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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 obtained at http://www.voorheesnj.com or in person at Human Resources, Voorhees Town Hall, 2400 Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, NJ 08043. Submit all applications to the address listed above between the hours... 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 plus $62,393 from pension as a retiree of his own office. Today is the 25th anniversary of Fontoura’s faux retirement. So far, he has collected $1.35 million in retirement cash... 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 Shellenberger, and Meghan Shellenberger. Great-grandmother of Maria Qualtieri, Vincent, Giana and Marcella Whitney and Mason French. Kitty was a 63 year resident of Brooklawn. For several years she led the... 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 on Route 42 northbound to allow for the demolition of the old I-295 bridge over Route 42. Lanes will be closed Monday through Thursday nights as follows - 8:00 p.m.... 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 end of Johnson Blvd. can be removed. The temporary fields will be used during the 2010/2011 seasons. The approximate cost for the fields is $50,000. Today (Wednesday, Dec. 2) several... 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 to CPSC immediately, as required by federal law, regarding a defect and an unreasonable risk of serious injury with Matrix Fitness Ascent Trainers and Elliptical Trainers. The fitness trainers’ defect... 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 nor… 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, Robert (Erin), Matthew, Christopher, K amryn and Kate. Loving great-grandmother of Aiden and Finnegan. Beloved sister of Jean McLaughlin (Gene “Jeep”). Survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Eleanor... 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 evening. NEW JERSEY ECONOMY STILL SHORT OF WHAT IT TAKES TO BOOST BOND RATINGS Wall Street credit-rating agencies still see no reason to raise NJ's low grades, despite a string... 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 big win in court this month. How the victory may affect the Obama administration’s desire to dramatically ramp up wind energy production to meet its climate change goals is still... 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 far less crowded that just about any other dining establishment at the Mall. Capital Grille is located just to the left of the Nordstrom’s entrance to the Mall. The food... 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, pushing… 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 in three critical areas of law enforcement SUPPRESSION, PREVENTION, and INTERVENTION in an effort to effectively combat the nationwide drug epidemic. One of the most significant initiatives associated with Project... 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 of Kennedy Health, has been the President & CEO of the integrated health delivery system since 2013. Under his leadership, Kennedy Health has been honored as one of the “Best... 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 the… 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 setting the beams and laying the decking on the three- story building using a 35-foot crane (click image to enlarge). Funding for the $64 million project, located on Market Street... 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 from a residence. At the time of the incident, the residents were not on location but a dog that was inside of the house was removed by a neighbor. The... 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 was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 2002. Steven worked as a nuclear technician for Bartlett Inc. At the request of his family, services are private. Family... 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 nieces and nephews. Sophia spent many years working as a hairdresser for Gerri Beauty Salon in Collingswood. There will be a viewing from 10 to 11am on Thursday morning at... 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 Bill 1328. The stated intent of the bill is “AN ACT to provide for limitations on the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle for surveillance.” The bill goes on to... 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, 2015… 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 truck but he was scared off by the air breaks on the truck. He was last seen flying near the mini hole. He has a very large vocabulary and most... 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 the… 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 bullies… 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 Tow Banner Flybys 11:45 AM – Jim Beasley III – J3 Cub Flyby 11:55 AM – GEICO Skytypers – Show Center Opening Message 12:00 PM – US Army Golden Knights... 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 lanes in an attempt to access the I-75 entrance ramp. As the vehicle changed lanes, it struck Trooper Wolf's motorcycle. Trooper Wolf was dragged for several miles on I-75 before... Read more →


Great Video: The Best of Times | Big Geek Daddy

The Best Of Times is a memorable look back at the 1950’s and 1960’s and should be entertaining to watch for anyone that grew up in that era. Since I was born in the 1960’s it was a little before my time but I still enjoy the music and looking at the muscle cars as I’ve always had a thing for the oldies since I was a kid. If you like this be sure to watch The Best of Times Part Two. If you like... 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 2014. Miranda claims that Major League Baseball's reserve clause lets teams restrict Minor League players from negotiating with other teams for seven years, denying them "the freedom of movement available... 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 by… 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 member of Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13. Among MS-13 members, Garcia goes by the moniker “El Shaggy”. He is wanted in El Salvador for aggravated homicide related to an incident on... 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 "Pinky's… 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 A. Dixon Jr., 18, of Felton, and Shane T. Allaband, 20, of Dover, all were charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of trespassing after hours in... 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 will feature activities, health screenings and cooking demonstrations, all aimed at promoting wellness with an autumn theme! No pre-registration is required, and admission is FREE. When: Saturday, September 26th 11... Read more →


CNB Comics:

JEROME by Dave Wolfe

Vol. 2 No. 10 (August 30, 2015) Editor's Note: Each 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) Read more →