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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 Major League Baseball debut made him the first Naval Academy graduate to appear in the major leagues in 94 years and the second ever. The right-hander from Belmont, N.C., spent his summer days playing Legion Baseball in Gastonia, N.C., before playing four years for the Navy Midshipmen. After graduating from... 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, and Marines). They originate from the following 28 countries: Afghanistan, Brazil, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, France, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Grenada, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Romania, Russia, Sierra Leone, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, and Vietnam. This ceremony is part of USCIS’ annual... 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 the proceeds. He said he also took part in an armed robbery of Filippo’s Pizza in Glassboro, removing $650 from a cash register and splitting it with the codefendants. In a negotiated plea, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Temperance Williamson will recommend that Jones be sentenced to seven years in New... 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 a Morris County freeholder. Although Christie’s views on abortion have evolved, he currently maintains a pro-life stance. In 2011, he said, “I am pro-life. I believe in exceptions for rape, incest and life of the mother. That’s my position. Take it or leave it.” 3) Baseball has always been a... 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 injury, also by failure to provide care, to four horses and a goat. Thors is scheduled for a pre-arraignment interview in the Superior Court’s Criminal Case Management offices on JULY 8, 2015. She is represented by attorney Larye N. Radley of the Gloucester County Public Defender’s office. Related articles About... 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 Bristol: It bothers them to no end that she has chosen to have her child born out-of-wedlock rather than terminate her pregnancy. We know what they would do. Bristol is a living reminder that motherhood carries responsibilities, something our culture sadly devalues these days. Contact Lew Leone, TMZ PR director:... 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 officers encountered a 43-year-old male Mexican citizen after he arrived at the Calexico downtown port of entry driving a 1994 Grand Marquis. Officers referred the vehicle and driver for further review. During an intensive inspection, officers utilized the port’s imaging system and detected anomalies in the rear of the vehicle.... 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 Johnson ——- Yes……………………………………… Absent Bruce Marks—— Abstain………………………………….. Abstain Tracy Farrow— Yes………………………………………. Yes CNB Note: After looking at the list of school district employees we noticed that some of those Board member who abstain are either an employee of the school district or have a member of their family working in... 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, my wife and I brought two children into the world here. Like you, we want our City to be a safe, prosperous community for us, our families, friends and our children. My campaign: I do not offer seasoned knowledge or political experience. My novice campaign literally consists of me, my... 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 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 have reported disappearing "crows feet" and temporary disappearance of baggy eyes and even dark-color areas from fringes around the eyes. The younger-looking eye-area appearance offer a personal good feeling at business meetings, major social affairs, reunions and other "want to look younger" occasions. "It is to be noted that there... Read more →


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. “Our basin’s water resources are supported through a magnificent blend of nature and engineering,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “While we often take our water supplies for granted, we are dependent on this vital resource for drinking water, recreation, power generation, aquatic habitats, commerce, industry, and so much more.”... Read more →


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 that I see, The one who hugs me and holds me tight, And shares their bed with me at night. Author unknown submitted by CLW 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 he was singing about: Even though he grew up in Philadelphia, he… 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. While the ships were beautiful, the crowds seemed to be most interested… 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 make future border crossings more efficient. For travelers with RFID-enabled cards, Ready Lanes are open: Peace Arch: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday Lynden: 12 p.m. (noon) to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday Sumas: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.... 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 and vendors from the field of outdoor recreation will be on site. Food vendors will also participate; you are welcome to bring and enjoy your own in the picnic tent. Please leave pets at home - only dogs participating in events and service dogs are permitted on the grounds. The... 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 Air Jordan sneakers with red and white soles. Detectives are investigating reports of other assaults against female victims along the Broadway corridor in which drugs and/or prostitution have been a factor. Anyone with information about the suspect in the incident Thursday or with information about any other assaults in the... 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 at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 10am at the funeral home. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. 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 consideration to long-term costs, according to a state audit. “City council and the pension board again failed to understand the short- and long-term impact before extending the retirement offer and now taxpayers are left holding the bag,” Eugene DePasquale, Pennsylvania’s auditor general, said in a statement. Scranton officials offered an... 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: Doctorate of Education: Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware Major: Education, Enrolled with a tentative graduation date of 2018 Master of Education: Wilmington University, New Castle, Delaware Major: Special Education, 2014 GPA 3.99 Bachelor of Science: Thomas Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey Major: Liberal Studies with a concentration in History,... Read more →

Gloucester City School Board Candidate John Driscoll Explains His Reasons for Seeking Office

( City resident John Driscoll announced his candidacy today for the City Board of Education. There are three seats up for re-election. Driscoll has a Masters of Special Education Degree. He has six years of substitute teaching experience. A former member of the Gloucester City Police Department, Driscoll has experience as Gloucester City DARE Officer. Presently he is the current Vice Principal of Holy Name Elementary School in Camden City. The election is November 3. His statement reads as follows: For those of you who are not familiar with me I would like to first provide you with a little background information on me and my family before I explain my qualifications and the platform I intend to run on. I was born in Bellmawr, NJ although my maternal grandparents lived at Third and Orange St. I spent many summer days playing at Proprietor’s Park and running back and forth... Read more →

Serious Traffic Accident in Winslow Township

press release Winslow Township Police are investigating a six vehicle crash that occurred today June 29, 2015 at 6:30 AM in the area of Route 73 near Hayes Mill Road, Winslow Township which resulted in six people being transported to area hospitals. According to police two of the injured were airlifted to Cooper Hospital with life threatening injuries, two more went to Cooper by ground ambulance, and the other two went to Virtua Hospital. Read more →


Published Saturday, October 31, 2009 By William E. Cleary Sr. GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Dan Miller, the owner of Always Affordable Taxi, Gloucester City, asked me to find out why the City zoning laws prohibit a taxi cab business from parking its cabs on Broadway. Mr. Miller said last year he was going to open a Dollar Store at the South Broadway complex across from the senior citizens apartments. He planned to operate his taxi cab business at the same location and park the cabs in the large store parking lot. But because of the city law against taxi cabs he was refused a certificate of occupancy. He was also thinking of buying a north Broadway property but was told by the Housing Office no taxi cabs allowed. Always Affordable Taxi provides jobs for 9 city residents, it purchases its gas for the taxi cabs here in Gloucester City, and it also... Read more →

Atlantic County Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for $3 Million Timeshare Mortgage Fraud

CAMDEN CITY, NJ—An Atlantic County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 324 months in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation Ownership Group LLC, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Adam Lacerda, 31, of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, was convicted in September 2013 of one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, nine counts of mail fraud and three counts of wire fraud flowing a seven-week trial before U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman in Camden federal court. Wesley Financial Group According to documents filed in this case and the evidence presented at trial: Lacerda and his codefendants schemed to defraud hundreds of timeshare owners by offering fraudulent consulting services through their company, the Vacation Ownership Group (now VO Financial). Lacerda, the company founder, president and chief... Read more →

The Mystery Consumer Suggests : Romash Physical Therapy |

Romash Physical Therapy 76 E. Euclid Avenue 1st Floor, Suite 100 Haddonfield, NJ 08033 (856) 427-9311 HADDONFIELD NJ ( to an auto accident I had about 15 years ago, plus other occasions, I’ve been to a number of physical therapy practitioners. This one is one of the best. There is no sitting around here, watching therapists gab with each other. Nor are clients just told what to do and left to their own devices. All clients are carefully monitored. There is great cooperation between members of the staff. The owner, Rich Romash, is on site and regularly supervises his therapists. I found all the therapists to be conscientious and extremely well-selected. You can also be assured that you will not be strung along here. You will get what you need, and as soon as you are able to operate from home, you will be given the responsibility to do so,... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Left and Right Unite to Oppose Civil Asset Forfeiture | Watchdog Arena

Shutterstock Image LEGALIZED THEFT: The police can take your property if they think it is involved with a crime, even if you aren’t a criminal. By Grayson Quay | Watchdog Arena It seems that groups from across the political spectrum, from progressives to libertarians, have finally managed to agree on something: Cops should not be given an incentive to steal from innocent people. Fix Forfeiture, a new anti-forfeiture coalition that launched Tuesday at an event at the Pennsylvania Capitol, has successfully brought together several advocacy groups that oppose one another on almost every other issue. Partner organizations include right-of-center groups such as Americans for Tax Reform, FreedomWorks, the Faith & Freedom Coalition and Right on Crime, as well as left-leaning groups including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and the Center for American Progress. Holly Harris, Fix Forfeiture’s senior project director, announced that... Read more →

Behind the Scenes with Operational Medics

Transcript | Download A Look Inside Our Washington Field Office's OpMed Program 06/23/15 The wounded man needed to be airlifted to a hospital immediately, and in the shadow of deafening helicopter blades whose wash was strong enough to knock a person over, special agents worked quickly to secure the patient to a stretcher and prepare to care for him in the close quarters of the aircraft. Although this was only an exercise, the highly trained members of the FBI’s Operational Medicine (OpMed) Program were focused on their mission—to provide care under the most stressful situations. Whether for a fellow agent engaged in a SWAT operation or a violent criminal injured during a high-risk arrest, the “medics,” as they are known, don’t distinguish between who needs treatment. The Washington Field Office has more than 20 members trained as emergency medical technicians (EMTs) or paramedics. “We are on hand during tactical situations... Read more →

Body found in river believed to be Delaware Memorial Bridge jumper

The body was discovered around 4:10 p.m. by people walking on the path along the Delaware River in Riverview Beach Park, Pennsville police said. It was in the water near the pavilion that looks out onto the river. PENNSVILLE TWP. -- A body found floating near the local shoreline Sunday is believed to be that of a woman who jumped from the Delaware Memorial Bridge last week, authorities say. The body was discovered around 4:10 p.m. by people walking on the path along the Delaware River in Riverview Beach Park, Pennsville police said. It… Read more →

'Unacceptable': Greenwich Township mayor slams Christie's storm response

The mayor of Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, called a press conference on Sunday afternoon to criticize Gov. Chris Christie for the governor's "lack of response" to the extended power outages throughout town. "Considering I was the first mayor in South Jersey to endorse Gov. Christie back in 2009, I am disheartened by the governor's lack of… Read more →

It came from Jersey: Bear that crashed Pa. college party likely swam there

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- A college party got a little wild when a black bear from New Jersey showed up. The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University. Emergency officials received a flood of 911 calls after the bear was spotted around 2 a.m. in … Read more →

East Greenwich Mayor Releases Storm Update

JUNE 28, 2015 Dear East Greenwich Residents, Mayor Dale L. Archer (photo East Greenwich website) Here is the latest update on the recovery efforts from this disaster. Currently, we have 70% of electric restored throughout the township. The last 30% which consist of the general location surrounding Cohawkin Rd, Democrat Rd and the Clarksboro area. These were some of the hardest hit areas in our Township. Additional crews from Atlantic City Electric are due here today and ACE has a goal that 100% of their customers will have power restored by midnight on Monday. However, realistically there will still be pockets of outages into Tuesday. We are continuing to monitor the progress and we are in constant contact with officials from ACE. Deputy Mayor and I have adamantly voiced our opinion with the ACE officials on the unsatisfactory response level that we have received. Road closures should be minimal by... Read more →

RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: PA considers allowing red-light cameras to run past 2017

By Andrew Staub | PA Independent HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Red-light cameras that keep a watchful eye on Pennsylvania drivers in select municipalities are scheduled to power down in 2017, but some state lawmakers aren’t ready to put the program in park. The House Transportation Committee this week signaled its support to eliminate the sunset provision that would end the camera programs about two years from now. James Sikorski Jr., a Luzerne County resident who has kept tabs on the red-light camera program, wasn’t happy about that development. “They are hoping nobody will notice,” said Sikorski, a Pennsylvania member of the National Motorists Association, which has fought red-light camera programs across the country. Shutterstock image RED LIGHT, GREEN LIGHT: State lawmakers are considering lifting the sunset provision that would phase out red-light cameras in 2017. If Pennsylvania lawmakers eliminate the sunset provision, they’d be moving in the opposite direction of other... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Department Update on June 23, 2015 Storm Damage | CNBNews

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (June 28, 015)--The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following summary today about last week's storm. The storm on Tuesday, June 23, left significant damage throughout Gloucester Township. There has been a lot of progress, but much work remains to be done, and as a community we will move forward. The Gloucester Township Police Department is committed to working with its residents in making a safe recovery. It has been said many times by emergency responders, who noted the constant patience, support, and cooperation from the community, that Gloucester Township is resilient and together will all get through this recovery. Within the first 12 hours of the storm the GTPD was inundated with calls and responded to approximately 298 storm related incidents. The Police Operations Center was quickly opened on Tuesday evening as the storm struck to collaborate the township resources and response. Our officers consistently worked... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Jersey City, Bayonne Play 'Hot Potato' with Father's Day shootings

JERSEY CITY -- Sunday night's Father's Day shootings in a Hudson County park became a political football for Jersey City and Bayonne officials last week, with each side attempting to distance itself from the violent fight that sent two 15-year-old kids to the hospital and left the Jersey City police flack out of a job. The… Read more →

Manhunt Over: Second NY Prison Fugitive In Custody

Police Sunday captured David Sweat, the second man who escaped from an upstate New York prison, following a nearly monthlong manhunt. Multiple media sources reported Sweat was apprehended near the Canadian border days after another fugitive, Richard Matt, was killed in a shootout with U.S. Border Patrol officers. Sweat and Matt both escaped from the Clinton… Read more →

CNB Medical News: All The Things Americans Would Rather Do Than Floss Their Teeth

According to a recent survey released earlier this week, plenty of us are fibbing about flossing to our dentists — 27 percent, to be exact. And more than a third would rather partake in enjoyable activities like doing the dishes, listening to a screaming kid on an airplane, or sitting in traffic than regularly scrape between… Read more →

July 4th History Facts You Need To Know

xxx Independence Day is upon us and this 4th of July, be sure to enjoy the fireworks and learn some fun facts about our great country, its Independence Day, the American Flag and the Declaration of Independence. Here are 6 pieces of July 4th history you should know: 1. The flag we know and love today —… Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES Sept. 2009: Council Candidate Wil Levins..."Where are the good faith negotiations?"

CNBNEWS ARCHIVES PUBLISHED Friday, September 18, 2009 Wil Levins Independent Candidate for Gloucester City Council, Second Ward feels the present mayor and council are not dealing fairly with the employees of Gloucester City many of who are working without a union contract. His statement reads as follows, Gloucester City is a skilled labor community. It is blue collar and hard working. It has been a friend to organized labor as so many of our residents are union members themselves, working in the skilled trades. With this in mind, we should never fail to recognize our most visible union members. Our Police, Fire and Public Works Departments workers are all members of organized labor and deserve our support. Over the past three years our City’s leadership has neglected to recognize this and has failed to negotiate with our City’s unions in an open and constructive manner. I understand full well that... Read more →

Parx Racing®, PTHA Announce Creation of New $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival

Displayed with permission from PR Newswire Reduction in live race days will fund increased purses during a two month-long Fall Festival; Parx to invest $4.4 million in track improvements and beautification BENSALEM, Pa., June 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) announce the creation of a new, annual $20 Million Parx Racing® Fall Festival that will commence on Saturday, August 29, 2015, and continue through October 20, 2015. By doubling purse levels throughout the two month festival, Parx and the PTHA have created a signature racing meet that will attract top horse racing talent in the industry, increase the field size of the races, enhance betting interest, and draw new fans to the legendary racetrack. Over the past four years, Parx Racing® and the Pennsylvania Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association (PTHA) have worked to build a Fall Festival around one of the track's signature racing days... Read more →

CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. 2 No. 1 (June 28, 2015) Editors Note: Every Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 14. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click on the image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe ArtsBeat: 'Orange Is the New Black' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Mother's Day Visit Tom Walker: a career sketching the news Read more →

Bacteria Love Tuna Rolls Just As Much As You Do

The plentiful availability of year-long fruits and vegetables, as well as that delicious sushi bar down the street, may come with some hidden costs, according to a news segment released by PBS Newshour this week. It may be more likely to make you sick. As P.J. Tobia reports in his podcast "Shortwave," imported foods have increasingly… Read more →

14 Brands Of Bottled Water Have Been Recalled For E. Coli Risk

BRANDS INCLUDED IN THIS RECALL: Acadia Spring Water Acme Spring Water Big Y Spring Water Best Yet Spring Water 7-11 Spring Water Niagara Spring Water Nature’s Place Spring Water Pricerite Spring Water Superchill Spring Water Morning Fresh Spring Water Shaws Spring Water Shoprite Spring Water Western Beef Blue Spring Water Wegmans Spring Water FOR WEGMANS PRODUCT ONLY: A1 BEST BY 13JUN2016 A3 BEST BY 10JUN2016 A3 BEST BY 15JUN2016 A3 BEST BY 16JUN2016 A4 BEST BY 15JUN2016 A4 BEST BY 16JUN2016 NOTE: These Best By Dates apply ONLY to Wegmans branded product. Niagara was notified that the spring source was potentially compromised. There have been no reports of any illness or injury related to the above mentioned products to date and finished product testing detected no contaminants or issues of any kind. This voluntary withdrawal is being implemented in cooperation with State and Federal Agencies. If you have questions about... Read more →

New Jerseys best burger: The Lunacy Burger and SOB sauce /CNB BUSINESS NEWS

Our latest trip took us to Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, where we may have found the best fries so far and stopped at a roadside business known more for ice cream than anything. But you can find good burgers anywhere, and sometimes where and when you'd least expect it. South Jersey, we didn't ignore you on our roundabout road trip for N.J.'s best bar, and we're not ignoring you on our quixotic quest for N.J.'s best burger. Our latest trip took us to Camden, Gloucester and Salem counties, where we may have found the best fries so far and stopped at a roadside business known… Read more →

Confederate flag pulled from SC capitol grounds by activists

COLUMBIA, S.C. �� The Confederate battle flag was removed from a pole on the South Carolina State House grounds early Saturday morning by activists, but state employees put the flag back up not long after. Two people were arrested. An activist group claimed responsibility. A woman climbed the flagpole on the north side of the State… Read more →

Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden: See the ships from the Delaware River (PHOTOS)

The Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival has been photographed from the shorelines by many photographers, but photographer Lori M. Nichols had the opportunity to present visitors with a different perspective: looking up at the ships from the Delaware River. There are 13 total Tall Ships on display, and there are opportunities to sail the Delaware… Read more →

Pro-gun activists rally for signatures in Sweeney recall effort

WASHINGTON TWP. -- They feel they are losing their individual freedom and they said they came to "take their state back." The New Jersey Second Amendment Society -- a pro-gun rights group -- and about 200 gun rights advocates gathered in the ballroom of The Washington Banquet & Catering on Saturday to rally support and gather… Read more →

Baring It All: Pennsylvania Lawmakers want a Registry for Strippers

AP file photo STRIPPER REGISTRY: A Pennsylvania lawmaker has introduced a bill that would increase regulation over adult-oriented clubs, including a registry of strippers. By Andrew Staub | PA Independent HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania – Don’t tell his wife, but Big Brother is headed to the strip club. More than 60 state lawmakers are sponsoring a bill that would increase regulation over adult-oriented clubs, including a registry of strippers, banning alcohol and even creating a buffer zone between dancers and patrons that appears to effectively prohibit lap dances. The main sponsor of the legislation, state Rep. Matthew Baker, R-Tioga, said he introduced the bill at the request of faith-based groups, and his intent is “to help combat sex trafficking, abuse and exploitation of women.” But critics of the bill strip it down to the naked truth — that the legislation digs too deep into the personal lives of employees who work at... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY NJ JUNE 28,2015--Camden County prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden Metro Police Chief Scott Thomson announce: On 06-27-2015 at approximately 0445 hours Camden Metro Officers responded to the 1400 block of Rose Street for a Shot Spotter activation. Officers found two gunshot victims at 1160 Lansdowne Avenue. Javan Boyd, 07-27-1983, and Lashana Davis, Age 28, were suffering from gunshot injuries. Both were rushed to Cooper Medical Center. Boyd succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced at 0633 hours. The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with any information is urged to contact CCPO Homicide Detective John Hunsinger, or CCMPD Detective John Waida. Anonymous tips can be left as well on CCPO e mail: Read more →