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December 2016

Memories of Wildwood's Hunt's Pier in the 1970's

WILDWOOD-Today, Hunt's pier in Wildwood is unused, but not so long ago, it was one of the Jersey Shore's top attractions. Built in the early 1900's as Ocean Pier, it was the first pier built on the Wildwood boardwalk. On Christmas in 1943, the original pier burned down and wasn't rebuilt until 1957 when owner... Read more →

Funeral Held for NJ State Police Lieutenant who Lost Cancer Battle

NORTH ARLINGTON -- Hundreds of mourners are expected to gather Saturday morning for the funeral of New Jersey State Police Lt. Bill Fearon, who died Thursday from a malignant brain tumor attributed to his service during the Sept. 11 World Trade Center attacks. The service for Fearon, a 22-year veteran of the State Police, will... Read more →

Jalen Brunson Scores Career-High 27 Points as Villanova Beats Creighton; Final 80-70

OMAHA, Neb. — Villanova's experience and ability to stay calm in a raucous setting against a similarly unbeaten team extended its two-year win streak to 20. With Jalen Brunson scoring a career-high 27 points,the Wildcats defeated Creighton, 80-70 on Saturday in a battle of Big East unbeatens before 18,831 at a sold-out CenturyLink Center. The… Read more →

Sheriff’s Department Charges George Myers of Runnemede with Making False Bomb Threat

(December 29, 2016) - On August 3, 2016, a bomb threat was phoned into the Camden County Board of Social Services, located at 600 Market Street in Camden, causing a complete evacuation of the building and creating a significant loss of work productivity for the day. The Board of Social Services was unable to see... Read more →

Chas Krauthammer:'Obama Sees Himself As God'

Jason Chaffetz and Charles Krauthammer take Barack Obama to task for his actions in simply declaring vast stretched of Utah and Nevada as ‘national monuments’, basically by fiat as he goes out the door, despite great concerns and feeling within the states against such a move. Krauthammer stated that Obama doesn’t think he needed to... Read more →

The FBI wants help finding these missing N.J. residents

NEWARK -- It's been more than 10 years since anyone saw or heard from Carla Vicentini. The 22-year-old native of Brazil was last seen in the early morning of Feb. 10, 2006, leaving Adega Bar and Grill in Newark with an unknown man after telling a friend she was going to his car to look... Read more →

U.S. aids illegal immigrants, coming and going

By Kenric Ward | Watchdog.org The Obama administration is using a taxpayer-funded program to award business grants to Salvadoran migrants deported from the United States. Run by the nonprofit Instituto Salvadorno Del Migrante and funded through a $50,000 grant from the taxpayer-backed Inter-American Foundation, the program “facilitates [deportees’] reintegration into their communities and supports their... Read more →

A Job at UPS Showed Rutgers Wrestler Razohnn Gross the Way for His Second Chance

As Razohnn Gross spent his five-hour overnight shifts unloading thousands of UPS packages, he often wondered who would deliver his second chance. In September 2015, Gross was one of four Rutgers football players arrested on an assault charge, and subsequently dismissed from the program and suspended from school. "I had to find out that I... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Resolutions

by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet The New Year is all about making positive changes. Hopefully, a few of these changes will include your dog! Here are a few suggestions: • Increase the number of walks you and your dog take each day. This will burn calories and increase the bond you two enjoy! • Start... Read more →

Applications for Medical Marijuana Growers and Dispensaries Available Beginning January 17, 2017  

Medical marijuana neon sign at a dispensary on Ventura Boulevard in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) HARRISBURG, Pa., Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At her regular briefing of the status of Pennsylvania's Medical Marijuana Program, Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana grower/processors and dispensaries will be available... Read more →

LoBiondo Applauds Cumberland Regional HS Team on Winning 2016 Congressional App Challenge  

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) today applauded the 3-person team from Cumberland Regional High School for winning the 2016 Congressional App Challenge. Their submission - “County College Class Conversion” - is a mobile application designed to instantly allow students to know which completed courses at one school receive credit at... Read more →


Fruits of the hunt! (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced plans to close two pheasant farms – the Western Game Farm in Crawford County and the Northcentral Game Farm in Lycoming County. As a result of the closures, 14 employees were notified their positions are being eliminated, effective Jan. 27. The decision to... Read more →

James Moses of Camden City Arrested for Possession and Sale of Child Pornography

CAMDEN CITY NJ --Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo announced a Camden man was arrested and charged Thursday, December 29, 2016, with possession and distribution of child pornography. James Moses, 22, is charged with one count of third-degree Possession of Child Pornography and one count of second-degree Distribution of Child Pornography. Moses was taken into... Read more →

Resolve to be Ready! Five Life-Saving Certifications and Trainings

Author: ASPR/OPP Division of Policy and Strategic Planning No one knows exactly what 2017 will bring, but we do know emergencies happen across the country every year. They could come in the form of natural disasters, man-made events, disease outbreaks, or everyday events like heat waves and power outages. But no one is helpless. Kick... Read more →



WASHINGTON — As America's first family enjoys its eighth and final vacation in Hawaii, new estimates put the price tag of the Obamas' annual trip at $3.5 million or more. In total, the cost of the first family's personal or largely personal travel during the last eight years comes to $85 million — though that... Read more →

Selling White Perch to a Delaware Seafood Buyer without a Commercial License Cost Man $240

CNB HUNTING/FISHING NEWS Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 19-25 Reminder for the week: Purchase your 2017 Delaware fishing license starting Jan. 1 DOVER (Dec. 30, 2016) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety,... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL NEWS: 10 One-of-a-Kind Restaurants to Visit on Your Great American Road Trip

RELATED : CNB TRAVEL NEWS The best gas station fried chicken, Cuban pizza, and regional hot dog specialty finds from road scholar Hawk Krall Our roaming correspondent Hawk Krall has been busy this year. Sussing out frybread tacos in Utah. Exploring the gas station fried chicken scene of Virginia. Hunting down the very best place... Read more →

Voorhees Girls Softball Association 2017 Spring Registration Open

VOORHEES TOWNSHIP NJ--Voorhees Girls Softball Association announces registration for the 2017 spring season is now open. Registration and payment can be completed online by visiting voorheessoftball.com. Information regarding divisions, age groups, payments, clinics, travel teams and the need for volunteers can be found on the website as well. Sponsorship opportunities are available!! Read more →

West Deptford Police Appreciate Resident's Support of K-9 Unit

WEST DEPTFORD NJ--The West Deptford Police Department would like to take a moment to thank one of our residents, Anne Kowal, for her very generous donation to our K9 Unit. Mrs. Kowal has always shown support to our K9 program and it is donations like hers that allow us to provide top quality K9 services... Read more →

Gloucester County Department of Health Offers Additional Flu Shot Clinics

GLOUCESTER COUNTY NJ December 30, 2016--Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Jim Jefferson said today that the Gloucester County Department of Health will continue to offer free seasonal flu immunizations through March 2017. Freeholder Director Damminger said, "There is still time to receive a free flu vaccine. The season has been mild so far,... Read more →

FERC’s Flawed Conclusions Continue to Threaten Pennsylvanian Families & Environment - 

Inadequate Final Draft EIS Issued Today For Proposed Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline Bristol, PA - Today the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued its Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Transco’s 199.4 mile long natural gas pipeline project of which 196.9 miles would cut through Pennsylvania. The project would also include two new compressor stations in... Read more →

Consumer Alert: Boneless Veal Products Recall

EDITORS NOTE: Details of this recall were updated Dec. 29, 2016 to reflect additional product labels and an expanded distribution area due to additional processing and re-packaging for food service. WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2016 – Gold Medal Packing Inc., a Rome, N.Y. establishment, is recalling approximately 4,607 pounds of boneless veal products that may be... Read more →

Obituary | Jean M. Eaton of Bellmawr

Jean M. Eaton, on December 26, 2016, of Bellmawr, formerly of Chews Landing. Age 81. Devoted mother of Dale Eaton, Lynda Collins (Mark), and the late Kipper W. Eaton. Beloved grandmother of Samantha, Theresa, and Lynda Renee. Dear great-grandmother of Jaela, Lea, Logynn, and Mikey. Loving sister of Doris Pierson, Lindy Wagner, Dolores Jaggard, Nina... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: The 2016 Striped Bass Bonus Program Closes 12 AM January 1

English: A large Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) caught at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) . Permits issued for 2016 are not valid in 2017. Applications for the 2017 SBBP are currently not being accepted. A new application must be submitted for 2017. The NJ Marine Fisheries Council will make decisions early... Read more →

Congressman Norcross Urges Transportation Agencies to Preserve Historical Home in Bellmawr

press release Related: Bellmawr Gloucester City History Bellmawr, NJ December 29, 2016--Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today demanded the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) immediately re-examine efforts to preserve an historically significant home in Bellmawr Borough. “The State of New Jersey has determined beyond doubt the... Read more →

Ikea to Pay $50 Million to Parents of Three Toddlers Killed in Dresser Tip-Overs

PHILADELPHIA — Ikea will pay $50 million to the parents of three toddlers who died when its dressers toppled onto them, lawyers for the families said Wednesday. The settlement ends wrongful-death suits filed by the families and comes six months after those deaths and others prompted the unprecedented recall of 29 million Ikea dressers. At... Read more →


785 People Have Been Shot In Chicago

With the number of homicides in Chicago approaching a two-decade high, the statistics are skewing the murder rate nationally. Nationally, the murder rate rose 14 percent nationally last year, with Chicago accounting for 43.7 percent of the rise, the Brennan Center for Justice, a New York law and policy institute, reported earlier this month. The... Read more →

February 2008 ARCHIVES: Gloucester City Tree & Beautification Committee Receives State Recognition

PUBLISHED Tuesday, February 05, 2008/press release The Gloucester City Tree and Beautification Committee presented a state award to City Council during last week's meeting. The award had been received during the 15th annual Green Community Achievement Awards Presentation in Cherry Hill October 27. It was part of the 82nd annual Tree Federation Meeting sponsored by... Read more →

Camden County Library Gets a New Catalog System in the New Year

Provides access to all features of the full catalog from a mobile device and more VOORHEES, NJ – Dec. 29, 2016 – The Camden County Library System is switching to a new, online catalog system in early January to improve service for its patrons that live in 26 member communities throughout the county and for... Read more →

NJ SIERRA CLUB: Bill That Attacks Right-to-Know and Newspapers Could Come Back  

NJ Sierra Club press release/December 29, 2016 Senator Sweeney may try to bring back the Electronic Publication of Legal Notices Act S2855 (Sweeney) that permits publication of legal notices by government agencies and persons on official government notice websites instead of newspapers. The Sierra Club will be prepared to continue to oppose this bill in... Read more →

Ring in the New Year with the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront  

TWICE THE FIREWORKS TWICE THE FUN PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 28, 2016) – Since 1991, Philadelphia has celebrated the New Year with a huge fireworks display over the Delaware River Waterfront. For the last 7 years, residents and visitors have had a chance to enjoy two fireworks shows, and will do so again this year thanks... Read more →

CBP Intercepts Mediterranean Fruit Fly, in a Shipment of Moroccan Clementines in Camden

Release Date: December 29, 2016 PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently confirmed that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists intercepted one of the world’s most destructive agricultural pests, the Mediterranean fruit fly, in a shipment of Moroccan clementines in Camden, N.J., on December 14. Ceratitis capitata, commonly known as the... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: 2017 Deer Hunting Information

image courtesy of https://www.nostalgiadecals.com/ Deer seasons continue in 2017, beginning with Winter Bow season opening on January 1. No permits are needed, but a 2017 license is required. Permit Muzzleloader season reopens on January 2 in Regulation Sets #3-#8 zones; closing dates vary so hunters should refer to the Hunting Digest, pages 37-38, for their... Read more →

Violence Erupts In Malls In Over A Dozen States

More than 15 malls across the U.S. witnessed violence amid American shoppers clamoring to retailers for their post-Christmas sales on Monday. The fighting reported at malls in more than a dozen states were predominately the results of altercations between unruly teenagers, according to the New York Times. The Fox Valley Mall in Aurora, Illinois, was... Read more →

In Sanctuary Cities, Immigrants Have Few Real Protections From Feds | National | Boise Weekly

“Sanctuary cities absolutely do not mean that the city is able to protect people from deportation." By Maura Ewing, PRI's The World click to enlarge U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement For immigrants with a criminal record, sanctuary cities don’t provide protection from deportation. They can, though, delay the process. In Philadelphia, a year-long probe ended... Read more →

The Truth About Holiday Spirits: How to Celebrate Safely This Season

public service announcement We all want to celebrate during the holidays, and more people are likely to drink beyond their limits during this season than at other times of the year. Some will suffer adverse consequences that range from fights to falls to traffic crashes. Sadly, we often put ourselves and others at risk because... Read more →


CNBNews is preparing the December Cheer and Jeer column for publication in the upcoming week. If you have anyone to nominate for either category send your remarks to CNBNews1@gmail.com If you have any suggestions for either category send your remarks to CNBNews1@gmail.com Now is the time to give someone or someplace either a Thumbs Up... Read more →

Attention Maryland Students: Arbor Day Poster Contest Entries Can Win Tree Plantings

2016 Arbor Day poster contest First Prize entry, submitted by Leonardo Perez-Alfaro of Freetown Elementary School in Anne Arundel County. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Forest Conservancy District Boards invites all Maryland fifth-graders to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest. The theme for 2017 is “Trees Are Terrific…and Energy Wise!” All... Read more →


Related CNB Crime Gloucester City News GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (December 29, 2016) | CNBNewsnet--Officers from the Gloucester City Police Department (GCPD) were called to the 200 unit block of North Willow (CNBNews note): A ps4 paddle is a professional controller for PlayStation® 4 and PC like the one above Street on Wednesday, December 21 at... Read more →


Dan County Politics detailed the "shocking revelations" of municipal corruption made by Little Egg Harbor Deputy Mayor David Schlick at a township committee meeting in June. Schlick raised questions about tax assessments and suggested that people with political connections in town received special treatment. The article also includes video from the meeting and photos of... Read more →

MANTUA TOWNSHIP Police Missing Person Alert!

Contact the MANTUA TOWNSHIP police at 856.468.1900 with any information. Detective Hagerty is the lead investigator, but feel free to ask for any officer if he is not on duty. Address/Location Mantua Twp. Police Department, NJ 405 Main Street Mantua, NJ 08051 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-468-1920 Related articles Autopsy finding in Mantua death, Accidental... Read more →

Four NJ Football Standouts Headed to 2017 Under Armour All-American Game in Florida

These are the future stars of college football that are hoping the Under Armour All-America Game won't be their last appearance on New Year's Day. Bridgeton's Markquese Bell, Don Bosco Prep's Tommy Devito, Ridgewood's Zach Feagles and Drew Singleton of Paramus Catholic will represent New Jersey at the Under Armour All-America Game on Sunday at... Read more →

Boardwalk Kennel Club All Breed Dog Show January 18 through January 22

WILDWOOD NJ--Wildwoods Convention Center. AKC all breed dog show Labradors Erica and Lacey Cleary hanging out in Florida (CNBNews file photo 2010) featuring Best of Breed Competitions, Police K-9 Unit Demonstration, Obedience and Rally Trials, 4-6 Month Puppy Competitions, vendors and much more! Competitions will be held 8:30 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily. Ticket prices... Read more →

Carson Wentz, Mike Trout Hunting Buddies

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Eagles' franchise quarterback and the Eagles' most famous season-ticket holder went hunting together during Christmas vacation. Carson Wentz and Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout, the Millville, N.J., native and American League MVP, hunted duck and geese in New Jersey over the weekend. Trout is a devoted Eagles fan with field-level... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens

December 28, 2016 Additional Hunting Opportunities in Most Counties The winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 6 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all but the westernmost Maryland counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during that period. Additionally, hunters in... Read more →

Where to see fireworks on New Year's Eve in N.J.

Up and down New Jersey on New Year's Eve, from the Morristown green to Ocean City, warm, vibrant fireworks will cut through the cold night to usher in 2017. Here's a listing of parties with pyrotechnics on tap for New Year's 2017 at a range of local First Night celebrations. Battleship New Jersey, Camden --... Read more →

Study Finds Hospital ICUs Overused

Less expensive, invasive care more appropriate for over half of patients Newswise — LOS ANGELES – (Dec. 27, 2016) – Intensive Care Units (ICUs), which provide the most expensive and invasive forms of care in a hospital setting, are being used too often for patients who don’t need that level of care, according to a... Read more →

35 People Die in Philly from Bad Batch of Heroin

A bad batch of heroin that caused five overdoses in four hours is currently circulating in a Maine community, and police are urging users and their families to be vigilant. Five individuals overdosed on heroin in Presque Isle, Maryland between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Eastern time due to what police believe is a bad... Read more →

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Pet Valu Ends 2016 with 300th Store Opening

Related: CNB Business News Pet Tips Company’s philanthropic efforts bring in nearly $1.9 million for U.S. War Dogs, VetDogs, animal cancer treatments, pet rescues and adoptions PHILADELPHIA –Pet Valu opened its 300th U.S. store on December 17, marking a major milestone for the specialty retailer of premium pet foods, supplies and accessories. In recent years,... Read more →

Homeowner found missing N.J. woman, great-granddaughter in Va. woods

A Virginia resident helped save the lives of a 71-year-old New Jersey woman and her 5-year-old granddaughter who had been missing since Christmas Eve after discovering their car on his property, according to reports. Barbara Briley was unconscious when she was found Wednesday afternoon with her great-granddaughter La'Myra Briley in Dinwiddie County at least a... Read more →