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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 William… 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 be… 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 clients that day, which created a significant delay in case management benefit processing. The building also houses the office of the Camden County Surrogate’s Court. An investigation by the Sheriff’s Office led to the arrest of George Myers of Runnemede. Mr. Myers was charged with False Public Alarm with Immediate Police Response, a second degree crime. The case is pending in Superior Court, Camden Vicinage. “Thanks to the thorough work... 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 pay attention to any opposition, that he ‘sees himself as God’, able to do what he wants in the waning days of being in office. 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 at… Related articles John Podesta Rips FBI as "Deeply Broken" Over Poor Handling of DNC Hacking Final Count: Hillary Clinton Won Popular Vote by Over 2.86 Million, Or 2.1 Percent Robert Reich scolds Donald Trump: "This is bullying. This is not using the bully pulpit" Suspect in Newark bank robbery arrested Suspicious item diverts United flight from Newark Watching "The Sopranos" 16 years into the 21st century - Southern Bookman... 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 enterprises by offering financial education, technical advice and assistance with business plans.” “So, if you break the rules and get deported, we’ll help you start a business back in your home country. How absurd,” said Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky. The program was included in a report on government waste by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management, chaired by Paul. The Inter-American... 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 got… 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 encouraging the inclusion of raw vegetables in his meal plan—and in yours! • A daily brushing will do wonders for Fido’s coat! • Increase play-time by at least 10 minutes per day; you’ll both benefit by the exercise! • Make an appointment with your veterinarian and get up to date with all shots! We at Brother of the Wolf wish you and your best buddy a Happy New Year! If... 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 beginning January 17, 2017. Permit applications will be accepted from February 20 until March 20, 2017. "I am excited to announce that we've reached an important milestone in the program with the release of permit applications on January 17, 2017, on our website at www.health.pa.gov," Secretary Murphy said. "In the first phase of the program, there will be up to 12 permits issued for grower/processors across Pennsylvania's six medical marijuana... 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 another university or college. This is the second year in a row that the winning team is from Cumberland Regional High School. “Congratulations to Connor, Leslie and Logan for their innovative and practical app design. It is clear they were looking to their own academic future and seeking to simplify a common concern for students across the country in planning for higher education. I was impressed by the substantial thought... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING PENNSYLVANIA: GAME COMMISSION TO CLOSE TWO PHEASANT FARMS  

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 close the farms strictly is a financial one. Revenue from the sale of hunting and furtaker licenses makes up the majority of the Game Commission’s budget. Legislation that would have provided a much-needed increase in license-fee revenue was not approved in the General Assembly’s 2016 session. The Game Commission now is preparing to enter a third decade without an increase in the cost of a hunting or furtaker license, and... 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 custody on Thursday, December 29, 2016, at approximately 5:30 a.m. after the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at his home on the 700 block of the Ramona Gonzalez Street in Camden. Assisting with the search warrant and arrest were the Camden County Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team and Homeland Security. The investigation will continue as Moses was found to be in possession of several... 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 off the New Year on a positive note and inspire the change many communities need to become more resilient! When it comes to national health security, the most important way you can help is making sure you, your family, and your fellow residents are prepared and resilient in the face of any events that could harm your health. A great way to do this is to become certified or complete... Read more →


LOVE YOUR MONEY:

OBAMA VACATIONS COST TAXPAYERS $85 MILLION

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 is… 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, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Dec. 19-25 made 710 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public, including 38 vessel boardings for boating safety, hunting and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing seven citations. Officers responded to 18 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation... 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 to get a keema-spiced vegetarian cheesesteak… Related articles The Beloved Hot Dog Continues to Top the Charts at Ballparks Across the Country Hundreds expected at Callahan's opening in Norwood Grandmother, great-granddaughter vanish in Va. during holiday trip Down a remote dirt road, rescuers find great-grandmother, 71, who had trouble with her GPS - alive Steak slices, burgers, and kebabs: how fast food went posh Hackensack celebrates Independence Day with all-day... 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 to our residents. We greatly appreciate the support!! source West Deptford PD 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, but as long as flu viruses are spreading, it is not too late to get a flu shot to protect yourself and your loved ones." Freeholder Jim Jefferson said, “The Health Department has administered approximately 11,500 flu shots so far, but there are still folks out there who should get a flu shot. Older individuals, young children, pregnant woman and people with certain health conditions are at increased risk for... 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 Pennsylvania and other gas infrastructure. “As anticipated, once again FERC has used its rubber stamp to issue an incomplete, and inadequate Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that would jeopardize Pennsylvania communities for the benefit of the companies that they are funded by and supposedly regulating. The conclusion that the project would not cause significant harm is not borne out by the facts.” Maya van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper. The FERC notice... 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 contaminated with E. coli O26 and O45, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The boneless veal and top bottom sirloin (TBS) products were produced and packaged on various dates between August 16, 2016, and October 25, 2016. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)] 60-lb. boxes containing “BONELESS VEAL”. 2,387-lb. bin containing “TBS”. 10-lb. boxes containing “HEARTLAND VEAL BONELESS... 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 Tyler, and the late Harriet Robbins, Frank Wagner, Billy Wagner, Edward Wagner, Edna Wagner, and Allen Wagner. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Jean was retired from Camden County Health Services in Blackwood. She was part of the Tri-County dancers and a longtime member of Chews Methodist Church. Jean was a special person and loved by all she encountered. She will be deeply missed by her family and... 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 in 2017 regarding the future of the 2017 SBBP. The Division will provide information regarding 2017 applications for individual anglers and Party/Charter Boat Owners once a decision is announced. Updated and new information about the SBBP is posted on this webpage and sent to Marine Fisheries e-mail list subscribers and media outlets when available. Reporting of all harvested Bonus fish is mandatory. Submit your logbooks in order to ensure eligibility... 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 historical significance of the Hugg-Harrison-Glover House. These new findings affirm the need to take urgent and meaningful action to save and preserve this great landmark,” said Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01). In a letter to the Camden County Historical Society dated December 27, 2016, the New Jersey Historic Preservation Office confirms the Hugg-Harrison-Glover House meets criteria for listing in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places. The New Jersey... 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 the… Read more →


AS OF DECEMBER 27...

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 increase… Related articles Trenton homicides reduced significantly in 2015, but remain high Newark murder spike threatens to overshadow Christie's 2016 Camden success story At Least 12 People Are Dead After Bloody Christmas Weekend In Chicago New York City's Murder Rate Has Dropped, But Domestic-Violence Killings Rise Gun Killing Resumes In Chicago After Rare, 4-Day Break Chicago Has Its Deadliest Month in About Two Decades Anti-violence marchers to walk 15 miles,... 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 the NJ Tree Foundation. The Gloucester City Tree and Beautification Committee was the only one in the state to receive this award, under the "Civic Association Category." The Committee is a volunteer-based group of residents advocating for community trees, and the group works cooperatively with City officials, the Public Works Department, and the residents to improve community safety, enhance neighborhoods through the planting of trees, and educating people about the... 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 others who subscribe to its services. Starting Monday, Jan. 9, the library will use Koha, an open source catalog system that will allow the public to search its collections of books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and other media materials from any phone, electronic tablet or computer that has online access. While the online catalog will look a little different, as before, patrons will be able to view their record, place a... 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 the new year that was held in the legislature in a victory for the democratic process. The bill allows local, county and state governments to meet publication requirements for legal notice through postings on official government Web sites. We believe that this will disadvantage the poor, elderly, and disabled people who don’t have access to the internet and would essentially undermine democracy. Jeff Tittel, Director of New Jersey Sierra Club... 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 to the continued support of SugarHouse Casino. The SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront will be THE place to ring in the New Year with TWO awe-inspiring fireworks shows synchronized to musical soundtracks at 6PM and Midnight. The spectacular fireworks shows will be launched from barges in the middle of the Delaware River with clear views along the Philadelphia waterfront from SugarHouse Casino down to Penn’s Landing, with... 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 Mediterranean fruit fly, or medfly for short, is a species of fruit fly capable of causing extensive damage to a wide range of fruit crops. It is native to the Mediterranean area, but has spread invasively to many parts of the world, including Australasia and North and South America. The female medfly attacks ripening fruit, piercing the soft skin and laying eggs in the puncture. The eggs hatch into larvae... 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 zone. Note that the closing date for Regulation Set #3 zones is January 6, not January 9, and in Regulation Set #6 zones the closing date is January 31, not January 30 as found in the Digest. Permit Shotgun season reopens on January 7 in Regulation Sets #6-#8 zones; note that in Reg. Sets #7 & #8 the date is incorrectly given as January 2 in the Digest. It reopens... 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 evacuated… 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 last month when Immigration and Customs Enforcement caught a man with convictions for manufacturing and selling illicit drugs, resisting arrest and theft. Winston Enrique Perez Pilarte, 40, is a Dominican Republic native and a green card-holding, permanent legal resident of the US. His convictions, though, make him eligible for deportation. He was arrested last year as a suspect in a slew of crimes including attempted rape, unlawful sexual contact with... 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 we don’t understand how alcohol affects us during an evening of celebratory drinking. Myths Persist Despite the potential dangers, myths about drinking persist, which for some, can prove fatal. Scientific studies supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provide important information that challenges these widespread, yet incorrect, beliefs about how quickly alcohol affects the body and how long the effects of drinking last. Alcohol’s Effects Begin Quickly... Read more →


SEND IN YOUR CHEER OR JEER

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 or a Thumbs Down. Your submission doesn't need to be limited to the local area. If you want to submit it anonymously we will accept it as long as the remarks are not libelous. "As long as there are guns, the individual that wants a gun for a crime is going to have one and going to get it. The only person who’s going to be penalized and have difficulty... 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 entries need to be delivered to a state forest service office by Feb. 24. Fifth-grade students in private and public schools are encouraged to share their appreciation for Maryland’s forests and trees through original works of art. Poster sizes must be no smaller than 8.5 by 11 inches and no larger than 22 by 28 inches. They must be drawn in marker, crayon, paint pens, watercolor, ink, acrylic, regular or... Read more →


GCPD CRIME REPORT: KUNG FU FIGHTER DAMAGES FENCE DURING SPAT OVER A PS4 PADDLE

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 4:36 PM for a report of two males fighting. According to police upon arrival, the males were no longer fighting. It was determined that the males, in their 30’s, were having a disagreement about a missing PS4 paddle when one of the males spat in the other’s face. The male who was spat on stated he then apparently blacked out and began to do kung fu and backflips. He told... Read more →


NJ News Commons: ACCUSATIONS OF CORRUPTION IN LITTLE EGG HARBOR

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 a particular lot in question, as well as the official paperwork associated with the lot in question. A SURREALITY TOUR OF ATLANTIC COUNTY A welcome center in the middle of an expressway, a bicycle path that goes (practically) nowhere, an abandoned racetrack. These are some of the stops on Route 40's Surreality Tour of some of the ugliest places and strangest public improvement projects in Atlantic County. Definitely a must-read... 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 Rowan Softball Over Stockton U 5-4 Local Students Recognized During Honors Week 2015 at Widener University Widener University School of Law Delaware campus announces graduates 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 Camping… 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 are $8 for adults, $5 for senior citizens, and children 12 and under are $2. For more information and a detailed list of events, schedule visit http://www.BoardwalkKennelClub.com. press release 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 season tickets behind the… Related articles CNB Huntng/Fishing Delaware: Fish & Wildlife announces 2014/15 hunting photo contest winners Minigames II Map for MCPE - MinecraftPE Stranded and lost, duck hunters rescued by deputies hiking in pitch dark Badass duck casually fends off giant dog like it's NBD Fishing's good this week for perch, walleye, steelhead in Michigan 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 Caroline County may use a rifle or handgun during firearm seasons. The season is open Jan. 6 and 7 in all Region B counties and Jan. 8 on private lands only in Calvert, Caroline, Carroll, Charles, Frederick, Harford, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, St. Mary’s, Washington (Zone 1) and Worcester counties. The season remains closed in western Maryland (Region A). Sika deer hunting season is open in all Region B counties. “The... 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 -- There… 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 new study by LA BioMed and UCLA researchers published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today. The researchers studied 808 ICU admissions from July 1, 2015 to June 15, 2016 at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and found that more than half the patients could have been cared for in less expensive and invasive settings. Of the patients in the study, 23.4% were in need of close monitoring... 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 batch… Related articles Drug Linked to Ohio Overdoses Can Kill in Doses Smaller than a Snowflake Synthetic Fentanyl Fueling Rise in OD Deaths: CDC Jackson Police: officers respond to three heroin overdoses Monday B.C. records 128 overdose deaths in November as coroner warns toxic fentanyl or carfentanil could be to blame Thirteen people die of overdoses over one day in B.C. as fentanyl fuels opioid crisis N.J. heroin overdose death... Read more →


CNB Business News:

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, Pet Valu has become one of the largest pet retail operations in North America – and, at a more local level, one of the most active champions for pet care and animal shelters. Collectively, Pet Valu partners with about 750 animal groups across the country and along with expanding its footprint, the company has seen the proceeds from its fundraising efforts rise 27.5% in 2016. “The success of Pet Valu... 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 mile… Read more →