a commitment he had to fulfill as a U.S. Naval Academy graduate. During his five years of service he never lost sight of his dream, which became a reality when the Cardinals called him up from their minor league Triple-A affiliate, the Memphis Redbirds, to pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 25. His... Read more →


46 New Citizens to be Naturalized During 4th of July Event onboard the Battleship New Jersey

press release Camden City, N.J. — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Mount Laurel Field Office Director, Nieves Cardinale, will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during a special naturalization ceremony on board the historic Battleship New Jersey on Saturday, July 4 at 10 a.m. USCIS Newark District Director, Dr. John Thompson, will welcome the citizenship candidates and guests. After the Oath of Allegiance U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross, who represents New Jersey’s 1st Congressional District, will deliver the keynote address to the new Americans. The 46 citizenship candidates include five military members (representing the U.S. Navy, Army,... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Chavis A. Jones Pleads Guilty to Participating in Three Armed Robberies

PRESS RELEASE JUNE 30, 2015 WOODBURY NJ --Chavis A. Jones (DOB 4/4/95), of Sewell NJ pleaded guilty today to participating in armed robberies of two Washington Township NJ convenience stores and a Glassboro NJ pizza shop on 3/31/14. Jones acknowledged that he stole a cigar at Yogi’s Quick Stop in Washington Township while two codefendants robbed the store of cash, one of them wielding a handgun. He split the proceeds with the other, Jones said. Jones said he conspired with the codefendants to commit armed robbery of the Pantry One food mart in Washington Township and agreed to share in... Read more →


Educator, Coach and Mentor Becomes Special Footnote in MLB History | CNBNews

Reporter Lee Cowan, John Paciorek, Tommy LaSorda and Tom Paciorek talked some baseball history recently at Dodger Stadium for the national news on the CBS-This Morning Show. (photo provided) By Raymond Rolak Special for CNBNews The book, “The Rise and Fall of John Paciorek, Baseball’s Greatest One-Game Wonder” by Steven K. Wagner and Breakaway Books, Halcottsville, N.Y. 12438, is available at www.amazon.com or any book store. John Paciorek, a native Detroiter and longtime educator in California was featured on the Monday, June 29th “CBS This Morning” show. Paciorek, 70, is now a very veteran and well-respected consummate baseball instructor at... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Yuma Border Patrol Canine Detects Drugs in Spare Tire

PRESS RELEASE Agents removed 65 pounds of marijuana from the spare tire of a vehicle stopped at the Wellton Station's traffic checkpoint along Interstate 8. YUMA, Ariz. JUNE 30, 2015 –A Yuma Sector Border Patrol detection canine team assigned to Wellton Station’s Interstate 8 checkpoint alerted to a pickup truck’s spare tire Saturday afternoon. A subsequent inspection of the tire revealed 65 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated $32,500. The subject, vehicle and drugs were processed per Yuma Sector guidelines. Read more →


SIX Things to Know About Chris Christie

BY DIANA STANCY New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is anticipated to announce his 2016 presidential run today. He joins 13 other Republican candidates in the presidential race. Here are six things to know about Christie: 1) Christie is a die-hard Bruce Springsteen fan and has attended more than 130 of Springsteen’s concerts. However, it’s no secret that the governor and the rock star maintain opposing political views. Even so, 48 percent of New Jersey residents think it’s “kind of cool” Christie is a Springsteen fan. 2) Christie revealed that he donated to Planned Parenthood in 1994 during his run as... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Grand Jury Indicts Monica Thors on Nine Counts of Animal Cruelty

WOODBURY NJ JUNE 30, 2015-- Monica Thors (DOB 5/13/60), of Mullica Hill NJ, has been indicted by a Gloucester County grand jury on nine counts of animal cruelty resulting from the alleged mistreatment of horses and a goat in 2013 and 2014. The indictment returned MAY 24, 2015 contains four counts of third-degree animal cruelty (N.J.S.A. 4:22-17c (2) ) said to have resulted in the death of four horses, “specifically, by failing to provide the necessary care as directed by veterinarians to address several health issues.” The five remaining counts are fourth-degree charges that accuse Thors of causing serious bodily... Read more →


Eric Cassidy named Cherokee coach | CourierPostonline.com

Eric Cassidy says he’s up to the challenge. Yes, life is a little different in the rugged Olympic Conference. After six seasons as the boys’ basketball coach at Schalick High School, Cassidy has been named the coach at Cherokee. He was approved by the Lenape Regional High School District’s board of education Wednesday. Cassidy technically replaces Paul Wiedeman, who took the position on May 13 but resigned less than a week later to remain at Haddonfield. Matt Shultz led the Chiefs to a second straight South Jersey Group 4 final last season before stepping down after five seasons. “I’m really... Read more →


Commentary: TMZ Rips Bristol Palin

June 29, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on a June 28 episode of TMZ: A female commentator and a male announcer on TMZ took after Bristol Palin, zeroing in on her recently announced pregnancy. Commentator: "So weird she doesn't believe in abortion, but she believes in just like raw dogging it all over." Announcer: "So, thanks, hypocrisy. You're the reason we have Catholic school girl porns. Congrats, Bristol!" Catholics always seem to get it, even when, as in this case—Bristol is not Catholic—it has nothing to do with us. More important is the anger that these professional celebrity monitors have for... Read more →


CNB CRIME "CBP Officers Seize more than $4.5 Million of Narcotics over Weekend

press release June 30, 2015 SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at ports of entry along the California/Mexico border over the weekend intercepted 864 pounds of narcotics valued at more than $4.5 million. CBP officers at the six land ports of entry intercepted attempts to smuggle approximately 507 pounds of marijuana, 185 pounds of methamphetamine, 114 pounds of cocaine, and 58 pounds of heroin concealed in various areas of vehicles such as gas tanks, tires, seats, in a roof, and inside a dashboard. Two enforcement actions are highlighted below: Shortly after before 5 a.m., June 27, CBP... Read more →


Gloucester City School Superintendent Joseph Rafferty Receives $5,602 Raise; Other School Administrators Also Receive Pay Increase

RELATED: CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW UPDATE: We had several people who wanted to know the names of the Board members who voted for or against the recent pay raises for the administrators and school superintendent. Below is the recorded vote provided to us by the School Board Business Administrator. There were no NAY votes recorded. Administrators (June 9 meeting) School Supt. (June 23 meeting) Robert Bennett— Abstain ……………………………. Abstain Linda Bittman— Yes………………………………………. Yes Jacqueline Borger— Yes…………………………………… Yes Stephanie Cohan— Abstain………………………………… Abstain Richard Dolson— Abstain…………………………………. Absent Patrick Hagan — Absent………………………………….. Yes Edward Hubbs — Yes……………………………………… Yes Bill... Read more →


CNB Archives October 2009: Candidate Levins Explains Reasons for Running

CNB Archives Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 About me: I am 35 years old and a life long resident of Gloucester City. I am a husband to a wonderful wife and the father of two amazing little girls. I am a Process Control Operator for Sunoco’s Philadelphia Refinery and a proud member of the United Steelworkers Union. Why I decided to run: I decided to run for City Council not because I seek a long future in politics but because I got tired of complaining about the issues facing our community. I grew up here, I bought a house here,... Read more →


CNB Business News: Pure Collagen Fibre Can Reduce Under-Eye Wrinkles or Circles

In as Little as 15 Minutes Women and men can now have their under-eye wrinkles, puffiness or dark circles look lighter- -and younger- -for special occasions. This all-day beneficial result is due to 100% freeze-dried Collagen Fibre Eye Pads, now available to the general public. The Collagen Fibre Eye Pads, from Reviva Labs, Haddonfield, N.J., are available at health food stores, skin care salons, cosmetic stores and at www.RevivaLabs.com. A new ingredient, Myoxinol, from the Hibiscus flower has been added by Reviva Labs for even more anti-wrinkle enhancement. Myoxinol infused into Collagen helps relax skin tissue for Botox-like action. Users... Read more →


DRBC REMINDS US TO USE WATER WISELY

press release WEST TRENTON, N.J. (June 29) – With the summer season officially upon us, the hotter and drier weather reminds us of the benefits that our valuable water resources bring into our lives. The water resources in the Delaware River Basin sustain us year-round; however, summer activities tend to bring many of us closer to the water for fishing, boating, and other wonderful recreational opportunities. Whether you are enjoying time on or near the water or simply using water at your home or business, the Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) would like to remind everyone to use water efficiently.... Read more →


DOG'S BEDTIME PRAYER

Lacey and Erica ( CNBNews file photo) Now I lay me down to sleep, The king-sized bed is soft and deep. I sleep right in the center groove, My human beings can hardly moved, I've trapped their legs, they're tucked in tight, and here is where I pass the night. No one disturbs me or dares intrude, til morning comes and "I want food!" I sneak up slowly to begin, and nibble on my human's chin. For morning's here, it's time to play, I always seem to get my way. So thank you Lord, for giving me, This human person... Read more →


'Wildwood Days,' Bobby Rydell

"Sleepin' on the beach/Seven days a week/Rockin' every night/Till the early bright," sang teen idol Bobby Rydell on his 1963 hit, "Wildwood Days." While he may not have partied to that extent, personally, he knew what he was singing about: Even though he grew up in Philadelphia, he regularly vacationed in the South Jersey resort town. The cover of Bobby Rydell's single, "Wildwood Days." "Sleepin' on the beach/Seven days a week/Rockin' every night/Till the early bright," sang teen idol Bobby Rydell on his 1963 hit, "Wildwood Days." While he may not have partied to that extent, personally, he knew what... Read more →


4 days of a disappointing duck and other issues at the Tall Ships festival

TThe Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival has come and gone. Thousands of spectators came from miles around to witness the 13 tall ships and World's Largest Rubber Duck sail the waters of the Delaware River between Penn's Landing in Philadelphia and the Camden Waterfront. While the ships were beautiful, the crowds seemed to be most interested… The Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival has come and gone. Thousands of spectators came from miles around to witness the 13 tall ships and World's Largest Rubber Duck sail the waters of the Delaware River between Penn's Landing in Philadelphia and the Camden Waterfront.... Read more →


Holiday Travel Advisory: Canada Day & Fourth of July

press release June 29, 2015 BLAINE, Wash. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Office of Field Operations, is reminding travelers planning trips across the border this holiday weekend into the United States to make sure they have their proper documents and to plan ahead. Border traffic volumes are expected to peak during this period. CBP strongly encourages travelers to plan your trip in advance and obtain a radio frequency identification (RFID)-enabled travel document such as an Enhanced Driver’s License/Enhanced Identification Card, U.S. passport card or Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI, Global Entry or FAST/EXPRES) to expedite entry and... Read more →


CNB Hunting & Fishing New Jersey News: WILD Outdoor Expo September 12 & 13

2015 Expo Flyer (pdf, 620kb) The New Jersey WILD Outdoor Expo celebrates the state's bountiful natural resources and rich outdoor heritage. The event is held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Jackson Township, Ocean County. The Expo is an annual event which is free of charge and takes place rain or shine. The WILD Outdoor Expo is hosted by the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, Division of Parks and Forestry, the State Forestry Services and the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey. The event also has several sponsors, and exhibitors... Read more →


CCPD Seeking Public's Help with Sexual Assault Investigation

press release June 29, 2015 (Camden City, NJ) – The Camden County Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred Thursday and is asking the public for help identifying the suspect and for information regarding any other similar incidents. Around 6:30 a.m. Thursday, a female victim was approached by a man who forced her behind a dumpster and then sexually assaulted her behind the Off Broadway Lounge on the 500 block of Spruce Street. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, approximately 5’7”, 170 pounds, wearing a white T-shirt, gray shorts, a black wave cap and high-top Nike... Read more →


Obituary: Sarah Ann Rollinson age 97, of Runnemede

(January 01, 1918 - June 28, 2015 ) Sarah Ann Rollinson, on June 28, 2015, of Runnemede. Age 97. Beloved wife of the late Ernest M. Rollinson. Devoted mother of Deborah L. Riley (Ray). Loving grandmother of Melissa C. Riley-Ford (Eric) and Christina Riley and great-grandmother of Zachary Ford. Dear sister of the late John Maholland, George and Betty Teichmann, Rose Belsito, Perry Maholland, Captain Frank Maholland, Captain William Maholland, and Fred Maholland. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Gardening was always one of Sarah’s favorite hobbies. There will be a viewing from 9:30 to 10am on Wednesday morning... Read more →


NJ News Commons: STATE SENATE PANEL TO CONSIDER BIG TAX BREAK FOR NJ COMPANY

June 29, 2015 The state Economic Growth Committee is scheduled to consider a bill today that would allow clinical laboratory services like Quest Diagnostics to qualify as "mega projects" under the state's corporate tax break law. NJ.com says the designation allows companies to qualify for the biggest tax breaks the state has to offer outside of Camden or Atlantic City. The move comes amid concerns that Quest Diagnostics could abandon a major facility in Teterboro. CHRISTIE THE PROSECUTOR: THE INTERCEPT WEIGHS IN ON HIS FAKE 'FORT DIX FIVE' TERROR PLOT The press conference and ensuing arrest of the three Duka... Read more →


Coast Guard Suspends Search for Accident Victim Near Kent Island, Md.

press release June 29, 2015 BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard suspended its search Monday for a man missing on the Chesapeake Bay in the vicinity of Kent Island north of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Coast Guard and partner agencies searched for the missing boater from approximately 5 p.m. Sunday until 9:30 a.m. Monday. The search encompassed an area of approximately 90 square miles. The search began at approximately 5 p.m. Sunday when personnel from the Maryland Natural Resources Police contacted Coast Guard Sector Baltimore Command Center watchstanders and reported... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Scranton handed out $3 million in ‘double pensions,’ adding to fiscal woes

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent Even as it careened toward bankruptcy, the city of Scranton, Pennsylvania, approved $3 million in bonus pension payments for a handful of city employees. Those extra payments effectively doubled the retirement pay of 35 city workers and were given without a proper analysis of the cost to the city’s taxpayers, according to a state audit released this week. Image via Wiki Commons SCRANTON: The northeastern Pennsylvania city is buried under $150 million in unfunded pension liabilities and only made things worse for itself when city officials okayed “double pensions” for some workers without giving... Read more →


Resume for John P. Driscoll Sr.; Candidate for Gloucester City School Board

I am a dedicated and enthusiastic candidate with a Masters of Special Education Degree. I have six years of substitute teaching experience, experience as Gloucester City’s DARE Officer, and I am the current Vice Principal of Holy Name Elementary School in Camden, NJ. I am seeking a position as an advocate of children. I have been lucky enough to have been able to retire from the NJ Police and Fire Pension system. I believe in my second career I am meant to demonstrate and encourage a passion for learning and helping to meet the needs of our exceptional children. EDUCATION/CREDENTIALS:... Read more →