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November 2016

Gloucester County Kicks off ‘Shop, Dine, Go Local’ 2016 Campaign

Related: CNB Business News Gloucester County Freeholders, Chamber of Commerce members and a local business owner joined at Doughty's Furniture & Mattress today to kick-off the county’s 2016 Shop, Dine, Go Local campaign that is designed to encourage spending money within the local community to help the county thrive. Freeholder Director Robert Damminger said, "Today we are at a retail store that is celebrating 70 years as a local Gloucester County company. Doughty’s Furniture & Mattress is the only remaining full line family owned furniture store in Gloucester County and it is here because shoppers appreciate the service they get from shopping at a locally owned, locally run business." Damminger said, “When we spend our dollars locally we support our businesses and community in many... Read more →

CNB Archives: Arbitration Awards Forcing Cities into Bankruptcy, Shop Local, Deer Attack Men

published Monday, November 26, 2012 related CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS CITIES GOING BROKE-City Journal columnist Steven Malanga this week writes about Pennsylvania’s one-sided binding arbitration law, which allows unelected mediators to burden cities with large compensation awards that ignore fiscal reality. Pennsylvania isn’t alone: about 20 states foist some form of binding arbitration on their local governments, despite studies showing that the system is often biased against taxpayers and frequently results in much bigger pay awards than government workers earn in places without arbitration. Even as reformers seek ways to cut local-government costs during the ongoing fiscal crisis, binding arbitration has largely escaped unchanged. Scranton PA is the latest victim of the law. Scranton managed to avoid insolvency until recently when an arbitrator ruled that... Read more →


NEWARK AIRPORT GETS AUTOMATED SECURITY SCREENING LINES United Airlines and the Transportation Security Administration unveiled the first two automated security screening lanes at Newark International Airport this morning. NJTV says passengers and TSA screeners will no longer be required to re-stack empty bins, making the system up to 30 percent faster. CHRISTIE: TAX REVENUE FROM LEGAL POT WOULD BE 'BLOOD MONEY' Governor Chris Christie told NJ 101.5 FM listeners that he believes the legalization of marijuana for tax purposes is tantamount to "blood money." NJ.com says the governor repeated the now debunked myth that marijuana is a gateway drug, and insisted that "every study shows it causes damage." CHRISTIE CHANGES HIS MIND ON RECIPROCAL TAX AGREEMENT Good news for anyone who commutes across the Delaware... Read more →

CNB Home Country: Steve and Old Snort

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Steve slowly saddled his horse, Old Snort, and climbed stiffly aboard in the cold snap of morning. He pulled his hat down a little lower and pulled the wild rag up to cover his nose and mouth from the morning chill. How many mornings had he done this? As Snort trotted out into the meadows of the hills surrounding our valley, he looked with perked ears for cattle. That’s what Snort does for a living. Those ears worked back and forth like radar, searching through trees and behind logs for the tell-tale movement or color of range cattle. And Steve just grinned. How many horses has he ridden on a morning like this? A hundred? Well, fifty, anyway. And the mornings... Read more →

State Suspends Licenses of Two Health Aides

NEWARK – The State Board of Nursing has temporarily suspended the certifications of two certified homemaker-home health aides charged with committing crimes against their patients. Robin L. Frye, of Newark, is charged with sexual assault by force or coercion and related offenses for allegedly engaging in sexual contact with an elderly female patient who resided at the nursing facility where he worked. Dionne Eke, of Lawrence Township, is charged with theft by unlawful taking for allegedly stealing $32,000 from a patient’s checking and credit card accounts. Both Frye and Eke have voluntarily surrendered their certifications to be deemed interim suspensions pending the disposition of their criminal cases and further order by the Board. “Home health care aids are entrusted to care for patients who cannot... Read more →

CNB Business News:

Why It Pays To Invest In Streamlining HR

(CNBNewsnet)(November 23, 2016)One of the busiest departments in your company, if not the busiest department is Human Resources. Therefore, it stands to reason that if you want to reduce costs and increase efficiency across the board, you should start by investing in streamlining HR. There are a number of things you can do to make life easier on everyone involved, and it may take an initial investment in a new cloud-based HR platform, but the time and money you save in the process will be well worth the effort. Just take a look at the following information on how you can quickly and almost effortlessly transition to a streamlined HR department. Move to the Cloud The first thing you may want to investigate is an... Read more →

Camden County Freeholders Support SCUCS “Stuff a Bus” Food Drive for Meals on Wheels

(November 18, 2016) - The Camden County Freeholder Board invites you to “Stuff a Bus” at Senior Citizens United Community Services, Inc. (SCUCS) to benefit Camden County’s Meals on Wheels program. “Help us fill the bus in the parking lot at SCUCS with food and donations this holiday season,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services. “Camden County Nutrition program through SCUCS delivers daily meals to our older neighbors who are physically or mentally unable to leave their homes.” The Camden County Meals on Wheels Program is funded in part by the Freeholder Board. The “Stuff a Bus” food drive will help stretch the program’s budget, and raise awareness for the Meals on Wheels program in Camden... Read more →

Dr. John Vecchione Agrees to License Suspension

NEWARK – Oral surgeon Dr. John Vecchione, whose Budd Lake office has been linked to 15 cases of bacterial endocarditis, yesterday agreed to the continued suspension of his license pending final disposition of the State’s allegations that his failure to follow infection control protocols exposed his patients to the risk of contracting the serious heart infection. Under the terms of the agreement, which will be formalized in a Consent Order between Vecchione and the Attorney General, Vecchione is prohibited from practicing until his case is heard by an Administrative Law Judge and the State Board of Dentistry makes a decision based on the judge’s findings. “Doctors who disregard the health and safety standards in place to protect the public are taking irresponsible risks with their... Read more →

Paperbacks that Give Back: Story Shares Announces New “Give One, Get One” Program

Nonprofit organization makes award-winning books available for purchase by the public for the first time ever, through a new give back program. BOSTON (Nov. 21, 2016) Just in time for the holiday shopping season (and the upcoming “Cyber Monday”), Story Shares is making its award-winning books available to the public. The nonprofit organization is adopting a “Give One, Get One” model that will allow people to purchase a paperback while also providing a book to be donated. Books can be ordered online only at http://www.storyshares.org/books/paperback. By purchasing the paperbacks that give back, the public can help get these needed books in the hands of teachers and students—while also getting a book to give as a gift to a child or teen. Story Shares provides books... Read more →


CHERRY HILL NJ--The Class of 1966 held its 50th-anniversary reunion on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill, NJ. About 100 attended this reunion, including 71 of the class members and their spouses. Participants gathered for a buffet dinner and dancing as they relived old times and reminisced with life-long friends. Gloucester Catholic Principal Ed Beckett congratulated the class members on their golden anniversary reunion. He updated them on current activities at GCHS and asked for their continued support of the school. Many thanks to Tom Kenney, Kathy Daniels and Jack Bennett for their efforts in organizing another successful reunion! source Gloucester Catholic HS Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: NJ Rep. Frank LoBiondo visits Coast Guard Cutter Rollin Fritch

PHILADELPHIA - Rep. Frank LoBiondo was given a tour of the Coast Guard Mid-Atlantic's newest cutter, the Rollin Fritch, by the ship's captain, Lt. Jason McCarthey and Capt. Benjamin Cooper, commander of Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay, in Cape May, New Jersey, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. LoBiondo met with the crew of the ship and was shown its capabilities and new technology, which will help serve a multi-mission function in an area spanning New Jersey to North Carolina and beyond. source United States Coast Guard Related articles Drones may soon deliver medical supplies in Australia Most New Jersey voters made up their minds by September Coast Guard rescues 2 from sinking sailboat in Delaware Bay Windy weather makes for unpleasant fishing | Jim Bolton's Outdoors... Read more →

FBI Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Annapolis Murder Investigation (see wanted poster)

The FBI in Annapolis and the Annapolis Police Department are asking for the public’s help in solving the murder of 25-year old Charles Edward Carroll, Jr., who was shot and killed in the 900 block of Royal Street in Annapolis, Maryland on July 28, 2016. Anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case could receive a reward of up to $10,000. Carroll, who was 25 years old and went by “Butta,” was found in a vehicle that crashed into a residential building. He died later at the hospital. Carroll was from Baltimore but was known to frequent the community of Bywater and Newtowne. Carroll’s homicide is being investigated jointly by the FBI Annapolis Resident Agency and the Annapolis Police Department. The FBI is... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: Omni Custom Meats, Inc Recalls Roasted Chicken Quarters

Due To Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens Class II Recall112-2016 Health Risk: LowNov 22, 2016 Press@fsis.usda.gov WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2016 – Omni Custom Meats, Inc., a Bowling Green, Ky. establishment, is recalling approximately 191,695 pounds of marinated Roasted Chicken Quarters due to misbranding, specifically an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains soy, a known allergen which was not declared on the product label. The marinated Roasted Chicken Quarters were produced from Jan. 12 through Nov. 15, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Label (PDF Only)] 5,477 cases of 35-lb. heat sealed bags containing 52 pieces of “Roasted Chicken Quarters – Sea Salt, Cane Juice, Chicken Broth Powder, Canola Powder, Spices.” The... Read more →

Gloucester County: Fossils Meet 3D Technology

Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Lyman Barnes announced today that the Gloucester County Library System Mullica Hill Library's MakerStudio@GCLS will host Rowan University paleontologists Dr. Paul Ullmann and Dr. Kristin Voegele on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 7 pm. The paleontologists will explain how 3D laser scanning and printing of Late Cretaceous Period fossils is used for scientific study and outreach at the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park. Drs. Ullmann and Voegele will provide an overview of the fossil park, discuss the types of fossils being recovered, and explain how the 3D technologies work. Some fossils and their 3D-printed replicas will be displayed, and 3D printing will be demonstrated. A time for questions and answers will follow. Space is limited and... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: "Hamilton" Actor Shows His Real Colors

November 22, 2016 Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by the star of "Hamilton" that deserve a response: Over the weekend, Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Aaron Burr in the musical, "Hamilton," scolded Vice-President Elect Mike Pence on the need to "uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us." He cited respect for diversity as one of those key values. Dixon is a phony: he has no moral ground to stand on. This is what he tweeted on St. Patrick's Day 2012: "St. Patty's day weekend is like Christmas for black dudes who like white chicks. Happy holidays boys." I guess we Irish Catholics can take solace in the fact that Dixon didn't refer to these "white chicks"... Read more →

30 N.J. Hot Spots for Thanksgiving Eve Parties

Thanksgiving Eve has become the biggest party night of the year. Everyone comes out of the woodwork to the local (or not-so local) watering hole to bend an elbow and catch up with friends. Bars usually bring their A-game -- booking big-name live entertainment, putting together competitive specials, and creating a night they hope will inspire… Read more →

Christie: Tax Revenue from Legal Pot would be "Blood Money"

TRENTON -- Gov. Chris Christie said he knows he is likely the only obstacle to legalizing recreation marijuana in New Jersey and he's "damn" proud of it. "To me, legalization of marijuana for tax purposes - and that is the only way people justify it - is blood money," Christie told a caller on his monthly… Read more →


November 30, 2016–December 4, 2016 VIP Opening Event: November 29, 2016 7:30PM By Invitation Only Free To The Public: November 30, 2016–December 3, 2016 12PM–8PM December 4, 2016 12PM–7PM Mana Wynwood Convention Center 2217 NW 5th Avenue, Miami Jersey City, NJ, November 22, 2016—Mana Common is pleased to announce its third edition of programming during Miami Art Week, taking place from November 29 to December 4, 2016, held at Mana's 30-acre campus in the Wynwood arts district. This year, our focus is the major role that art plays in innovation: not only in the humanities, but equally as importantly in the realms of science, technology, engineering, and medicine. This approach rises directly from Mana's foundational values of community and process. Opening our presentation is Viola... Read more →

Obituary | Marguerite R. March of Audubon

(nee Pettit) On November 21, 2016, of Audubon, NJ. Age 93 years. Beloved wife of the late Rudolph J. March. Dear mother of Reed (Marilou), the late Joseph, Marguerite Watson, Helen (Richie) Karban and Rick (Cheryl). Loving grandmother of Bob, the late Michael, Cheryl (Tommy), Joe, John (Kristin) and Danielle. Great grandmother to Alyssa, Michaela, Erin, Arya, Harper and Luke. Mrs. March was a longtime former parishioner of Holy Maternity RC Church where she was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Murray-Trout Post #262 American Legion, Audubon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Sunday evening 5 to 8 PM and Monday 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME,... Read more →


Chilly and partly cloudy today with highs in the lower 40s. Two state senators introduced a bill on Monday that would restore capital punishment in New Jersey for certain murder cases. NJ.com says Sens. Steve Oroho and Jeff Van Drew cited recent terror attacks and fatal ambushes of law enforcement officers as examples of crimes that would warrant the death penalty under the proposed legislation. REGULATORS, RAILROADS TARGET SLEEP APNEA IN WAKE OF CRASH NJ Transit disclosed a policy change on Monday that requires train engineers suffering from sleep apnea to have the disorder under control before they will be allowed to operate trains. The Associated Press says the policy change is part of the agency's response to the fatal Hoboken train crash that killed... Read more →

Westmont Man Arrested on Child Porn Charges

TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that a suspended employee of the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development was arrested today on charges that he used his state computer to search for and view child pornography. He allegedly had more than 100 files of child pornography stored on optical disks and a thumb drive found in his cubicle at work. Kevin Smith, 64, of Westmont, N.J., who was an executive assistant in the Division of Income Security, was arrested today on a charge of third-degree possession of 100 or more files of child pornography. Third-degree crimes carry a sentence of three to five years in prison. For most third-degree offenses, there is a presumption that first-time offenders will not be sentenced... Read more →

Obituary | William E. "Bill" Middleton, Jr. of Audubon

On November 15, 2016, of Audubon, NJ. Age 82 years. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy Grace Middleton (nee Christaldi). Dear father of Sandra (George) Ford, William E. III, the late Susan (Steven) Eggert, Dorothy (Tim) Harris and Donna (James) McCulley. Loving grandfather of Christopher (Brady), Michael, D.J., Marc, Steven, Nicholas, Suzanne, Jordyn, Kaitlyn and Andrew. Great grandfather of Declan. Brother of the late Miriam Rose and Robert Middleton. He is also lovingly survived by his longtime companion, Elaine. Bill was a 1952 graduate of Collingswood High School and longtime resident of Audubon, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his viewing on Friday 9 to 11 AM at FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ. Prayer Service will follow at 11... Read more →

Former Legion Baseball players dominate 2016 MLB awards

The American Legion NOV 18, 2016 Former Legion Baseball players Kris Bryant (National League MVP), Rick Porcello (American League Cy Young), Max Scherzer (National League Cy Young) and Corey Seager (National League Rookie of the Year) all earned awards this week, as Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers' Association of America doled out accolades. Bryant, a Las Vegas Legion Baseball alum, continued an unprecedented start to his career by being named the runaway winner of the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. Already a Rookie of the Year, two-time All-Star and Hank Aaron Award winner, Bryant earned the highest regular season honor in the National League. Bryant led the Cubs to their first World Series victory in 108 years and was named the National... Read more →

USDA's Five Tips for a Food Safe Thanksgiving

Color-enhanced scanning electron micrograph showing Salmonella typhimurium (red) invading cultured human cells (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016 – This week millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks. But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time. Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause foodborne illness. “Unsafe handling and undercooking of food can lead to serious foodborne illness,” said Al Almanza, Deputy Under Secretary for Food Safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). “Turkeys may contain Salmonella and Campylobacter, harmful pathogens that are only destroyed by properly preparing and cooking the turkey. Similarly, leaving leftovers... Read more →


NEW YORK November 21, 2016– The Coast Guard is urging mariners in New York Harbor to exercise caution by slowing down to a safe speed and keeping a sharp lookout due to the continued presence of one or more humpback whales in the area. One or more humpbacks are believed to be in the harbor with one in particular frequenting the waters of the Hudson River near Liberty Island and traveling as far north as the George Washington Bridge. What is believed to be a second whale has been spotted in northern New Jersey waters, from Sandy Hook to Raritan Bay. “We received the first reports on Wednesday, Nov. 9,” said Lt. Cmdr. Jason Moritz, command center chief at Sector New York. “We’ve had multiple... Read more →

MedNet of Ewing Agrees To Pay Over $1.35 Million To Resolve Illegal Kickbacks Claims

NEWARK, N.J. – MedNet Inc., a Ewing, New Jersey-based remote cardiac monitoring company and a subsidiary of BioTelemetry Inc., has agreed to pay more than $1.35 million to resolve allegations that it paid kickbacks to induce physicians to use the company’s cardiac monitoring services, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced today. According to settlement agreement: From March 15, 2006, through Jan. 31, 2014, before BioTelemetry acquired MedNet, MedNet entered into “fee-for-service” or “direct-bill” agreements with certain hospital and physician clinic customers. MedNet charged a fee to the customers for certain services that the company performed in connection with event monitoring and telemetry, two types of cardiac monitoring services. MedNet allowed the customers to bill Medicare directly for these same services and retain the reimbursements they... Read more →

EIGHT Gloucester Catholic High School Student-Athletes Commit to Colleges

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J.--Eight Gloucester Catholic High School student-athletes have committed to the following colleges to play sports in the 2017-2018 school year: • Danielle Sanderlin, Canisius College, Women’s Basketball; • Tenisha Pressley, Boston University, Women’s Basketball; • Chris Turco, University of Albany, Baseball; • Joe Liscio, Misericordia University, Baseball; • Brendan Bean, University of Pennsylvania, Baseball; • Angelo DeAngelis, Lackawanna College, Baseball; • Sam Punzi, Iona College, Baseball; and • John Kasper, Harford Community College, Baseball. The student-athletes were honored in the GCHS gymnasium on Tuesday, November 15 as parents, family members, coaches, and administrators attended the ceremony. SOURCE GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HS Related articles WATCH: Gloucester Catholic Alumnus Kieran McGirl Wins NESN's Next Producer Contest Review: Vertigo Dance @ UAlbany, 10/27/16 Final MAAC Series This... Read more →

Camden County Celebrates 13th Annual National Adoption Day

November 18, 2016) - For thirteen years, the Freeholder Board and Camden County Surrogate’s Court have been connecting appreciative children with loving families as part of National Adoption Day. This year, adoptions were finalized for more than 20 families and 26 children. Camden County Surrogate Michelle Gentek-Mayer talked about the process and how vital it is for matching children and parents throughout Camden County. “What could be more important than matching a child with loving parents inside a stable home?” Gentek-Mayer said. “It is my distinct honor to participate and bring together adoptive parents, the Surrogate’s Court staff, adoption professionals, judges and attorneys to celebrate and honor the families who are finalizing their adoptions.” The Surrogate’s Court and the Freeholder Board mark the yearly occasion... Read more →

5 More Individuals, Including 3 From S.J., Charged with Filing False Sandy Storm Relief Applications

A Total of 76 People Have Been Charged Since March 2014 TRENTON –Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino announced that five additional individuals have been charged criminally with filing fraudulent applications for federal relief funds related to Superstorm Sandy. Since March 2014, the Attorney General’s Office has filed criminal charges against 76 people for allegedly engaging in this type of fraud, including the five individuals charged today. The Attorney General’s Office is continuing its aggressive efforts to investigate fraud in Sandy relief programs, working jointly with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA), and the Offices of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and the U.S. Department... Read more →

Latest Hate Crime Statistics Released by FBI

Annual Report Sheds Light on Serious Issue Earlier this year, a Florida man pled guilty to threatening to firebomb two mosques. A Virginia man was charged with assaulting a gay victim. And an Iowa man was convicted of stomping on and kicking the head of an African-American victim. Hate crimes like these can have a devastating impact upon the communities where they occur, which is one of the reasons why the investigation of hate crimes that fall under federal jurisdiction is the number one priority under the FBI’s civil rights program. But in addition to its investigative work, the FBI gathers and publishes—through its Uniform Crime Reporting Program—hate crime statistics from law enforcement agencies across the country to help provide an accurate accounting of the... Read more →

CNB Archives November 2012:


published November 21, 2012 SLOW DOWN PLEASE: Each morning some cars are running the stop sign on Monmouth Street at Brown Street in Gloucester City, which is a three-way stop. This is a dangerous situation, and could cause and accident. Please be safe at that intersection. Harry Riding, Gloucester City +++++ COUNCILMAN THANKS VOTERS FOR SUPPORT Dear Friends and Neighbors, I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and gratitude for your support and vote in the election this past Tuesday, November 6th. I am both excited and fortunate to be returning to the City Council for a second term. I am also very pleased to have two newcomers join us; Bowie Johnson and Nancy Baus, and I would like to... Read more →

Holiday Events in the Wildwoods

English: Wildwoods sign on the boardwalk in Wildwood, New Jersey, taken on Memorial Day 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WILDWOOD N.J.--Escape the hustle and bustle of the season and head to the Wildwoods for the holidays. With shopping, hotel deals and holiday events, the Wildwoods are the perfect destination to make your season even brighter. Enjoy the Friday, December 11 annual holiday parade from the window seat of one of the restaurants along Pacific Avenue; or come any day to explore the beautifully lit downtown businesses competing in the sixth annual Downtown Business Holiday Decorating Contest, presented by the Greater Wildwood Jaycees and the Wildwood Business Improvement District. Many shops selling unique gift and food items – some of which can only be found in the... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Cherry Hill Resident Reaches 200,000 Students with Life-Saving Message  

Twenty-nine years ago, Tom and Vivian Gano’s lives were changed forever. Their teenage son, Curtis, 16, was riding his bike to a friend’s house when he was struck by a van. When doctors told the family that Curtis was brain dead, Vivian looked beyond her pain and asked doctors about donation. The family had watched a documentary about organ and tissue donation several years earlier that inspired her to ask. In the darkest time of their lives, Tom and Vivian said “yes” to organ and tissue donation, and prayed that this heartbreaking event could have something positive come out of it. Tom said, “For me, I never wanted anyone else to feel how I did when Curtis died. I wanted to save as many people... Read more →


Marvelous Miami has South Jersey Connection

Miami Beach is known for its beautiful beaches and sunny weather -photo by Nicole Pensiero by Nicole Pensiero | CNBNews MIAMI, FLORIDA--For all the times I'd visited Miami Beach over the past decade -- having reconnected with a childhood friend who'd moved there -- I'd never known about the connection this tropical American City has to southern New Jersey. More specifically, I never realized there was a link between Miami Beach and my very own hometown of Moorestown, NJ. If you ever are lucky enough to visit Miami Beach and wander along the famed Collins Avenue, keep in mind the street is named for Moorestown native, American Quaker farmer John Stiles Collins (1837-1928), who moved to South Florida in the late 1890s and attempted to... Read more →

Jeffrey T. Brophy, Jr. of Woodbury Hts; formerly of Gloucester City; GHS Alumnus Class of '95

On November 19, 2016. Age 39. Of Woodbury Heights. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving companion of Kristy Yourison. Loving daddy of Eva Lynn Brophy and Abrawn Jordan Brophy. Cherished son of Linda L. Murphy (Robert) and Jeffrey T. Brophy Sr. (Pepe). Beloved brother of Sherry Whartenby (John), Jason Brophy (Jung), David Murphy (Darci) and Joanna Silvestro (Pete). Also survived by many adoring nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Jeffrey was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1995. Jeff was as Irish as the days were long. Best known for movie quotes, his eclectic taste in music, and a voracious appetite for reading. The Flyers were his favorite team. He was a free spirit who loved all people, especially his family. He was... Read more →

INDIAN RIVER, DELAWARE--The Coast Guard rescued a duck hunter and his dog from a marsh near Indian River, Delaware, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. A passer-by spotted the man trapped in the marsh, who alerted a local fire department. The marsh proved too shallow for fire department boats, so Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew to hoist the man and his dog to safety. The Coast Guard received notification after Millville Fire Department determined their boats could not access the marshy area, at 9 a.m. A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin rescue helicopter crew from Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City was dispatched to aid the hunter by watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay. Once on-scene, the helicopter crew successfully... Read more →

Team White Beats Team Blue in the Annual Gloucester HIgh School Alumni Soccer Game

GLOUCESTER CITY N.J. November 21, 2016--Sunday, November 20, the Gloucester City High School Alumni Soccer Club played in their 4th Annual GHS Soccer Alumni game. Despite the cold, windy conditions, the game was a lot of fun. Team White beat Team Blue 4-1. If any GHS alumni soccer player wants to play next year, join the Gloucester Lions Soccer Alumni page on Facebook or contact Joey Meehan. Go Lions! Players from LRead more →

Officer Down: Det. Benjamin Marconi, San Antonio Police Department;

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (November 20, 2016)--Detective Benjamin Marconi was shot and killed from ambush as he conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle near the intersection of West Nueva Street and Santa Rosa Street at approximately 11:45 am. Detective Marconi was sitting in his patrol car during the stop when an unrelated subject stopped his car behind Detective Marconi's patrol car. The man walked up to the passenger side of Detective Marconi's patrol car and shot Detective Marconi once in the head. The man then leaned into the patrol car and shot Detective Marconi a second time. The subject fled in his vehicle and remains at large. Detective Marconi served with the San Antonio Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his two... Read more →


A long-standing battle over a new bus terminal in midtown Manhattan has turned into an ugly public feud between John Degnan, chairman of the Port Authority, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The Record says the central issue at play is the plan to replace the infamous Port Authority Bus Terminal and, more specifically, who's responsible for carrying it out. OBAMA: NO OIL AND GAS DRILLING, EXPLORATION IN MID-ATLANTIC President Obama has issued a final decision when it comes to the waters off the coast of the Mid-Atlantic states: no oil and gas drilling or exploration for the next five years. NJ Spotlight says New Jersey environmentalists are cheering the decision, but they are concerned that President-elect Trump might find a way to undermine the... Read more →

Medford Pharmacists Charged with Illegally Distributing Oxycodone and Other Pain Pills

CAMDEN, N.J. – Two pharmacists were arrested today and charged in a long-running conspiracy to illegally distribute and dispense large quantities of oxycodone and other controlled substances from two pharmacies located in Medford, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Michael Ludwikowski, 44, of Medford, and David Goldfield, 58, of Medford Lakes, New Jersey, were charged in a 16-count indictment with conspiracy to illegally distribute and dispense oxycodone and other Schedule II controlled substances, maintaining a drug-involved premises, and multiple substantive counts of illegal distribution. Ludwikowski was also charged with using his cellphone in furtherance of the conspiracy. Both defendants are scheduled to appear this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Joel Schneider in Camden federal court. “There is a real opioid epidemic in the... Read more →

Proposed New Site for Bellmawr's Historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House

BELLMAWR N.J. (November 18, 2016)--There is a proposed, new site location for Bellmawr’s historic Hugg-Harrison-Glover House, Bellmawr Mayor Frank Filipek announced at Thursday night’s Caucus meeting. Mayor Filipek provided SJO with a copy of the Concept Plan that shows where the historic home would be moved from its present location in St. Mary’s Cemetery to a new site on Anderson Avenue. The proposed site is across from Bell Oaks School and between the Resurrection of Christ Cemetery and Bellmawr Hockey. The site is not visible from Anderson Avenue and is down an access road where the Borough maintains a pump station. Concept Map shows the proposed new site location for the Harrison-Hugg-Glover House. Concept Plan Hugg-Harrison-Glover House (PDF Version) CONTINUE TO READ via southjerseyobserver.com Related:... Read more →

How to Conduct Yourself During a Traffic Stop

“Lights in the Mirror” is a collaborative effort between the FBI Springfield Division, Illinois State Police, Illinois Sheriff’s Association, and the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police. Understanding how police procedures and your rights are determined will make better informed drivers and citizens. The video reinforces positive attributes regarding what to do if you are pulled over by law enforcement. The video highlights important safety considerations to be taken when being pulled over on an interstate, in a rural setting, and within a city. This video emphasizes citizens' rights under the Fourth Amendment and serves as a starting point to find those answers regarding citizens' rights. Special recognition is extended to the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Office, the Springfield Police Department, Illinois State Police, Central Illinois... Read more →

City Of Passaic Mayor Admits Taking $110,000 In Corrupt Payments From Developers

press release NEWARK, N.J. – The mayor of the City of Passaic, New Jersey, today admitted taking $110,000 in corrupt payments from developers doing business in the city, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced. Alex D. Blanco, 44, of Passaic, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to an information charging him with one count of soliciting and accepting corrupt payments in connection with City of Passaic business. “The conduct admitted by Mayor Blanco demonstrates an aggressive and appalling greed,” U.S. Attorney Fishman said. “By soliciting these payments from developers, he took for himself federal money that was intended to help provide housing for the city’s poorest residents. We expect our public officials to behave differently.” “Public corruption is... Read more →

Powell Street Railroad Crossing Officially Closed

Related: Powell Street Railroad Crossing will be Closed Forever CNBNews Point of View CNB Tips and Snippets: (November 21, 2016, CNBNews photos) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ--Powell Street at railroad crossing looking west towards Broadway. In order to get to the west side of Broadway Riverview Hts. residents will now have use either Kohler Street or the busy Market Street corridor. Conrail construction crews tearing up the concrete on either side of the railroad tracks. Plans call for a row of trees to be planted to stop traffic and pedestrians from crossing at this location. For agreeing to close the crossing Conrail has promised to "upgrade" eight of the remaining crossings, according to Mayor William James. Related articles CNB Archives: Cheerleaders Bar, D'Place Zone, Auld Dubliner, Conrail,... Read more →

Kent State University Welcomes Newly Enrolled Students from N.J. and the Class of 2020!

English: View of Merrill Hall, the oldest building on the campus of Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Construction began in 1912 and the building opened in the fall of 1913. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) KENT, OH (11/18/2016)-- Kent State continues strong university enrollment by welcoming a record-setting freshman class, in terms of size, diversity, and quality based on GPA. These academically motivated freshmen have an average GPA of 3.4 and an average ACT score of above 23. Kent State University welcomes the following local students into the newly enrolled Class of 2020: Allyssa Antonelli of Glassboro, NJ Arin Weinstein of Mount Laurel, NJ Berta Jover Llorens of Barcelona, Spain Chengxin Dong of Egg Harbor Township, NJ Carson Hessler of Galloway, NJ Christopher Jones of Haddon... Read more →

Con Artist Chalice Zeitner Brought to Justice

Department of Justice press release An Arizona con artist will be spending the next 25 years behind bars after being convicted of 18 felonies in two separate trials related to her faking cancer and brazenly scamming veterans’ charities out of thousands of dollars. Chalice Zeitner’s crimes were so outrageous, said FBI Special Agent Heather Rivera, “it’s unlike anything I have ever seen before.” Zeitner, who skipped town and changed her name when she thought the heat was on, forged medical documents, stole identities, duped her boyfriend and physicians, and fabricated careers that included being a race car driver and a wealthy attorney who owned a law firm in South Africa. Along the way, she left a wake of victims. Rivera, who investigated the case with... Read more →

New Delaware State Parks annual passes go on sale Nov. 25

A view of the beach in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware at Delaware Avenue (Photo credit: Wikipedia) DOVER (Nov.18, 2016) – Give a gift that lasts all year long – an annual Delaware State Parks pass good for admission year-round to all state parks. The new passes, as well as surf permits, will go on sale online beginning Friday, Nov. 25, and at authorized stores and park offices beginning Monday, Nov. 28. DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has more good news for visitors: the placement of the annual pass has changed this year. It adheres to the outside of a vehicle’s windshield, rather than the inside. “Many of our customers were having difficulty removing the sticker, and with tinted windshields, the Division felt it was time... Read more →

CNB Archives November 2012:

Mike and Matt Boys Combine to Power Rams over Lions in Turkey Day Classic

Thursday, November 22, 2012 by Bruce Darrow (Cnbnewsnet) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-Gloucester Catholic High School won 22 -14 over Gloucester High behind the local Davis (Mike & Matt) boys. Rams Qb Mike Davis connected 4 times with brother Matt, before Mike acting like Redskins RGIII threw for winning TD on a scramble after avoiding several tackles to give the Rams a 22 -7 lead. After the Ram's coughed up the ball and recovered by Gloucester High's Tristen Boggs. The Lions cut it to 22 -15 after running back Larry Spann scored from 2 yards out and Andrew Boulden caught a Dobleman pass for the 2 point conversion.With 3 minutes left and the Lions down 7 points, had 1st and goal at the Rams 1-foot line. Gloucester's... Read more →

Kennedy CEO Joseph W. Devine Wins Prestigous LaSalle Signum Fidei Medal

Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine Kennedy Health President & CEO Joseph W. Devine, FACHE, was awarded the prestigious Signum Fidei Medal from La Salle University’s Alumni Association at its annual Alumni Awards Dinner, held in Philadelphia on November 18th. Presented annually since 1942 to individuals or groups for upholding the humanitarian principles, goals and mission of La Salle University and the Christian Brothers, the Signum Fidei Medal derives its name from the motto of the Brothers of the Christian Schools – “Sign of Faith.” Previous winners include Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver; Saint Gabriel’s System, a Philadelphia-based program that provides treatment services for troubled youth; and H. Edward Hanway, Chairman of Faith in the Future, a King of Prussia, PA-based organization that... Read more →

Broncs Sign Five For 2017-18

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information Release: November 18, 2016 Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University) LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ – Rider University Baseball Head Coach Barry Davis has announced the written commitments of five student-athletes for the 2017-18 academic year. Jake Barbiere (Randolph, NJ/Randolph), Elias Gross (Bethlehem, PA/Liberty), Ray Pacella (Stony Point, NY/North Rockland), Lou Priolo (Voorhees, NJ/Eastern) and Vincent Vitacco (Staten Island, NY/Monsignor Farrell) will join the Broncs for the 2018 season. “I am excited to announce five additions to our baseball program for the 2017-18 season,” said Davis. “Each of these young men are likely to contribute right away. In an effort to rebuild this roster, this class is critical to hitting the target. The expectations for this group are extremely high and they know it.... Read more →