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July 2016

NJ Sierra Club: Irresponsible TTF Bill Released from Committee

The Senate Budget and Appropriations has released a set of bills that will provide a series of tax cuts for the wealthy as part of the Transportation Trust Fund deal. They will be merging S2412 (Sarlo)/ A10 (Prieto), S2411 (Sarlo) /A11 (Prieto), and A12 (Prieto). These revisions include a 12.5 percent... Read more →


The 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Newark federal judge's decision to leave bribery and fraud charges in place against the senior New Jersey senator, The Record reports. Menendez has been accused of using his political office to help promote the business interests of a top campaign contributor. ATLANTIC CITY... Read more →


MOORESTOWN TOWNSHIP N.J. July 28, 2016 (CNBNewsnet)—Moorestown Police Detectives arrested a Gloucester City resident on Thursday, July 28 on burglary and theft charges. According to the news release following an investigation by Moorestown detectives they arrested Shadeed M. Jordan, (photo provided) age 29 who resides in the 300 unit block of... Read more →

EPA Highlights Importance of Updated Standards to Protect the Health of New Jersey Farmworkers

(New York, NY – July 27, 2016) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined by Denny Doyle from Atlantic Blueberry Company; Assistant Commissioner of Compliance and Enforcement Ray Bukowski from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection; and NJ Farm Loan Manager Ellen Schmidt from the U.S.... Read more →


The iconic Funtown Pier in Seaside Park, which was heavily damaged by Hurricane Sandy, will not be rebuilt. Daniel Nee of Shorebeat says the only way the pier could be economically viable is if the Seaside planning board allowed owner William Major to build thrill rides up to 300 feet high,... Read more →

All E-Cigarettes Emit Harmful Chemicals, but Some Emit More Than Others

Berkeley Lab study identifies two additional carcinogens not previously reported in e-cigarette vapor. Newswise — While previous studies have found that electronic cigarettes emit toxic compounds, a new study from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has pinpointed the source of these emissions and shown how factors such as the temperature,... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Sweeney Says Officials Need to be Honest About Employee's Pension Deficit

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester), left, participating in a panel discussion on state pension funding Other panelists, from left, included former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and former New York Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch. State public-employee pension systems across the country are facing a combined $1 trillion in debt, and many... Read more →

CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Youth Academy

NEWARK DELAWARE(July 27, 2016) – A full complement of 20 students concluded their week-long training at the Division of Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s inaugural Youth Academy with a recognition ceremony held at and hosted by Cabela’s at the Christiana Mall. As DNREC rolled out the law enforcement academy for... Read more →

The Long Hike to Prison : Fugitive Spent Years Hiding on the Appalachian Trail

FBI FILES: In February 2009, James T. Hammes was called to his employer’s headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio to answer questions about a possible fraud scheme inside the company. A long-time, respected controller for a family-owned beverage bottling company, Hammes handled all his business division’s vendor accounts and payments. During the interview,... Read more →

EPA Proposes $11 Million Toxic Cleanup Plan for the Standard Chlorine Chemical Site on the Hackensack River

The EPA was directed to set standards for radioactive materials under Reorganization Plan No. 3 (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Public Meeting: Aug. 16 at 7:00 p.m., Kearny Town Hall (New York, N.Y. – July 27, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan to clean up contamination at the... Read more →

Prominent Medical Group Dismisses Evidence Babies Feel Pain in Abortions at 20 Weeks

Fred Lucas / @FredLucasWH / July 25, 2016 The American Medical Association is sticking by its influential report asserting that unborn babies cannot feel pain at 20 weeks, despite subsequent studies finding otherwise. Three of the report’s five authors had or later would have ties to the abortion industry. The Journal... Read more →

Philadelphia Democratic Convention Photo Album

PHOTO CREDIT CNBNews photo journalist Amanda Stevenson PHILADELPHIA PA July 27, 2016--A hodgepodge of photos taken at the Democratic National Conventions held July 25-28 at the Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center to officially name former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as its presidential nominee with Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate.... Read more →



UPDATE, GAME CANCELLED UNTIL 4PM FRIDAY BECAUSE OF RAIN William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet BROOKERS PLAY FOR STATE TITLE TONIGHT—Brooklawn American Legion Post 72 will play Flemington Post 159 for the state championship today, at 6 PM at Moody Park, Ewing, Mercer County. This is the third time in five... Read more →

Only Miles From Democrat Convention, Gosnell’s Clinic Brings Abortion Horrors to Forefront

Terri Shepherd / July 26, 2016 Three years after he was convicted of murder, Kermit Gosnell’s shuttered abortion clinic still stands mere miles from Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, home to this week’s Democratic National Convention. As Democrats gather in the city to anoint their presidential candidate, film director and citizen journalist... Read more →


Delaware River near Worthington State Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The next public hearing of the Delaware River Basin Commission will take place on Wednesday, August 10, 2016, and will be held at the Washington Crossing Historic Park Visitor Center, 1112 River Road, Washington Crossing, Pa. The next business meeting of the... Read more →

John S. Lastinec of Gloucester City, Navy Veteran

On July 27, 2016. Age 67. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 38 years to Patty Lastinec (nee Martin). Loving father of Jennifer Selfridge (William). Cherished grandfather of Dillon, Brody, Avery and Brinley. Beloved brother of Eileen Daley (late Edward) and Alice Dwyer; brother-in-law of Herbie Martin (Miyako), Florence Berardi (Jim),... Read more →

Susan Krum Named Executive Director of Kennedy Health Alliance and AVP for Population Health

Voorhees, NJ – Susan Krum, Au.D, has been named Executive Director of Kennedy Health Alliance and Assistant Vice President for Population Health. In her new role at Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA), Dr. Krum will provide executive leadership for all components of the multi-practice health network, which provides both primary and specialty... Read more →

Girl Scouts Host Appreciation Luncheon for Bellmawr Police, Fire & EMS

Anne Forline | South Jersey Observer Today, Bellmawr Girl Scout Troops #30215 and #30082 hosted an appreciation luncheon to honor Bellmawr Police, Fire, and EMS for their dedicated service to the community. Troop leader Debbie Allen said that the business community and the families of the Girl Scouts were “very generous”... Read more →

CNB Business News: SERVPRO Convention Held in Las Vegas

Local Disaster Cleanup Franchise Goes “All In” at SERVPRO Convention 47th annual event sets another record for attendance Blackwood, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) July 26, 2016 - SERVPRO®, an industry leader in disaster cleanup, restoration and remediation services, welcomed a record-breaking group of more than 2800 franchise owners, key staff and corporate... Read more →


Written by Joanna Gardner The word “gleaning” probably conjures biblical images. But the practice is actually alive and well in New Jersey in the modern day. In particular, an organization called Farmers Against Hunger, a program of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, is making it easy for volunteers to participate in... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Salem 2 Nuclear Plant Shut Down: 4th Time in a Month

cooling tower and cooling water discharge of Philippsburg nuclear power plant (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release For the fourth time in a month, the Salem 2 Nuclear Plant has been shut down. Officials cite an electrical fault with the plant’s main generator as the reason. The plant was previously shut down... Read more →

CNB March 2012 Archives | Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: The Whole Scoop on the Weather

PUBLISHED Tuesday, March 13, 2012 Mark Matthews | CNBNewsnet Each spring our Philadelphia Phillies head to Clearwater Florida to escape the cold Northeast winter in preparation for the upcoming season... except this year they really didn't have to travel. I noticed before leaving work today around 5pm that the temperature in... Read more →

NIH launches early-stage yellow fever vaccine trial

press release July 28, 2016 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has begun an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to protect against yellow fever virus. The Phase 1 study is evaluating whether an experimental vaccine developed by the... Read more →

What If John F. Kennedy Jr. Didn't Die?

English: John F. Kennedy Jr. (Photo credit NASA/KSC) (Photo credit: Wikipedia) As Democrats prepared for a scorching Philadelphia night during which delegates were to formally give Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential nomination, a small audience sat in a chilled room and considered what might have been. Spike TV’s elegiac documentary I... Read more →

Gloucester City Little League to Host 2016 State Tournament; Games Played July 28-August 1

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (July 22, 2016)--The Gloucester City Little League is making final preparations to host the 2016 Joe Graziano New Jersey State Little League Tournament beginning Thursday, July 28 thru Monday, August 1st. This double elimination Tournament brings the four Section Champions from around the state together to see which... Read more →

DELAWARE Fish & Wildlife Police investigate alleged shooting at Tussock Pond

LAUREL DELAWARE(July 27, 2016) – Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police are investigating an incident late Tuesday night in which a Maryland man was allegedly shot in a vehicle in the Tussock Pond parking lot near Laurel. The victim, a 28-year-old male from Mardella Springs, Md., was a passenger in the... Read more →

Sweeney pitches something new for N.J. pensions

N.J. pensions $43.8 billion in debt PHILADELPHIA -- Just a few miles from the Democratic National Convention, party leaders -- including Senate President Stephen Sweeney and one of the campaign's early presidential candidates -- put the big New Jersey problem of public employee pensions center stage. And Sweeney offered a new... Read more →

"Bernie Or Bust" Not Giving In

While Democrats were making history Tuesday by becoming the first major party in American history to nominate a woman for the presidency at their convention in Philadelphia, the "Bernie or Bust" movement made sure to make some noise outside. A few miles away from the convention, a few hundred Bernie Sanders... Read more →


The race to replace Gov. Christie in 2017 is already getting under way in Philadelphia. Politico says South Jersey insurance and power broker George Norcross took a few shots at Jersey City mayor and likely 2017 hopeful Steve Fulop at a fundraiser this week. CITIZENS GET SUPERFUND CLEANUP PLAN ON AGENDA... Read more →

Judge Tosses Out Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against ProPublica, CIR

by Robert Faturechi ProPublica, July 26, 2016, This story was co-published with CIR. A federal district judge in Phoenix threw out a lawsuit on Monday that accused ProPublica and the Center for Investigative Reporting of defaming a government contractor who helped a Chinese national gain access to a counterterrorism center. The... Read more →

Study Suggests 1.6 Million Childbearing Women Could Be at Risk of Zika Virus Infection

Newswise JULY 26, 2016— Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic. Researchers from the WorldPop Project and Flowminder Foundation... Read more →

'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child' First Review

It would be easy to dismiss Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the London play continuing where J.K. Rowling’s best-selling children’s novels left off in 2007, as an attempt to cash in on its audiences’ affection for The Boy Who Lived. This is a franchise, after all, that has already spawned... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Thank Residents for Support

Related: Blue Line The Gloucester City Police Department released the following statement regarding the outpouring of support the officers have received recently. We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for all of the support, kind words and gestures our officers have received and continue to receive on a... Read more →

Home Country; What is Mrs. Forrest Doing These Days?

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Mrs. Forrest has always been a compulsive feeder. Before she retired, she was cooking for the Mule Barn truck stop’s customers, and is singularly responsible for about three flabby tons of avoirdupois on this nation’s truck drivers, and may have been marginally responsible, third-hand, for a cardiac... Read more →

Single man wonders, could lonely letter writer be the woman of his dreams?

Q: I'm going to ask you a favor, both of you. On June 24, your column had a question from a lady who couldn't find someone for herself. I'm in the same predicament. I am in exceptionally good shape for my age, and I think I'm average-looking. I'm 57, single, never... Read more →

Susan Krum Named Executive Director of Kennedy Health Alliance and AVP for Population Health

Voorhees, NJ – Susan Krum, Au.D, has been named Executive Director of Kennedy Health Alliance and Assistant Vice President for Population Health. In her new role at Kennedy Health Alliance (KHA), Dr. Krum will provide executive leadership for all components of the multi-practice health network, which provides both primary and specialty... Read more →

Three Members of the Gloucester County Prosecutors Office Promoted

WOODBURY N.J. July 26, 2016--Three members of the investigative staff of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office were promoted Monday (7/25)- two to the rank of sergeant and one to lieutenant, as county Prosecutor Sean F. Dalton told their families the newly promoted officers “couldn’t do it without your support.” Addressing the... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J.: Vessel Deployment Scheduled for Axel Carlson Reef

The Manasquan Inlet. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A 65' crew boat, NY Harbor Charlie, has been slated for deployment on August 8, 2016 on the Axel Carlson Reef. The Axel Carlson Reef site is located 4.4 nautical miles southeast of Manasquan Inlet. This vessel is being sunk as part of the NJDEP... Read more →

Students from N.J. Named to Champlain College Dean's List for Spring 2016 Semester

Champlain College (Photo credit: Wikipedia) BURLINGTON, VT (07/25/2016)-- The following students have been named to the Champlain College Dean's List for achieving a grade point average of 3.5 or higher in the spring 2016 semester. Christopher Ashmen of Mickleton. Ashmen is majoring in Computer Networking & Cybersecurity, Computer Networking and Information... Read more →

Black Lives Activists Protest Hillary Nomination: 'She's Killing Black People'

PHILADELPHIA - As Democrat delegates prepared to nominate Hillary Clinton as their nominee for president Tuesday, Black Lives Matter protesters marched through the streets of Philadelphia chanting: "Don't vote for Hillary, she's killing black people." "Hillary Clinton stole the election," one protester told The Daily Caller News Foundation, referring to the... Read more →

CNB March 2012 Archives: February Cheers and Jeers

PUBLISHED Monday, March 05, 2012 BY William E. CLEARY (cnbnews.net) JEER-A study by NJ State Comptroller Matthew Boxer discovered that some municipalities are overpaying for employees health insurance. Boxer’s report found that insurance brokers working for Essex and three other local governments — the townships of Brick, East Brunswick and Haddon... Read more →

STUDY SHOWS: Odor Identification Test May Prove Useful in Predicting Alzheimer's Disease

Newswise — NEW YORK, NY, July 26, 2016 – Researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York State Psychiatric Institute, and NewYork-Presbyterian reported that an odor identification test may prove useful in predicting cognitive decline and detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s disease. Their two studies, presented at the Alzheimer’s Association’s International Conference... Read more →

James Uibel, of Collingswood, GHS Alumnus 1980

Funeral services will be Saturday for James Uibel, of Collingswood, who died on July 25, 2016 at the age of 54. He was a former resident of Gloucester City, and a graduate of Gloucester City High School, Class of 1980. Mr. Uibel received his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers and attended Temple... Read more →

CNB Business: Wiechert Sales Associates Named to REAL Trends America’s Best Real Estate Agents

MORRIS PLAINS, N.J., July 26, 2016 – Weichert, Realtors is proud to announce that 19 of its top sales associates in New Jersey were named America’s most productive sales associates in a newly issued ranking report produced by REAL Trends. As members of “America’s Best Real Estate Agents,” these Weichert associates... Read more →

Ching Shia Chow of Bethlehem Pa., Past Owner of Oriental Inn Chinese Restaurant

On July 24, 2016. Age 81. Of Bethlehem, PA and formerly of Bellmawr. Beloved husband of 44 years to Lee K. Chow. Loving father of Marco Chow, Elizabeth Chow Allen, Chia Ling Chow. Devoted grandfather of Ava Allen, Sophie Allen and Liam Allen. Dear brother of Qing H. Zhou, Ya Hwa... Read more →


New Jersey's junior senator, Cory Booker, got the convention hall riled up in Philly on Monday night with a speech that was lauded as both "emotional" and "dramatic." Speaking to Democratic National Convention attendees just before the big primetime lineup, Booker called for party unity, saying "when we are indivisible, we... Read more →

EPA Public Meeting to Discuss Contaminated Koppers Pond

(New York, NY – July 25, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contaminated soil and sediment at Koppers Pond, a part of the Kentucky Avenue Wellfield Superfund site in Horseheads, N.Y. The pond is contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and heavy metals. The EPA plans... Read more →

Analysis from Day Two of Eagles Training Camp

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles training camp continues Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex with the second practice featuring rookies, free agents and selected veterans. For the first time Monday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson conceded that he has yet to develop a plan for how to divide the practice reps among quarterbacks Sam... Read more →