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June 2015

COAST GUARD, LOCAL AGENCIES RESPOND TO BOAT FIRE NEAR DOBBINS ISLAND, MD

press release June 26, 2015 BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard responded Friday after a boat caught fire on the Magothy River near Dobbins Island. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Baltimore received a report at approximately 10 a.m., stating the owner was aboard a dingy when his boat was caught fire. A Baltimore City Fire Department crew aboard Fireboat 1 the John R. Frazier, an 85-foot fireboat, was on scene fighting the fire when the Coast Guard crew arrived. “Upon arrival we located the anchored 26-foot cabin cruiser on fire,” said Firefighter Adam Glassman, with the Baltimore City Fire Department Marine... Read more →


Obituary: J. Kenneth Davis formerly of Audubon

On June 21, 2015, formerly of Audubon, NJ and Salem County, NJ. Age 81 years. Beloved husband of 45 years to Mary O. Davis (nee Chipman). Dear father of Rosemarie (Michael) Ball, Michael (Silvia) Murphy and James Davis. Loving grandfather of Emma Ball and Mandy Murphy. Brother of Edna (Winfred) Richie and brother-in-law to Herbert (Doris) Chipman and the late Robert (Elizabeth) Chipman. Mr. Davis was a 1970 graduate of Rutgers University, Camden, NJ with a B.A. in History. He was a longtime employee of the Camden County Board of Social Services. He was an active member of Greyhound Friends... Read more →


Obituary | Angelo Macrina of Runnemede, New Jersey | Gardner Funeral Home

Angelo Macrina Born: July 29, 1931 Died: June 25, 2015 Angelo Macrina, on June 25, 2015, of Runnemede, formerly of South Philadelphia. Age 83. Beloved husband of Rose (nee Bruno) for 58 years. Devoted father of Domenic (Bonnie), Angela Christiansen (Bob), Mark (Karyn), Renee Collins, Mariann Siciliano (Philip), Josephine Marmarou, and Rose Olsen (Frank). Loving grandfather of Nicky, Alexis, Taylore, Stephen, Angelo, Tori, Philip, Ashley, Francesca, Erika, Gabrielle, John, Peyton, Morgan, Halle, and Chris. Also survived by his faithful companion, Tikka. Angelo proudly served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict, was a former Philadelphia Police Officer,... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Father Found GUILTY of Shooting his young Daughter

CAMDEN CITY NJ JUNE 26, 2015 (CNBNews.net)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Metro Police Chief Scott Thomson announce: On Wednesday, June 24, 2015 a jury convicted Byaer Johnson of First Degree Attempted Murder as well as several other charges relating to the defendant shooting his 11 year old daughter in the face, on January 24, 2013. This verdict came after the testimony of the young victim, now paralyzed and confined to a wheelchair as a result of the shooting, who confronted her father in open court. During the trial, testimony showed that defendant visited the victim at... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Christopher Kelley, Hutto, Texas

Hutto, TX JUNE 24,2015--Sergeant Christopher Kelley was struck and killed by a subject who had just stolen a patrol car following a struggle as officers attempted to arrest him. Detectives and officers were attempting to serve a warrant and located him on Herrera Trail at approximately 10:00 am. The subject began to struggle with them, broke free, and then get into the vehicle and drive away. He struck Sergeant Kelley and dragged him a short distance as he continued to flee. The subject was arrested a short time later. Sergeant Kelley was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer David Joseph Nelson, Bakersfield Police Department, California

Bakersfield, CA JUNE 26, 2015--Police Officer David Nelson was killed in a vehicle crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 2:40 am. The pursuit started when he attempted to conduct a traffic stop of an unlicensed vehicle. He chased the car for several blocks until his cruiser left the roadway and struck a retaining wall and a utility pole at the intersection of Mt. Vernon Avenue and Panorama Drive, causing the engine compartment to ignite. Responding officers located his vehicle and removed him from the wreckage before the patrol car became engulfed in flames. He was transported to... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Korby Kennedy, San Angelo Police Department, Texas

San Angelo, TX JUNE 24, 2015--Sergeant Korby Kennedy was killed in a motorcycle crash on Knickerbocker Road, near Albert Street, while escorting a parade at approximately 6:00 pm. He and other officers were escorting a parade of boats for the upcoming San Angelo Drag Boat Races. He was traveling on Knickerbocker Road when a vehicle pulled out of a parking lot into his path. He was transported to Shannon Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Chief Tim R. Vasquez San Angelo Police Department 401 E.... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Eric K. Chrisman, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

FRANKFORT, KY JUNE 23, 2015--Trooper Eric Chrisman was killed in a vehicle crash on the US Route 62 near the Tennessee River Bridge in Livingston County at 5:48 pm. He was responding to a reckless driver complaint when his vehicle failed to negotiate a curve and crossed into the path of an oncoming tractor trailer. Trooper Chrisman's vehicle was struck on the driver's side, causing him to suffer fatal injuries. Trooper Chrisman had served with the Kentucky State Police for only six months. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Commissioner Rodney Brewer Kentucky... Read more →


Obituary: Vita G. Hodge of Gloucester City age 81

Vita G. Hodge Age 81. Of Gloucester City On June 26, 2015. Age 81. (nee Finazzo) Of Gloucester City. Formerly of South Philadelphia and Camden. Loving wife of the late Robert L. Hodge, Sr. Loving mother of Robert L. Hodge, Jr. (Karen), Brenda King (Butch) and Madia Hodge (Russ). Cherished grandmother of K imberly, Robert III, Kristina, Sean, Andrew, Michael Stephanie and Jackie. Cherished great grandmother of Mikhayla, Demian, Jesse, Robert IV, Alex, Amber, Nicholas, Jeremy, Andrew Jr., Giovanni and Isabella. Dear sister of Martha Tomago and Anthony Finazzo. Visitation Wednesday from 11 AM to 1 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY... Read more →


REP. NORCROSS COMMENTS ON SUPREME COURT'S MARRIAGE EQUALITY RULING

PRESS RELEASE JUNE 26, 2015 Washington, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) issued the following statement today in reaction to today’s Supreme Court decision in which the Court affirmed that the Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage. “Today the Supreme Court affirmed the rights of countless numbers of our neighbors, family and friends. I am proud to know that in America, all those in committed, loving relationships, regardless of their sexual orientation, have equal rights. As today’s ruling states, these couples have simply asked for equal dignity in the eyes of the law, and our nation’s Constitution grants... Read more →


Foodie Things to Do this Weekend and Beyond

This weekend: June 26 to 28: Experience some of the best food trucks the Northeast has to offer and some craft beers and cocktails at the Sea Isle City Food Truck Rally. Friday 12 to 4 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Returning trucks include Sum Pig, Five… Read more →


Two New York Men Sentenced To Prison For Armed Robberies Of Electronics Stores In NJ

TRENTON, N.J. June 25, 2015– Two New York men were sentenced to prison today for participating in armed robberies of electronics stores in New Jersey, including armed robberies in Linden, Paramus, and Woodbridge, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Eric Williams, 34, and Sulayman Graham, 32, both of Brooklyn, New York, were sentenced to 151 and 63 months in prison, respectively. Williams and Graham previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano to separate informations charging them with one count of conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robberies. U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson imposed both sentences today in... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES 2009: Complaint Filed Against 19 City Officials, Kudos to the Borough of Brooklawn

CNB ARCHIVES PUBLISHED Monday, September 14, 2009 TIPS AND SNIPPETS: by William E. Cleary Sr. SNIPPET…COMPLAINT FILED AGAINST 19 CITY OFFICIALS-On September 11, 2009, the New Jersey Libertarian Party and its chairman, John Paff filed a complaint with the Local Finance Board against 19 Gloucester City officials, including one member of the City Council, who failed to file financial disclosure forms that were due over 16 months ago. In March 2009 Paff filed a lawsuit against the City of Gloucester City for violation of the Open Public Meetings Act (OPRA). The Gloucester City Officials who failed to file financial disclosure... Read more →


Gloucester County Man Admits Operating Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue, and Ponzi Scheme

CAMDEN, N.J. June 24, 2015– A Woolwich Township, New Jersey, man today admitted scamming distressed homeowners into giving him their houses and then soliciting fake real estate investments from private investors – secured by those same properties – that netted him more than $3 million in illicit profits, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Randy Poulson, 44, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Renée Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to Count One of an indictment charging him with mail fraud. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: Poulson owned and operated Equity Capital Investments,... Read more →


Illegal Firearms Dealer Admits Selling More Than 200 Guns To Criminals In The Camden Area

Guns Originated from Straw and Gun Show Purchases and Straw Purchases in Ohio CAMDEN, N.J. June 24, 2015– A Burlington County, New Jersey, man today admitted selling to a Camden drug dealer and other criminals in the Camden area at least 200 firearms that he purchased with cash from other illicit firearms dealers, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Joshua Jackson, 35, a/k/a “Trent,” of Willingboro, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Robert B. Kugler in Camden federal court to an information charging him with one count each of dealing firearms without a license, conspiracy to deal in... Read more →


Delaware to participate in Operation Dry Water June 26-28

to prevent alcohol-related boating accidents and save lives DOVER (June 24, 2015) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police today announced Delaware’s active participation in Operation Dry Water, an annual nationwide enforcement and education event aimed at preventing alcohol and drug-related boating accidents and fatalities. Over the June 26-28 weekend before the Fourth of July holiday, Fish & Wildlife officers will increase their presence on Delaware’s waterways to educate boaters and crack down on operators whose blood alcohol level exceeds the state and federal limit of 0.08 percent. “Delaware consistently has one of the lowest boating accident... Read more →


No Charges Filed Against Police Officers Involved in Shooting Death of Williamstown Man

press release June 23, 2015 MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury reviewed the evidence today of the March 2014 police-involved shooting death in Atlantic City of a Williamstown man, and declined to bring criminal indictments against the police officers involved, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced. On March 27, 2014 at 12:31 p.m., Pleasantville Police responded to two 9-1-1 calls, reporting that there was a man with a gun at the La Escondida II Restaurant, 701 Black Horse Pike. The man, later identified as Antoquan T. Watson, 27, of Williamstown, NJ, fled Pleasantville police in a vehicle east... Read more →


What you need to know about the Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival

Like a scene from "Mutiny on the Bounty," 13 ships with sails unfurled made their way up the Delaware River Thursday, pushed by a warm summer breeze, to kick off the Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden festival. With festivities on both sides of the river -- not to mention on the water itself -- there will be… Related articles The World's Largest Rubber Duck has Arrived Tall Ships Are Coming Today; Here's Where to See Them Registrations Still Being Accepted for Delaware River Sojourn 7 People Shot and Critically Injured at Philadelphia Block Party Shooting in Kensington Philadelphia: 7 People Wounded... Read more →


What the Obamacare court ruling means in N.J.

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the legality of subsidies to people who purchased health insurance through the federal marketplace -- more than 170,000 people in New Jersey. Here's what the court ruling means for them and everyone else: * If you bought your policy through healthcare.gov and receive a monthly subsidy to cover the cost:… The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld the legality of subsidies to people who purchased health insurance through the federal marketplace -- more than 170,000 people in New Jersey. Here's what the court ruling means for them and everyone else: * If you bought your... Read more →


Obituary: Helen E. McCann age 74 of Thorofare

On June 24, 2015. Age 74. (nee Dunn) Of Thorofare. Survived by her children, Joseph Brett, Lisa Birchmeier, David Brett and Jennifer McCann; her grandchildren, Samantha Brett, Joseph Brett, Nicholas Brett and Jake Birchmeier; and her brother Robert Dunn. Predeceased by her parents, John and Helen Dunn (nee Zabo) and her siblings, Andrew Dunn, Joyce Bondiskey, Jack Dunn and Linda Bondiskey. Funeral Services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Helen E. McCann. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City, NJ. Phone: 856-456-1142 Read more →


Send in your Cheers and Jeers | cnbnews.net

We are putting together our May 2015 Cheer and Jeer column. Now is the time to give a "shout out" to that friendly neighbor for putting out your trash, or for cutting your grass. Or a Jeer to that person/ or entity you feel deserves to be criticized. Send your remarks to [email protected]. Deadline May 31, 2015 CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW Read more →


Rep. Norcross: SCOTUS health care ruling is ‘a victory for the American people’

press release/June 25, 2015 Washington, DC – Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ01) issued the following statement today in reaction to Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell decision in which the Court upheld a critical component of the Affordable Care Act. “Today’s ruling is a victory for the American people. It’s a decision that more than anything delivers peace of mind to the millions of hard working American’s who have turned to the ACA for affordable coverage. The Supreme Court rightfully decided that no American – regardless of where he or she resides in our great country – should be denied access to... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Gloucester City Police Arrest a Burglary Suspect and an Alleged Drug Pusher

BURGLARY SUSPECT MICHAEL J. CANNING GLOUCESTER CITY NJ -- June 22, 2015 at 5:42 am officers responded to a vacant residence in the unit block of S. Burlington Street for a report of a burglary in progress. Officers searched the residence and located a suspect hiding in a second floor bedroom. Michael J. Canning (27), a resident of the 100 block of S. Burlington Street, was arrested without incident. He was additionally found to be a wanted person out of Camden County. Canning was sentenced to five years in prison for burglary in September, 2014 but was released in January... Read more →


EX-CAMDEN FIREFIGHTER INDICTED ON DISABILTY FRAUD CHARGES, Allegedly Stole $82,000

view indictment press release June 24, 2015 TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced that a former Camden City firefighter was indicted today by a state grand jury on a charge that he stole more than $82,000 by fraudulently collecting a disability pension from the New Jersey Police and Firemen’s Retirement System while working as a martial arts instructor and participating in competitive mixed martial arts. Shane B. Streater, 40, of Camden, was indicted by a state grand jury on a charge of second-degree theft by deception. The Indictment is the result of an investigation by the Division... Read more →


CNB Archives 2009: Councilman Marchese Releases Update on Construction Projects

CNB ARCHIVES: Published Monday, September 14, 2009 Gloucester City Councilman Nick Marchese, (photo) Second Ward (D) released the following report on the construction projects that are taking place in the City of Gloucester City. His statement reads as follows: “We are happy to see that the TD Bank on Broadway and Cumberland Street is almost completed and will be opening in the near future. We thank our local residents for their patience's and for attending our meeting concerning the parking and safety issues in this area. We are doing everything possible to make sure things are safe for our residents... Read more →


The World’s Largest Rubber Duck has Arrived

Another Feather in the Cap for Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden The World’s Largest Rubber Duck didn’t exactly fly south for the winter, but after a much needed off-season rest the cuddly floating fowl will abandon its nest and turn the Delaware River into the world’s largest bathtub during the much anticipated Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden 2015. The largest Tall Ships event of year countrywide that combines a dozen awe-inspiring Tall Ships with an abundance of festival attractions already has locals and future visitors alike clamoring for the opening date of June 25. The addition of the super-sized bath toy adds... Read more →


Tall Ships Are Coming Today; Here's Where to See Them

Visitors will see a variety of ships ranging from the 65-foot Serenity, to the U.S. Coast Guard's tall ship, the Barque Eagle, which stretches 295 feet long and stands more than 147 feet tall. Today at 1 p.m., the ships will gather under the Walt Whitman bridge, then make their way up the river to the Camden waterfront area where they will dock and be available to tour, photograph, or just admire. The Delaware River between Philadelphia and Camden is alive with history and fanfare this morning as 13 majestic tall ships prepare for the Grand Parade of Sails, kicking... Read more →


College Baseball: The Broncs of Summer

Rider Baseball Players in Summer Leagues The 2015 Rider University baseball team won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title with a veteran club. The 2016 Broncs will be a young squad, with many of the key returnees being underclassmen. The summer of 2015 is a key one for the development of the 2016 roster, and many Broncs are playing against the toughest competition they can find. Three Broncs; Nick Margevicius (North Royalton, Ohio/St. Ignatius), Josh Sharik (Ewing, NJ/Plumstead Christian) and Lee Lipinski (Glen Arm, MD/Calvert) are playing in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley in the Valley League, known as the... Read more →


Oncologist at The Children's Hospital Appointed by President to National Cancer Advisory Board

PHILADELPHIA, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peter C. Adamson, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and leading scientist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and a professor of Pediatrics and Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB). Dr. Adamson is the only pediatric oncologist to currently serve on the NCAB, and will work to ensure the voices of the pediatric cancer community are heard by decision makers in the federal government. In this role Dr. Adamson will advise the U.S. Secretary of Health... Read more →


Two Tons of Pot Seized Hidden in Coconuts

press release June 24, 2015 PHARR, Texas—U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility seized 3,874 pounds of alleged marijuana which was discovered within a commercial produce shipment. Marijuana concealed in coconut shipment “Our frontline CBP officers intercepted this significant load of marijuana thanks to great teamwork and the utilization of all available tools and resources,” said Acting Port Director Javier Cantu., Hidalgo/Pharr/ Anzalduas Port of Entry. “It all begins with our targeting capabilities, which is paramount in our interdiction efforts.” On June 19, CBP officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International... Read more →


CNB Crime: CBP K-9 Discovers 19-lbs of Illegal Sugarcane at Fort Lauderdale International Airport

PRESS RELEASE JUNE 24, 2015 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Field Operations (OFO) agriculture specialists at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport seized over 19 pounds of sugarcane discovered in a passenger’s suitcase by a CBP K-9. The traveler arrived from Port-au-Prince, Haiti on June 16. Sugarcane seized by CBP officers. The passenger did not declare the sugarcane when asked by CBP agriculture specialists if they had any fruits, plants or meat products. The individual was referred for agriculture secondary inspection and declined to amend the declaration. CBP officers searched the suitcase and discovered the... Read more →


NJDOT sends crews and equipment to assist South Jersey

Storms leave many intersections without power or signals (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today sent 25 light tower generators and two electrical crews to South Jersey in the wake of yesterday’s storms. Severe storms struck South Jersey last night leaving thousands of residents and businesses in the dark and dozens of intersections without power. The generators and crews from NJDTO’s North and Central Regions will augment the Department’s Southern Region personnel in bringing the lights back on at these intersections and repairing damaged structures. “The Department divides the state into three regions,” NJDOT Commissioner Jamie Fox... Read more →


Andrea Bocelli and Juanes to Perform at Festival of Families in Philadelphia for Pope Francis

Philadelphia, PA (June 23, 2015) – The World Meeting of Families – Philadelphia 2015 today announced that Andrea Bocelli, the internationally acclaimed Italian tenor with more than 70 million records sold, and Juanes, a multiple Grammy and Latin Grammy winning Colombian superstar, will travel to Philadelphia to perform at the Festival of Families on Saturday, September 26, for Pope Francis. In addition, one of the world’s most renowned ensembles – The Philadelphia Orchestra – will also perform for the Holy Father at the Festival of Families. Mr. Bocelli, Juanes, and The Philadelphia Orchestra are the first performers to be officially... Read more →


VIDEO: Officer Attacked by Onlooker - American Police Beat Magazine

NEW YORK, NEW YORK--A cop trying to restrain a woman on an Upper Manhattan street was walloped in the head by an attacker, an online video posted to Facebook shows. The officers spotted Terrell Mitchell, 26, with an open bottle of Hennessy on W. 144th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. on Friday at 11:30 p.m. But his sister, Asia Banks, 38, intervened when the two cops approached, police said. As the cops tried to apprehend Banks, who was punching and scratching, Mitchell repeatedly sucker punched the male officer in the head from behind. He fled but was nabbed nearby. Both... Read more →


Thousands still without power after severe storm rips through N.J., officials say

More than 250,000 power outages were reported in South Jersey following the storm and Atlantic City Electric crews are working safety to restore all power, according to ACE Spokesperson Lindel Jones. Crews were sent out to begin the assessment as soon as possible Tuesday night and worked to assess the damages and begin the restoration of electric. After the severe storm pummeled through South Jersey Tuesday night, officials report that there are still 156,000 customers without power. More than 250,000 power outages were reported in South Jersey following the storm and Atlantic City Electric crews are working safety to restore... Read more →


Nanny State of the Week: FDA bans trans-fats

Part 44 of 44 in the series Nanny State of the Week By Eric Boehm | Watchdog.org Enjoy your brownies, donuts and other shrink-wrapped snacks while they last. That’s right, the federal government is coming for your stash of Hot Pockets, popcorn and Ding-Dongs. The federal Food and Drug Administration approved new rules last week that will effectively ban trans fats within three years, forever changing the face of snacking and fast food. Specifically, the FDA is going after partially hydrogenated oils, the main ingredient in the trans fats that liter the diets of many Americans. Image via Wiki Commons... Read more →


A Tale of Two Sisters | Dominican Sisters of Hope

Sisters Maria and Jorene taught each other languages, visited homelands, and became family, long before becoming vowed sisters. The two met at Saint Mary's Grammar School in Gloucester City NJ in 1958 Written by: Gina Ciliberto Dominican Sisters of Hope Sister Maria (left) and Sister Jorene (right) in 2014 Dominican Sisters of Hope Maria Barbera, OP, and Jorene Cieciuch, OP, encounter each other as any two sisters would: hands entwined, kisses on the cheek, both beaming. When they meet, it’s obvious that they’ve been friends since before the Dominican Sisters of Hope was founded, since before Maria was a Dominican... Read more →


VIDEO: COAST GUARD RESCUES 65-YEAR-OLD WOMAN FROM SAILBOAT NEAR ROUND ISLAND

UPDATE - DURING CHICAGO TO MACKINAC SOLO CHALLENGE Petty Officer Third Class Nick Trimpe, a rescue swimmer at Coast Guard Air Station Traverse City, prepares to assist the skipper off of a grounded sailing vessel and onto a nearby beach on Round Island in the Mackinac Straits, June 23, 2015. The woman was participating in the Chicago to Mackinac Solo Challenge. U.S. Coast Guard video by Air Station Traverse City. A 35-foot sailing vessel is aground near Round Island in the Straits of Mackinac while a crew from Coast Guard Station St. Ignace and a commercial salvage crew attempt to... Read more →


HHS launches GIS-based tool for health disaster readiness

Unique interactive map helps meet needs of people with electricity-dependent medical equipment The HHS emPOWER Map, an interactive online tool, launched today to aid community health agencies and emergency management officials in disaster preparedness as they plan ahead to meet the emergency needs of community residents who rely on electrically powered medical and assistive equipment to live independently at home. The new tool is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) in its ongoing efforts to support community resilience and build national health security. “For people who... Read more →


CNBArchives: A Look at Japan's Health Care System

CNB ARCHIVES: Published Monday, September 14, 2009 When East Meets West: Japan's Aging Population Sure to Strain the System Commentary by Hank F. Miller Jr. Half a world away from the U.S. health care debate,Japan has a system that costs half as much and often achieves better medical results than its U.S. counterpart.It does so by banning insurance company profits, limiting doctor fees and accepting shortcomings in care that many well-insured Americans find intolerable. The Japanese visit a doctor nearly 14 times a year, more than four times as often as Americans do.They can choose any primary care physician or... Read more →


College Baseball: Broncs Add California Infielder

press release June 23 LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ—There aren’t any direct flights from Oxnard to Lawrenceville, but that is the route a talented infielder from California is taking to become a Bronc. The Rider University baseball team has added sophomore Mikey Volaski of Oxnard, California to the 2016 roster, Rider head coach Barry Davis announced Tuesday. "Mikey will add to our infield immediately,” said Davis, the 2015 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Coach of the Year. “He can play all three infield positions and shows upside to be a quality offensive player. His experience will be an asset on roster made up of... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: NBC Now Demands Secrecy

June 23, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on how NBC is handling the Brian Williams controversy: NBC has its chief news anchor go rogue, and instead of commissioning an independent investigation, it does an in-house probe. Just as bad, it keeps the report secret. Now consider its reporting on the Catholic Church. On 5-18-11, it reported that an independent investigation of the Church's priest abuse scandal was flawed because the data provided to John Jay College came from the Church On 11-9-11, it said the Church was an institution of "secrecy" On 2-25-13, it commented on a "secret dossier" given to... Read more →


WOMEN & WILDLIFE AWARDS 2015 NOMINATIONS OPEN UNTIL JULY 24, 2015

By: Liz Silvernail, Development Director In founding Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey, past Women & Wildlife honoree Linda Tesauro helped to ensure the protection of eagles and other rare wildlife. For the 10th year, Conserve Wildlife Foundation of New Jersey will present Women & Wildlife Awards to special individuals for their achievements, the advances they have made for women in their professions, their efforts to increase awareness of rare species and the habitats they depend on, and their contributions to New Jersey’s wildlife. By acknowledging these special individuals, CWF hopes to encourage more young women to strive to make... Read more →


WATCH: 16 FREE RUNNING SLED DOGS

Free Running Sled Dogs Click Here to get the Video of the Day Sprint Sled-dog trainer and champion racer Heini Winter takes his 16 sled dogs on a training run through town and countryside. If you’re a dog lover we are sure this video will bring a smile to your face. It’s like going for a bike ride or run with 16 of your best friends. Source Big Geek Daddy Read more →


CNB Crime: CBP Officers Seize $121K of 'Crank'

press release June 23, 2015 TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers arrested a Mexican man on June 19 for allegedly attempting to smuggle nearly $121,000 in methamphetamine ('crank') through the Port of Nogales. Officers at the Dennis DeConcini crossing arrested Felizardo Olivares-Larios, 48, of Cajeme, Sonora, Mexico, after a CBP narcotics-detection canine alerted to the Nissan SUV he was driving. During a secondary inspection, officers located more than 40 pounds of meth within a non-factory compartment in the vehicle’s dashboard area. The seizure comes just a day after officers seized 18 pounds of meth from smugglers using a... Read more →


Obituary | Florence Mitchell formerly of Collingswood

Born: January 29, 1926 Died: June 04, 2015 Florence May Bell Mitchell came to rest peacefully on June 4, 2015, in Greenville, SC, where she had resided since 2012. Formerly a longtime resident of Collingswood, NJ. Age 89 years. Florence was the daughter of the late Martin R. and Florence May Palmer Delucas and step-father, Frank Delucas. She was also predeceased by her loving and caring husband, William Francis Mitchell, Sr., a former FBI Agent and private investigator. She is survived by her sons: Richard F. Mitchell of Philadelphia, PA, William F. (Linda) Mitchell of Greenville, SC, Francis J. (Linda)... Read more →


Thunderstorms slam South Jersey, thousands without power

As of 6:30 p.m., about 60,000 customers were without power in Chester County, Pa., The Inquirer reported. There were also numerous reports of downed trees and other damage as the storm headed east towards New Jersey early Tuesday evening. Today's severe thunderstorms have begin to hit in New Jersey, leaving downed trees and power lines in their wake. RELATED: Thousands without power in South Jersey as storm barrels through. As of 6:30 p.m., about 60,000 customers were without power in Chester County, Pa., The Inquirer reported. There were also numerous reports of downed trees and… Read more →


Kenneth E. Christy, Sr. of Deptford

Kenneth E. Christy, Sr. Born: August 02, 1946 Died: June 22, 2015 Kenneth E. Christy, on June 22, 2015, age 68. Born in Barrington, NJ to the late Edwin A. and Anna Elizabeth (nee Bingham). Devoted husband of 50 years to Elizabeth. Loving father of Casey (Shelley) of Haddon Heights and Brandon of West Deptford, and grandfather of Tyler, Myranda, Zachary, and Rylie. Dear brother of Wayne of Barrington and Edwin of Palm Beach, FL. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Anne Durkin, his sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Mark Radick, several nieces and nephews, as well as his... Read more →


Lions Play in the Widener Team Competition

CHESTER PA (CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City High School Basketball Team participated in the June 18-20 Widener Team Camp Competition, held at Widener University in Chester PA. The Lions competed with teams from NJ, PA, DE, and MD. Group photo: Assistant Coach Ian James, Sai'mere Colon, Head Coach Liam James, Jake Petrik, Robert Sulpizio, Bob Girenti, Roy Bond, Jaleel Hatcher, Shaun Sulpizio, Will Cooper, Rob Cooper, James Pino III, Justin Goins, Chris Rodriguez, and Ryan Malone. (photos provided) Read more →


CNB CRIME: Man Wounded in Lindenwold Shooting

LINDENWOLD NJ JUNE 23, 2015--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan reported a man was wounded in a shooting early Tuesday in Lindenwold. Lindenwold Police responded around 12:50 a.m to the Emerald Ridge Apartment Complex on East Gibbsboro Road for a 911 call about a gunshot victim. Officers arrived at the scene and located a 26-year-old Lindenwold man who had been shot. The victim reported he had been walking through the complex when a male approached him and demanded money. After the victim stated he did not have money, the suspect allegedly pulled a handgun... Read more →