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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 in 2007 and continued to write it until two months before he died. He was also the founder of Miller English School of Japan. As I reflect on this photograph, I see once again that not all the brave leave the "home of the brave" to enter battle; some are required now to be the brave of the home. It is said a picture is worth a thousand words but it leaves me speechless and... 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 top players, he just wants someone better than Kay Felder. James is 33 and leads the league in minutes played. He shouldn’t be doing that at his age. James isn’t asking for Russell Westbrook or James Harden, he’s asking for a Matthew Dellavedova type guy. Barkley may have been old, but he played with Olajuwon and Drexler in Houston. He can’t sit back and say James isn’t a competitor. Let’s not forget Barkley ruined his... 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 response to the State's motion, six Newark parents also filed a motion with the Supreme Court against the State’s legal tactics to address LIFO. These same parents instead are fighting the LIFO statute on its own in the trial court. Their case, HG v. Harrington, asserts that New Jersey’s quality-blind LIFO law violates students’ constitutional right to a “thorough and efficient” education by allowing ineffective teachers to remain in classrooms while effective teachers are let... 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. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Anthony’s memory to the American Heart Association, 1 Union Street, Suite 301 Robbinsville, NJ 08691. 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 Regional Medical Center in Paterson on Jan. 23 from 6:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. People exposed to the infant could develop symptoms as late as February 15. The child is currently recovering at home. The Passaic County is case is unrelated to the recently reported travel-related case of measles in a Hudson County adult male who also was exposed while traveling internationally. St. Joseph’s is in the process of contacting those individuals who were potentially... 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 Dilks and was an active member for 46 years to the present day. Gene was Treasurer for the Club for many years. He was a longtime member of Gloucester City Seniors Citizens Association. Loving husband of 66 years to Theresa Underwood Rovere. Loving father of Theresa Rovere Grimm (Frank), Kathleen Rovere Nicholson (John), Linda Rovere Garris and Michele Rovere Lanciano (Domenic). Cherished grandfather of Emily Grimm Backowski (Benjamin), Caitlin Grimm Giles (Ryan), Lauren Nicholson Shryock... Read more →


An 8-year-old transgender boy from Secaucus who was kicked out of the Cub Scouts because he was born a girl has been asked to rejoin the Scouts. The Record says the move represents a major shift in policy for the Boy Scouts of America, which released a statement Monday night indicating that its membership will now be open to transgender children. NEW JERSEY OFFICIALS REACT TO TRUMP'S IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ORDER President Donald Trump's immigration executive order created quite a stir over the weekend, and lawmakers' reactions are largely split down party lines. NJTV says that among New Jersey officials most Republicans support what the president is trying to do, while most Democrats say it violates the Constitution or is at least un-American. CHRISTIE'S RX ON ADDICTION: INSURANCE COVERAGE MANDATE ADVANCES Part of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's plan to tackle drug addiction in New Jersey involves a push to mandate... Read more →


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 Hancock Lane. The victim was identified as Douglas Tinsley, 74. He was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. The investigation revealed that Laciana Tinsley struck her husband in the head multiple times with a fire extinguisher. The motive for the fatal assault is being investigated. An autopsy will be performed today by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood. Laciana Tinsley was taken into custody at the residence. She is presently lodged... 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 14 percent. The current total of African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian or other minorities represents ten percent of the 654 officers in the GCPO, municipal departments and the Rowan University police department. The Gloucester County Law Enforcement Diversity Initiative goal is to promote careers in law enforcement, identify individuals interested and mentor them through the process of becoming academically, physically and mentally qualified applicants. Its member organizations include the county Prosecutor’s Office, county NAACP, county Police... Read more →

The opioid epidemic: Camden County Faces a Record Number of Deadly Overdoese

CAMDEN -- It's a seasonably cold Tuesday morning in downtown Camden as dozens visiting the Urban Treatment Associates methadone clinic mill about in the shadow of City Hall. A middle-aged man with slicked-back blonde hair saunters up and murmurs something about having some stuff for sale before suddenly realizing he's wandered into the middle of a… 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 to stay away from that area because the park is surrounded by residential homes. While on the other hand the Fort is located in an area that is hard for the police to patrol because of all the foliage. CHEER –The borough of Mount Ephraim has a new community website. The redesign was completed with the help of volunteers and resulted in no costs to the Borough. Special Kudos to Jeff Vilardo and Bernice Alibrando... 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 the people.” (see article) {October 2006, candidate Bill James} Ten years have passed since the James administration took over the The James Gang January 4, 2007 (left to righ Nick Marchese, Bill James, Jack Brophy (CNBNews file photo) management of Gloucester City. We can still remember how much enthusiasm people felt after Mayor Bill James, and councilmen Jay Brophy and Nick Marchese were sworn into office on January 4, 2007. Finally, the voters had people... 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 escort for the NJ Run for the Fallen. He was the former chief for McCallister Towing and an assistant engineer for Bouchard. Tug was also a former Camden County Fire Marshall and a former volunteer for Bellmawr Park Fire Department. There will be a visitation from 11am to 2pm Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Celebration of Life 2pm at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Tug’s... Read more →

Gloucester City Police Chase Suspect Into Camden

RELATED: BLUE LINE Crime GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 30, 2017)--Saturday, January 28 t at 1:37 pm Rasheem J. Brown (photo provided) Gloucester City police attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car on Essex Street near North Filmore Street when the driver sped away. DSgt. Carl Depoder and Sgt. Jim Little pursued the vehicle to Louis Street in Camden City, where the driver jumped out of the car and fled on foot. The driver was apprehended by the sergeants with the assistance of a Camden County police officer and taken into custody without further incident. Rasheem J. Brown (30), a resident of Camden, was charged with possession of CDS (heroin), possession of CDS with intent to distribute, eluding and resisting arrest. He was additionally charged with driving on a suspended license and reckless driving, among other traffic offenses. Brown was also found to be a fugitive from justice wanted... Read more →

Camden County Library Wins Book Grant from Penguin Random House

Ferry Ave. branch library’s ‘Tutor Time’ recognized for innovation in partnership with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 30, 2017 -- Camden County Library is proud to announce that its Riletta L. Cream Ferry Ave. Branch Library is the recipient of a Penguin Random House Library Award for Innovation. The award is being given for the library’s ‘Tutor Time’ program that it operates in partnership with volunteer tutors from the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University. Penguin Random House announced the award at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta on Monday, Jan. 23. The award consists of $1,000 in free books which the library can select from the Penguin Random House catalog. ‘Tutor Time’ Program A pool of about 51 medical students regularly volunteer to tutor Camden youth three times a week during the school year at the Ferry Ave. library. The... Read more →

James Dickerson Sentenced to 20 Years for Shooting at Camden County Police Officers

Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a Camden man received an aggregate sentence of 20 years in prison for shooting at four Camden County Police officers. James Dickerson, 31, shot at four Camden County Police officers who had been responding to a report of a man with a gun in the Chestnut Court apartments on April 25, 2014. When confronted, Dickerson fired several shots at the officers who then returned fire, striking him in the leg. Dickerson pled guilty on June 20, 2016 to four counts of attempted murder. The 20 year sentence was imposed on Friday, January 27, 2017 by Superior Court Judge the Honorable Gwendolyn Blue, J.S.C. Dickerson will be required to serve approximately 17 years in prison before he is eligible for parole. Released Monday, January 30, 2017. Read more →


Protests and demonstrations erupted in North Jersey and New York City on Sunday over President Trump's executive order banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States. The Record says "protests in Teaneck, Elizabeth, and Manhattan highlighted concerns about the order being seen as discriminatory and even anti-American. NJ ‘SANCTUARY CITIES’ SAY THEY WON'T BOW TO PRESIDENT’S THREAT TO CUT FEDERAL AID Officials in New Jersey's "sanctuary cities" say they will not bow to the president's threat to punish them for providing a safe haven for undocumented immigrants by restricting federal funding. NJ Spotlight says municipal officials in cities such as "Newark, Jersey City, Princeton, and other towns limit their interaction with federal immigration officials and refuse to allow their police forces to be deputized by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency." OUTREACH EXPERTS SAY FACE OF HOMELESS GETTING YOUNGER IN NJ NJCounts2017 is program coordinated by... 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 and stroke, the No.1 and No. 5 killers of all Americans. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, 80 percent of heart disease and stroke can be prevented. And prevention can be as simple as making the healthy choice most of the time. The healthy choice should be the default choice. When faced with the decision to take the elevator or stairs, you take the stairs. Instead of a sugary soft drink,... 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, 2008.I was totally unaware that the superintendent was planning not to re-appoint me as school physician, for what reason, I have no idea. To answer your questions, I have had the honor and privilege of being a Gloucester City school physician since 1988.When I started, replacing Dr. Kelly, Dr. Brennan became senior school physician. Doctor Brennan advised me to attend the home football games to assist and aid any injuries on the field. I have... 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 on our roads with potholes developing much earlier in the season than normal,” Commissioner Hammer said. “Therefore, we are beginning our annual pothole campaign now instead of in the spring. NJDOT is committed to repairing state highways as quickly as possible to ensure New Jersey’s roads are in good condition.” To deal with potholes in the most aggressive and efficient manner, the Department will be allowing crews throughout the state to close travel lanes where... 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 Sleep Apnea,” French researchers report on a randomized controlled trial of 150 patients with severe sleep apnea and no overt cardiovascular disease who received either a mandibular advancement device (MAD) or a sham oral appliance. The researchers found MAD therapy significantly improved the apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) scores, micro-arousal index scores, and symptoms of snoring, fatigue, and sleepiness. However, MAD did not improve endothelial function, a key predictor of cardiovascular disease, or lower blood pressure. Continuous... Read more →


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 Week 2017 is “Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK KEYSTONE EVENT Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will host the keystone event for Catholic Schools Week in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He will make an announcement regarding an historic partnership between the 17 Archdiocesan High Schools and Catholic Relief Services, the official international humanitarian relief agency of the Catholic Church in the United States. Archbishop Chaput will be joined by... Read more →


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 Iraq. During his time in the war zone children from Gloucester City (names are listed below) sent him items that could be handed out to the kids in Iraq along with presents and other essentials for Sgt. Joe and the soldiers in his unit. In appreciation for the kids kindness Sgt. Joe in February took them to the Westbrook Bowling Alley for a party and treated them all to pizza and drinks. Photo on right... Read more →

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

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 beverages as fruit drinks, sweetened iced tea and juices that contain less than 50 percent real fruit. Even some drinks that have no sugar, such as diet sodas, are taxed. Tax Foundation/Bill Rickards STICKER SHOCK: In Philadelphia, it’s now cheaper to drink beer than many non-alcoholic drinks. The Tax Foundation recently discovered that a 12-pack of Propel energy drink costs $9.04 in one Philadelphia store thanks to a beverage tax of $3.04, while a 12-pack... 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 12/14 incident but the jury in Thomas’s trial saw the video from a police officer’s body camera of her speaking about Thomas’ actions. In addition, a neighbor and several Glassboro police officers who responded to her apartment described her for jurors as distraught and disheveled with bruises and cuts on her arms. Also presented by assistant Gloucester County prosecutors Dana Anton and Michael Mellon was Thomas’ recorded statement in which he claims the sexual encounter... 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 about how effective a strategy it is to build a wall to seal the borders. Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano (D) sums it up: ‘Show me a 50-foot wall and I'll show you a 51-foot ladder.’ Aside from questions about whether a wall will keep people out, there are obstacles to getting it built in the first place. Veteran border agents who know these areas better than anyone point to several challenges—rugged desert, creek beds prone... Read more →


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 Newswise — 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. This research is not only important for improving the health of our furry friends, but for keeping us safe, too. Dogs that have been infected with multiple influenza viruses have the potential... 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, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball earned honor roll recognition. Local athletes recognized include: Cooper Fiadino of Egg Harbor Twp. (08234). Fiadino, a graduate of Egg Harbor Township High School and member of the football team, is pursuing a bachelor of science in early childhood education and special education at The Valley. Brendon Irving of Mullica Hill (08062). Irving, a graduate of Kingsway Regional High School and member of the football team, is pursuing a... Read more →

CNB CRIME: Maple Shade Police Arrest Two in Healthcare Insurance Fraud Scheme

January 27, 2017 For Immediate Release Maple Shade, NJ --Chief Gary C. Gubbei announced today the successful arrest of two individuals that committed healthcare insurance fraud and theft after a two month long investigation. Salvatore A. Yacovelli, 45, of Barrington, NJ and Gina M. Yacovelli, also known as Gina Jean, 37, of Barrington, NJ were each charged with 2nd degree Insurance Fraud and 3rd degree Theft. Salvatore A. Yacovelli was processed and released pending Court on Wednesday 1/25/17. Gina M. Yacovelli was processed and released pending Court on Thursday 1/26/17. Salvatore A. Yacovelli while employed by the Maple Shade School District failed to disclose his divorce from Gina M. Yacovelli to his employer and continued her health insurance coverage with his employer in excess of four years. The Maple Shade School District paid in excess of $47,000.00 for this continued coverage. Chief Gubbei stated that in a time when rising... 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 waterfowl hunting near Frankford. Lee was arraigned at Sussex County Justice of the Peace Court 3, where he pled guilty and was fined $366, including court costs. In other matters, 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 Jan. 16-22 made 957 contacts with anglers, hunters, boaters and the general public,... 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 →

Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club Meeting Feb. 8

The Albert Carino Boys Basketball Club has announced that Unsung Heroes will COACH DAVE PAULEY HEAD MEN'S BASKETBALL COACH UNIVERSITY OF THE SCIENCES be the theme of the next meeting Wednesday, FEBRUARY 8th at the Crowne Plaza, Route 70 and Cuthbert Blvd., Cherry Hill starting at 11:30 A.M. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED and may be made by calling Jack Mongulla, Vice President/Treasurer (856-461-8800), Bill Thomas (856) 667-2442, Bob DeLambily (856-858-0053) or emailing the Club at Coach David Pauley who is in his 17th season as the Head Men’s Basketball Coach at the University of the Sciences in 2016-17, having taken over the reigns of the program from longtime head coach Bob Morgan at the start of the 2000 season. The Devils recorded one of their best seasons in program history during the 2014-15, notching a 25-6 record and advancing to the NCAA Tournament East Region Semi-Finals before bowing out to... Read more →


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. (Mass) Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 This Rite of Consecration, one of the oldest sacramentals in the Catholic Church, is a recognized vocation apart from religious life, marriage, the lay state, or ordained clergy. By the virtue of chastity, the virgin preserves her virginal state, so that she may be totally for Christ and in Christ for others. The consecrated virgin is not required... Read more →


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 CNB Comics: JEROME by Dave Wolfe Real-Life Superhero Added Trump Quotes to Famous Comic Book Covers and POW! They're Great Legendary cartoon artist of 'Bambi' fame Tyrus Wong dies at 106 The Illustrated History of Football: David Squires Read more →

AFTER 10 YEARS: Former St. Patrick's School to Return as Holy Angels Catholic School

WOODBURY -- A Catholic school that closed 10 years ago as part of a consolidation effort will reopen under a new name. The former St. Patrick's School will return as Holy Angels Catholic School this fall. Citing declining enrollment and an over-reliance on parish subsidies, the Diocese of Camden closed St. Patrick's and St. Matthew's in… Read more →


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, at about 3 p.m. Once on-scene a Coast Guard rescue swimmer and flight mechanic provided emergency assistance to the injured pilot until local Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived. “Unique cases like this illustrate the well rounded nature of our rescue personnel,” said Lt. Clint Lemasters, pilot at Air Station Atlantic City. “The quick thinking and skill of our response crews allows us to provide critical care to people in distress in a diverse environment.” press... Read more →

CONSUMER ALERT: 33,000 IKEA Beach Chairs Recalled

after 6 finger amputations Ikea is recalling more than 33,000 of its folding MYSINGSO beach chairs, saying they can collapse, fall and may pose finger amputation hazards. The chairs have a wood base and have an attached polyester fabric seat, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Ikea has two stores in New Jersey in Paramus and Elizabeth. The… 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 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 Sun to offer online gambling in N.J, report says Ray Lesniak to Run for New Jersey Governor Position Tops Slots to Play in NJ Online Casinos - RE/MAX of New Jersey Chooses #RealNJ Scholarship Winners CONSUMER ALERT:Niagara Bottling Recalls Certain Bottled Water Products sold under Acme Brand, Contain E.coli 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 put their faith in me,” Ambrosino said. “I look forward to working with our entire organization to continue to build on the vibrant and successful Republican presence in Camden County that our former Chairman was so instrumental in creating.” Ambrosino is currently the Managing Partner of 1868 Public Affairs, a Trenton-based government affairs firm. He has been a member of the Camden County Republican Committee since 1989, served eight years as Chairman of the Cherry... Read more →

Obituary: Mr. Joseph Edward Leahy of Westville

Joseph Edward Leahy, age 86, of Westville, passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Husband of the late Edna Mae Leahy (nee Maillard). Father of Linda (David) Burmaster, Susan Pizzutillo, Joanne Ryan, Edward (Janet) Leahy, Steven (Peggy) Leahy, Robert J. (Christine) Leahy, Sr., Nanci (Duane) Davis, Kathy (Frank) Gross, and Timothy (Heather) Leahy, Sr. Loving grandfather of 24 and the late Jeffrey Burmaster. Great grandfather of 14. Retired from Brinks Armored Cars. He was also a milkman for Haines Dairy Farm for many years. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family in Ocean City. He also enjoyed train rides in Lancaster County. He loved firetrucks, the Eagles and the Phillies. He will be missed by many. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Joe's viewing Monday evening from 6 PM to 8 PM and Tuesday 9 AM to 10 AM in the McGuinness Funeral Home, 34 Hunter Street, Woodbury, NJ... 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 family. Donations may be made in Kathleen’s memory to the Shriners Hospital, 3551 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140. Related articles Joe Witte, Sr., Korean War Marine Vet, Active Legion/VFW Member, Bellmawr Volunteer Fireman Lee Ek III, Union Rep for Local 134, Bellmawr Vince Patrone of Bellmaw, Korean War Army Vet, Teamster, Annunciation BVM Church Member 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 was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society of Annunciation BVM Church. She was passionate about her grandchildren, enjoyed casino trips and her children’s activities. There will be a viewing from 7 to 9pm Thursday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE and from 8:30 to 9:45am Friday morning at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM Church, 601 W. Browning Rd., Bellmawr, NJ 08031. Funeral Mass 10am Friday in church. Entombment New St. Mary’s Mausoleum, Bellmawr.... Read more →