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September 2016

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: N.J. UNIONS ENDORSE STEVE SWEENEY FOR GOVERNOR

I'm proud to announce my unequivocal support for Steve Sweeney for Governor as well as the enthusiastic support of the leadership of the following member unions of the New Jersey State Construction and Building Trades Council: Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen; Boilermakers; Carpenters; Cement Mason's; Carpenter Floorlayers; Dockbuilders; Elevator Constructors; Glaziers; Electrical... Read more →


NJDOT to shift lanes on I-295 northbound in Bellmawr

Temporary traffic pattern necessary for lane reconstruction (Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a lane shift on I-295 northbound as the Direct Connection project advances in Camden and Gloucester counties. Beginning at 8 a.m., Saturday, October 1, NJDOT contractor, Conti Enterprises, Inc., will shift lanes on... Read more →


Brooklawn Police Arrest Browning Lane Apartment Resident for Discharging a Shotgun

BROOKLAWN N.J. (September 30, 2016)(CNBNewsnet)—Brooklawn Police Officers Brooklawn Norse Apartments (CNBNews file photo) were dispatched by the Camden County Communication Center on Wednesday, September 28 around 6:20pm to the Brooklawn Norse Apartments to investigate calls about a man shooting a shotgun in the rear of the apartments, located in the 300... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Winslow Township PD Arrest Suspect for Distribution and Possession of CDS

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP September 30, 2016--Today at 0600 hours, members of the Winslow Township Narcotics Unit with the assistance of Winslow Twp CIU and the Camden County SERT, executed a residential search warrant at #12 Wildcat Branch Drive, which is located in the Wilton's Corner Development in the Sicklerville section of Winslow... Read more →


Election 2016: Bob Patterson Ejected from IUOE Local 825 PAC Candidates Night

An Open Letter to Voters of South Jersey Haddonfield, NJ - Bob Patterson, candidate for congress in New Jersey's First Congressional District, yesterday published a letter to the voters of South Jersey on his Facebook page. Patterson's letter came in response to his ejection on Wednesday from the annual IUOE Local... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: $1.4 Million EDA Grant for the City of Camden

Related: A Giant Black Hole for Taxpayers Bucks CNBNews Point of View PRESS RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 30, 2016 Washington, DC-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced a U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant award for Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Inc. and the City of Camden in the amount of $1,469,347 for a significant South... Read more →


N.J. News Commons: NJ TRANSIT TRAIN CRASH KILLS 1, INJURES 108 AT HOBOKEN STATION

A New Jersey Transit train blew through a concrete-and-steel bumper at the Hoboken train station on Thursday before coming to a screeching halt inside the station's waiting room. One woman was killed and 108 others were injured. NJ.com says Jersey City Medical Center is treating 51 patients, three of which are... Read more →


CNB Archives May 2012: EPA Uses ‘Mill Gondolas’ To Transport Tainted Soil

posted Thursday, May 10, 2012 By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Did you know that the city houses “gondolas?” According to a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) drawing, the rail cars that are used for transporting the excavated soil from the Superfund Site along Johnson Boulevard are called “Mill Gondolas.” Each... Read more →


EPA Finalizes $15 Million Additional Cleanup at former Pesticides Plant in Vineland, N.J

. (New York, N.Y. – Sept. 28, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized modifications to its plan to clean up contaminated exposed sediment in the Blackwater Branch floodplain at the Vineland Chemical Company Superfund site in Vineland, N.J. As a result of previous operations by the chemical company at... Read more →


FALL FORESTRY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1ST

Smokey the Bear (Photo credit: Wikipedia) POPULAR DEP EVENT FEATURES NATURE HIKES, CRAFTS, AND DEMONSTRATIONS TRENTON -Outdoor enthusiasts and fans of all things arboreal will gather again on October 1 at the Department of Environmental Protection's Forest Resource Education Center in Jackson for the 22nd Annual Fall Forestry Festival. The festival... Read more →


Camden County Library Starts Serving Up ‘Books and Books’ Classes

Instruction offered in food and culinary literacy for a range of audiences Camden County Library Director Linda Devlin proudly displays the library’s mobile kitchen unit that is an integral part of its new Books and Cooks food literacy initiative. (Camden County Library Photo/David Lisa)] VOORHEES, NJ – Sept. 29, 2016 –... Read more →


DEP TO FUND REDUCTION OF SUBMERGED TREE STUMPS FROM GREENWOOD LAKE IN PASSAIC COUNTY

REQUIRED LAKE DRAWDOWN FOR PROJECT TO BEGIN IN MID-OCTOBER TRENTON (September 30, 2016)- The Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to fund a tree stump reduction project on the New Jersey side of Greenwood Lake that will reduce boating hazards and enhance public safety on the popular waterway, Commissioner Bob Martin... Read more →


Open Houses at College of Saint Elizabeth on October 11 and 22.

Morristown, NJ – The College of Saint Elizabeth is hosting two open houses, one for continuing studies and graduate students and the other for undergraduate students. All sessions during October will be held in the Annunciation Center on campus. October 11, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. – Adult undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral... Read more →


BEHIND THE SCENES: COAST GUARD SEARCH AND RESCUE

The operations specialists on duty listen intently to a radio call in Coast Guard Sector Southeartern's command center on Aug. 12, 2016. The initial call that came in is the beginning of a search and rescue case involving three people off Great Point in Massachusetts. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty... Read more →


Olivia Plunkett of Haddonfield earns Presidential Scholarship at Baldwin Wallace University

BEREA, OH (09/29/2016)-- Olivia Plunkett of Haddonfield (08033) was among more than 400 first-year students welcomed to the Baldwin Wallace University campus this fall who claimed $5.2 million dollars in merit scholarships. Plunkett, a graduate of Haddonfield Memorial High School majoring in history, earned a $15,000 Presidential Scholarship based on outstanding... Read more →


LONG POND IRONWORKS IN PASSAIC COUNTY TO HOST CIVIL WAR LIVING HISTORY OCT. 1-2

HISTORIC SITE WILL OFFER TOURS, MILITARY DEMONSTRATIONS, TALKS AND MORE TRENTON - Life during wartime as seen through the eyes of Union soldiers will be the focus of the annual Civil War Living History Weekend this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and Oct. 2, at Long Pond Ironworks State Park in... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J. : Pheasant Allocation

Fruits of the hunt! (Photo credit: Wikipedia) In 2016, the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Bureau of Land Management will begin stocking pheasants on state Wildlife Management Areas according to the newPheasant Allocation Formula (PAF), developed by staff with input from constituent stakeholders. The development of the PAF began in early... Read more →


Powell Street Railroad Crossing in Gloucester City to be Permanently Closed on or about October 3

Updated September 30 CNBNews Point of View: CNB Tips and Snippets: The Powell Street railroad crossing looking west towards Broadway. It is unclear how residents living in the row homes in the distance will be able to exit their street since most of them have no driveway. The city says trees... Read more →


(Election 2016) NRCC: Steve Santarsiero skips joint legislative session on opioid abuse

Steve Santarsiero truly is a do-nothing Harrisburg politician. In the past 10 days, Santarsiero has missed 40 out of 59 votes in Harrisburg, including a joint session of the legislature focused on the prevention and treatment of opioids. According to The Morning Call, “the number of Pennsylvanians who died from opioid... Read more →


N.J. News Commons: COLLINGSWOOD SEEKS TO REBOUND FROM POLICING POLICIES AT OUTSET OF NEW SCHOOL YEAR

Collingswood Borough police, schools, and government officials are regrouping and reevaluating the school discipline policies after the town made national headlines over the summer. Matt Skoufalos of NJ Pen says the district is reconsidering a policy that mandated police involvement in school disciplinary affairs for minor infractions. KEEPING BABIES SAFE ORGANIZATION... Read more →


Expect a long and stormy winter, new forecast says

Don't expect a repeat of last winter, when almost all the season's snow arrived at once. This year will feature above-average snowfall spread out over plenty of storms, according to AccuWeather's long-range seasonal forecast released Wednesday. "I think the Northeast is going to see more than just a few, maybe several,... Read more →


A&E NETWORK TO PREMIERE NEW ORIGINAL DOCU-SERIES “THE KILLING SEASON” NOVEMBER 5

press release NEW YORK, NY – September 28, 2016 – A&E Network’s gritty new docu-series “The Killing Season” from Executive Producer Alex Gibney follows documentarians, Joshua Zeman (Cropsey) and Rachel Mills as they investigate one of the most bizarre unsolved serial killer cases of our time -- ten dead sex workers... Read more →


Ibntroy A. Gaines Pleads Guilty in Franklin Skating Rink

English: East Jersey State Prison (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release Ibntroy A. Gaines (DOB 4/30/93), of Sicklerville NJ has pleaded guilty to possession of a weapon by someone prohibited from legally owning one in connection with an 11/28/15 shooting incident at a Franklinville NJ roller skating rink. Gaines entered the plea... Read more →


American Heart Association Award recognizes Cooper University Hospital’s commitment to quality stroke care

Cooper University Hospital's lobby (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release (Camden, NJ) -- Cooper University Hospital received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award with Target: StrokeSM Honor Roll. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to providing the most appropriate stroke treatment according to... Read more →


Report Illustrates Scope, Location and Potential Impacts of Marcellus Build-out in Pennsylvania

Tower for drilling horizontally into the Marcellus Shale Formation for natural gas, from Pennsylvania Route 118 in eastern Moreland Township, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Delaware Riverkeeper Network: Irreparable harm and permanent degradation from shale gas development forecasted Pennsylvania – Delaware Riverkeeper Network released a technical report today that... Read more →


Eagles Early Success

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet The 2016 Philadelphia Eagles wasn’t supposed to start this way. This team had a ton of questions to answer throughout the offseason. How will Carson Wentz do? How will Doug Pederson do in his first Head Coaching gig? Will the defense be better than... Read more →


Moorestown Police Charge Eduardo E.Gonzales Jr. with August 29 Burglary

MOORESTOWN TOWNSHIP N.J. September 28, 2016--As result of investigation, Moorestown PD Detectives have charged Eduardo E. Gonzales Jr., last known address being the 200 block of Broad St., Swedesboro, NJ age 21 with the Burglary/Theft to a residence in the 100 block of Harding Ave. on August 29, 2016. Gonzales is... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: HIGHLIGHTS FROM COMMISSIONERS MEETING

OPERATION GAME THIEF EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE The Operation Game Thief program continues to efficiently route record numbers of tips about poaching and other wildlife crimes to Wildlife Conservation Officers statewide, Game Commission staff told the Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today. Operation Game Thief was launched in late September 2015, and its... Read more →


Missing Person from Sicklerville

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J. SEPTEMBER 28, 2016--On September 13, 2016, it was reported to the Gloucester Township Police Department that Christina O'Drain, left her residence located in the Sicklerville section of Gloucester Township and has not returned home. Ms. O'Drain is 28 years of age and reported to be 5'-01" tall and... Read more →


THE GREAT PUMKIN TRAIN COMES TO N.J.

one of a kind attraction for kids of all ages! Free Pumpkins all October! PHILLIPSBURG,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) September 26, 2016 Starting October 1st through the end of the month (weekends) The Great Pumpkin Train rides the rails. It’s a beautiful Fall trip along the Delaware River and every child receives... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Arrest Suspect on CDS Charges; 1,250 Bags of Heroin Confiscated

Sharon F. Johnson (image provided) GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. SEPTEMBER 29, 2016--On Thursday, September 22, 2016 at approximately 4:38 pm officers conducted a traffic stop on Broadway at Morris Street for a traffic violation. During the course of the stop, the driver of the vehicle was arrested after it was determined he... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Get Your Glow On with a Professional Holiday Decorator

Gloucester City, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) September 27, 2016 - The fast-approaching holiday decorating season can create a whole new set of demands on a home or business owner’s time and resources. For many, these demands include planning, testing, and installing outdoor lighting displays. Shawn Anita Ferrie of Christmas Decor by Fresh... Read more →


N.J. Transit Train Crashes Into Hoboken Train Station; 100 Injured (photos)

(image source Twitter) A New Jersey Transit train crashed into the train station at Hoboken during the morning rush hour, causing damage to the station, injuries, and potentially mass causalities. NBC New York reports police say the train was the No. 1614 train on the Pascack Valley Line, although the investigation... Read more →


CNB MAY 2012 VIDEO ARCHIVES: SAVING CAMDEN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT | cnbnews.net

PUBLISHED Wednesday, May 16, 2012 related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Published on May 14, 2012 by Camden FOP Camden's City & County Officials are attempting to push through a plan to dismantle the City police department without letting the residents exercise their right to vote. related: ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel Related articles Atlantic... Read more →


Election 2016: Norcross Votes to Punish Families for Obamacare's Failures Says Patterson

"South Jerseyans are suffering under the law" Haddonfield, NJ -- In response to Congressman Donald Norcross's vote to penalize consumers for Obamacare's co-op failures, Bob Patterson released the following statement: "Donald Norcross is once again revealing his true colors. Just yesterday, Donald Norcross voted to penalize workers and families who lost... Read more →


College Sports: Mustangs Make First-Ever Top 25 Ranking; Union College announces fall student athletes

photo provided OWINGS MILLS, MD (09/27/2016)-- The football team places in the D3football.com top 25 for the first time in program history. Daniel Williams of Sicklerville (08081) Cory Pietrzyk of Turnersville (08012) Jake Clayton of Woodbury (08096) Stevenson University is a coeducational, independent institution widely known for its unique synthesis of... Read more →


A Day in the Chem Lab: Aging Weakfish, Atlantic Croaker, and American Eels

by Crystal Shaw, Hourly Fisheries Technician Bureau of Marine Fisheries September 26, 2016 Have you ever participated in a fishing tournament and brought your catch to a weigh-in station? If so, you may have encountered employees with the Division of Fish and Wildlife's Bureau of Marine Fisheries documenting the weight and... Read more →


ICE arrests 36 fugitives across US during Operation Safe Nation and Operation No Safe Haven III

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 36 fugitives during concurrent nationwide operations this week – Operation Safe Nation and Operation No Safe Haven III. Of those arrested, 17 were sought because they may pose a threat to public safety or national security, including individuals suspected of providing material... Read more →


"Get your tickets for “Lore & Legend at the Whitall House”

The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that "Lore & Legend at the Whitall House" will be presented on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The immersive performance project will focus on engaging audiences in stories from the past while also examining how those stories that have been passed down over time... Read more →


CNB May 2012 ARCHIVES:James Cautions Residents About School and County Tax Increases

PUBLISHED Wednesday, May 09, 2012 Gloucester City Mayor Bill James By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Mayor William James once again announced that there will be a “zero” increase in the 2012 tax rate during last week’s Gloucester City Council meeting. “We have worked very hard and pursued every avenue to... Read more →


Sheriff’s Officers Arrest 124 for Domestic Relations Warrants

Members of Camden County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of police officers from Pennsauken, Haddon Township, Winslow Township, Lindenwold and Gloucester City conducted a three-day raid for subjects wanted on Domestic Relations (Child Support) warrants. As a result of the operation, 124 subjects were arrested and 205 superior court warrants were... Read more →


Formosa Plastics Corporation of Delaware Fined for Hazardous Waste Violations

DNREC issues $241,013 penalty a DOVER (Sept. 27, 2016) – DNREC Secretary David Small has issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty and Secretary’s Order to Formosa Plastics Corporation for violations of Delaware’s laws and regulations governing hazardous waste management, with Formosa Plastics ordered to pay a penalty of $241,013 along with... Read more →


OBITUARY: Charles R. Bassett Age 85 Of Collingswood

On September 16, 2016. Age 85. Of Collingswood. Loving Son of the late John Vincent Bassett and Julia Bassett (nee Cole). Charles was born in Rutherford, NJ and was a graduate of Madison University where he had an Associate Degree in Marketing. He was a resident of Collingswood. Survived by one... Read more →


OBITUARY: Nancy Ann Collins Age 61 Of Vineland

On September 15, 2016. Age 61. Of Vineland. Loving Daughter of the late Walter Collins and Myrtle Collins (nee Campbell). Burial and Services will be private . Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Nancy Ann Collins . Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME:... Read more →


CNB Tips/Snippets: Update on N.J. Water Quality; More Reasons for Gloucester City's Tax increase

CNBNews Point of View: CNB Tips and Snippets: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATE ON CHROMIUM-6 WATER PROBLEM—It was widely reported across the state of N.J. recently that the quality of water in some communities in the state, according to the source Environmental Working Group (EWG) Environmental Working Group (EWG),... Read more →


N.J. News Commons: CHRISTIE, MCGREEVEY UNVEIL EFFORT TO FIGHT NJ OPIATE CRISIS

Governor Chris Christie and former Gov. Jim McGreevey convened a press conference to announce a range of new and expanded programs aimed at fighting back against New Jersey's devastating opiate addiction crisis. NJ.com says the plans include bans on knock-offs of the opioid "fentanyl," and a widespread extension of recovery counseling... Read more →


Middle Township Health Care Aide Allegedly Stole $90,000 from 92-Year-Old Patient

For Immediate Release – September 28, 2016 Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Sea Isle City Police Chief Thomas D’Intino announce the arrest of Veronica Broughton, 62, of the Whitesboro Section of Middle Township, New Jersey, for theft. Broughton worked as a... Read more →


Gloucester Catholic Junior-Senior High School Family Mass at Proprietor's Park

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. (September 24, 2016)--The Rev. Kevin Mohan, (right) Director of Catholic Identity, at Gloucester Catholic Junior-Senior High School , and Msgr. William Hodge, (center) the pastor of St. Marys Parish, Gloucester City, concelebrated Mass on the lawn of Proprietor's Park, King Street and Jersey Avenue at the Delaware River... Read more →


Associate Of Decavalcante Crime Family Sentenced To More Than Two Years In Prison For Distributing Cocaine

NEWARK, N.J. – An associate of the DeCavalcante organized crime family of La Cosa Nostra was sentenced today to 30 months in prison for his role in distributing more than 500 grams of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. John Capozzi, 36, of Union, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before... Read more →


Local Artists to Exhibit Work at Haddon Twp. Library during October

(September 26, 2016) - The Haddon Twp. branch of the Camden County Library System is hosting an exhibit of original artwork done by students of Norma Chankin’s Fine Artists Studio that will run the entire month of October. The works of art on display will include pieces in oil, pastel, acrylic... Read more →