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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 →


HELP WANTED: Caesars, Harrah's, Bally's Casinos Plan to Hire 365 Workers | CNBNewsnet

ATLANTIC CITY -- Three hotel-casinos in Atlantic City are looking for hundreds of new employees. Caesars, Harrah's and Bally's plan to hire about 365 workers, according to a report on PressofAtlanticCity.com. Caesars Entertainment is looking to fill positions ranging from housekeepers to management. Roughly 150 of the jobs are full-time, which include health insurance and other… 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 →


Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph Devine Named a Top CEO

Voorhees, NJ -- Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, has been named one of the South Jersey/Philadelphia region’s Top CEOs by South Jersey Biz Magazine. He is featured on the magazine’s January 2016 cover, along with several other top CEOs and CFOs selected for the honor. This marks the second time in less than a year that Devine has been recognized by the publication for his dynamic leadership: in the summer of 2015, he was named to South Jersey Biz’s first-ever “Power Players” list of outstanding leaders in the region. Under Devine’s leadership, Kennedy Health has been... 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 →


Two Camden City Men Arrested in 2013 Camden Homicide

CAMDEN CITY N.J. JANUARY 29, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced two Camden men have been apprehended in connection with a 2013 city homicide. Marcus Williams, 25, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 29-year-old Rasheef Wise of Camden. His co-defendant, Claude Rodriquez, 23, is charged with conspiracy to commit murder. Williams is accused of fatally shooting Wise in the parking lot in front of the Westfield Laundromat on the 3100 block of Westfield Avenue in Camden shortly after 11 p.m. on September 2, 2013. Rodriquez is accused of providing... Read more →


Atco Man Sentenced to 98 Years in Prison for String of Home Invasion Robberies

CAMDEN CITY N.J. JANUARY 29, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo announced an Atco man was sentenced today to 98 years in state prison in connection with a string of 2011 home invasion robberies that targeted small business owners across the county. Keith V. Cuff Jr., 29, will be required to serve at least 66.4 years of his prison term before he would be eligible for parole. The sentence was imposed by Superior Court Judge Kathleen Delaney. A jury found Cuff guilty on December 17 of two counts of first-degree robbery, three counts of first-degree kidnapping, one count each of... Read more →


DoD Identifies Army Casualty: Sgt. Joseph F.Stifter, American Hero

The Department of Defense announce today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Sgt. Joseph F. Stifter, 30, of Glendale, California, died Jan. 28, at Al Asad Airbase, Al Anbar Province, Iraq, from wounds suffered when his armored HMMWV was involved in a roll-over accident. The incident is under investigation. Stifter was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. via www.defense.gov 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 →


DoD Identifies Navy Civilian Casualty : Biane D. Bussell, age 60, of Virginia

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a U.S. Navy civilian who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Blane D. Bussell, 60, of Virginia, died Jan. 26 in Manama, Bahrain, of non-combat related causes. He was assigned to Forward Deployed Regional Maintenance Center Detachment Bahrain at Naval Support Activity Bahrain. via www.defense.gov Read more →


CNB Spotlight: Haddon Heights High School Senior Stephen DiRenzo Selected to SEAP

HADDON HEIGHTS N.J.--Stephen DiRenzo, a senior at Haddon Heights High School has been selected as an apprentice for the 2016 Office of Naval Research (ONR) Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP). The Science and Engineering Apprenticeship Program (SEAP) provides an opportunity for students to participate in research at a Department of Navy (DoN) laboratory during the summer. The goals of SEAP are to encourage participating students to pursue science and engineering careers, to further their education via mentoring by laboratory personnel and their participation in research, and to make them aware of DoN research and technology efforts, which can lead... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

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 phillyautoshow.com. 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 Rodriguez...final 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 →


Pet Tip of the Week: Cold Weather Walking (cnbnews.net)

By Dawn Watson (cnbnews.net) Your dog needs exercise. True, it’s difficult to think about walking him or her when the weather outside is frightful. However, unless you are lucky enough to have a large, fenced in yard, your best bet is still a walk around the block, twice a day. If you need help with teaching Fido a structured, polite walk, please call us. We can help you! Our second obedience class of the new year will be held at 11 AM on February 6. There is one seat remaining for this class. The class scheduled for January 23 was... Read more →


Join The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail For The 11th Annual Tour de Tanks Event

Corn Field and a distant Christmas Tree Farm in the countryside of York County, PA as viewed from York County Heritage Rail Trail County Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) This year’s lineup features 17 family-owned winery and distillery locations YORK, PA – Sip, savor and explore over three weekends at the Mid-Atlantic’s Premier Year-Round Wine Destination as the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail celebrates its 11th annual Tour de Tanks signature event from noon to 5 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, March 5-20. This year’s exciting lineup features award-winning libations from 17 family-owned winery and distillery locations spread across southern Pennsylvania and northern Maryland.... 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 →


ArtPride New Jersey Foundation Joins Americans for the Arts’ National Study

BURLINGTON, N.J. (January 28, 2016) — The arts mean business. That is the message being delivered today by the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation, which has joined the Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5 – a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit organization advancing the arts and arts education. It will measure the impact of arts spending on local jobs, income paid to local residents and revenue generated to local and state governments. ArtPride New Jersey's five regional partners... Read more →


CNB College News: Local students named to Lycoming College Dean's List

English: Photograph of Long Hall at Lycoming College (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WILLIAMSPORT, PA (01/27/2016)-- The Lycoming College Dean's List is issued at the close of each semester in recognition of superior scholarship. The following local students made the Dean's List for having completed at least 12 semester hours and earning a minimum grade point average of 3.50 for the fall 2016 semester: Alexander Artur, a freshman undeclared major, of Cinnaminson, N.J. (08077) Andrew Beamer, a freshman undeclared major, of Mickleton, N.J. (08056) Walter Fox, a junior physics major, of Moorestown, N.J. (08057) Alexander Irvin, a junior managerial economics major, of... Read more →