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January 2017

APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: Say A Prayer for our Troops

Note: Hank Miller, a former resident of Gloucester City has two sons serving in the military. He sent this message asking everyone for their prayers (Update January 31, 2017): Harry Miller, of Kitakyushu City, Japan died August 19, 2012 from lung cancer. He was 75 years old. Hank was the author of the semi-weekly CNBNEWS column When East Meets West which featured stories about the customs of Japan. He began writing the column for CNBNews... Read more →


LeBron Finally Speaks Out on His Critics

Austin Darrow Cue Michael Scott screaming “this is happening,” because LeBron James has finally spoken out against the criticism he’s faced. You can tell he’s finally fed up with the criticism he has taken throughout his career, unfortunately for Charles Barkley, he was the one who sparked this. Barkley came out and said James isn’t a competitor, because he wanted more players on his team. Here’s what Barkley isn’t understanding; James isn’t asking for the... Read more →


The Partnership for Educational Justice Comments on the Court’s denial of State's motion

press release January 31, 2017 The New Jersey Supreme Court today denied the State’s September 2016 motion to re-open the decades-old school funding lawsuit, Abbott v. Burke. As part of their broad motion, the State had asked the court to grant the State Commissioner of Education – a political appointee – the authority to waive enforcement of the State’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) teacher layoff law, among other education laws and negotiated policies. In... Read more →


Obituary | Anthony Williams of Haddonfield formerly of Runnemede

on January 28, 2017, of Haddonfield, formerly of Runnemede. Age 86. Loving partner Suzanne Kelleher. Devoted father of Anthony (Eileen) and Emily (Walter) Burt. Loving grandfather of Dean (Kristen), Michele (Matt), and Steven (Kayt). Beloved great-grandfather of 5. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm Wednesday evening and 9:00 to 10:00am Thursday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral Service 10:00am. Interment Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gibbsboro.... Read more →


CNB Medical News: New Jersey Confirms Travel-Related Measles Case in Passaic County

Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure A travel-related case of measles – a highly contagious disease – has been confirmed in Passaic County in an unvaccinated seven-month-old infant who traveled internationally. The infant may have exposed others between January 17-23 while infectious. The infant visited the Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital in Wayne on Jan. 21 from 6:53 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the Pediatric Emergency Department at St. Joseph’s... Read more →


Gene Rovere, Longtime Member of Gloucester City Lions, Senior Citizens Assn., St. Mary Parish

Egidio “Gene” D. Rovere Succumbs GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 31, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--Mr. Egidio “Gene” D. Rovere, of Gloucester City, passed away on January 24, 2017, at the age of 87. Gene proudly served our country in the U.S. Army during Korean War. He retired as branch manager for Burroughs Corporation in Trenton and Philadelphia. Gene was a lifelong parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. He was inducted in 1971 into the Gloucester City Lions Club by William... Read more →


WILLINGBORO WOMAN CHARGED WITH KILLING HUSBAND

January 31, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Robert D. Bernardi and Willingboro Director of Public Safety Gregory Rucker announced that a Willingboro woman has been charged with fatally beating her husband yesterday inside of their township residence. Laciana Tinsley, 42, was charged yesterday evening with one count of Murder and one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. The assault occurred inside the residence in the first block of... Read more →


THREE Health Benefits Of Getting Naked In Public

Nude beaches, cruises, and bike rides are just among some of the places where we can bare it all. Taking off our clothes in public and letting it all hang may embarrass most of us, but science suggests public nudity could benefit our overall wellbeing. A recent study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies found… Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: Dog Escapes Shelter to Track Down Woman Who Fed Him Treats

Ted the German shepherd-Akita mix and Abbey Boyd the SPCA worker became a match made in heaven after cheese-flavored bacon strips brought them together. Ted was brought into the Northwest Territories SPCA in Yellowknife on Friday. Terrified by the building and surrounding humans, the canine refused to leave his kennel. In an effort… Read more →


CONSUMER NEWS: When a new fence fails to impress

Your Place: Q: I recently had a new fence installed, and I am pretty unhappy about it. The wood quality is terrible, as if they used seconds. The salesman said this is the way the fence should look. I have only paid half the total cost. Should I ask them to repair/replace anything before I pay the balance?… Read more →


Gloucester County Prosecutors Office Releases Result of Two Year Officer Diversity Initiative

WOODBURY NJ--A two year effort led by the Gloucester County Law Enforcement Diversity Initiative aimed at increasing the diversity of law enforcement agencies that serve the county’s multi-racial population has produced results. Promoted by efforts such as job fairs and mentoring, the number of minority officers now serving with the county’s 23 police departments and the GCPO itself has increased from 59 in 2014 to 68 at the end of 2016, or an increase of... Read more →


APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly for March & April

Bill's Point of View: JEER-Once again vandals are destroying the Fort Nassau playground located at the Johnson Blvd. jogging track in Gloucester City. Most recently they sprayed painted the words "Die N$%%er" and a swastika along with many curse words on some of the park equipment. The only way this is going to stop is to close down the Fort altogether. Move the equipment across the street to the Martin Lake Park. The vandals seem... Read more →


EDITORIAL : The Proof is in the Numbers

Gloucester City in the Top 10 Towns with the Highest Tax Increase William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet image source NJ1015 “The time has come, ladies and gentlemen, to stand up to “the machine,” of a select group of people, who have controlled your lives for far too long. The time has come to “hold the high ground” and stop the decline, to “fight the good fight,” and to give Gloucester City government back to... Read more →


OBITUARY: Edward J. Devine, “Tug” of Bellmawr

Edward J. Devine, “Tug”, on January 29, 2017, of Bellmawr. Age 63. Beloved son of the late Daniel and Anna. Devoted father of Dawnmarie Oliver (K.C.), Daniel (Leigha), Joyce, and the late Robert. Loving grandfather of Zac, Chase, John, Caleb, and Jaxon. Dear brother of Terry Montenigro. Cherished uncle of Anthony and Angie Fedele. Also survived by his entire Warriors Watch family. Tug was the Southern NJ Coordinator for the Warriors Watch Riders and an... Read more →


'Ignored' N.J. district enters Christie's legal fight with gusto

WOOLRICH TONWSHIP -- A long underfunded South Jersey school district has "had enough" and will thrust itself into Gov. Chris Christie's ongoing legal battle over how the state funds its public schools, its superintendent announced Friday. In a self-proclaimed "bold stand," Kingsway Regional School District will attempt to intervene in Christie's pending case before the state… Read more →


Lower your risk of heart disease with the American Heart Association’s “Life’s Simple 7.”

Gross anatomy of a heart that has been damaged by chronic Chagas disease - see also: Chagas heart, radiology (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Prevent the #1 Killer--Heart Disease Robbinsville, NJ, January, 26, 2017 - Like many Americans, you’re very busy. It may not be at the top of most to-do lists, but caring for your heart is important. Changes to your lifestyle, including eating healthy and exercising often, are great ways to start preventing heart disease... Read more →


APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: Dr. Vitola School Physician since 1988

published April 21, 2008 Editor's Note : I contacted Dr. Vitola on Monday via email about the possibility that he may not be reappointed to the job of school physician for the district of Gloucester City. Photo: Dr. Vitola, right with Dr Walter Poprycz at a GHS football game. This is his response. Hi Bill, As I mentioned, a classmate from GHS, class of '69 brought this to my attention on Friday afternoon, April 11,... Read more →


Restoration Work on East Point Lighthouse Continues

MAURICE RIVER TWP. -- Sitting on the east side of the Maurice River, East Point Lighthouse continues to be a beacon for the Delaware Bayshore -- a role it has played since it was built in 1849. Through its history, the fortunes of East Point have ebbed and flowed -- like the tides that threaten its… Read more →


NJDOT launches annual statewide pothole repair campaign

Moving operations and daytime lane closures can be expected (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Richard T. Hammer today announced the beginning of the annual statewide campaign to repair potholes across New Jersey. This winter’s unusual weather pattern of temperatures constantly fluctuating above and below freezing, along with frequent rainfall, is causing a large number of potholes on state highways, which pose a risk for motorists. “This winter has been particularly harsh... Read more →


Guest Opinion:Trump ushers in dangerous state of disunion

President Donald Trump could have used his inaugural speech to soothe the bitter partisan divide that is undermining our country. He could have followed the lead of George W. Bush, who — like Trump — lost the popular vote in a contested election. In his first inaugural, Bush thanked Vice President Al Gore for "a contest… Read more →


CNB Medical: Sleep Apnea

Newswise — Jan. 27, 2017─In patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances that treat the condition by moving the lower jaw forward appear to improve sleep but not reduce key risk factors for developing heart and other cardiovascular disease, according to new research published online, ahead of print in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. In “Impact of Mandibular Advancement Therapy on Endothelial Function in Severe Obstructive... Read more →


SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK

Cathedral-Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul in Philadelphia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) press release PHILADELPHIA PA--The Archdiocese of Philadelphia will join in the national observance of Catholic Schools Week January 29, 2017 – February 4, 2017. Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of the Christ-centered, faith-based education that students receive in the 119 elementary, 17 secondary, and 4 special education schools in the five-county metropolitan area comprising the Archdiocese. The national theme for Catholic Schools... Read more →


APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: THANK YOU SGT. JOE!

Photo: top left, Catherine Driscoll, Kathy Hall, and Sgt Farley. Second row, Jack Driscoll, Luke Driscoll, Madison Long. Bottom: Kieran Kidd, Nathaniel Kidd, Sammy Driscoll, Liam Driscoll, Olivia Driscoll, Genevieve Driscoll, Brian Long and Alexa Long. Not pictured-Emily Hall, Christopher Hall, Liz Glassman, Jimmy Glassman Eric Glassman, Bridget Hall and Ryle Hall GLOUCESTER CITY NJ --Army Staff Sgt. Joe Farley, formerly of Gloucester City, was home recently after spending his second tour of duty in... Read more →


Drink up: In Philadelphia, beer is cheaper than soda thanks to beverage tax - Watchdog.org

By Johnny Kampis / PHILADELPHIA PA--Philadelphia’s new beverage tax has resulted in non-alcoholic drinks costing more than beer, in some instances. The Tax Foundation, an independent tax policy research organization, pointed out that after the new tax went into effect Jan. 1, customers experienced sticker shock. The beverage tax, which at 1.5 cents per ounce is 24 times the amount that is levied on beer, is applied not just to sugar-heavy sodas, but also such... Read more →


David C. Thomas of Glassboro Found Guilty of Sexually Assaulting 83-Year-Old Woman

WOODBURY NJ--David C. Thomas, age 41, of Glassboro NJ was found guilty January 25 of first-degree aggravated sexual assault on an 83-year-old woman in her Glassboro apartment on July 23, 2015. A jury that deliberated about five hours also found Thomas guilty of simple assault but not guilty of aggravated assault, criminal sexual contact, terroristic threats or aggravated sexual assault with force or coercion. The woman subsequently died of causes not directly related to the... Read more →


Taxpayers for Common Sense: Building a Wall of Waste

This week President Trump signed an executive order to begin the process of building a wall along the U.S./Mexico border. The work on the wall is slated to begin within months. President Trump's new order relies on the authorities under the Secure Fence Act which was signed into law by President George W. Bush in October of 2006. As we wrote at the time: “In addition tothe project’s staggering cost, there are certainly significant questions... Read more →


DOGS CAN GET THE FLU TOO!

Scientists Develop New Flu Vaccines for Man's Best Friend Source Newsroom: University of Rochester Medical Center It's that dreaded time of year -- flu season. And we humans aren't the only ones feeling the pain. Dogs can get the flu, too. Scientists at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have developed, for the first time, two new vaccines for canine influenza. image courtesy of http://clipart-library.com/ Newswise — It's that dreaded time of... Read more →


LVC Places 126 Student-Athletes on MAC Fall Academic Honor Roll, Four NJ Residents Chosen

ANNVILLE, PA (01/27/2017)-- More than 120 Lebanon Valley College student-athletes have been named to the Middle Atlantic Conference's (MAC) Fall Academic Honor Roll, emphasizing the Flying Dutchmen's commitment to classroom success. The academic honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who compete in a varsity level sport and registered a term/semester GPA of 3.20 (on a 4.00 scale) or higher. A record 1,463 MAC student-athletes who competed in men's and women's cross country, field hockey, football,... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Hunter Arrested for Killing Three Pied-Billed Grebes

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Jan. 16-22. The endangered Three Pied-Billed Grebes with her babies (image courtesy of Pinterest) DOVER, DELAWARE(Jan. 27, 2017) –On Jan. 19, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police arrested Alfred M. Lee, 29, of Ocean View, for three counts of possession of an endangered species following an investigation. Officers received several tips from concerned citizens after Lee posted a picture online of three Pied-billed Grebes he had shot while... Read more →


BOXING: Berchelt beats Vargas; Miura stops Roman

INDIO, California, January 28, 2017 – Fans saw the first "Fight of the Year" candidate for 2017 Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. But it was the co-main event that provided the superior fireworks. In the main event, a determined Miguel "The Scorpion" Berchelt of Mexico battered Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas all over… Read more →


CHAPUT TO CELEBRATE MASS OF CONSECRATION TO THE LIFE OF VIRGINITY

Jennifer Lynn Settle will be consecrated as a bride of our Lord Jesus Christ PHILADELPHIA PA (January 27, 2017)--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. invites all clergy and faithful of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to join in the Solemn Mass of Consecration to the Life of Virginity of Jennifer Lynn Settle on the feast of the Presentation of our Lord. Thursday, February 2, 2017 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Holy Hour in Chapel) 5:00 p.m.... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 3 No. 32 (January 29, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Related articles CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe... Read more →


COAST GUARD HELPS PILOT WHO CRASHED IN GEORGETOWN DELAWARE

PHILADELPHIA PA January 28,2017--The Coast Guard assisted a pilot involved in an aircraft emergency in Georgetown, Delaware, today. A Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew was returning from routine training with members of Coast Guard Station Crisfield, Maryland, when crews heard an aircraft emergency broadcast on the radio. The helicopter crew diverted to respond to the incident at Delaware Coastal Airport, where they came upon an airplane that was on fire,... Read more →


Eight 80-Foot Temporary Supports Will Soon Support Closed Delaware River Bridge

The closed bridge that links the New Jersey and Pennsylvania turnpikes will soon be supported by eight, 80-foot support towers as part of the emergency work to repair a crack in a steel support beam, officials said. Authorities shut down the span last Friday after inspectors examining a painting project saw the crack under the the… Read more →


CNB Business News: BestUSCasinos Says NJ Online Casinos Could Be In Jeopardy

RELATED: CNB Business News A BestUSCasinos.org report highlights what newly-appointed Attorney General might mean for states like New Jersey PITTSBURGH, Jan. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- If you have any familiarity with the online casino industry in the US, you know full well that nothing is ever as it seems. While just a year ago, it seemed as though the legalized,… Related articles Whale of a gambler wagered $78M in N.J. online casinos last year Mohegan... Read more →


"Mr. Moosey" Helping NJ Police Spread Good-Will

CARNEYS POINT TWP. -- He's a stuffed toy, but this little moose is creating a lot of goodwill as he travels among the nation's first-responders. His latest stops have been in New Jersey where the cuddly creature is helping to bring police closer to their community and it's all thanks to a little girl who wanted… Read more →


Camden County GOP Elects New Chairman

VOORHEES (January 27, 2017– The Camden County Republican Committee met on Wednesday and elected Richard Ambrosino, Jr. of Cherry Hill as its new Chairman. Ambrosino will fill the unexpired term of former Chairman Thomas Booth, Jr., who resigned on January 10 after being confirmed for a seat on the bench of the Superior Court of Camden County, a term that will extend to June of 2018. “I’m honored that the members of the Committee have... Read more →


Obituary | Kathleen A. Driesbach of Cherry Hill formerly of Bellmawr

Kathleen A. Driesbach (nee McKane), on January 25, 2017, of Cherry Hill, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 58. Beloved husband of 8 years to Carl Driesbach. Dear step-mother of James Driesbach and Jude Driesbach (Danielle). Devoted daughter of the late Joan (nee Craven) and Robert McKane. Loving sister of Robert McKane (Sandi) and Joseph McKane. Cherished aunt of Candice and Christopher. Also survived by aunts and uncles. Services will be private at the request of the... Read more →


Obituary | Vivian R. Koehler of Bellmawr

Vivian R. Koehler (nee Berkey), on January 23, 2017, of Bellmawr, formerly of Phila., PA. Age 91. Beloved wife of 70 years of the late Charles. Devoted mother of Charles V. (Wilma), Judi Fayer (Tom), Frank, John, Michael (Jackie) and Gary. Loving grandmother of Barbara, Charles, Jr., Thomas, Lisa, Caryn, Maura, Christopher, Victoria, Grace, Michael, Paul and Daniel. Also survived by numerous great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Koehler... Read more →


Obituary | Cecelia M. Creyaufmiller of Audubon

(nee Schoell) On January 27, 2017, of Audubon, NJ. Age 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Rudolph "Rudy" K. Creyaufmiller. Loving sister of the late Thomas Schoell and the late William Schoell. She is survived by her dear friends, Kathleen and Megan Godshalk, Ann Grabowski and many loving neighbors. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 250 White Horse Pike, Audubon,... Read more →


Obituary | Paul Young of Haddon Heights

Former Haddon Heights, NJ resident, Paul Young died January 10, 2017 at Cooper Hospital, Camden, NJ with his family by his side. Mr. Young was born on August 6, 1946 in Taiwan. He was a kind and gentle soul. He served in the Taiwan army for two years and later worked in leukemia research at Hahnemann Hospital in Philadelphia. He is survived by four brothers in Taiwan and his three children: Grace, Amy and Suzy.... Read more →


Obituary | Bertha Hand of Raleigh, North Carolina formerly of Audubon

nee Helmrich) Was taken into the arms of Jesus on January 18, 2017; of Raleigh, NC, formerly of Audubon, NJ. Age 102 years. Bertha was born on May 16, 1914, the fifth child of Charles and Bertha Helmrich (nee Nitz). She grew up in Camden, NJ and graduated from Cooper Hospital School of Nursing in 1935. After marrying George H. Hand they moved to Audubon, NJ. Bertha worked as a health educator and school nurse... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS: Nothing To Do On Sunday? Come Be Amazed By The Amazing Kreskin!

RELATED: CNB Business News press release No Plans This Sunday? No Problem! This Sunday The Amazing Kreskin is performing at the comedy cove and you don’t want to miss this! This Sunday, January 29th The Amazing Kreskin will appear at Scotty’s Steak House and Comedy Cove in Springfield, NJ. Suddenly, you do have plans! Come spend your Sunday Night with Scotty’s Steak House and be amazed by The Amazing Kreskin. Enjoy a relaxing night of... Read more →


Christie Administration Awards Virtua $290,000 to Serve Veterans Via Telehealth

press release January 27, 2017 The New Jersey Department of Health today announced a $290,000 telehealth grant to Virtua Health that will assist veterans who need access to primary and behavioral healthcare services but may face mobility or transportation challenges. By coordinating care with Oaks Integrated Care, Legacy Treatment Services and InSight Telepsychiatry, Virtua will offer primary and behavioral health visits conducted via online technology starting February 1. Stigma, negative ideas about seeking help, perceptions... Read more →


Gibbsboro Thanks Target for Gift to Police

GIBBSBORO NJ (January 27, 2017)-The Borough of Gibbsboro and the Gibbsboro Police department want to thank Target for their generous donation of laptops to their police department. Every year police departments are chosen from Target to receive electronic equipment through their Target and Blue Electronic Donation Program. "We were grateful to receive the donation this year in which the laptops will be used for the police department." The police department was able to meet the... Read more →


APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: Sign Petition to Stop Construction of New Firehouse in Mt. Ephraim

PUBLISHED Monday, April 28, 2008 Letters: There is a petition circulating the Borough of Mt Ephraim regarding a $3 million project to purchase Fire Department property, demolish and re-build a new fire house on Bell Road. THIS WILL CAUSE YOUR TAXES TO GO UP!!! This should not be able to proceed unless the taxpayers have a say. That is the fair way a democracy operates. You're Fire Department and Commissioners have flown under the radar... Read more →


TWO YEAR INVESTIGATION OF ATLANTIC CITY MURDER ENDS WITH THE ARREST OF A SUSPECT

ATLANTIC CITY – An Atlantic City man was charged and arrested yesterday for the 2014 killing in Atlantic City of a 22-year-old Absecon man, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Diane Ruberton announced. On Dec. 22, 2014, at 7:47 p.m., Atlantic City Police responded to the 1200 block of Adriatic Avenue in response for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival police found a man dead, the apparent victim of a shooting. The victim was identified as... Read more →


Amtrak Engineer involved in Fatal Philly Crash Has Sued the Railroad

PHILADELPHIA -- The Amtrak engineer involved in a deadly 2015 crash in Philadelphia has sued the railroad, saying it failed to address reports that people were throwing projectiles at trains. Brandon Bostian, 33, said he was left disoriented or unconscious when something struck his train before the May 2015 crash, which left eight people dead and… Read more →


Student Summer Programs Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center

English: Campers at the Island Beach State Park, New Jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife and its partners will be offering teenage students three exciting summer programs based at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, located within NJ's first Marine Conservation Zone. The facility is located just off Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay and provides a beautiful location for these unique, educational, fun and exciting experiences for... Read more →


JDRF Expresses Profound Loss at the Passing of Actress Mary Tyler Moore

English: Publicity photo of Mary Tyler Moore, Valerie Harper and Liberty Williams from The Mary Tyler Moore Show. In this episode, Mary and Rhoda are in New York for Rhoda's youger sister's wedding. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) ,Longtime Champion of the Community Living with Type 1 Diabetes New York, January 25, 2017 — The type 1 diabetes (T1D) community has said goodbye to a friend and its champion — Mary Tyler Moore. In celebration of her... Read more →