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November 2015

Geraldo loses job at major broadcaster

Geraldo Rivera (courtesy Fox News) Geraldo Rivera, the longtime broadcaster whose face is seen these days on the Fox News Channel, has just lost his talk-radio show at New York City broadcasting giant WABC. Rivera made the news public on Facebook, where he said officials at Cumulus Media "do not intend to honor the handshake... Read more →

CNB Business Scene: Behind the scenes at South Jersey's best-known diner

Nick Fifis is in a quiet back room at Ponzio's Diner in Cherry Hill, dutifully assembling takeout orders one by one. This would not be odd except that Fifis owns the darn place. "The chains are getting better,'' John Fifis, his brother and co-owner, will say later. "I welcome that. It keeps us on our... Read more →

Guest Editorial : The governor's spin on drug treatment in New Jersey

The Star-Ledger concluded in its editorial today that Gov. Christie is spending less on drug treatment and admitting fewer people annually, even in the face of a blossoming addiction crisis and rise in fatal overdoses. According to numbers provided by the state, we are investing less now than we were in 2010: And overall annual... Read more →

Obituary | Jennifer M. Tomasello of Mt. Ephraim

Jennifer M. Tomasello Born: July 27, 1980 Died: November 29, 2015 Jennifer M. Tomasello, on November 29, 2015, of Mt. Ephraim. Age 35. Devoted mother of Aiden James Trudel. Beloved daughter of Karen & Bill Valloreo and Richard Tomasello. Special granddaughter of Mary Chalmers. Cherished sister of Ernie Bosco (Jessica) and Lisa Valloreo. Loving aunt... Read more →


T'was two months before Christmas When all through our land, Not a Christian was praying Nor taking a stand. Why the PC Police had taken away The reason for Christmas - no one could say. The children were told by their schools not to sing About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things. It... Read more →

New Jersey Observes World AIDS Day 2015

On December 1, 2015 New Jersey will join the World Health Organization in observing World AIDS Day with events to support those living with HIV, to honor those who have died and to encourage those who may be at risk to get tested. Throughout New Jersey, community-based organizations, hospitals and churches will host events featuring... Read more →

Weekly Philly Events December 1 through December 6

source PlanPhilly Tuesday 12/1 6:00 pm: South Philly Green Drinks hosts their monthly meet-up at Bridget Foy’s. Free. 6:30 pm: PennPraxis and PlanPhilly introduce Praxis Dialogues with a forum on the public good and how it informs and affects the design and use of the public realm. Featuring Brian Abernathy, Beth Miller, David Gould, and... Read more →


Three people familiar with the situation told NJ Advance Media that Athletic Director Julie Hermann and head football coach Kyle Flood have been fired. Rutgers University President Robert Barchi confirmed the decision in a letter to the Rutgers community on Sunday. Another unnamed source says the main reason for Hermann's ouster was her oversight of... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES 2011: The Largest Solar Panel in N. America Being Built in Gloucester City

CNB Archives posted Wednesday, June 11, 2011 By William E. Cleary Sr. photo(s) Credit CNBNewsnet (CNBNEWS.NET) GLOUCESTER CITY NEW JERSEY--Construction work has begun at the Gloucester Marine Terminal on the largest rooftop solar power plant (photo above) in North American. Leo Holt, (photo) president of Gloucester Terminals, located at King and Essex Streets in Gloucester... Read more →

The Real Football Network

NEW YORK, Nov. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The Real Football Network is the ultimate destination for individuals who want to better understand what's going on in the world of football, including the weekly football matchups and fantasy football analytics. The Real Football Network challenges its viewers to understand the game on a deeper and more... Read more →

Gowanus Canal: Cesspool of Dreams

(CNBNEWSNET)-- Near the banks of the Gowns Canal, an exceedingly polluted waterway that wends through brownstone Brooklyn for two miles, you can buy a deer fetus for $230 at the Morbid Anatomy Museum. The bruised little corpse was not fished from the canal, though the bodies of mafiosi used to routinely end up in these... Read more →

Op-Ed : Love and Marriage

By Frank Batavick CNBNewsnet Frank Sinatra once crooned “Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage.” Leaving aside Sinatra’s checkered history in the marriage department, you have to admit that these lyrics sound somewhat old-fashioned today, and I don’t mean the “horse and carriage” part. I was at my doctor’s... Read more →


PRESENTED BY PECO Holiday celebrations begin at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest with the flip of a switch and won’t end until after the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 1, 2015): On Friday, December 4th, Santa and a full processional will illuminate the 40,000 lights covering one of Philadelphia’s largest... Read more →

Nemours Foundation Donates 46 Acres for Alapocas Run State Park

(Photo provided) --Governor Markell receives the deed from Nemours’ Dr. Roy Proujansky for land donated to Alapocas Run State Park. left to right: EPA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin, DNREC Secretary David Small, Governor Markell, Dr. Roy Proujansky, chief executive of Delaware Valley Operations for the Nemours Foundation, state Senator Gregory F. Lavelle (4th... Read more →

Consumer News: How United became the airline flyers love to hate

Unfriendly skies? NEWARK--Shortly after 11 a.m., United Airline's Flight 71 inbound from Amsterdam settled gracefully on Runway 22L at Newark Liberty International Airport. Within minutes, it was followed by a succession of United arrivals on the same runway from Denver, Miami and Paris. More than seven of 10 planes taking off or landing at Newark... Read more →

Staying Safe and Healthy when Winter Storms Strike

source U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Many parts of the country get snow and ice from time to time, so winter weather can seem like it is no big deal. And that is part of what makes winter storms so dangerous. But downed power lines, icy roads, power failures, and exposure to cold... Read more →

Philadelphia To Expand Schuylkill River Trail

Taken in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in April 2006. The Schuylkill River Trail, a multi-use landscape trail built as part of the Schuylkill Banks improvement project, runs along the Schuylkill River. JFK Boulevard bridge, with SEPTA railroad bridge. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New segment of the Circuit Trails to expand Schuylkill River Trail and connect users to Southwest... Read more →

Pope Francis: The Whole World Is At War

The Sunday after the tragic suicide attack in Lebanon, the Paris attacks and the Russian plane bombing, Pope Francis spoke during Mass at the Casa Santa Maria and declared that “the world is at war.” He said that even though festivities for the holiday season will still take place, they won't feel real to him... Read more →

Does Prayer Still Work in America ?

It had already been a difficult year, that first year the Pilgrims landed in Cape Cod, but now a drought was jeopardizing their corn crop which in turn could jeopardize their very existence. What would they do? The answer was simple. The people were called to a day of prayer and fasting. The Wampanoag Indians... Read more →

Philadelphia Firemen Injured in Crash

PHILADELPHIA -- Several firefighters were injured after a fire truck crashed in West Philadelphia on Sunday. The accident happened at about 10 a.m. near the intersection of 55th Street and Baltimore Avenue, just four blocks from the Ladder 13 station. Philadelphia Department Ladder 13 partially overturned, according to NBC, and five firefighters were taken to... Read more →

Tinton Falls Broker-Dealer Cited for Defrauding Over 170 Investors; Clients Loss Millions

View Bureau Order I View Court filing NEWARK – The New Jersey Bureau of Securities today filed legal action against, and separately revoked the registrations of, two individuals who operate a Tinton Falls broker-dealer who defrauded over 170 investors in a scheme involving investment in a Florida condominium complex called Esplanade at Millennia Condominiums.Bureau Chief... Read more →

Reliable Sources Say Kyle Flood fired as Rutgers football coach

Kyle Flood has been fired as Rutgers football coach, two people familiar with the decision told NJ Advance Media on Sunday. Flood's ouster comes one day after the Scarlet Knights capped a 4-8 campaign, ending a tumultuous campaign that saw Flood get suspended for three-games for violating a university compliance policy and the arrests of... Read more →

Temple routs UConn for school-record 10th regular-season victory

PHILADELPHIA — Temple's players vowed all week that they would treat Saturday's game against Connecticut like any other. There would be no looking at the potential prize, immense as it might be, just the opponent. The Owls kept their vow while earning one of the biggest football wins in school history. For the second straight... Read more →

NJ's Best Diner: Why So Many Greeks Own Diners

Anyone who has spent more than five minutes in a Jersey diner knows most are Greek-owned. But why? Call it a Greek immigrant story, diner version. Many Greeks who came to this country in the 40s and 50s found jobs in restaurants, coffee shops and luncheonettes in New York City; it's what they knew. They... Read more →

Mary Flinn Parker of Gloucester City, GCHS Alumni, Retired from RCA & Camden Trust

On November 28, 2015. Age 91 (nee Flinn) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of 42 years to the late James A. Parker, Jr. Devoted mother of Therese Mallon, James (Barb), Patricia (Edward) Herda and Maryann (Daniel) Queen. Cherished grandmother of 9 and predeceased by her granddaughter, Amanda Davis. Beloved great-grandmother of 4. Dear Sister of... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Lloyd Reed, St. Clair Township Police Department, Pennsylvania

ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP PENNSYLVANIA (November 29, 2015)--Police Officer Lloyd Reed was shot and killed on Saturday, November 28, 2015 while responding to a domestic disturbance call at a home at 131 Ligonier Street, in New Florence. He was fatally shot by the subject as he arrived at the location. Despite being wounded, Officer Reed was... Read more →

Moorestown PD Investigating Attempted Burglary on Worthington Dr. and Burglary on Fellswood Dr

MOORESTOWN NJ November 29, 2015 (CNBNewsnet)--Moorestown Police are investigating and attempted burglary and a burglary/theft that occurred this weekend, Police responded to a burglar alarm activation at a reside nce in the 700 block of Worthington Dr. on 11/27/15 at 7:40 pm. They arrived to find that a window had been broken. The resident returned... Read more →

An Offsite Tour of Coney Island, Through Time

I’m embarrassed to admit I’ve never been to Coney Island. I spent eight years of my childhood nearby in northern New Jersey, and after even more years on another continent and on this country’s other coast, I moved to New York City two years ago. And yet, I’ve still never paid Coney a proper visit.... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES 2011: Gloucester City Mayor Comments on Camden County-Wide Police Force

CNB Archives Saturday, June 18, 2011 Op Ed: by Gloucester City Mayor William James Recently the idea and efforts towards the creation of a countywide Police Department has become a hot topic for both local and regional media. It has also become a hot topic with State, County and local politicians and office holders. Since... Read more →

Rehab Center Pays $35,000 to a Deaf Man for not Providing an ALS Interpreter

press release TRENTON – Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and the Division on Civil Rights announced today that an Essex County rehabilitation center has paid a former patient $35,000 to resolve allegations the man, who is deaf and communicates primarily through American Sign Language (ASL), was unlawfully denied the services of an ASL interpreter... Read more →

Consumers News: Will Your Car Wrap Survive the Winter?

NEW YORK, November, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- JMR Graphics is a leading designer and manufacturer of 3M trailer graphics and car wraps. With the harsh winter weather approaching, many owners of wrapped vehicles often wonder if their wrap has the ability to survive the season. If your vehicle wrap is done properly and efficiently, it should... Read more →

Kunming Shines At 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Kunming, Yunnan, China (Photo credit: Wikipedia) NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Kunming, China was under the spotlight on Thanksgiving, November 26, 2015 in the United States as Macy's Thanksgiving Parade presented for the first time, the spectacular scenery of Kunming and the richness of Chinese ethnic culture. Kunming, known as "the City of... Read more →

Notice of Proposed Sale | Diocese of Camden

In the matter of the approval of the sale of the assets of St. Mary’s Catholic Home, Delaware Township, New Jersey, Our Lady’s Residence, Pleasantville, N.J., d/b/a Our Lady’s Multi-Care Center, Inc., and Bishop McCarthy Residence, to Center Management Group, LLC Superior Court of New Jersey Chancery Division General Equity Camden County Docket no. C-120-15... Read more →

PHILLY PD VIDEO: Wayne Food Market Robbers Gain Entry through Ceiling

PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 27, 2015 PHILADELPHIA PA--On November 25 2015, at 4:00 am, two unknown males gained entry to Wayne Food Market located at 4352 Wayne Avenue through the ceiling. Once inside the suspects took numerous cartoons of cigarettes and an undetermined amount of money then fled through the ceiling in an unknown direction. To... Read more →

See amazing photos from N.J. teen whose work is displayed at Biden home  

After a long day of sitting in classes, working on her history essay and riding her horse, Ashleigh Scully is understandably in need of some downtime. But, unlike most 13-year-olds, homework and extracurriculars aren't the only activities that fill her days. She's also been racking up travel miles to collect awards for another of her... Read more →

Voorhees Man Dies in Auto Accident Today

Press release VOORHEES TWP. NJ November 28, 2015--At approximately 12:00 am Voorhees Police Units were dispatched to a single motor vehicle crash in the area of White Horse Road & Hamilton Drive. Investigation by police revealed the following: A 2011 Acura, operated by a Voorhees, New Jersey resident, was traveling Eastbound on White Horse Road... Read more →

Obituary : Robert C. Knecht, Sr., age 60 of Bellmawr

Born: June 17, 1926 Died: November 26, 2015 Robert C. Knecht, Sr., on November 26, 2015, of Bellmawr for 60 years. Age 89. Beloved husband for 65 years of Barbara (nee O’Malley). Devoted father of Robert C. Knecht, Jr. (Deborah), Michael D. Knecht (Susan), Kathleen J. McCarthy (Timothy), and Steven J. Knecht (Donna). Loving grandfather... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Two-Week Deer Season Runs November 28 to December 12

source press release The two-week firearm deer season opened today, Nov. 28 and runs through Dec. 12. Hunters who possess a valid Maryland hunting license or are exempt from license requirements may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. “The two-week firearm season is our most popular deer hunting opportunity,” Department... Read more →

State Police Investigate Crash on Turnpike in South Brunswick

SOUTH BRUNSWICK NJ (November 28, 2015)--The New Jersey State Police are investigating a crash that occurred in the southbound local lanes of the Turnpike in South Brunswick that injured one man early this morning. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives determined that at 3:00 a.m., Troy Claffee, 48, of Bronx, N.Y., was slowly driving a... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES JUNE 2011: High Speed Chase Begins in Woodbury Hts. Ends in Gloucester City

POSTED Tuesday, June 28, 2011 by Bill Cleary Sr. (CNBNEWS.NET) Monday evening around 10 pm there was an incident near Route 676 and Market Street, Gloucester City that involved several police departments. A faithful reader of CNB sent the following Tip via email Monday at 10:30 pm. “Hey Bill! Something big is going on, any... Read more →

FBI Alert: Holiday Scams

JACKSONVILLE, FL—Criminals are gearing up for the holiday season with aggressive and creative scams designed to steal consumer’s money and personal information. Florida ranked second in the number of alleged victims who filed complaints with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint center in 2014, and this year the FBI Jacksonville Division is warning local shoppers to... Read more →


xAn interesting look at some amazing animals that saved people’s lives. From dolphins saving a surfer that was attacked by sharks to an elephant protecting a little girl from a tsunami these are some incredible animals. I couldn’t help but be touched by the love and compassion that was shown by Jambo the gorilla towards... Read more →

Philadelphia to Hold Internet-Based Real Estate Tax Lien Auction December 16-18

by City of Philadelphia Department of Revenue expects successful repeat of summer pilot program Philadelphia, November 23, 2015 – The City of Philadelphia announced that the Department of Revenue will hold a second internet-based real estate tax lien sale auction, which will run from December 16-18, 2015 and be hosted by Real Auctions, LLC. Following... Read more →

Reports of downed airplane in Delaware River turned out to be sea plane landing

HAMILTON - State and local authorities scrambled to Duck Island Friday afternoon on a report of a airplane that had gone down in the Delaware River. A marine unit from Trenton, Hamilton police and fire crews and several ambulances arrived on the eastern shore of the Delaware shortly before 1 p.m. A boat was launched,... Read more →

Will longer trucks be coming soon to N.J. highways?

WASHINGTON -- Legislation currently wending its way through Congress could require states to allow longer trucks on their roads and younger drivers behind the wheel on interstate trips. The bills also could further delay new U.S. Transportation Department rules designed to provide more rest for truck drivers. The National Transportation Safety Board in August blamed... Read more →

Authorities Release the Identities of Two Men who died on Capsized Pontoon Boat; Both from Philly

Related article: Coast Guard Responds to Overturned Vessel MANASQUAN -- The two men who died when their boat capsized off the Manasquan Inlet on Friday afternoon have been identified as Philadelphia residents. One of the victims, Alex Osadchy, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene after rescue teams worked to pull him and six other... Read more →