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August 2015

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Part-time Building Maintenance Worker for Voorhees Township

PART TIME - 25 hours/week DEPARTMENT: All RESPONSIBILITIES: Voorhees Township seeks building maintenance worker to perform varied simple and moderately physically strenuous tasks involved in cleaning and maintaining offices, furniture, buildings, and grounds. Must be able to make minor repairs to building or equipment. Applicant will need to successfully complete background check. Applications can be... Read more →


GUEST COMMENTARY: Three-fourths of NJ sheriffs double-dip, led by 25-year ‘retiree’

By Mark Lagerkvist | NEW JERSEY WATCHDOG.ORG For the past quarter century, Armando Fontoura has been looting a New Jersey state pension fund. But it won’t do any good to call the cops. Fontoura is sheriff of Essex County. A dean among double-dippers, he draws $207,289 a year from public coffers – $144,896 in salary... Read more →


Catherine C. Shellenberger, Longtime Brooklawn Resident Involved with Little League and Library

Catherine “Kitty” Shellenberger (nee Allen), on August 30, 2015, of Brooklawn. Age 91. Beloved wife of the late Charles J. Shellenberger. Devoted mother of Cathy Dennis (Michael), Barry (Joan), David, Gail Roser (William), and the late Paul. Mother-in-law of Darlene. Loving Grandmother of Michael Shellenberger, Amy Shellenberger French, Brian Whitney, Kevin Whitney, Timothy Whitney, Craig... Read more →


TRAVEL ALERT: Route 42 northbound lanes to be closed overnight for demolition work in Bellmawr

PRESS RELEASE August 31, 2015 (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced overnight lane closures on Route 42 northbound this week as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Starting Monday, August 31 at 8:00 p.m., NJDOT’s Contractor, PKF-Mark III, Inc., will close 3 out of 4 lanes... Read more →


CNB ARCHIVES 2009: Your Federal Tax Dollars at Work; $50,000 for New Playing Fields

CNB ARCHIVES POSTED Wednesday, December 02, 2009 GLOUCESTER CITY: photo credit CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY-The EPA and Army Corps of Engineers are building a temporary football practice field and a temporary Tee-ball field at the Johnson Blvd. Jogging Track, Klemm Avenue side, so that the hazardous waste from some of the playing fields at the north... Read more →


Johnson Health Tech Agrees to Pay $3 Million Civil Penalty for Failure to Report Defective Fitness Equipment

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Johnson Health Tech Co. Ltd, of Taiwan, and Johnson Health Tech North America Inc., of Cottage Grove, Wis., have agreed to pay a $3 million civil penalty. The civil penalty agreementsettles CPSC staff’s charges that Johnson Health Tech knowingly failed to report... Read more →


The Cheshire Murders and the Illusion of Safety

If hope is the thing with feathers, then dread is the thing with claws. A story like that of the Petit family sinks its talons into you and refuses to let go. “One of the worst crimes in Connecticut history,” as The New York Times called it, was notable neither for a sensational body count... Read more →


Mrs. Eleanor V. McKinney, of Brooklawn, Girl Scouts Leader, Bank Manager, GHS Alumnus

On August 28, 2015. (nee Moen) Age 84. Of Brooklawn. Beloved wife of 60 years to the late John D. McKinney, Jr. In the Loving and devoted care of her children: John D., III (Bonni), Ginny (John) Scout, Francis (Michelle), Michael (Karla) and Steven (Kathy). Loving grandmother of John, IV (Lisa), Jennifer, Megan (Ryan), Shawn,... Read more →


NJ News Commons: NEWARK AIRPORT TERMINAL EVACUATED AFTER SECURITY BREACH

One of the terminals at Newark Liberty International Airport was evacuated and locked down for more than an hour Sunday after a man went through an exit door and into a secure area. NJ.com says the man was detained by federal agents, turned over to Port Authority police, and the terminal was reopened later that... Read more →


Eagles win, wind farms and feds lose in court

Photo from Flickr Commons NATIONAL SYMBOL WINS IN COURT: A decision by a federal court judge rescinded the U.S. Fish and Wildlife’s 30-year exemption for wind energy and other companies that kill birds such as bald eagles during “normal operations.” By Rob Nikolewski Eagles — and the people who love them — picked up a... Read more →


The Mystery Consumer Suggests: Lunch at Capital Grille, Cherry Hill Mall

The Mystery Consumer | CNBNewsnet CHERRY HILL NJ--This is a well-kept secret. Most people think that Capital Grille is expensive, and for dinner it can get pricey, but lunch is a real deal. First, there’s free valet parking. Just drive up to the stand. Lunch prices are in effect until 4PM. You will find it... Read more →


DC Homicides Eclipse 2014 Total

Two killings in Washington D.C. Friday pushed the city's homicide tally this year past its total for the whole of 2014, as the city's mayor and law enforcement launched increased efforts to crack down on the violent crime. Two men died and eight were wounded in a shooting in the nation's capital on Friday night,... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Program Continues to Guide Addicts into Drug Treatment

Release: Gloucester Township Police Department Fifty nine percent of those appearing in Gloucester Township municipal court and suffering from addiction have enrolled in drug treatment as a result the Gloucester Township Police Department’s Project SAVE (Substance Abuse Victimization Effort). In June 2014, the Gloucester Township Police Department launched Project SAVE to focus efforts and practices... Read more →


Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine Named to SJ BIZ Magazine’s ‘Power Players’ List

press release August 31, 2015 Voorhees, NJ – Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, has been named one of the 50 most influential business men and women in South Jersey by South Jersey Biz Magazine in its first-ever “Power Players” list of outstanding leaders in the region. Mr. Devine, a 28-year veteran... Read more →


Newark murder spike threatens to overshadow Christie's 2016 Camden success story

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, had spent most of Saturday in New Hampshire decrying the "lawlessness" supposedly unleashed by President Obama's selective enforcement of drug and immigration laws. But with Newark suffering five murders in two days last week, and a sixth on Saturday, Christie renewed his calls to reorganize... Read more →


Construction on the New $87 Million Gloucester City Elementary School is Underway

(photo credit CNBNewsnet) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Ironworkers set the cross beams on the new elementary school being built on Market Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets. The photo below was taken on Sixth Street. William E. Cleary Sr | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ—Work on the Gloucester City Middle School is progressing. This past week Ironworkers were... Read more →


Gloucester Township Residents Displaced After Fire Heavily Damages Home

Photo courtesy of Fire Fighter George Flinn. GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On August 29, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Gloucester Township Police Officers and Fire Personnel from the Erial Fire Department were called to the 2100 block of Garwood Road on a report of a house fire. Officers and firefighters arrived on location and found heavy smoke coming... Read more →


Steven P. Mund, of Brooklawn age 31

On August 27, 2015. Age 31. Of Brooklawn. Peacefully after a long illness surrounded by his loving Parents : Philip H. Mund, Jr. and Margaret I. (nee Sayers). Devoted brother of Jodie Boos and Renee Mund. Survived by many loving and devoted friends and family. Steven was born in Camden and raised in Brooklawn. He... Read more →


Obituary | Sophia Foos of Collingswood, formerly of Westville

Sophia Foos (nee Capyak) “Pat”, on August 30, 2015, of Collingswood, formerly of Westville. Age 84 (94). Beloved wife of the late Jack Foos. Devoted companion of Bob Hamilton. Loving aunt of Michael Capyak (Michelle), Peter (Patricia), and Perry Capiak (Debbie), and of Robert, Jr. (Renee), and Michael Hamilton (Linda). Also survived by many great... Read more →


Weaponized drones are all the rage for North Dakota police

By Nicholas C. Fondacaro | Watchdog Arena As the proliferation of law enforcement drones expands, so do the concerns about privacy, accountability, and police surveillance in general. Residents of North Dakota now have to be concerned about the use of “non-lethal” weapons on police drones. In April, Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed the now controversial House... Read more →


Football preview, 2015: Players to watch at every position

The countdown for the 2015 campaign is now under two weeks. Football season is officially back here in New Jersey. And leading up to the first day of action, NJ.com is your No. 1 spot for complete previews of teams and players from all across the state. RELATED: Preseason roadmap: Football links and preview plan,... Read more →


UPDATE/ He has been found

MISSING!!! AFRICAN GREY CONGO "PHILLY"

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ --African Grey Congo "Philly" flew away from the owners home on August 28, 2015 in the Highland Park section of Gloucester City. They have located him several times on August 29 but he was very high in a tree. The owners attempted to get him using a tree service with a bucket... Read more →


Philly Naked Bike Ride takes over streets of Philadelphia (PHOTOS)

PHILADELPHIA -- Hundreds of naked bikers stormed the streets of Philadelphia for the annual Philly Naked Bike Ride on Saturday. For the seventh straight summer, hundreds of bicyclists joined together -- creatively painted or stripped down to their birthday suits -- to promote fuel-conscious consumption, positive body image and cycling advocacy. Before baring all for... Read more →


Wet Hot American Fire Department

Two firefighters lunge at a fellow smoke eater, spraying him squarely in the face with an electric-green hose. One then closes in and slaps and shoves his opponent's hands, and the firefighter stumbles backward. But he steadies himself and goes on the offensive, hosing his attackers’ faces with an unrelenting stream. After two minutes, the... Read more →


Atlantic City Airshow Lineup Wednesday Sept. 2

Airshow Lineup The following performances have been scheduled to appear at the 2015 Atlantic City Airshow presented by GEICO. The official Airshow schedule will be released in advance of the show. Practice day will take place on Tuesday, September 1 with a modified schedule. Wednesday, September 2, 2015 – 11:30 AM: 11:40 AM – Airshow... Read more →


Officer Down : Trooper Chad H. Wolf Michigan State Police, Michigan

End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 2015 Trooper Chad Wolf was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a vehicle. Trooper Wolf was on motorcycle patrol and traveling northbound in the right lane of Dixie Highway and crossing over southbound I-75 when a vehicle towing an empty trailer traveling in the left lane quickly changed... Read more →


Major League Baseball Fights Minor Leaguers in Court

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) - Major League Baseball on Thursday asked a federal judge to dismiss Minor League players' antitrust class action lawsuit that accuses the 30 teams of conspiring with the commissioner to fix their salaries. Lead plaintiff Sergio Miranda sued Office of the Commissioner of Baseball and the 30 Major League teams in December... Read more →


N.J.'s best cheesesteaks: Munchmobile crew visits 7 standouts

North Jersey seems to think it's superior to South Jersey in pretty much everything food-wise. When it comes to cheesesteaks, though, North Jersey should just hush up. Great cheesesteaks north of the Driscoll? Good luck with that. Your local pizzeria makes them? Wonderful. The overwhelming majority of cheesesteak recommendations I received on Twitter, Facebook and... Read more →


MS-13 Member Living in Maryland Deported to Face Murder Charges in El Salvador

press release August 28, 2015 BALTIMORE — A Salvadoran man wanted on charges in his home country for aggravated homicide and membership in an illicit group was deported earlier this month by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). According to Salvadoran authorities Luis Antonio Garcia Garcia, 38, is a confirmed... Read more →


Atlantic City radio's Pinky Kravitz, host of longest-running talk show, retires

After nearly six decades on the radio, the host of " Pinky's Corner" is calling it a day. Seymour "Pinky" Kravitz, 88, is retiring after 58 years. The Press of Atlantic City reported news of Kravitz's retirement following an announcement from station owner Longport Media on Thursday. Kravitz, a mainstay on Linwood's WOND-AM, has hosted... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Nine arrested in connection with vandalism at Woodland Beach on Aug. 26

press release DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers Thursday arrested five adults and four juveniles in connection with the vandalism of a porta potty in the public fishing pier parking lot at Woodland Beach after hours on Aug. 26. John D. Moss, 21, of Hartly, Timothy... Read more →


Second Annual ‘Farm to Fork’ Fall Wellness Day

Planned at Duffield’s Farm Market for September 26th Voorhees, NJ – Enjoy the start of autumn with fall-themed activities, health information and cooking demos at the 2nd annual “Farm to Fork” Fall Wellness Day set for Saturday, September 26th at Duffield’s Farm Market in Sewell, NJ. The three-hour event sponsored by Kennedy Health and Duffield’s... Read more →


SEE VIDEO:

CAMDEN CITY HOMICIDE: PERSONS OF INTEREST

CAMDEN CITY NJ (August 29, 2015)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s help in identifying two individuals captured on surveillance video after leaving the scene of a homicide last night. WATCH VIDEO Camden County Police were dispatched at approximately 11:25 p.m. on Friday to the Northgate I Apartments... Read more →


CNB Crime: Authorities Investigating Another Murder in the City of Camden, New Jersey

CAMDEN CITY NJ (August 29, 2015)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city last night. Camden County Police were dispatched at approximately 11:25 p.m. on Friday to the Northgate I Apartments for a report of a person shot. Officers arrived and found the victim,... Read more →


A GREAT VIDEO:

United States Navy "Jersey Boys" Performance | Big Geek Daddy

RELATED CATEGORY FILM The United States Navy Band performs some songs from Jersey Boys at this outdoor concert from 2014 filmed at the U.S. Navy Memorial. These guys aren’t your average sailors and I would suspect that much like the other service bands they are all talented professional musicians. If you like to watch Funny,... Read more →


COMMENTARY:

Limbaugh : Journalists, arm yourselves

Rush Limbaugh Rush Limbaugh Guest hosting for Limbaugh, bestselling author Mark Steyn told listeners that as a New Hampshire resident, he's seen the primary process firsthand and believes it "works for the consultant class but it doesn't work as an effective vehicle for conservative ideas." Steyn made fun of the campaign commercials for Jeb Bush... Read more →


Division of Highway Safety Awards $1 Million to NJ Police Departments to fight Drunk Driving

TRENTON – The Division of Highway Traffic Safety today announced grants totaling $910,000 that will be used by local law enforcement agencies to crackdown on drunk and impaired drivers as part of the national initiative, “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over.” The coordinated, statewide effort will run from today through September 7 and 182 law... Read more →


Collingswood chef charged in federal child porn sting sees public defender appointed

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The former Collingswood chef arrested last month after a federal child pornography sting saw a public defender assigned to his case after his lawyer withdrew, according to court records. Alexander Capasso, 41, was arrested alongside an ex-girlfriend after investigators allegedly exchanged pornographic images online with him that appeared to show young family... Read more →


Commentary: Hurricane Katrina Lessons Still Not Heeded

Volume XX No.35: August 28, 2015 Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and its impact on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast staggered the nation. A major American city was under water, more than 1200 fellow Americans were dead and hundreds of thousands of people were displaced with damaged or destroyed homes. Direct damage costs were... Read more →


Officer Down: Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth Harris County Sheriff's Office, Texas

DEPUTY SHERIFF DARREN GOFORTH End of Watch: Friday, August 28, 2015 Deputy Sheriff Darren Goforth was shot and killed from ambush while pumping gas into his patrol car at a commercial gas station at the intersection of West Road and Telge Road, in Cypress. Deputy Goforth was on patrol and had completed an assignment at... Read more →


CNB Crime: DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Aug. 17-23

Reminder for the week: Visitors to state wildlife, fishing and boating areas urged to respect natural resources DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police... Read more →


Gloucester City High School Wall of Honor for Active Military Alumni \CNBNewsnet

ATTENTION ALL GHS ALUMNI GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Gloucester High School is building a Wall of Honor for Active Military members who are also GHS graduates. If you would like your service member included, please send an 8X10 Military picture to Mrs Reinhart. Pictures can be mailed to Gloucester City Junior/Senior High School, 1300 Market Street, Gloucester... Read more →


CNB Pet Tip of the Week: Fostering a Dog

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet If you cannot dedicate between 8 & 16 years to owning a dog but would still like to interact with one, perhaps fostering a dog is the alternative. Many dogs find the shelter atmosphere far too stressful and will begin to act out or refuse food. In that case, shelters reach... Read more →


BROOKE BURKE RETURNS AS CO-HOST FOR THE 95TH ANNIVERSARY BROADCAST OF MISS AMERICA

Voting Continues For "America's Choice" The "2016 Miss America Competition" To Broadcast Live on Sunday, September 13th from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network Atlantic City, NJ (August 28, 2015) - The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that actress and entrepreneur Brooke Burke-Charvet will return as co-host... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Deer, Dove, Canada Goose, Teal seasons Open in September

Hunting opportunities offered on state wildlife areas DOVER (Aug. 28, 2015) – Delaware’s hunting seasons will start Tuesday, Sept. 1 with the opening of the archery and crossbow deer season and mourning dove and resident Canada goose seasons on private lands and state wildlife areas. Hunters can start adding teal to their bag on Friday,... Read more →


FROM THE Papal Visit Playbook Homepage: World Meeting of Families 2015

From September 22-27, we have the exciting opportunity to highlight the best of Philadelphia and our great Commonwealth to visitors from around the world – and we want to ensure that every resident has the resources needed to enjoy Pope Francis’ first visit to the United States. This Papal Visit Playbook is an in-depth guide... Read more →


ISIL and Antiquities Trafficking FBI Warns Dealers, Collectors About Terrorist Loot

Satellite imagery of Dura Europos, a 150-acre site in Syria dating to 300 B.C., shows how it looked in 2012 (left) and as it appeared in 2014 covered by looters’ pits. Select the images for high-resolution photos. View more at Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 08/26/15 The FBI is alerting art... Read more →