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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 Workers; Ironworkers; Insulators; Marble Cutters; Operating Engineers; Operative Plasterers; Painters; Plumbers and Pipefitters; Roofers; Sheet Metal Workers; Sprinkler Fitters; Steamfitters; Teamsters; Tile Helpers; Tile... 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 I-295 northbound in the area of mile post 27.6 (Bell Road) to create a center work zone. The new configuration will have two lanes... 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 unit block of Browning Road. While patrol units were responding, additional information was received about the suspect allegedly discharging a firearm into a vehicle... 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 Township. The search warrant was conducted concluding a month-long investigation into drug sales from the residence. As a result of the search, a quantity... 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 825 PAC meeting that included candidates from across New Jersey. In the letter, Patterson expressed disappointment at being the only candidate ejected from the... 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 Jersey infrastructure project. “By announcing this award, I’m thankful that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) sees what the rest of us in South... 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 rail car (or gondola) can hold up to 104 tons, but is usually kept to a load of 100 tons. The final destination for... 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 the site, the groundwater, soil and sediment are contaminated with arsenic. Arsenic is known to cause cancer, as well as many other serious health... 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 will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Admission and parking are free. "Each year, this Fall Festival offers something... 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 announced today. The project is being done in cooperation with the Greenwood Lake Commission, a bi-state agency responsible for protecting the resources of the... 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 Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll) By Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole J. Groll “Mariners in the vicinity of Great Point Nantucket... 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 West Milford, Passaic County, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced. The event, co-hosted by the Friends of Long Pond Ironworks and 6th... 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 will be planted to block out traffic. (CNBNews file photo) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. SEPTEMBER 29, 2016--The Powell Street... 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 overdoses rose 23 percent to 3,383 between 2014 and 2015.” Unlike Steve Santarsiero, who couldn’t even be bothered to show up for work to... 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 discovered on Gilgo Beach, Long Island. Authorities believe these killings are the work of the Long Island Serial Killer, who after five years remains... 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 to the second-degree offense, among the most serious of the charges he faced, on Monday (9/26) following negotiations with Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Steven... 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 nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. Cooper University Hospital achieved an 85 percent or higher adherence to all Get With... 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 forecasts in Pennsylvania where gas extraction may occur, the possible scope of shale gas development in the Interior Marcellus, and a sampling of the... 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 presently incarcerated in Delaware County, PA prison on unrelated charges. A warrant with bail set at $100,000 full was lodged as a detainer to... 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 first three months handled a whopping 768 reports about poaching and illegal activity. That’s well above the number of tips coming into the Game... 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 weighing130 pounds. She has blonde hair and was last seen wearing grey sweatpants and a white tee shirt. Ms. O'Drain also has several tattoos.... 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 had numerous outstanding warrants. A K-9 unit was called to the stop to conduct an open air narcotics sniff around the exterior of the... 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 Cut Lawn Care, Inc. reminds Gloucester City residents that they don’t need to tackle the chore of decorating their homes or businesses on their... 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 is new. WABC says the crash happened before… 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 City cop critical, suspect dead in shooting outside Caesars Man killed in overnight shooting in north Oklahoma City Gloucester City NJ: Police Officer Receives... 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 their health coverage through no fault of their own. People whose coverage is stopped because their insurer closes their doors shouldn’t be fined for... 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 to help us to understand the history and importance of a place. Using the writings of Whitall descendant, Hannah Whitall Smith, a prominent Quaker... 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 keep the budget down,” said Mayor and Council. “The city has saved money by privatizing the ambulance system. Eleven employees were laid off and... 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 executed. In addition, two arrest were made for possession of a controlled dangerous substance, 50 bags of crack cocaine were confiscated and an illegal... 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 $3,563 in cost recovery for the department. Formosa Plastics Corp. operates a polyvinyl chloride resin manufacturing facility at 780 Schoolhouse Road in Delaware City.... 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 son and step-daughters. Burial and Services will be private . Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Charles R.... 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: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Related articles James A. Underwood, of Gloucester City, GCHS Alumnus, Past Member of the City Dart League... 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), was contaminated with chromium-6, a cancer-causing chemical. Some of the South Jersey communities mentioned in the EWG report included Gloucester City, Haddon Township, Collingswood,... 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 home health care aide for a 92 year old Sea Isle City resident. The victim discovered the thefts and alerted the Sea Isle City... 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 for the Gloucester Catholic High School family. Students, parents, alumni, and friends gathered together, prayed together and then snacked on cookies and muffins. source:... 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 U.S. District Judge William H. Walls to an information charging him with one count of distribution of more than 500 grams of cocaine. Judge... 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 and water color. A free, informal reception with light refreshments is planned at the library on Sat., Oct. 8, 1 – 3 p.m. “Come... Read more →


Ventor Woman Charged with the Death of her 7-Month-Old Daughter

MAYS LANDING (September 27, 2016)– A 32-year-old Ventnor woman was charged today with Aggravated Manslaughter for the death last January of her 7-month-old daughter, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced. In response to a 9-1-1 call, officers of the Ventnor City Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded in the early morning of Friday, January 3, 2016 to a residence on the 5700 block of Monmouth Avenue, Ventnor, NJ, for a report of an... Read more →


Thought for the Day: The Computer Swallowed Grandpa

The computer swallowed grandpa . Yes, honestly it's true! He pressed 'control and 'enter' And disappeared from view. It devoured him completely, The thought just makes me squirm. He must have caught a virus Or been eaten by a worm. I've searched through the recycle bin And files of every kind; I've even used the Internet, But nothing did I find. In desperation, I asked Jeeves My searches to refine. The reply from him was... Read more →


CNB May 2012 Archives: Woodbury Is One of Three Schools Nationally to Earn Award

published Friday, May 25, 2012 May 22, 2012 press release The Woodbury Junior-Senior High School last week received an award and $25,000 for being named by the College Board as one of the three most inspiring high schools in America. The district received the 2012 Gaston Caperton Inspiration Award from the College Board at a celebratory assembly held May 17 in the school. The College Board’s Gaston Caperton Inspiration Awards recognize schools for creating a... Read more →


Grey Nun Academy Signs 10-Year Lease with Holy Redeemer Health System

Investments in Technology, New Leadership, and Curriculum Improvements at The Academy Deliver Advanced Instruction that is Second-to-None in the Region September 27, 2016 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy is pleased to announce that its executive board has officially entered into a 10-year lease with Holy Redeemer Health System (HRHS). Under terms of the new lease agreement, The Academy will rent the property for a nominal cost of $10 per year for 10 years,... Read more →


Haddon Township Redeveloping Downtown

HADDON TWP. -- Ask Mayor Randall Teague how he feels about the Haddon Towne Center mixed-use development going up along Haddon Avenue, and he'll use the word "excited." But it's in a rather subdued, somewhat weary way. That's because the $52.8 million project has been planned, negotiated, litigated and redesigned for about 16 years. If the… Read more →


DRUGS SEIZED DURING CHILD PORNOGRAPHY ARREST IN GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP N.J. SEPTEMBER 27, 2016--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Gloucester Township Police Chief Harry Earle announced a Gloucester Township man has been arrested and charged with distribution and possession of child pornography. Jonathan Conover, 33, is charged with 2rd degree distribution and 3nd degree possession of child pornography and is facing additional charges by the Gloucester Township Police Department for possession of Controlled Dangerous Substances (CDS). Conover was taken into custody on... Read more →


Tyson Foods Inc. Recalls Chicken Nugget Products Due To Possible Foreign Matter Contamination

Class I Recall Health Risk: High WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2016 – Tyson Foods Inc., a Sedalia, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 132,520 pounds of fully cooked chicken nugget products that may be contaminated with hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The fully cooked Panko Chicken Nuggets items were produced on July 18, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 5-lb. bag... Read more →


New NRCC TV ad exposes Steve Santarsiero's legacy of higher taxes

Say what you will about Steve Santarsiero, but at least the guy is consistent. Santarsiero has consistently voted for higher taxes on middle class families. The National Republican Congressional Committee is out with a new television ad highlighting Santarsiero’s legacy of raising taxes. NRCC Comment: “Steve Santarsiero has consistently supported higher taxes on Pennsylvania families throughout his career as a politician. Pennsylvania families deserve better than a do-nothing politician like Steve Santarsiero, who is a... Read more →


Football power points for games played through Sept. 24

NJSIAA POWER POINTS NORTH JERSEY, SECTION 1 Group 5: Ridgewood (3-0) 46; Bloomfield (3-0) 40; Hackensack (2-1) 33; Montclair (2-0) 31; Clifton (2-1) 30; Passaic Tech (2-1) 29; Union City (2-1) 29; Paterson Kennedy (2-1) 26; North Bergen (1-2) 17; West Orange (1-2) 17; Livingston (1-2) 12; Paterson Eastside (1-1) 12; Bergen Tech (0-3) 3; Memorial… Read more →


Commentary: Learning Lessons from Tax Reform

Taxpayers for Common Sense held a panel conversation yesterday commemorating the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The message was crystal clear: The only path to major tax reform involves hard work by members of Congress willing to immerse themselves in substance and open their ears to the concerns of their colleagues on the other side of the aisle. In today’s political climate, that may seem like a pipedream, but that is precisely why we assembled... Read more →


Clean Power Plan: Natural Gas Consumption in PA Will Increase By 72% in 14 Years

press release Demonstrates PA’s Refusal to Replace Greenhouse Gas-Emitting Energy Sources with Renewables Pennsylvania (September 26, 2016)– Today, Pennsylvanians Against Fracking released a statement revealing that given Pennsylvania’s plan to generate electricity through a rash of new natural gas power plants, greenhouse gas emissions will substantially increase, causing the state to fail to meet federally mandated emissions reductions. This violation, in turn, will undermine global climate warming limits for the United States and those set... Read more →


CNB May 2012 Archives: Super's Contract, Meet at the Ship, Another Reason, Top 25

published Sunday, May 13, 2012 related CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS related CNBNews Point of View Contract negotiations between the Gloucester City School Board and newly appointed Superintendent Joseph Rafferty have been completed. The contract, effective July 1, 2012, is for three years. He is replacing Paul Spaventa whose contract was not renewed. According to Rafferty his starting salary is $146,00 with increase of two percent in year two ($148,920) and year three ($151,898). MEET AT... Read more →


EPA Finalizes $14 Million Cleanup Plan to address Lead and Arsenic at Gibbsboro Route 561 Dump site

press release (New York, N.Y. – Sept. 26, 2016) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its $14 million plan to clean up contaminated soil and sediment at the Route 561 Dump site in Gibbsboro, N.J. The site is an area near a former paint manufacturing plant and was used as a paint waste dump. The Route 561 Dump site includes businesses, a vacant lot, a small creek called White Sand Branch and wetlands. The... Read more →