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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, things changed,” he said. “Consequently, we’re not completely sound.” Teamsters Local 638 business agent Jeff Diede said the decline of the stock market and the 2008 recession, along with more retired than active members, as well as companies that went bankrupt without completing their financial obligations, has put the fund... 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 honored as one of the “Best Hospitals in the Country” by U.S. News & World Report (2014-2015), as well as being named a “Top Workplace” by Philly.com twice (2014 and 2015). In 2014 and 2015, Kennedy received awards from the Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of NJ network as a... 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 on federal lands and waters that could help bring some of these programs into the 21st century. We hope. The latest proposal deals with drilling for oil and gas on land (not to be confused with separate rules for drilling offshore in the Gulf or other coastal waters). In 2014,... 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 Williams with information about Wise’s whereabouts shortly before the shooting. Williams was apprehended at his residence on Tuesday by the U.S. Marshals Service Regional Fugitive Task Force. He was arraigned on Wednesday afternoon before Superior Court Judge Edward J. McBride Jr. His bail was set at $1.5 million. Rodriquez was... 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 second-degree conspiracy and second-degree burglary and numerous weapons offenses. Cuff and an accomplice, Jerome M. Thomas, 41, of Lindenwold, men carried out the spree of armed robberies with the help of other men. Cuff was convicted on charges in three of the incidents as well as a car stop. On... 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 agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws. Related articles CNB Crime: CBP... 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 to employment within the DoN. SEAP provided competitive research internships to over 265 high school students this year. Participating students spend eight weeks during the summer doing research at 25 DoN laboratories. Have a Tip? Send to CNBNews1@gmail.com Related articles College Scholarships Awarded by Kiwanis Raptors Softball Team Picked for... 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 9:30 to 11:30 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St. Gloucester City. Service 11:30 AM in the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors in Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Mario T. Chiodi. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries may be... 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 ALBUM CNBNews photos by Amanda Stevenson Lupke http://www.amandastevensonphoto.com Related categories GREAT PHOTOS PHILLY/PA NEWS 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 friend of the defendant from Woodbury, Compton, an engineer, died six days later. The shooting occurred at Stuart’s Deptford home while he was off-duty and after a night of drinking. Stuart was intoxicated at the time. “David Compton was a son, a father and a friend to many, whose life... 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 postponed due to the pending storm. Call 856.981.8957 to enroll your younger dog, rescue dog, or puppy in this unique class! The fee is $20 plus tax, per dog, per class. Pay-ahead fee is $70 plus tax. If you see a dog outside in the cold, call us. We are... 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. As has come to be expected, Tour de Tanks promises to take visitors beyond the usual tasting rooms experiences with the exclusive tank and barrel tastings that are the hallmark of the event, which runs noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. As visitors preview 2016’s newest wines, they will... 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 state’s Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center, a facility for sex offenders in Avenel NJ. The sexual assault offense is a second-degree crime with a sentencing range of five to ten years in state prison. Endangering is a third-degree crime with a three-to five year prison sentence and sexual contact is... 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 – Cape May County, Cumberland County, Mercer County, Morris County and Newark – are among 300 study partners across all 50 states that will collect financial data about local nonprofit arts and culture organizations, such as theater and dance companies, museums, festivals and arts education organizations. “We’re confident that Arts... 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 Columbus, N.J. (08022) Casey Maguire, a senior major, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (08234) Sean McLaughlin, a freshman biology major, of Egg Harbor Township, N.J. (08234) Christopher Solecki, a freshman undeclared major, of Hainesport, N.J. (08036) Alyssa Zeallor, a freshman undeclared major, of Delran, N.J. (08075) Lycoming College is 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 strangling Strickland at the residence they shared. The victim was found deceased on a couch in their home on the 900 block of Jackson Street in Camden on the morning of July 10, 2010. An investigation conducted by Cold Case Squad detectives from the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department resulted in charges being filed against Simon last month. DNA evidence aided... 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 to share their knowledge and experience with the next generation, thereby continuing one of Delaware’s great conservation and outdoor recreation traditions,” said David Saveikis, DNREC Division of Fish & Wildlife Director. “Hunting is an exciting outdoor activity for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy.” Youth hunters must be of sufficient physical size and strength to safely handle a firearm, and must be accompanied... 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. NCI is part of the National Institutes of Health. “Cryo-EM is positioned to become an even more useful tool in structural biology and cancer drug development,” said Douglas Lowy, M.D., acting director, NCI. “This latest finding provides a tantalizing possibility for advancing effective drug development.” To determine structures by cryo-EM,... 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 heavily engaged in World War I. It was the most significant uprising in Ireland since the rebellion of 1798. wikipedia.org[2] (image credit wikipedia) St. Mary’s Pastor Monsignor William Hodge is organizing the parade as well as a week of activities. As of the 2000 Census, 34.2% of Gloucester City residents... 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 that compete at the Nationals are the best Police Working Dogs in North America. They have competed in their home states and earned a qualifying score to participate in this very prestigious competition. Law enforcement administrators and thousands of spectators are expected to attend. “This is a great opportunity for... 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 down 19 percent, and releases to water up 2 percent. The reductions reflect a continued downward trend in toxic releases over the last 17 years – since 1998, when the reporting requirements were expanded to include a larger list of reporting facilities. The reporting of nitrate compounds released to water... 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 incidents decline again in NJ schools Scott Weiland's Death Due to Drug Cocktail 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 to present his nephew, Seaman Patrick Knuth, with his graduation certificate. As Chief of Staff, Welsh serves as the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 664,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of... 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 to report. Members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Crime Scene Unit responded to the area and processed the scene, where items of evidential value were collected. A subsequent investigation is also being conducted by members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Detectives from the Wildwood Police Department and several witnesses were interviewed. This investigation is ongoing and further... 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 children were transported to area hospitals by an EMS strike team comprised of BLS from Gloucester Township, Pine Hill, Winslow, Berlin Lindenwold and Stratford, for minor injuries. Also assisting at the scene was Erial and Lambs Terrace Fire Departments. School officials also responded and were making notifications to parents or... Read more →


NJ News Commons: DID YOU FEEL THAT? NOT AN EARTHQUAKE BUT A SONIC BOOM

January 29, 2016 Some people in South Jersey felt the earth shake for as long as 10 seconds shortly before 2 pm yesterday, leading to speculation that there'd been a rare New Jersey earthquake. But the US Navy ultimately took responsibility for the rumble, also felt in Long Island and Connecticut. A naval air station in Maryland said it was testing an F-35C fighter jet over the Atlantic yesterday afternoon. Airplanes can cause sonic booms when they break the sound barrier by traveling faster than 768 mph. WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ HEROIN DEATH RATE 25X NATIONAL AVERAGE Following on its Herointown report from December, NJ.com reported yesterday on a real Herointown: Williamstown, in Gloucester County, with a heroin death rate 25 times the national average. Over the past decade, 53 people have died from heroin overdoses there. About half of the deaths involved people under 30. SECOND GAS PIPELINE APPROVEDThe NJ Board... 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 of Health. Researchers found that girls have a higher prevalence of dizziness and balance problems compared to boys, 5.7 percent and 5.0 percent, respectively. In addition, non-Hispanic white children have an increased prevalence of dizziness and balance problems (6.1 percent) compared with Hispanic (4.6 percent) and non-Hispanic black (4.3 percent)... Read more →


CNB College News: DelVal students who made the Fall 2015 Dean's List

DOYLESTOWN, PA (01/27/2016)-- Dr. Bashar Hanna, Delaware Valley University's vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, announced the following students have been honored for academic achievement by being named to the Fall 2015 Dean's List. James McCabe of Turnersville, NJ (08012) Elizabeth O'Neill of Lumberton, NJ (08048) Michael Schenone of Collingswood, NJ (08108) Christine Urban of Cinnaminson, NJ (08077) Catherine Leahy of West Deptford, NJ (08096) Pamela Mukalian of Mount Laurel, NJ (08054) Heather Dzindzio of Somerdale, NJ (08083) Colin Evoy of Medford, NJ (08055) Leah Brenner of Lumberton, NJ (08048) James Hegeman of Williamstown, NJ (08094) Kelsey Kilpatrick of Pennsauken, NJ (08109) Patrick McDonough of Riverton, NJ (08077) Shawn DeRock of Deptford, NJ (08096) Desiree Altland of Hammonton, NJ (08037) Troy Darpino of Sewell, NJ (08080) Courtney Madara of Burlington, NJ (08016) Kelsey Dibenedetto of Franklinville, NJ (08322) Jeffrey Breyer of Barrington, NJ (08007) Francesca Lanfranchi... 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 Gloucester Prosecutor Alec Gutierrez said he would request an extended prison term for Foster, in which case he would be sentenced as a second-degree offender to between five and ten years in New Jersey state prison. At the request of AP Gutierrez, Judge Smith revoked Foster’s bail. Currently a landscape... Read more →


Easter Bunny Train Ride in New Jersey supports non-profit “Living Museum”

Phillipsburg,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) January 26, 2016 Ride the Easter Bunny Train Ride and visit with Mr. E. Bunny on the train. Your ride will wind along the scenic Delaware River leaving from the Historic District of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. The train will travel along the river to Carpentersville and the destination will be the site of the historic Lime Kilns. In front of the 150 year old Lime kilns is a beautiful little glade filled with Easter eggs! Once there you can get off the train, take a picture with Mr. Bunny and the children can grab their baskets and gather a few Easter eggs! On the train enjoy banjo playing Hobo and a Juggler! Your ticket purchase helps support the Delaware River Railroad Excursions, a non-profit 501 c (3) corporation. Our “living museum” is completely operated by volunteers with the purpose of educating the public about our rich... Read more →


CNB College News: More than 4,900 University of Rhode Island students are named to the Dean's List

KINGSTON, RI (01/25/2016)-- The University of Rhode Island is pleased to announce that 4,986 undergraduates have qualified for the Fall 2015 Dean's List. The students represent nearly all of Rhode Island's cities and towns, all six New England states, New York and New Jersey, other states and 18 countries. The following students from your area were named to the Dean's List: Jody Olivia Hoffberger of Atlantic City, NJ Calan Joseph Dwyer of Belmar, NJ Bernard Worthy of Bordentown, NJ Chelsea Marie Errichetti of Cherry Hill, NJ Bradley Patrick Leusner of Cherry Hill, NJ Mallory Rachel Brodack of Cherry Hill, NJ Joshua Dera of Cherry Hill, NJ Megan Ann Yaffee of Egg Harbor Township, NJ Sarah Goldfield of Haddonfield, NJ Iman Igbal Aberra of Hainesport, NJ Lee Marjorie Styer of Longport, NJ Gregory F Kelly of Mantua, NJ Yeon G Kim of Marlton, NJ Anna Nikol Detmering of Medford, NJ Kristen... 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 transmitted Zika has not been reported elsewhere in the United States, but cases of Zika have been reported in returning travelers. There is no vaccine to prevent or medicine to treat Zika. Travelers can protect themselves from this disease by taking steps to prevent mosquito bites. When traveling to countries... 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 Catona' s sentence. He faces a maximum state prison term of 10 years on the second-degree death by auto charge and 18 months on each of the assault by auto offenses, in addition to penalties for driving while intoxicated. Judge Becker scheduled sentencing for 3/4/16. The crash occurred in Delsea... Read more →


Philly Happenings in February

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall. Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. 1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook Park Features Rothman Institute Ice Rink, M-Th: Noon-9pm; F: Noon-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm. See the website for holiday and extended hours: DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink Rothman Cabin, M-Th: 4-9pm; F: 4-11pm; Sa: 11am-11pm; Su: 11am-8pm DilworthPark.org/rothmanicerink Rosa Blanca Café, M-F: 8am-4pm; Sa-Su: Closed DilworthPark.org/rosa-blanca-cafe XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park. It's the last month of the Rothman Institute Ice Rink 2016 season! Through February 28, you can glide across the ice right next to City Hall seven days a week! New this season is the heated Rothman Cabin on the north end of the ice rink. Just steps away from the rink, enjoy tasty food and drink from Rosa Blanca Café to get you warm and ready to get... 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 Nixle.com. From Nixle’s website, “Nixle is a Community Information Service dedicated to helping you stay connected to the information that matters most to you, depending on your physical location. You stay connected to your local police department, your children’s schools, your local community agencies and organizations, and the important information from other locations throughout the country that are relevant to you. Our service is built on the most secure, reliable, and... Read more →


COUNTRY CARES FOR ST. JUDE KIDS® NAMED CHARITABLE PARTNER FOR AMERICAN

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 Country Cares for St. Jude Kids. For more information about the movie: Official trailer www.oprymovie.com Locations/times/advance tickets via MovieTickets.com and Fandango @DigiNextEvents @Opry #OpryMovie In conjunction with the expanded movie release, a social media sweepstakes was recently launched that includes a Grand Prize trip to Music City, Nashville, TN including... 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 LCS 11, the future USS Sioux City, marks an important step toward this great warship's entry into the fleet," said The Honorable Ray Mabus, secretary of the Navy. "The hard work and dedication of our nation's shipbuilders have ensured this ship will serve as a representation of both Sioux City... 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 on scene at approximately 11 a.m. The helicopter crew hoisted the man and transferred him to Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Maryland. For breaking news, follow the Fifth District on Twitter @USCGMidAtlantic. Saving Lives and Guarding the Coast Since 1790. The United States Coast Guard -- Proud History. Powerful Future. 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. “We now believe a majority of the 4,200 gallons of diesel fuel entered the river through a drainage pipe. We are working with our federal, state and local partners to conduct cleanup operations and minimize environmental impacts.” A sensor malfunction on an emergency generator at a CenturyLink facility caused an... 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 on his vehicle. As a result, distribution amounts of heroin / fentanyl were seized along with suspected cash proceeds from the sales. Prosecutor Taylor commends all the agencies involved in the investigation and would like to highlight that because Cape May County has its own accredited forensic laboratory, we were... Read more →