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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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Texas Man Charged in 2010 Camden Homicide

CAMDEN CITY N.J. (January 28, 2016)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a man wanted in connection with a 2010 Camden homicide has been apprehended and will appear in court today. Timothy Simon, 47, of Houston, Texas, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 31-year-old Lawanda Strickland of Camden. He will be arraigned at 1:30 p.m. today before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. in courtroom 36. Simon, the victim’s then-boyfriend, is accused of manually... 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. http://www.fws.gov/hunting/ (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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


WILDWOOD POLICE INVESTIGATING SHOTS FIRED

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... 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... Read more →