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January 2016

Only in New Jersey: Angry Cuban Exiles Upset About 8 Legislators Taking Unauthorized Cuba Trip

TRENTON -- Angry Cuban exiles in New Jersey are demanding Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto condemn a trip eight state lawmakers quietly made to Cuba this week, an action they say legitimizes that government's oppressive regime. Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo said Friday that American tourism "props up a murderous regime with every penny they spend in… Read more →

N.D.Teamsters decry potential pension cuts; Stock Market, & to Many Retired Members are to Blame

Teamsters from North Dakota traveled to Minneapolis on Monday to voice concerns about a potential 50 percent cut to their pension plans. On Sept. 25, the Central States Pension Fund, which benefits a number of Teamsters in North Dakota as well as other states, filed an application with the U.S. Department of the Treasury for a rescue plan under the Multi-employer Pension Reform Act of 2014. Tony Goetzfried, 70, of Mandan, started driving trucks and served as the local Teamsters business agent for 20 years. He said the plan was lucrative and had a lot of money for years. “Well,... Read more →

YOUR HELP IS NEEDED: Voorhees animal shelter held together 'with duct tape'

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP -- The roof leaks. Repairs are addressed with duct tape. The director's office is a backyard shed that its occupant, Dawn Mason, makes work, somehow. The dedicated staff of the Voorhees Animal Orphanage have dealt with the no-kill shelter's less-than-stellar conditions for years, but have high hopes for brighter -- and warmer -- days… Read more →

CNB BOXING: Kovalev KOs Pascal in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, January 30, 2016 – If Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev established anything with his beatdown of Canadian Jean Pascal in Montreal on Saturday, it was this: his punching skills are exceeded only by his mean streak. Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) could have ended his fight with Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) several rounds earlier with a clean… Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Why you should save less for retirement, and spend your money now (seriously)

Canada, like the rest of the developed world, has fallen into an economic funk. The Trudeau government has pledged to revive the economy by making significant investments in infrastructure, but while this may be useful medicine, it entails significant deficit spending, which can spawn problems of its own down the road. If you are saving for… Read more →

Guest Commentary: Taming the Wild Wild Waste

Volume XXI No.4: January 29, 2016 Last week, while we at TCS were bracing for two feet of snow, the Department of the Interior quietly released a 300 page proposal to reform some of the most wasteful oil and gas practices on public land. You might remember a few weeks ago we noted that the same federal agency was undertaking a comprehensive review of the coal leasing program. In fact, over the past few months the Department of the Interior, which is charged with managing most federal land, has announced a series of reforms related to the development of resources... Read more →

CBP Officers, Canine Find Marijuana in Gas Tank

LUKEVILLE ARIZONA (January 29, 2016)— U.S. Customs and Border Protection Field Operations officers seized 74 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, worth an estimated $37,000, hidden in the fuel tank of a vehicle attempting to enter the United States through Arizona’s Port of Lukeville. After CBP officers selected a Chevrolet truck for a secondary inspection, a CBP narcotics detection canine alerted to the drugs. Officers arrested the driver, Monica Manina Wodenscheck, 59, from Pilot Knob, Missouri, and turned her and the drugs over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border... Read more →


Vol. 2 No. 32 (JANUARY 31, 2016) 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 image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Donald Trump and the Republican Party CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Snoopy license plates to debut Read more →

Mario T.Chiodi, of Gloucester City, Served in the U.S. Army Air Force

Mario T. Chiodi On January 29, 2016. Age 86. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 46 years to the late Jane M. (nee Laute). Loving father of Mario Ron (Edna), John (Kathy), Randy (Peggy) and Donna Chiodi. Cherished grandfather of Jason, Ryan, Desmond, Brian and Katie Chiodi and 4 great grandchildren. Predeceased by his brother Gino Chiodi. Mario proudly served our country in the U.S. Army Air Force. He retired from Hess Oil in Delair after 30 years and the Garden State Racetrack. Mario loved playing the horses. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Tuesday morning from... Read more →

Philadelphia Auto Show Album | CNBNewsnet

UPDATED photo credit Amanda Stevenson Lupke PHILADELPHIA PA (January 29, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)--The album includes some random shots of some of the many vehicles on display at the Philadelphia Auto Show held at the Convention Center. The 2016 Philadelphia Auto Show, produced and owned by the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, rolls into the Pennsylvania Convention Center Jan. 30 to Feb. 7. This year's event will feature 700 vehicles from more than 40 worldwide manufacturers. Highlights include an array of concept, classic, luxury, pre-production and exotic models. Ticket prices range from $7 to $14. For more information, visit CLICK FOR... Read more →

HS Boys Basketball: Gloucester City High School (71) Gloucester County Tech (50) | CNBNewsnet

photo credit (Bruce Darrow) GLOUCESTER COUNTY TECH (January 30, 2016)--Gloucester High's Vincent DiGiacomo, with ball in game against Gloucester County Tech...below Gloucester High's Chris score GHS 71 Gloucester Co Tech 50 Photos below are from recent Gloucester City Basketball League game, Gaetano's v. GC News. Without parents permission we are unable to publish the names of the players due to their age. (photo credit Bruce Darrow) Read more →

Former Deptford Police Officer James A. Stuart Sentenced to 30 Years

WOODBURY N.J.--(January 29, 2016)--Former Deptford police officer James A. Stuart was sentenced today to 30 years in New Jersey state prison for his conviction in the 1/5/13 fatal shooting of a friend. The sentence imposed by Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker for murder and aggravated manslaughter is to be served without parole. The sentence was what Assistant Prosecutor Dana Anton had requested. AP Anton presented the case against Stuart in his September 2015 trial. A five-year Deptford officer, Stuart was found guilty of knowingly firing a shot from a handgun that struck the face of 27-year-old David Compton, a... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Jose I. Gonzalez-Heredia of Mantua Convicted of Sexual Assault of a Child

WOODBURY NJ (January 27, 2016)--Jose I. Gonzalez-Heredia (2/16/67), of Mantua NJ was convicted by a jury today of sexual assault, criminal sexual contact and endangering the welfare of a child after a jury heard a girl testify that Gonzalez-Heredia improperly touched her while she was visiting a teenage friend who was living in the home of the defendant in May 2014. The verdict came after a three-day trial and a day of jury deliberation. Superior Court Judge increased Gonzalez-Heredia’s bail to $125,000 from $20,000 and ordered him to surrender his Mexican passport. Before sentencing, he will be evaluated at the... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Feb. 6 designated waterfowl hunting day for youth hunters

English: crop of File:Bgforhunting.jpg Taken by Dr. F Eugene Hester. Picture supplied by Fish and Wildlife Service Website. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER (Jan. 27, 2016) – To promote and provide additional hunting opportunities for youth hunters, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has designated Saturday, Feb. 6 as the second of two special youth waterfowl hunting days for ages 10 to 15 to be held on both public and private lands. “These special youth hunting days are an excellent opportunity for experienced adult hunters to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation, thereby continuing one of Delaware’s... Read more →

CNB MEDICAL NEWS: Cancer drug target visualized at atomic resolution

A new study shows that it is possible to use an imaging technique called cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to view, in atomic detail, the binding of a potential small molecule drug to a key protein in cancer cells. The cryo-EM images also helped the researchers establish, at atomic resolution, the sequence of structural changes that normally occur in the protein, p97, an enzyme critical for protein regulation that is thought to be a novel anti-cancer target. The study appeared online January 28, 2016, in Science. Sriram Subramaniam, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center for Cancer Research, led the research.... Read more →

The First St. Patrick's Day Parade for The City of Gloucester City Sunday, March 6th | CNBNewsnet

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J.(CNBNewsnet)-- The City of Gloucester City, will have its first St. Patrick’s Day Parade, with the theme “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Irish Independence” known as the Easter Rising on Sunday, March 6, 2016 starting at 1PM at King and Monmouth Streets traveling east up Monmouth Street to Johnson Blvd. The Easter Rising (Irish: Éirí Amach na Cásca),[1] also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916. The Rising was mounted by Irish republicans to end British rule in Ireland and establish an independent Irish Republic while the United Kingdom was... Read more →

Gloucester Township to Host 2016 Police Canine Association National Patrol Dog Trials

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J.--Agile and efficient, fast and loyal, courageous—these are just a few of the words that can describe the K-9 teams that will be coming from all over the nation, and Canada, to compete in the 2016 United States Police Canine Association National Patrol Dog Trials. The Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD) is proud to announce that it has been selected to host this annual event that will take place September 25, 2016 through September 30, 2016. Approximately 150 Police K-9 teams will come to Gloucester Township to vie for national certification and compete for individual awards. The teams... Read more →

Delaware Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Report Released

DOVER (Jan. 26, 2016) – The annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) data report from Delaware’s industrial facilities as compiled by DNREC’s Emergency Prevention and Response Section shows the state continuing to make remarkable progress in reducing toxic releases into the environment. TRI data from 2014 – the most recent year for which statistics are available – shows a significant decrease in onsite releases to both land and air, with a slight increase in onsite releases to water, all as compared to 2013 figures. Total onsite releases were down 7 percent for 2014, with releases to land down 88 percent, air... Read more →

CNB Crime: Williamstown where heroin addiction is deadlier than in Camden

One morning in late October, Charlene Maycott knocked on her daughter's door before she left for work. It had been almost an entire day since they'd spoken. Charlene had heard strange noises on the other side of the door, but got no answer. Worried about her 25-year-old daughter, who had recently come back from substance abuse… Related articles Substance Abuse Awareness Meeting Thursday Over 8,000 New Jersey Fourth Graders Urge Their Peers to Stay Away From Drugs New tool announced in fight against heroin Teens Gather to Shout Down Drugs at Statewide Substance Abuse Prevention Music Competition Reported bullying, violence... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Air Force Chief of Staff Attends USCG Recruit Graduation in Cape May

The Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, hands Seaman Patrick Knuth a graduation certificate, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, at Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. Knuth is Welsh's nephew and successfully graduated from eight weeks of basic training as a member of Coast Guard recruit company Hotel 192. (U.S. Coast Guard Photo by Chief Warrant Officer John Edwards) CAPE MAY, N.J. — Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, the chief of staff for the U.S. Air Force, attended the graduation ceremony for the Coast Guard's newest enlisted members, Friday. Welsh was in attendance... Read more →


Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Wildwood Police Chief Robert Regalbuto report that on January 28, 2016, at approximately 5:50 P.M., the Wildwood Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 East block of Roberts Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey. Upon arrival, police conducted a cursory search of the area and located several shell casings from a firearm lying on the ground in the 100 East block of Roberts Avenue and no injuries to report. Members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Scene Unit responded to... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD: School Bus Crash Leaves 12 With Minor Injuries On Sicklerville Road

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J.--On 01/29/2016 at 7:45 AM, the Gloucester Township Police responded to a report of a Gloucester Township School Bus transporting children to the Ann Mullen Middle School that was involved in a motor vehicle crash. The striking vehicle, operated by a 25 year old male and occupied by 2 and 4 year old children, were all transported to a local hospital for minor injuries at this time. The driver of the school bus was reportedly slowing and had activated her yellow lights when the crash occurred. The Gloucester Township Bus was occupied by 30 children of which 12... Read more →

More Than 1 in 20 U.S. Children Have Dizziness and Balance Problems

More than 1 in 20 (nearly 3.3 million) children between the ages of 3 and 17 have a dizziness or balance problem, according to an analysis of the first large-scale, nationally representative survey of these problems in U.S. children. Prevalence increases with age, with 7.5 percent of children ages 15-17 and 6.0 percent of children ages 12-14 having any dizziness or balance problem, compared with 3.6 percent of children ages 6-8 and 4.1 percent of children ages 3-5. The research was led by investigators at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), part of the National Institutes... Read more →

Glassboro Man Guilty of Wife Beating

WOODBURY NJ (January 27, 2018)--Adolphus Foster (DOB 1/10/71), formerly of Glassboro NJ, was found guilty today of aggravated assault against his former wife, who testified he punched, strangled and beat her in her Glassboro residence on 9/22/13. The woman identified photographs police took of injuries.that included multiple bruises on her back and arm and a swollen eye from several bone fractures. These were caused by Foster hitting her, she testified. Because of the third-degree conviction in a non-jury trial before Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith and Foster’s prior record of convictions for theft, burglary, assault and drug possession, Assistant... Read more →

CNB Medical: The Dangerous Zika Virus | CDC

Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon. Outbreaks of Zika have occurred in areas of Africa, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Americas. Because the Aedes species mosquitoes that spread Zika virus are found throughout the world, it is likely that outbreaks will spread to new countries. In December 2015, Puerto Rico reported its first confirmed Zika virus case. Locally... Read more →

James S. Catona Pleads Guilty to Vehicular Homicide

WOODBURY NJ (January 26, 2016)--James S. Catona (DOB 7/22/87), of Washington Township NJ pleaded guilty today (1/25) to one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of assault by auto in connection with a head-on collision in Washington Township on 8/8/14 that killed 27-year-old Woodbine NJ resident Michael Williams and injured his four year-old son and another passenger in his car. Catona entered the pleas without a sentencing recommendation from Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Staci Scheetz, who had been preparing the case for trial. As a result of the so-called "open" plea, Superior Court Judge Robert P. Becker will decide... Read more →

CNB Archives : Wake Up People; The Chatham Square 'Boondoggle'

posted Sunday, August 28, 2011 CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW: WAKE UP PEOPLE! A number of local governments are still not using the world wide web properly. They haven’t a clue it seems on what is available for their use to alert residents of important happenings or disasters. The emergencies this past week (earthquake, hurricane) highlight why they need such a system in place. A good program for this purpose that some communities use is offered through a company named From Nixle’s website, “Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters... Read more →


SATURDAY NIGHT: LIVE FROM THE GRAND OLE OPRY Westfield, NJ, Nashville and Memphis - (January 28, 2016) — Independent distributor DigiNext Films today announced that ‘Country Cares for St. Jude Kids®’ has been named official charitable partner for the first-ever Grand Ole Opry feature film, which will have upcoming screenings beginning February 12 (additional playdates include February 13, 14 and 24 – cinemagoers should check local listings) in 200+ theatres at Carmike Cinemas and other North American locations. A portion of ticket sales from American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry will be donated by DigiNext to benefit... Read more →

Navy to Christen Littoral Combat Ship Sioux City

The Navy will christen its newest Freedom variant littoral combat ship, USS Sioux City (LCS 11), during a 10 a.m. CST ceremony Saturday, Jan. 30 in Marinette, Wisconsin. Sioux City, designated LCS 11, honors the city of Sioux City, Iowa. Adm. Michelle Howard, vice chief of Naval Operations, will serve as principal speaker. Mary Winnefeld, wife of retired Adm. James “Sandy” Winnefeld, will serve as the ship’s sponsor. The ceremony will be highlighted by Winnefeld breaking a bottle of sparkling wine across the bow to formally christen the ship, which is a time-honored Navy tradition. "The christening and launch of... Read more →

Coast Guard medevacs fisherman 75 miles off Cape May, NJ

English: Description: Coast Guard rescue swimmers from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City train off the coast of Atlantic City, NJ, Sept. 18, 2006. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard medevaced a fisherman 75 miles southeast of Cape May, New Jersey, Thursday. The 43-year-old man was fishing with three other people aboard the 80-foot fishing boat Starbrite when he started experiencing difficulty breathing and numbness of his extremities. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay in Philadelphia received initial notification Thursday at approximately 8:30 a.m. A helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City, New Jersey, arrived... Read more →

UPDATE: Coast Guard, partner agencies respond to Schuylkill River oil spill

Video and photos of cleanup operations are available. PHILADELPHIA — The Coast Guard and partner agencies continue to respond to a diesel fuel spill Thursday in the Schuylkill River near the 2400 block of Market Street in Philadelphia. On-scene cleanup crews have recovered 1,200 gallons of diesel fuel from the river. Equipment being used includes two vacuum trucks, two oil skimmers, 1,800 feet of oil absorbent boom and a 42-foot boat, which deployed 1,500 feet of oil containment boom. “We continue to work together as a unified command,” said Capt. Benjamin Cooper, the commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay.... Read more →

Albert McCarraher of Wildwood Crest Arrested for the Distribution of Heroin laced with Fentanyl

Cape May Court House, New Jersey (January 28, 2016)-- Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announce the arrest of an unemployed resident of Wildwood Crest, Albert McCarraher, age 39 for the distribution of heroin laced with fentanyl on January 27, 2016. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force developed information McCarraher was distributing heroin laced with fentanyl. As a result of this information, Wildwood Crest, Lower Township and Middle Township. On January 27th, 2016, two court authorized search warrants were executed, one at McCarraher’s residence, located at 307 East Topeka Avenue and the other... Read more →

Watch: Burglary Theft VPR Commerce | CNB

press release GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NEW JERSEY (January 27, 2016)--A white male with a beard and mustache forced entry into a business located in the VPR Commerce Center on Lower Landing Road. Once inside the business the suspect removes a safe, generator, and various pieces of plumbing supplies. The suspect is seen placing these items into a dark colored four door sedan, which appears to be a newer Ford Taurus SHO with 5 spoke wheels. The suspect was also captured on camera entering several parked trailers in the complex, and attempted to enter two additional businesses earlier in the morning. If... Read more →

Massachusetts Chief’s Tack in Drug War: Steer Addicts to Rehab, Not Jail - The New York Times

CANTON, Ohio — Leonard Campanello, the police chief of Gloucester, Mass., took the microphone here in mid-December and opened with his usual warm-up line: I’m from Gloucester, he said in his heavy Boston accent. “That’s spelled ‘G-l-o-s-t-a-h.’” A casually profane man with a philosophical bent, Chief Campanello, 48, first drew national attention last spring when he wrote on Facebook that the old war on drugs was lost and over. Convinced that addiction is a disease, not a crime or moral failing, he became the unusual law enforcement officer offering heroin users an alternative to prison. “Any addict who walks into... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Register Now for mandatory wild turkey hunting course

This photo is published under an Attribution 3.0 license. Any distribution is allowed for non-commercial uses, for commercial uses, please see the site below. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife announces DOVER (Jan. 27, 2016) – With Delaware’s spring wild turkey hunting season fast approaching, DNREC’s Hunter Education Program reminds both resident and non-resident hunters that they must pass a Delaware-approved course on turkey hunting before they can legally hunt turkeys in the First State. Registration is now open for the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife’s one-day mandatory wild turkey hunter education course, which is offered... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Control Despondent Man with Less Lethal TASER

Gloucester Township January 25, 2016--On January 25, 2016, at approximately 6:11 pm, the Gloucester Township Police Department was called to a residence on Betsy Drive for report of a suicidal man. The man was reported to be armed with a large knife, and that he ingested a large quantity of medications. As police officers arrived on location they found the 37 year old man sitting in his rear yard holding a large kitchen knife. Officers immediately began talking with the man from a safe distance, in an effort to intervene with his crisis. As a result of the Officers deescalation... Read more →


Jim Weichert, Martin J. Rueter Among the Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., January 26, 2016 – Jim Weichert, president, chairman and CEO of Weichert, Realtors®, and Martin J. Rueter, president of Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc., have once again been selected for the Swanepoel POWER 200: The Most Powerful People in Residential Real Estate in 2015/2016. Weichert and Rueter achieved the #12 and #56 rankings, respectively, on the overall POWER 200 list. Both Weichert executives moved up on the list this year, having been previously ranked #13 and #66. The POWER 200 list was further... Read more →

CNB Medical: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Affects 1 in 50 Teens

Teens are faced today with a tremendous amount of stress, pressure and demands. This may be why parents believe it’s perfectly normal when their child is overly exhausted. But when does tiredness become a serious health problem? New research published Monday in Pediatrics suggests chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in teens is common. According to the researchers,… Read more →

CNB Archives : Over a 100 Cats Removed from Gloucester City Home

posted Thursday, August 15, 2011 photo-There were a number of staff from the Animal Welfare Association (AWA) and the New Jersey SPCA police on hand to remove the cats that were placed inside pet carriers, packed inside of vans and sent temporary to local shelters. original post: August 15 (19:45) modified: August 18 (13:00) (CNBNewsnet)UPDATE-Nancy Welsh, Gloucester City Animal Control Officer, explained on Wednesday, August 17, why no one in the press was contacted by the agencies involved with the removal of the 100 plus cats from a home on Railroad Avenue. Welsh said, “Animal Planet produces a show... Read more →

Operations Testers Flag F-35 Software | Breaking Defense

F-35 WASHINGTON: The Pentagon’s director of Operational Test and Evaluation has raised serious concerns about the F-35 program’s ability to safely and effectively build and test the enormous amount of software used by both the F-35 aircraft and the maintenance and logistics system known as ALIS to keep the planes flying. In a previously unreported Dec.… Related articles U.S. Congress Approves A Major Budget Increase In The F-35 Program The Pentagon Wants To Build An Army Of Super-Soldiers Pentagon Chief Slashing Combat Ship Construction Program TAXPAYERS FOR COMMON SENSE: The Plane That's Eating the Pentagon GUEST OPINION: Pricey Plane to... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Shannon Hamilton, 39, of West Cape May Charged with Theft by Deception

For Immediate Release – January 27, 2016 Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announces the arrest of Shannon Hamilton, 39, of West Cape May, New Jersey, culminating a theft investigation involving the Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Cape May County Board of Social Services. Cape May County Board of Social Services investigators learned that Hamilton had misreported her income to obtain social services benefits. The County Board of Social Services notified the Prosecutor’s Office and a joint investigation was initiated. As a result of this investigation, Shannon Hamilton was charged... Read more →

Nextdoor Helps Reunite Lost German Shepherd, Dinkus, With His Owner

On Nov. 22, 2015, Carla Conward of Maryland was in the process of moving out of her parent’s house when her German Shepherd, Dinkus, got out of the backyard through an open gate. With the commotion of packing up boxes and taking things out of the house, Conward had accidentally left the gate open. Carla provided a description of her lost dog to her neighbors on Nextdoor, which was instrumental in helping Carla reunite with Dinkus. (Photo courtesy Carla Conward) Conward says that Dinkus had been roaming around the backyard, which she described as “huge and park-like” and provided the... Read more →

John T. Howarth Sr., Gloucester City Highway Dept. Retiree, Vietnam War Navy Veteran

GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 27, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)--Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016, for John Thomas Howarth, Sr., of Gloucester City who passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at the age of 70. Mr. Howarth was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving four years during Vietnam. He was employed for 25 years with Gloucester Highway Dept. as a truck driver and equipment operator. John was a lifetime member of Brooklawn American Legion Post #72 and a lifetime of Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 in Gloucester City where he served as Commander for 4 terms. He helped to... Read more →

Uncorrected farsightedness linked to literacy deficits in preschoolers

A study funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has shown that uncorrected farsightedness (hyperopia) in preschool children is associated with significantly worse performance on a test of early literacy. The results of the Vision in Preschoolers-Hyperopia in Preschoolers (VIP-HIP) study, which compared 4- and 5-year-old children with uncorrected hyperopia to children with normal vision, found that children with moderate hyperopia (3 to 6 diopters) did significantly worse on the Test of Preschool Early Literacy (TOPEL) than their normal-vision peers. A diopter is the lens power needed to correct vision to normal. The... Read more →

CNB Business News: Amazing Starts Here”™ at Kiddie Academy® of Runnemede

Leading education-based child care provider recruits “Honest Abe” and other historical role models to inspire children to live up to their fullest potential Runnemede, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) January 26, 2016 - As President’s Day approaches, Kiddie Academy of Runnemede, an early education child care provider in Runnemede, is challenging children to imagine themselves as the nation’s next trailblazer, explorer or creative genius with inspiration from Abraham Lincoln, a role model for honesty and integrity. Honest Abe introduces Kiddie Academy’s® new campaign, “Amazing Starts Here™.” By introducing children to role models who are known for their exceptional leadership and character, Kiddie... Read more →


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Entrepreneur Magazine’s 37th Annual “Franchise 500” Names Company A Top Franchise Organization for Two Consecutive Years MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. – January 27, 2016 – For the second year in a row, Weichert Real Estate Affiliates, Inc. has been ranked the #2 traditional real estate franchise and the #3 company overall in the Real Estate category by Entrepreneur magazine in its 37th annual 2016 “Franchise 500®” list, a ranking of America’s top franchise opportunities. The full list appears in the January 2016 issue of Entrepreneur magazine and reveals the newest franchise trends and the industries poised for growth.... Read more →

CNB Business News: A Physically Active Lifestyle Offers Children Immediate and Long Term Benefits

(Grassroots Newswire) January 27, 2016 - Children six years of age and older meeting the American Academy of Pediatrics’ suggested sixty minute minimum of daily fun, age-appropriate physical activity exhibit improved health compared to children who remain sedentary. Active children show an improvement in their strength and endurance in addition to showing an ability to build healthy bones and lean muscles, develop motor skills and coordination, reduce fat, and experience reduced feelings of depression and anxiety.* With this research in mind, Mitchell Kantrowitz of The Little Gym of Washington Township suggests that the New Year is a great time for... Read more →

CNB Crime: Winslow Township Police Arrest Suspect on Armed Robbery Charges

SICKLERVILLE/WINSLOW TWP-- On January 3, 2016 at approximately 2225hrs, a 30 y/o female was sitting in her parked vehicle on Tailor Lane in the Wiltons Corner Development, as it was warming up. An unknown B/M, later identified as Lester Lanier knocked on her drivers side window and asked for directions. As the female put down the window, Lanier pointed a handgun at the female and demanded everything. The victim gave the Lanier her purse and cell phone, and he fled the area. Responding officers thoroughly checked the area on foot and with a K-9, with negative results. On 01/21/2016 at... Read more →

Obituary | Kathleen Carfagno of Bellmawr

Kathleen Carfagno Born: July 22, 1943 Died: January 25, 2016 Kathleen Carfagno (nee Gibson), on January 25, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Northeast Philadelphia. Age 72. Beloved wife of Albert. Devoted mother of Dominic (Renee), Angela Brown (Doug) and Stephanie Whalen (Tom). Loving grandmother of Eric, Morgan, Lauren, Jessica, Gavin and Ryann. Dear sister of Madlyn Rodgers and the late William, Michael and Marie. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be visitation from 9am to 11am Friday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment private at the convenience of the family.... Read more →