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Obituary: Mr. Millard F. Davis of Bellmawr, formerly of Gloucester City

Millard F. Davis of Bellmawr, NJ, passed away on June 26, 2016 at the age of 79. Legacy Born in Gloucester City, NJ, Mill was a Bellmawr resident since 1967. He was a proud United States Army Veteran serving from 1957 to 1960 and retired from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard. Family... Read more →

Jessica Germain of Sewell named to Spring 2016 Dean's List at Saint Michael's College

COLCHESTER, VT (Grassroots Newswire) June 29, 2016 - Named to the Dean's List at Saint Michael's College for the Spring 2016 semester was Jessica Germain, a Sophomore Sociology and Anthropology & Elementary Education major who is the daughter of Anastasia and Marc Germain of Sewell (08080) and a graduate of Bishop... Read more →

CAMDEN HOMICIDE: Resident Walter Davis, age 48, Murdered Wednesday Night

CAMDEN CITY N.J. (June 30, 2016)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city last night. Camden County Police responded at approximately 11:18 p.m. on Wednesday (6/29/2016) to the 300 block of Sycamore Street in Camden in reference to a 911... Read more →

Gloucester County Officials Investigating Apparent Suicide at Woodbury Courthouse Parking Garage

WOODBURY N.J. (June 30, 2016)--A 47-year-old man died this morning in what is believed to be a suicide at a parking garage adjacent to the Gloucester County Justice Complex on Hunter Street in Woodbury. An investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office determined the man jumped from the top floor of... Read more →

Bellmawr Police Officers Honored/Promoted

Author Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer BELLMAWR N.J. --At its June 23, 2016 meeting, Bellmawr Council approved resolutions promoting and honoring members of the local police department. From left: Corporal Ronald Miller, Sergeant John Marrone, Captain Scott Parker, Corporal Arty Tessier, Police Chief William Walsh, Patrolman Dean Cooney, and Lieutenant... Read more →

Ryan Howard Sells Philly Home for $2.5 Million

Less than two months after Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard put his six-bedroom home back on the market, the estate in the suburbs of Philadelphia has been sold. A local family who was interested in more space and a pool snapped up the property, closing on the home last week... Read more →

N.J.Sierra Club: No Deal is a Good Deal; 23 Cents A Gallon Gas Tax Hike Put On Hold

The Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) was originally expected to run out on June 30 but the Treasury has announced that we have enough funds to run it through August 10. Due to this, the Legislature has put the gas tax bill on hold. The Assembly passed their version of the bill,... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Assembly's TTF Bill Sells Out NJ's Future

Bills designed to fund the Transportation Trust Fund have passed the Assembly today A10 (Prieto)/S2411 (Sarlo) passed by 54-22. A12 (Prieto) passed by 53-23-0. The Sierra Club opposes the plan to fix the Transportation Trust Fund over the next 10-years on the backs of the middle-class. The fund is expected to... Read more →

New policy starts tomorrow, July 1 Camden County Library System Ends Late Fees for Borrowers 16 and Younger

Designed to encourage teens and children to use the library and read more The Camden County Library ends late fines for patrons age 16 years and younger as of July 1, 2016. (PhotoSpin.com)] VOORHEES, NJ – June 30, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is pleased to announce it will... Read more →


A welcome center in the middle of an expressway, a bicycle path that goes (practically) nowhere, an abandoned racetrack. These are some of the stops on Route 40's Surreality Tour of some of the ugliest places and strangest public improvement projects in Atlantic County. REQUIEM FOR A SIGN MAKER An old-school... Read more →

This N.J. baseball stadium was voted best in the U.S. for second year

BRIDGEWATER -- TD Bank Ballpark has been named Ballpark Digest's Best Independent Ballpark in the country for the second straight year, Steve Kalafer, founding chairman of the Somerset Patriots Baseball Club, announced Monday in a news release. Fans were asked to vote for their favorite Major League Baseball, Triple-A, Double-A, High-A,... Read more →

Ocean County Man Admits Robbing Eight Banks

TRENTON, N.J. – An Ocean County, New Jersey, man today admitted robbing eight banks in New Jersey and New York, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Steven Wisnowski, 32, of Barnegat, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter J. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an eight-count superseding information... Read more →

FBI Seeks Public’s Assistance to Identify Armed Robber

FBI PhiladelphiaJune 22, 2016 The Lower Merion Township Police Department and the FBI are seeking the public’s assistance to identify and locate the subject responsible for the April 22, 2016 armed robbery of the J.B. Merrick Apothecary located at 31 Cricket Avenue in Ardmore, Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. Download At approximately... Read more →

Delaware Natural Resources Police encourage safe boating practices over holiday weekend

DOVER (June 29, 2016) – With many boaters heading out on the water for the long 4th of July holiday weekend, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise “steady as she goes” for practicing safe boating on Delaware waterways. “We need everyone on our waterways to be alert,... Read more →

CNB Jan 2012 Archives: Fond Memories of Gloucester City NJ

PUBLISHED Thursday, January 26, 2012 I read the story a Gloucester City lady submitted toReminisce magazine, describing her childhood in Gloucester City. Well again my memory was shaky as it was when I read the article about the Philadelphia Zoo in and edition of theGloucester City News. The article was about... Read more →

Past Over for a Promotion, Dumont Cop Sues Department; Settles Lawsuit for $275,000

A Dumont police officer passed over for a promotion settled his lawsuit against the borough and the department for $275,000. The news was first reported by NJ Civil Settlements, which provides a partial list of settlements paid by New Jersey government agencies and their insurers to those who have sued them.... Read more →

N.J. Residents Named to The University of Scranton Spring 2016 Dean's List

Athletics logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SCRANTON, PA (06/23/2016)-- Local residents were among 1,600 students named to The University of Scranton Dean's List, which recognizes students for academic excellence during the 2016 spring semester. A student must have a grade point average of 3.5 or better with a minimum number of credit... Read more →

Guest Commentary: Michael Smerconish...Are we really that angry?

Anger is clearly the buzzword of the 2016 presidential campaign, especially on the GOP side of the aisle. Google the word with Republican and, like me, you might get more than 24 million hits (vs. 606,000 when matched with Democrat). I have watched the angry storyline take hold. On roughly a... Read more →

Watchdog Podcast: Airbnb, the First Amendment and Philly’s tax on soda

By Eric Boehm Philadelphia became the first major city in the country to pass a tax on soda, and New York is trying to make it illegal to even talk about renting your apartment on Airbnb. Those two East Coast locales are the focal points for this week’s edition of the... Read more →

New Jersey Students Honored at Annual SkillsUSA Workforce Development Event

Louisville, Ky. (Grassroots Newswire) June 28, 2016 - Career and technical students from New Jersey won some of the nation's highest awards at the 2016 SkillsUSA Championships, held in Louisville, Ky., on June 22-23, 2016. More than 6,000 students competed at the national showcase of career and technical education. The SkillsUSA... Read more →

Charles V. Koehler, Bellmawr Little League Founder; Navy Veteran, Pearl Harbor Survivor

BELLMAWR N.J. June 29, 2016 {CNBNewsnet}--Charles V. Koehler, the founder of the Bellmawr Little League passed away on June 28, 2016, at the age of 94. For his 65 years of dedication to the League the Little League Field in Bellmawr was named after him. Mr. Koehler was a Navy veteran... Read more →

Honoring the Memory of a Loved One Through Giving

June 23, 2016 /source http://blogs.cooperhealth.org/ Lena DeMeis Lena DeMeis loved to garden, finding happiness in nurturing her vegetables and tending to her roses. “She gardened for as long as I can remember,” said her daughter, Karen DeMeis, of Audubon. Lena passed away in March after battling stage 4 breast cancer, but... Read more →


In a documentary that aired last night on Frontline, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb went on some ride-alongs with the Newark Police Department's gangs unit, showing an ugly picture of the relationship between cops and residents in the city's toughest neighborhoods. "It's clear to me that there's no trust," Cobb said.... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: The Transportation Deal Is Bad for N.J Residents

TRENTON N.J.--Bills designed to fund the Transportation Trust Fund have passed the source: http://en.fishki.net Assembly today A10 (Preto)/S2411 (Sarlo) passed b y 54-22. A12 (Prieto) passed by 53-23-0. The Sierra Club opposes the plan to fix the Transportation Trust Fund over the next 10-years on the backs of the middle-class. The... Read more →

FBI: Three Pennsylvania Suspects Charged In Violent Home Invasion Robbery

PHILADELPHIA - Tyree Mansell, 40, of Philadelphia, PA, Sterling Wallace, 27, and Jamain Wallace, 26, of Philadelphia and Yeadon, PA, were charged today by indictment with conspiracy to commit Hobbs Act robbery, Hobbs Act robbery, attempted Hobbs Act robbery, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to a crime of... Read more →

N.J. pets in need

While New Jersey was never known as "Hurricane Alley," recent visits by hurricanes Irene and Sandy have shown that big storms can and do strike the Garden State. These recent storms have led to many of us learning more about being prepared as people ... it's also important to consider preparing... Read more →

FBI ALERT: Putting the Brakes on Intellectual Property Crime

Three men who produced, marketed, and sold non-authentic Mercedes-Benz diagnostic software systems such as this were sentenced for their roles in the intellectual property crime. Trio Pirated Mercedes-Benz Diagnostic Software 06/24/16 The case of the pirated Mercedes-Benz software is a classic example of how a company’s intellectual property can be compromised—and... Read more →

CNBNews Presents Home Country: HERE IS THE RAIN

Author Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet When the world is hot and my skin is fried, scratching from the constant dry, let the clouds boil up, boil up high. And then shade the earth with the darkening sky and bring the secrets and the smell of rain. The coolness and the blessed... Read more →


PUBLISHED Saturday, January 21, 2012 By CNBNEWS Sports (cnbnews.net) With the recent scoring of 1000 points by Gloucester City’s boys, Junior guard Stefano O’koro who became the 14th player to reach this milestone, local fans begin to wonder who is the greatest Gloucester High player of the past 50+ years by... Read more →

Commentary : Trevor Noah Calls Pope "Mother******"

June 28, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on last night's "Daily Show": When Jon Stewart left the "Daily Show," we thought Trevor Noah might not stoop to the anti-Catholic lows that Stewart descended to on occasion. Last night, he proved us wrong. After Noah made some humorous, and inoffensive, cracks about the... Read more →


Featuring Three Days of Fun and TWO Fireworks Shows as part of Wawa Welcome America! Fourth of July Celebration The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) and Wawa Welcome America! are kicking off Philadelphia’s Independence Day celebration with two concerts on July 1 & 2, each followed by elaborate fireworks shows coordinated... Read more →

N.J. Students Earn Degrees from the University of Vermont

BURLINGTON, VT (06/24/2016)-- Some 2,329 students were awarded a variety of bachelor's degrees during the University of Vermont's 215th commencement ceremonies on May 22. Approximately 502 advanced degrees were awarded by the UVM Graduate College, and 106 took the oath of Hippocrates following the awarding of their M.D. degrees at ceremonies... Read more →

Study Shows N.J. Highways in Bad Shape

A national report confirms what commuters experience daily, that New Jersey's interstate highways are among those with the worst traffic and roughest pavement in the country. New Jersey ranked ninth for having 19 percent of interstate highway pavement rated in poor or mediocre condition, according to TRIP, a national transportation research... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Darnell L. Samuels of Pennsville surrenders in Paulsboro murder

WOODBURY N.J.--Darnell L. Samuels (7/19/82), of Pennsville NJ surrendered today (6/28) after being charged with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old John Gardner, of Paulsboro on 6/20/16. Accompanied by his lawyer, Samuels turned himself in at the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office, which was investigating the murder along with the Paulsboro Police Department.... Read more →

Pennsylvania pension agency docks 'ghost teachers' credit - Watchdog.org

The Public School Employees’ Retirement System, the agency that administers the pensions of Pennsylvania teachers, is revoking pension credits accrued by so-called ghost teachers working for an Allentown teachers union. Twitter.com PENSION PLAN: The Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement System evoked a total of $76,891.93 connected to union heads that may... Read more →

OBITUARY: Mrs. Joan M. Peirce age 80 of Gloucester City

On June 27, 2016. Age 80. (nee Anderson) Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Harry J. Peirce. Loving mother of Lynn M. Peirce and Jeffrey P. Peirce. Loving aunt of Eileen Black, Mark Hambleton and Gail Jeral. Dear friend of Barbara Graves, Betty Doe, Jean Augustin and Nancy Clouden.... Read more →

N.J. Lawmakers Sneak 23 Cents A Gallon Gas Tax Increase Through State Assembly After Midnight

Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick (D-Union), right, Gov. Chris Christie and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson) clown around outside the governor's office just after midnight Tuesday. They emerged after privately discussing a potential sale tax cut and gas tax increase to fund road projects. (Sean Sullivan | NJ Advance Media) Christie... Read more →

Sixers On The Hunt For Barnes and Butler

English: Jerry Colangelo (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA PA (June 28, 2016)--NBA Free Agency doesn’t start till July 1st, but rumors are heating up. Especially rumors about the Sixers. The Sixers have been rumored with Harrison Barnes, Golden State Warriors Forward, and have recently been connected with the... Read more →

OBITUARY: Evelyn Cook, age 72 of Stratford

On June 23, 2016. Daughter of the late Ralph and Dorothy Cook. Sister of James Cook. Burial and Catholic Prayers will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Evelyn Cook. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph:... Read more →

FBI: Mexican Drug Cartel Influence Felt in Rural South Carolina

Taken Hostage 06/21/16 The crimes and violence associated with Mexican drug trafficking organizations can reach almost anywhere in the United States, as evidenced by a 2014 kidnapping in rural South Carolina that resulted in the convictions of three cartel-connected men—one of whom was recently sentenced to more than five decades in... Read more →

First Run: Camden’s Claim As Birthplace Of The Drive-in Theater | Hidden City Philadelphia

BY BART EVERTS The drive-in movie theater, a ubiquitous component of the Hollywood and auto-crazed culture of mid-century America, has largely faded from popularity and public consciousness. However, the Philadelphia region will forever have a permanent place in drive-in history as the concept was designed and patented here, just across the... Read more →


If you're the governor of New Jersey, you can spend months running for president, appearing behind Donald Trump's right shoulder and guest-hosting radio sports shows. But when push comes to shove, you get the job done. After a long night in the statehouse, Christie told reporters that the last week of... Read more →

Select Committee on Benghazi Releases Report

press release June 28, 2016 81 New Witnesses, 75,000 New Pages of Documents Reveal Significant New Information, Fundamentally Changes the Public’s Understanding of the 2012 Terrorist Attacks that Killed Four Americans Washington, D.C. – Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy (SC-04) released the following statement after the committee’s Majority released... Read more →

Lawmakers charge Hillary, Obama with lying, cover-up

NEW YORK – On Tuesday, two Republican members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued a separate report in which they concluded Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Obama lied and covered up to protect themselves politically from voter resentment over the terror attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING N.J.: 2016-17 Fish Code

The 2016-2017 Fish Code was formally adopted on June 20, 2016, and became effective on June 25, 2016. To view the code visit http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/njregs.htm#fishing on the NJDEP Div. of Fish and Wildlife website. FISHING REGULATIONS - FRESHWATER 2016-2017 Fish Code (pdf, 150kb) Notice of Rule Adoption: Amendments to 2016-2017 Fish Code... Read more →

Camden County Library Wins State Grant to Nurture Minds and Bodies

NJ Dept. of Labor awards $59,000 to fund mobile food literacy center Camden Supermarket Opening 2014 – Considered a food desert, in 2014 Camden welcomed its first new supermarket in years. (KYW NewsRadio photo/Mike DeNardo)] VOORHEES, NJ – June 27, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is receiving a $59,000... Read more →


PUBLISHED Friday, January 13, 2012 (inc. videos) (cnbnews)The Two Street Stompers New Years Brigade, based in Brooklawn, New Jersey took FIRST PLACE in the Comic Brigade Division of the 2012 Mummers Parade held in Philadelphia on New Year's Day. Their theme this year "Wenchtoberfest" was based on a German Octoberfest and... Read more →

Heading to the Hospital? Even with Insurance, It May Cost You $1,000 or More, New Study Finds

37 percent rise in out-of-pocket spending seen among 50 million privately insured patients in just four years Newswise — ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Even if you have what you might think of as good health insurance, your next hospital stay could cost you more than $1,000 out of your own pocket.... Read more →

N.J.residents named to Dean's List at Clemson University

Logo of Clemson University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) CLEMSON, SC (06/23/2016)-- Local residents have been named to the Dean's List at Clemson University for the spring 2016 semester. They are: Tyler Michael Brake of Cherry Hill, who is majoring in Secondary Education Jami N. Hafner of Egg Harbor Township, who is majoring... Read more →