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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 Layers; Tile Marble & Terrazzo workers. Next year the stakes... 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 on the left side and one lane on the right... 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 parked in the rear of the apartment complex. According to... 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 of CDS and Marijuana was located. The accused, Kent R.... 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 meeting despite the genuine interest union members showed in his... 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 Jersey see for Camden--an American city rising to new heights... 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 in critical condition and another 11 are in serious condition. Raw footage of the aftermath shows passengers exiting the train while crying and stepping over debris as emergency workers attempt to reach commuters among... 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 the soil is an environmentally-controlled landfill in Idaho, said EPA... 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 problems. The EPA dredged, excavated and disposed of arsenic-contaminated sediment... 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 for everyone during a great time of year," said DEP... 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 – The Camden County Library System begins rolling out its innovative Books and Cooks initiative this month designed to promote food literacy, particularly in communities such as Camden considered ‘food deserts’ by the US Department... 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 lake and its watershed. As part of its lake management... 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 programs. Learn about adult continuing studies programs, as well as the 11 master’s and two doctoral programs. Representatives from admissions, individual academic programs and financial aid will be available. October 22, 2016 at 9:15... 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 Sound, be on the lookout for three persons in the... 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 academic achievements in high school. BW's merit scholarships are awarded to full-time students and are renewable up to four years with good academic and social standing. BW grants a wide range of scholarships to... 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 New Hampshire Volunteers re-enactors, will provide hourly camp life and... 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 2015 when the Division conducted a survey of Pheasant & Quail Stamp buyers to gauge participant satisfaction in the stocking program. The results of the survey moved the Division to work on the PAF... 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 railroad crossing will be closed permanently to vehicular traffic by... 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 attend the joint session, Brian Fitzpatrick has spent his career... 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 DONATES CRIBS FOR NEWARK MOMS Struggling parents in Newark will receive a free crib for their newborn, all thanks to a new initiative known as Keeping Babies Safe. Mark Bonamo of NewarkInc says the... 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, systems in the course of… 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 at large. Forging relationships with cyber-sleuths, journalists and victim’s families,... 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 Salvati. AP Salvati will recommend that Gaines be sentenced to... 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 The Guidelines-Stroke achievement indicators for two or more consecutive 12-month... 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 potential environmental impacts that will occur. Resources such as water,... 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 expected? Those were just a few questions being asked before the season. Well through three games, those questions have been answered. Now they’re stuck with a new question. How will the Eagles handle 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 hold Gonzales for the crimes committed in Moorestown. Address/Location Township... 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 Commission’s hotline during a 12-month span in many years prior... 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. Ms. O'Drain is possibly operating a black 2004 Suzuki Grand... 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 a free pumpkin! You may combine any of the events for a full day of family fun. Choose the Corn Maze Train, visit The Ol’ Susquehanna Mine or simply enjoy a relaxing trip along... 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 vehicle, which resulted in a positive alert for the presence... 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 own each year. Holiday lighting professionals provide start-to-finish, flip-the-switch services... 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 Oath of Office Thieves take $1,000 in merchandise from Arkansas... 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 not having coverage. "Obamacare's heavy-handed, one-size-fits-all regulations don't work and... Read more →