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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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).... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →