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November 2016

CNB Business News: Local outdoor decorating pros offer their top three tips for holiday lighting

press release Egg Harbor Township, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) November 29, 2016 - Even though Christmas is just a few short weeks away, the decorating pros at Christmas Decor franchises nationwide assure homeowners that it’s not too late to decorate. The key, according Shawn Anita Ferrie of Christmas Decor by Fresh Cut Lawn Care, Inc., a franchise member of the Christmas Decor network in Egg Harbor Township, is not to be distracted by the endless décor possibilities, but to create a plan that is focused and designed for maximum impact with minimum stress. Ferrie offers the following tips for achieving a professional result from your holiday decorating efforts: 1. Less is more when it comes to holiday lighting. Don’t crowd your lawn with too many colors and themes. Whether your preference is colored lights, white lights, or a combination of both, avoid the “Clark Griswold” approach and don’t try to blanket... Read more →

Obituary | Jack V. Knipp of Bellmawr

Jack V. Knipp, on November 30, 2016, of Bellmawr. Age 73. Beloved husband of the late Margaret. Devoted father of James (Maureen), Jackie Reitano (Charles), Mike Aspinall (MaryBeth), and David Aspinall. Loving pop-pop of 14 and great-grandpop of 4. Dear brother of Anne Cominskie. There will be a Memorial Mass at 9:30am on Saturday morning at Holy Child Parish, St. Teresa RC Church, 13 E. Evesham Road, Runnemede, NJ. Interment St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Chews Landing. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s name to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053. Related articles Regina F. Piontkowski, Bellmawr Councilwoman, St. Joseph's Elementary School Teacher Mrs. Concetta Ann Roccia, age 92, of Runnemede Frank S. Crossan Sr., of Bellmawr, age 88, World War II Naval Veteran Mary T. Wadsworth (nee Lipsett), Member of the Bellmawr Fire Department #1 Ladies Auxiliary South Jersey Students Obtain... Read more →

Obituary | Susan L. Orseno of Voorhees

Susan L. Orseno (nee Delibert), on November 28, 2016, formerly of Bellmawr and Philadelphia. Age 78. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Devoted mother of Lorene McDermott (John), Brett Orseno, and Brian Orseno. Loving grandmother of John and Lisa and great-grandmother of Jax. Dear sister of Patricia Bauer and the late Marguerite Conrad. There will be a Memorial Mass at 12noon Friday at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 402 N. Kings Hwy., Cherry Hill, NJ. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Susan’s memory to the Animal Adoption Center, PO Box 4017, Lindenwold, NJ 08021. Read more →

Frank V. Mevoli Succumbs; Audubon Little League Hall of Fame Member; Air Force Veteran

Frank V. Mevoli, went home to be with the Lord on November 28, 2016, of Audubon. Age 72. Beloved husband for 52 years of Patricia A. (nee Wilson). Devoted father of Vince Mevoli (Karen). Loving p-pop of Vincent and Nicholas. Dear brother of Michael Mevoli (Mary) and the late Vito Anthony Mevoli and brother-in-law of Janice Mevoli. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Frank proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam Era. He was also a member of the Audubon Little League Hall of Fame. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Friday evening and from 10 to 11am Saturday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am Saturday at the funeral home. Interment Woodbury Memorial Park, Woodbury. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Frank’s memory to Laurel Hill Bible Church, 1260 Blackwood Clementon Road, Clementon, NJ 08021, or... Read more →


Governor Chris Christie held a press conference in the Rotunda of the New Jersey State House yesterday, where he announced his plan to make a $300 million in renovations to the building. WBGO says the building has not been renovated in more than 60 years. NJ ATTORNEYS ASKS COURT TO 'RECLASSIFY' POT AS LESS DANGEROUS DRUG New Jersey's medical marijuana program is nearly seven years old, but pot is still classified as one of the most dangerous and reviled drugs with no medicinal benefits. says two attorneys argued in front of a three-judge panel in Trenton that it is inconsistent for the state to have a medical marijuana program and still classify the drug as a Schedule I substance, alongside heroin. NJ SUPREME COURT TO HEAR MAJOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING CASE The New Jersey Supreme Court will hear a case today that could ramp up construction of affordable housing units... Read more →

500th Surgical Weight Loss Procedure Performed at Kennedy Health in 2016

Stratford, NJ – On November 28th, Jennifer Hall of Beverly, NJ, became the 500th patient in 2016 to undergo weight loss surgery at Kennedy University Hospital in Stratford, NJ. The Kennedy Center for Surgical Weight Loss – located at its Stratford hospital – is an accredited Comprehensive Center through the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP). Kennedy’s program, one of the region’s most acclaimed and successful in helping people with obesity reclaim their health and lives, was established in early 2007. More than 2,700 area residents have undergone weight loss surgery at Kennedy over the past decade. Jennifer’s bariatric procedure was performed by the program’s Medical Director, Marc Neff, MD, FACS. Jennifer was presented with balloons, flowers and a supply of bariatric-specific nutritional supplements during her post-surgical hospital stay to mark the milestone. Read more →


published December 31, 2012 TWO STREET STOMPERS/BROOKLAWN NJ ...This year's theme GOLDRUSH BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (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 "Wenchtoberfe... Continue reading "BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | " » Related articles Mummers hit by fire ready for parade in Philly BROOKLAWN'S TWO STREET STOMPERS CHAMPS! (inc. videos) | It's Time Again For Philadelphia's Grandest Tradition: The Mummers' Parade! CNBNEWS January 2012 Cheers and Jeers Aqua String Band of Philadelphia Mummer's Fame Prepares for 90th Parade Read more →

Information sought on sexual assault suspect

(Camden City, NJ) November 29, 2016– The Camden County Police Department is investigating a sexual assault that occurred Sunday and is asking the public for help to identify the suspect. Officers responded to the 900 block of S. 3rd Street at 6:28 p.m. on Sunday where they located a female sexual assault victim. The victim reports that she was approached by an unknown black or Hispanic male suspect in a white van. The suspect forced her to go with him to a nearby lot next to an abandoned building where he then sexually assaulted her. After committing the crime, the suspect fled the area. The victim was transported to Cooper University Hospital for treatment. The suspect is described as a black or Hispanic male between 5’3” and 5’7”. A sketch of the suspect along with a picture of the van he drove accompany this release. Anyone with information about this... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing N.J.: Additional Pheasants To Be Stocked

Pheasant (Photo credit: Wikipedia) November 29, 2016 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife will be stocking an additional 8,000 pheasants for hunters in December, a result of another excellent production year at the Rockport Pheasant Farm. The Division had already committed to stocking 50,000 during its regular stocking season, and has already used 1,000 surplus birds to double the number of pheasant stocked during the November 5, 2016 Youth Pheasant Hunt. These additional 8,000 birds will be distributed statewide, utilizing the new New Jersey's Pheasant Allocation Formula during six of the remaining days of the current stocking season. The current plan is to allocate the additional birds for the following dates: Dec. 1 - additional 1,200 pheasants Dec. 3 - additional 630 pheasants Dec. 13 - additional 390 pheasants Dec. 17 - additional 890 pheasants Dec. 24 - additional 2,040 pheasants Dec. 29 - additional 2,850 pheasants 2016 Pheasant... Read more →

Wild Wing Cafe coming to Barrington NJ ( The official groundbreaking took place earlier in November for a new eatery called Wild Wing Cafe, to be located in Barrington NJ on the White Horse Pike next to the Super Wawa. Wild Wing Cafe is a newer, but growing national full service restaurant with a twist… they feature live entertainment as a key part of the experience, something that is very rare for an eatery of its type. They are currently centered in the Southeast (its first location was in Hilton Head) and the Barrington location is the first in the Northeast. And when I say “full service”, I mean that it will also include a liquor license to offer your favorite beers and cocktails. The menu is similar to Buffalo Wild Wings and Hooters, wings are a key menu item but they also feature delicious burgers and other entrees They target several crowds; known as a go-to... Read more →

Christie Administration Commemorates National Hospice and Palliative Care Month

New Jersey Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett will participate in the dedication of The Samaritan Center at Voorhees, a new hospice center, to mark November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. “End of life is a difficult time for both patients and families — New Jersey’s hospice programs provide compassionate, supportive care to ease the suffering of those that are ill and offer comfort to families,” said Commissioner Bennett. “National Hospice and Palliative Care Month is a reminder to plan ahead for this challenging time by having discussions with loved ones about wishes for end-of-life care.” Commissioner Bennett will attend the dedication of The Samaritan Center on Nov. 30 at 11:30 a.m., which will be held at 265 Route 73 South, Voorhees. Hospice programs provide palliative services to terminally ill patients in the home or at a health care facility, including medical, nursing, social work, volunteer and counseling services.... Read more →

BLUE LINE: Where is the Outrage

Displayed with permission from American Police Beat Paul Kelly | President of the San Jose POA Where’s the outrage when a cop is targeted for murder? Where are the questions being asked of the parents, family, friends, and neighbors of the suspect that thought it was OK to shoot, and all too often, murder a police officer. What could the parents, family, friends, and neighbors have done to prevent these types of incidents? What have they been teaching the suspect over the years to try and prevent this type of mindset? Many anti-cop activists want to only discuss an incident where force was used after the fact. We want a dialogue about what could have been done to prevent the incident where force was used in the first place. How about following a lawful order or not possessing a handgun or knife for starters? What happened an hour or... Read more →

Assumption Football Team Reaches NCAA Playoffs, Finishes with Record-Breaking Season

WORCESTER, MA (11/29/2016)-- For the second consecutive year, the Assumption College Football team advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs, capping off an historic season. Local members of the team include: Charles Reid of Westampton (08048) Nolan Seward of May's Landing (08330) Assumption was nationally ranked entering the 2016 season after finishing the 2015 regular season 9-1, winning the Northeast-10 Championship, and advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Hounds finished this season 9-3. "When these student-athletes signed on to join our team, they were signing on to make a difference in our community on and off the field," said fourth-year Head Coach Bob Chesney. "To be able to see that plan through and earn a spot in back-to-back NCAA playoff appearances is testament to all of their hard work. Regardless of their individual roles, they all contributed in some way to this season's success. To have... Read more →

First Lady Host 200 Service Members at Annual White House Holiday Decor Preview

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 — First Lady Michelle Obama hosted nearly 200 service members, spouses, children, veterans and wounded warriors at this year’s annual White House holiday décor preview as part of a Joining Forces initiative celebration. image First Lady Michele Obama speaks to nearly 200 military families in the White House East Room during the eighth annual military family preview of White House holiday décor, Nov. 29, 2016. DoD photo by Terri Moon Cronk “For the past eight years, celebrating the holidays and having you all be the first that see the decorations … has been one of our favorite White House traditions,” the first lady said. “It reminds us that between all the shopping lists and the travel plans and all those big meals, we cannot forget what the holidays are really about, and you all help us,” she said. Military Families ‘Do It All’ Military families remind... Read more →

Slim Randles Home Country:

Ted, The Cigar, and The Badger

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet My first wife came from a ranching family way back up in the hills of central California and had a cousin, Ted, who was a hound-dog man. This made him akin to Evel Knievel with a pack of pooches. I talked my way into hunting with him, of course. All went well until we were on the way home, when a badger ran across the road and dove into a large culvert pipe. "Oh wow!" Ted yelled. "Let's get him!" He released most of the hounds and they plugged the culvert pipe with bawling insults. In the dead center of the pipe was a snarling badger. "Gotta smoke him outta there," Ted said, scratching his head as if in thought. I’d read about smoking things out. Davy Crockett, bears, that sort of thing, so I was eager to learn. Ted lit a cigar and handed it... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Mass hacking starts Thursday

We have 36 hours to stop the government from being able to remotely hack your computer and phone. Call your lawmakers now and demand they pass the Stop Mass Hacking Act. Dial 1-919-FREEDOM now or click here. At midnight on Thursday, the FBI, CIA, and other law enforcement agencies get a major expansion of their hacking powers. Instead of having to get a hacking warrant from your local district judge, they’ll be able to go forum shopping for any judge in the country who will give them the warrant. Even worse, any federal judge will be able to authorize the government to run hacking operations on multiple computers located anywhere. A single warrant could authorize privacy violations on a mass scale.[1] Fortunately, a group of US lawmakers is working on delaying the hacking powers from taking effect on Thursday. If we can get this delayed now, there is a good... Read more →

Two Men Given Multi-Year Prison Sentences For Scheme To Rob Drug Dealers At Gunpoint

CAMDEN, N.J. – Two New Jersey men were sentenced to prison today for their roles in a conspiracy to rob a drug stash house of multiple kilograms of cocaine that they believed would be stored at the location, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Robert Smith, a/k/a “Born,” 43, of Trenton, New Jersey, and Derrick Adams, a/k/a “Little D,” 30, of Florence and Willingboro, New Jersey, were sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Noel L. Hillman to 360 and 120 months in prison, respectively. Following a one-week jury trial in April 2016, Smith was convicted of conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine, possessing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence and a drug trafficking crime, and possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon. Adams pleaded guilty in November 2015 to conspiracy to commit robbery and conspiracy to distribute five or... Read more →

CNB Business News:

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board Opens Entry for Pappy Van Winkle Limited-Release Lottery

Packages including multiple Pappy bourbons, whiskeys offered for the first time Harrisburg – Just in time for holiday gifting and celebrations, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB), through its fourth Limited-Release Lottery this year, will award the opportunity to purchase 1,601 bottles of Pappy Van Winkle bourbons and whiskeys, including, for the first time, packages containing multiple bottles of the very popular, limited-production spirits. Pennsylvania residents and licensees have until 11:00 PM Saturday, Dec. 3, to opt in to one or more of the drawings. Participants must be registered customers at with billing information on file. These Kentucky whiskeys, produced by Pappy Van Winkle’s grandson using recipes dating back three generations, are among the most sought after in the world. Wine Enthusiast magazine and the World Spirits Championship have rated the 20-year-old bourbon 99 out of 100, and the Old Rip Van Winkle distillery claims the 13-year-old rye is... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: New Energy Hub Means More Pipelines and More Pollution for South Jersey

(November 29, 2016)--Senate President Steve Sweeney has come out with a plan for an “energy hub” in the Philadelphia/South Jersey region that will bring more pipelines, air pollution, and environmental problems for surrounding areas. The plan was announced today at the Greater Philadelphia Energy Action Team’s “South Jersey Road Show” where the Senator was a Keynote speaker. We are very concerned with this proposal because it will move the region backwards by re-opening old refineries, opening new liquefied natural gas ports, and dangerous pipelines instead of moving forward with clean renewable energy like wind. “Senator Sweeney’s plan for an Energy Hub in South Jersey will mean the proliferation of pipelines, dirty fuels, air pollution and dangerous and damaging chemical and fuel storage facilities. Instead of moving forward with clean energy, this plan will move South Jersey backwards into the fossil foolishness of the past. All this Energy Hub will mean... Read more →

CNB Medical: Fluid Flow Model Evaluates Clotting Risk In New Stent Graft Design

Source Newsroom: South Dakota State University and Sanford Health Newswise — Whether patients with mechanical heart valves and stents must take blood thinners depends on how effectively blood flows through these implantable medical devices. Researchers have modeled the flow of blood through left ventricular assist devices and mechanical heart valves to estimate clotting risk, but this type of work has not been done on stent grafts—until now. South Dakota State University associate professor Stephen Gent collaborated with Sanford Health vascular surgeon Dr. Pat Kelly and biomedical engineer Tyler Remund to evaluate whether a new branching stent design might increase the risk of blood clots. Their work was accepted for publication in the Journal of Vascular Surgery and is available online. “An orderly straight-through flow is optimal,” explained Gent, who has done computational fluid dynamic modeling of stent grafts for the Sanford team since 2014. This work builds on a previous... Read more →

New York Men Arrested For Forcing Employees to Work at Halal Chicken Slaughterhouse Business

NEWARK, N.J. – Two New York men were arrested today for allegedly forcing employees to work for them at a Halal chicken slaughterhouse in Middlesex County, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Mohammad Abdul Wahid, 54, of Queens, New York, and Mohammed Iqbal Kabir, 42, of Bronx, New York, are charged by complaint with one count each of conspiracy to commit forced labor (human trafficking); conspiracy to harbor undocumented persons for financial gain; and violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. The defendants appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joseph A. Dickson in Newark federal court and both were released on $75,000 unsecured bond each, with home confinement and electronic monitoring. “The Department of Justice is committed to working with our law enforcement partners to seek justice on behalf of vulnerable victims of human trafficking,” Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division, said. “The Civil Rights Division commends the District of... Read more →

PARENT: "Close Your Mouth and Go to Sleep!"

But can they? Mouth Breathers don't breath through their nose, due to a misguided tongue. The Medical and Dental worlds have joined forces to comprehensively treat young children with a safe, FDA Approved, Non-pharmaceutical approach that re-trains the tongue, stops Bed-wetting, Snoring, ADD / ADHD behaviors, Allergies and straightens teeth without braces. New York, NY, November 29, 2016 ( - 3 million cases treated world-wide for Sleep Disordered Breathing. HealthyStart™️ reports that merging Medical and Dental for the 9 out of 10 children helps address the serious symptoms of Sleep Disordered Breathing that threatens their future health. Over 30,000 will attend the Greater New York Dental Meeting Sunday through Wednesday, but THIS ONE story will stand out with the solution to these escalating health problems that can follow a child into their adult life if it is not corrected before they hit puberty. It is very serious but goes truly... Read more →

How Pennsylvania Certifies the Vote After Every Election

November 29, 2016 By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary All Pennsylvanians want to have confidence in the security and results of elections, and that’s why significant steps are in place to ensure that they can. Following every election, each county in Pennsylvania reviews and reconciles the unofficial elections results. This process is called the official canvass of votes and is completed and overseen by the return board, which is also a county’s bipartisan Board of Elections in many instances. First, counties compare the number of registered voters in each precinct to the numbered list of voters created at the polls on Election Day. Then, they compare the numbered list of voters to the number of votes recorded on the voting machines that appears on the results tapes printed at the close of polls. The return board then must investigate any discrepancies or irregularities among those records. The return board has... Read more →


Murphy To Run On Team Of Regular Democratic Party Organization Candidates Led By Senate source Wikipedia President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald, And Including Party-Endorsed Candidates For County Row Offices and Boards of Freeholders The Democratic Party leadership in Southern New Jersey has endorsed Phil Murphy for governor, saying he has the experience and vision to revitalize the state's economy and bring needed reforms to Trenton. Murphy and the region's Democratic leaders have agreed to run together with all candidates endorsed by the county party organizations for State Senate, General Assembly, and county Row Offices and Boards of Freeholders. Their names will appear in the Regular Democratic Organization column in each of the seven southern New Jersey counties. In endorsing Murphy, the region's Democratic county chairs, State Senate and General Assembly candidates praised his plans to grow the state's economy by investing in infrastructure and innovative business,... Read more →

$714,076 in recycling grants awarded to Delaware schools, businesses and municipalities

Gov. Markell, DNREC Sec. Small announce Announcement held at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School in Milton MILTON, Del. (Nov. 29, 2016) – Governor Jack Markell and DNREC Secretary David Small were joined by Delaware Recycling Public Advisory Council Chair B.J. Vinton today to announce $714,076 in recycling assistance grants to schools, businesses and municipalities for projects that develop or expand waste reduction, reuse or recycling activities. The announcement was held at H.O. Brittingham Elementary School in Milton, whose recycling program was showcased as a recipient of a state recycling award. DNREC’s Recycling Assistance Grant Program is marking its sixth year as a competitive, matching grant program. The program encourages recipients to provide at least 25 percent of the total project cost in either cash or in-kind services. Since the grant program’s inception, 112 grants, totaling more than $8.5 million, have been awarded to bolster recycling activities in the state. “Delaware has... Read more →

CNB Business News: Grand Opening of Fine Wine & Good Spirits Store in Brookhaven, Delaware County

Brookhaven PA (November 29, 2016) – The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) today welcomed local officials and the public to the grand opening of a new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store at The Shoppes at Brookhaven, 4934 Edgmont Ave., Brookhaven, Delaware County. With almost 5,200 square feet of space, this store, which is located in a popular shopping center anchored by a grocery store, features more than 2,600 wines and spirits, including Chairman’s Selection® and Chairman’s Advantage® products, which are hand-selected, highly rated wines, some of which are available for less than 10 dollars a bottle. The new Fine Wine & Good Spirits store offers a warm, welcoming atmosphere for consumers to browse the extensive selection. The focal point of the store is the center table, where customers can find staff to answer questions or provide recommendations. The center table provides counters for highlighting promotional items and educational materials... Read more →

Norcross Observes National Adoption Month by Honoring South Jersey "Angels in Adoption"

Norcross: “Alison Graf is a special woman who’s opened her home and her heart to so many deserving children.” Washington, DC-Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today observed National Adoption Month by honoring the Graf family of Collingswood, New Jersey as the 2016 Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute “Angels in Adoption™” for Southern New Jersey. “Alison Graf is a special woman who’s opened her home and her heart to so many deserving children. I can’t think of anyone more fitting to be honored as this year’s Angels in Adoption™ awardee,” said Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01). “And during this holiday season, what better time than now to honor Alison & her family as the country observes National Adoption Month, which is celebrated in November.” Alison Graf’s journey as an adoptive mother began with her own biological son Ethan, the youngest of three. With two older sisters, Ethan didn’t want to be the youngest... Read more →

Obituary: Elizabeth Marin, age 76, of Cherry Hill

On November 23, 2016. Age 76. Of Cherry Hill. Survived by her loving Santiago family. Visitation on Friday morning, December 2nd, from 10 to 11 AM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service 11 AM in the funeral home. Interment Calvary Cemetery, Cherry Hill. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Elizabeth Marin. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph:856-456-1142 Read more →

N.J. News Commons: OBAMACARE Repeal could Kill Health Coverage for 528,000 IN N.J.

A new report released Monday by New Jersey Policy Perspective warns that repealing the Affordable Care Act would eliminate health insurance for 528,000 New Jersey residents. NJ Pen says those residing in cities would be hit hardest, especially in Camden, where nearly 32 percent of adults could lose coverage. AS DROUGHT WORSENS, RENEWED CALLS FOR RELEASE OF LONG-OVERDUE PLAN Water supply advisers for the state are once again calling on Gov. Chris Christie to release the state's water planning blueprint as the drought in New Jersey worsens. NJ Spotlight says the plan, which hasn't been updated publicly since 1996, can't deal with the shortages or pollution from sewage treatment plants. TWENTY JUDGES ADDED IN PREPARATION FOR NEW BAIL SYSTEM Senate President Steve Sweeney is adding 20 new judges to court system in New Jersey. NJTV says the move is part of preparations for the state's historic bail reform, which will... Read more →


South Jersey Schools Struggling with New PARCC Tests

(CNBNewsnet)(November 29, 2016)--Figures released by the U.S. department of education reveal that schools in the South Jersey area are not up to standard and some work will have to be done to help them reach the required bar on the new PARCC state tests. The figures show that students in poorer areas of South Jersey are falling behind in the PARCC tests. In the more affluent areas, such as Long Island Beach, 75 per cent of children in the fourth-grade passed their English test, whereas the state average was 54 per cent. Poorer areas such as Bridgeton and Egg Harbor City fared less well, with less than 20 per cent of children achieving the required score. Link between Federal Free Meal Program and Poor PARCC Scores Experts say there is a clear link between kids that qualify for the federal free meal program and lower scores. Kids from poorer families... Read more →

Eagles Season in Shambles After Monday Night's Loss

Austin Darrow | CNBNewsnet (PHILADELPHIA PA)(November 29, 2016)--After a 3-0 start and playoffs an actual possibility, the Philadelphia Eagles have won only two games out of their last eight. That’s not surprising to some, but it’s a little shocking at how fast they have regressed. Their loss on Monday Night Football was a crushing blow to the season and their playoff hopes. The Eagles could win out and win 5 in a row to go 10-6, but that’s very unlikely, and one to two more wins is more likely for the Eagles. Carson Wentz’s first three games were spectacular, he played like a No. 2 pick in the draft should play. Since that he hasn’t really played great, as a matter of fact he’s regressed. Wentz has shown flaws like any rookie quarterback will, but he’s been quietly terrible after his hot start. He’s thrown eight interceptions and five touchdowns... Read more →


November 29, 2016 photo credit Maria Cimini By Marla Cimini | CNBNewsnet As an avid traveler, I have found that when it comes to holiday travel its best to be prepared. In fact, the key to navigating airports and flights during the busiest time of the year is to plan ahead and have an idea of what to expect during your journey. Although it may be impossible to totally avoid crowds, delays, traffic and those seemingly endless security lines, travel is important to many families over the holidays. Here is a quick list of holiday travel tips: Mail your holiday gifts ahead to your destination. Purchasing online is a wonderful option because you successfully avoid airline extra baggage fees. Even better, you can watch others squeeze their presents into the overhead bin, where they will most certainly be misshapen along the way. And if you must bring a present or... Read more →

N.J.'s best sub/hoagie shop

Is this new kid on the block re-inventing the sandwich? So... you want to open up your own sub/hoagie shop. It's just a matter of finding the right location and bread, both the cash and roll variety. It only it were that easy. Bob Frank, owner of WonderSub in Old Bridge, had a different challenge soon after opening. Some locals made it known they were against…

Pre-K Our Way Hosts Communications Meetings with Local Communities about Long-Ago Promised High-Quality Pre-K

Meeting Provided Attendees with Information to Bring Pre-K Expansion to 50,000 NJ Children Waiting Since 2008 EDISON & MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Pre-K Our Way, a nonprofit, statewide organization focused on creating public awareness and discussion of New Jersey’s high-quality, publicly-funded pre-k program and the 2008 New Jersey law to expand it to more three- and four-year old children in New Jersey, held two community communications meetings in late November to engage attendees in the effort and ensure pre-k expansion is part of the 2017 gubernatorial and legislative discussions. The meetings were attended by representatives of 18 of New Jersey’s 21 counties, living in 34 of the state's 40 legislative districts, and with direct connection via family, friends or community to 45,000 of the 50,000 kids waiting each year for the preschool promised by law in 2008. New Jersey has one of the best, most successful and high-quality public preschool... Read more →

Fake News and the Myth of Fidel Castro as Robin Hood

Years before Fidel Castro, the defiant leader of revolutionary Cuba, died on November 25, his demise had been reported many times. The first was nearly 60 years ago, when the front pages of The New York Times and other newspapers flashed headlines about his death in a botched invasion of Cuba on December 2, 1956. The… Read more →


Who Are the Best CEOs Today? What Can We Learn from Them?

(CNBNewsnet)(November 29, 2016)--There is no definitive way of ranking the world’s best CEOs. Some use company performances and bottom lines to rank CEOs. Others, like Washington State University, focus on innovations and how these top executives are leading the mobile revolution. Among the top names are Tim Cook and Larry Page, CEOs at the two most influential tech companies in the world: Apple and Alphabet (Google). Both CEOs have introduced a lot of innovations in recent years, changing the way we interact with mobile devices greatly. With both of these CEOs, one of the best things we can learn from them is their approach towards innovation. Innovation doesn’t always mean change. Sometimes, it means taking something good and refining it to provide a much better experience. The same approach is being taught in online executive MBA programs at top universities. You can learn more about Tim Cook and Larry Page,... Read more →

Rare Allergy: Some Cannot Tolerate Water

This article originally appeared on Medical Daily. Of all the allergies in the world, aquagenic urticaria—an allergy to water that causes patients to develop hives after coming into contact with water of any temperature—may be the strangest. Only about 30 to 40 people worldwide have ever been diagnosed with the condition, yet for those who have,… Read more →

Bellmawr Branch Library Offers New Hands-on Science Program for Kids

Curious Kids-Science Time for grades K – 3 to offer eight classes starting Dec. 6 KitchenScienceSlime – – Kids and parents enjoy a Kitchen Science program at the Bellmawr branch library making colorful slime in July 2015. This winter the library is offering a whole series of new science programs for kids on a variety of topics. (Camden County Library photo) VOORHEES, NJ – Nov. 28, 2016 – The Bellmawr branch of the Camden County Library System is starting a new, hands-on Science program for children in grades K – 3 that begins on Tuesday, Dec. 6 and will offer eight classes over the course of three months. Curious Kids – Science Time classes are part of the library’s STEM /STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) program for curious learners. Registration is required for each class and is available online at or by calling (856) 931-1400. Registration is generally... Read more →

Mountain Lakes, NJ Author Publishes Philosophy Book

press release This Book Shows How Living Your Life is like Playing a Game The Game of Life Continues, a new book by Dr. Barry Reiter, has been released by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. Inspired by a visit to the cemetery and seeing the headstones of mostly unknown people, Dr. Barry Reiter began to question what—if anything—was the value of their lives and life in general. This work represents Reiter’s philosophy of existence and presents life as a game, with playing fields, player’s objectives, and purpose. In The Game of Life Continues, all lives contribute to a life force of knowledge that will eventually enable players to fully understand life and creation. About the Author: Dr. Barry Reiter was born in Brooklyn, New York. He studied piano and performed concerts until the age of sixteen, studying art on weekends. Although he attended the High School of Music and Art as... Read more →


By Petty Officer 3rd Class Eric D. Woodall, Coast Guard 7th District Public Affairs Office It was a quiet Sunday afternoon in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on May 21, 1944, when an explosion on a Landing Ship Tank that was loading ammunition set off a chain reaction that would continue to burn and cause subsequent explosions into the next day. Most of the crews in port were enjoying some well-earned Hawaii liberty; enjoying a break from the perils and deployments involved with the battle in the Pacific. Joseph Tezanos, a Coast Guard second class petty officer at the time, was standing duty on LST 20. On that day, without regard for his own personal safety or well being, Tezanos leapt into action to save lives. Tezanos and three of his shipmates lowered a small boat from LST 20 and made two trips into the affected area, as the follow-on explosions occurred,... Read more →

Son of Gloucester City Councilman Arrested for Burglary; Charges Dropped and Case Dismissed by Camden County Prosecutor's Office

UPDATED JANUARY 17, 2017 WITH VIDEO UPDATE GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. December 2, 2016—Nicole Nardi submitted the above photo taken on October 20, 2016 of an unidentifiable Gloucester City public works employee standing behind the department’s equipment trailer parked in front of her home at 904 Somerset Street. Nardi alleges that the item standing against the trailer wall in front of the man is a mirror taken from her home by city employee Michael Johnson. (photo provided) William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. —CNBNews received an anonymous tip last week stating that Michael B. Johnson, age 37, a Gloucester City Public Works employee, and a resident of Gloucester City was arrested last month and charged with burglary. After further investigation, we obtained a copy of the complaint/warrant which stated in part that the "defendant did within the jurisdiction of this court, commit burglary by entering the structure of... Read more →

CNB News Travel Tips: Carnival Cruise line’s new Vista ship: Innovation on the sea

Carnival Cruise Lines Vista (Credit Andy Newman) November 28, 2016 By Marla Cimini | CNBNewsnet Who doesn’t love a trip to the Caribbean? The tropical breezes, melodic island music, and colorful cocktails all fit nicely into the perfect beach getaway. However, when planning a trip with your family, it’s often a bit of balancing act to find the right destination that is best for everyone. In recent years, multi-generational travel has been increasing, with more parents, grandparents, and kids traveling together that ever before, so there are plenty of options when deciding where to spend your next vacation. For a family vacation, choosing a cruise is an optimal way to please everyone in your group – no matter the age or interests. Most of the newer ships offer several levels of cabins for all types of passengers on a variety of budgets – including couples, families with kids -- and... Read more →


VOORHEES TWP. NJ (November 28, 2016)--On Sunday, November 27 at approximately 12:27pm, Voorhees Police Officer Mark Paranto initiated a motor vehicle stop on northbound Route 73 and Kresson Road on a gold Honda Civic for an equipment violation. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, proceeded onto the shoulder of Route 73 and increased speed. Subsequent police investigation revealed the driver, identified as James C. Fitzpatrick Jr. (46) from the 100 block of Lafayette Road in Beverly, NJ, proceeded through the red traffic signal at the intersection of Route 73 and Evesham Road in Evesham Township and while attempting to merge back into traffic near Evesham Road, he collided with other vehicles. The suspect’s vehicle overturned and the suspect fled from the scene on foot. When Officer Paranto arrived at the scene, he observed the suspect fleeing and was able to apprehend him after a foot chase. The suspect... Read more →

Guest Commentary: Hijacking Christmas Turns Ugly

November 28, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on three examples of Christmas being hijacked to make a cultural statement, some of which are offensive: Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster Nativity scene that features Joseph sporting a lumberjack beard taking a selfie; baby Jesus and a peace-flashing Mary, holding a Starbucks cup, are included. The three wise men show up on Segways holding Amazon boxes full of presents; there is also a cow draped in a sweater with a "100% Organic" seal on it. This depiction is more trendy than it is offensive. A gun-rights activist in Columbia, South Carolina has hijacked Christmas to make his case defending the Second Amendment. It is the work of the Palmetto State Armory. Billboards are being displayed in several South Carolina cities, all of which feature assault weapons or shotguns, cribbing from Christmas themes and... Read more →


Joshua A. Ludlam, of Gloucester City Succumbs; N.J. State Correction Officer; GHS 2001 Alumnus

On November 23, 2016. Age 33. Of Gloucester City. Loving husband of Lindsay Azzari-Ludlam. Loving father of Gianna and Jackson Ludlam. Cherished son of William R. and Lynn M. Ludlam (nee Hultz). Beloved brother of Michele Voght (William) and Lynn Amatrudo (Danny Connelly). Loving uncle of Megan Spencer (Vidal Flores Sr.), Katelyn Allison, Brooke Burns, Billy Voght and Adrianna Connelly and great uncle of Vidal and Ivan Flores. Josh was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 2001. He worked many years as a NJ State Corrections Officer. Relatives and friends are invited to his visitation on Wednesday evening, Nov. 30th, from 5 to 7 PM at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Funeral Service at 7 PM in the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joshua A. Ludlam. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through:... Read more →

N.J. Sierra Club: Drought Gets Worse, Drop in Rainfall, and Deficit of Action

press release While New Jersey’s drought worsens throughout the state, we have seen rainfall decline at rates 25 percent below normal. According to climate data from the National Weather Service, the New Jersey region continues to run a precipitation deficit of 9 to 12 inches this year. This is alarming because currently 12 of our state’s reservoirs are operating at about 52 percent of their full capacity of 70.6 billion gallons of water. Severe drought conditions have been declared when they jumped from 39.1 percent of the state to 40 percent of the state. In October, the DEP issued drought warnings in 14 northern and central counties and a drought watch in four others. New Jersey’s drought is not only a result of low rainfall, but more about increase of pollution, poor water quality, and the DEP’s failure to clean-up our waterways. “New Jersey’s drought is getting more severe, while... Read more →


Many struggling towns have become increasingly reliant on revenue from the municipal court system to plug holes in local budgets. An investigation by The Asbury Park Press, part of The USA Today Network, gives readers a look inside what they're calling the municipal court cash machine, which "treats thousands of residents each year as human ATMs." GOVERNOR CHRISTIE COULD SOON DECLARE STATEWIDE DROUGHT EMERGENCY New Jersey residents could be looking at fines and higher water bills if drought conditions in the state don't improve soon. The Associated Press says Gov. Chris Christie could declare a statewide drought emergency, which would give him the power to redistribute water among utilities and fine residents who don't comply with conservation measures. STATE HOPES TO ESTABLISH PRICES FOR NATURAL RESOURCES DAMAGES State lawmakers are looking to put a price on damage caused to natural resources by polluters to ensure the state is fairly compensated... Read more →

Ninth Circuit Upholds Arrest Over Refusal to Show Driver’s Licence

Lady-justice-jury (Photo credit: Wikipedia) November 23, 2016 Jamie Ross | Courthouse News TUCSON, Ariz. (CN) – Two police officers who arrested a man for refusing to show his driver’s license reasonably believed they had probable cause to make the arrest and should be granted immunity, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday. TaRaHawk von Brinken sued Tucson police officers James Voss and Richard Legarra in June 2014, claiming they unlawfully arrested him after he refused to show Voss his driver’s license. Von Brinken claimed he was driving behind a friend when Voss pulled the friend over into a bowling alley parking lot. Von Brinken followed and parked in the same lot, away from Voss and his friend’s vehicle. U.S. District Judge James Soto found that Voss and Legarra were not immune to von Brinken’s claims because they did not have probable cause to arrest him. “While plaintiff knowingly refused to show his... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Three K-9 dogs poisoned during during federal raid

English: Explosive dog (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Criminals may have found yet another way to defeat police investigations: make the area off-limits for canine units. Three Florida police dogs were poisoned with fentanyl earlier this month, while assisting offiers in a federal drug raid. Broward County Sheriff's Office Dog Training Head Detective Andy Weiman said of one of the dogs, "He was in… Read more →

CNB NOVEMBER 2012 ARCHIVES: Mount Ephraim School Board Hires New Superintendent

posted Thursday, November 01, 2012 By Leigh Anne Hubbs Gloucester City News The Mount Ephraim Board of Education (BOE) approved the contract of new Superintendent/Principal Leslie Koller at a salary of $120,000 per year, pro-rated, during last week’s meeting. School Board members said her contract will run from December 15, 2012, to June 30, 2016. Koller has many years of instructional and leadership experience, including her time as the Assistant Principal for Beck Middle School in Cherry Hill and, most recently, the Principal of Eisenhower Middle School in West Berlin. While principal of Eisenhower, the school was recognized as one of the “Schools to Watch” by the NJ Department of Education. This honor was awarded to the school after Ms. Koller brought it to model status, BOE members said. Other districts now tour the school learning ways to improve their own schools. In other business, the School Board discussed School... Read more →