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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 in 2007 and continued to write it until two months... 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.... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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'... 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.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ : Locavore Program In August

Looking over Barnegat Bay from Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is offering a 3-day 2-night locavore program for adults interested in learning what's edible in and around Barnegat Bay. The program will be August 11-13 at the Sedge House, a renovated ducking hunting lodge with 7-bunk rooms where participants will live a conservationist lifestyle. Participants will spend time identifying and harvesting edible plants, algae,... 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 →

NJ Residents Attending Coastal Carolina University Named to Dean's List for Fall 2016

CONWAY 28528, SC (01/25/2017)-- Approximately 2,253 students have made the Fall Semester 2016 Dean's List for academic achievement at Coastal Carolina University. To qualify for the Dean's List, freshmen must earn a 3.25 grade point average, and upperclassmen must earn a 3.5 grade point average. To qualify for the President's List, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average. All students must be enrolled full time. The Dean's List includes: Lauren Alcorn, a freshman majoring in intelligence and national security studies, of Millville, NJ (08332)... Read more →


REDUCTIONS AS HIGH AS NEARLY 50 PERCENT WOULD CRIPPLE FISHING INDUSTRY AND RIPPLE THROUGHOUT SHORE TOURISM ECONOMY TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin on Friday joined federal and state lawmakers, leaders of the state's recreational and commercial fishing industries, anglers, and people whose livelihoods rely on fishing to rally in opposition to proposed drastic recreational harvest reductions for summer flounder, saying the changes would devastate the state's fishing industry and have far-reaching economic impacts on shore tourism. The rally follows votes last... 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... 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 →

Students from NJ Earn Dean's List Honors at Saint Joseph's University

PHILADELPHIA, PA (01/30/2017)-- The following students earned dean's list honors for the Fall 2016 semester at Saint Joseph's University. Students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or above, a B or greater in all their classes, and complete at least 15 credits to earn dean's list status for a semester. Note: This list of students is a partial list. For the complete list of all (173) students for this story, login to: https://media.meritpages.com/signup?r=510&p=628ce Blaire Adkins of Berlin (08009). Adkins studies Autism Behavioral Studies... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

26-Year-Old Barnegat Man Dies in Hunting Accident

BERKELEY TOWNSHIP NJ-- Saturday, January 28, at 8:46 am, Berkeley Township Police were dispatched to the wooded area of 100 Locker Street following a 9-1-1 call stating a male had been shot while hunting. Police and MONOC Unit 712 responded and found Richard Pereira, a 26-year-old male from Barnegat, NJ. He was pronounced dead via telemetry at 9:08 am by Dr.Juarez from Newark Beth Israel Hospital. The decedent was transported to Community Medical Center in Toms River. The scene was immediately secured and Det. Matthew... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Wilkes University Announces Dean's List for Fall 2016 Semester, Students from NJ Included

Wilkes University (Photo credit: Wikipedia) WILKES-BARRE, PA (01/27/2017)-- Wilkes University Provost Dr. Anne Skleder announced the Dean's List for the Fall 2016 Semester. To be named to the Dean's List, students must obtain a minimum 3.4 grade point average and carry at least 12 credits. The following students were named to the Dean's List: Alec Levin of Cape May, N.J. (08204) Alexander Kramer of Cherry Hill, N.J. (08003) Austin Kubin of Chesterfield, N.J. (08515) Denzel Tovar of Wall, N.J. (07719) Dustin Zuzulock of West Deptford,... 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 →

CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Apprentice Hunting License Information

Fruits of the hunt! (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Apprentice Hunting Licenses will be available February 1, 2017 at participating agents (pdf, 93kb) Apprentice Hunter FAQs It is not necessary to complete a hunter education course to be an Apprentice Hunter! To obtain an Apprentice License a person just needs a Mentor Hunter as a hunting companion. There is no upper age limit and there is no limit on the number of times an Apprentice Hunter may hunt with their Mentor Hunter in a license year. An... 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... Read more →

Dean's List at University of Delaware, Includes NJ Residents

NEWARK, DE (01/26/2017)-- Students from your region have been named to the University of Delaware Dean's List for the Fall 2016 semester: Christopher Absil of West Deptford, NJ, (08051) Robert Achorn of Maple Shade, NJ, (08052) Jesse Ackerman of Marlton, NJ, (08053) Nikki Adams of Pittsgrove, NJ, (08318) Andrew Adeniyi of Lumberton, NJ, (08048) Marissa Adibi of Medford, NJ, (08055) Eric Aita of Medford, NJ, (08055) Erin Alexander of Marlton, NJ, (08053) Ryan Alvite of Marlton, NJ, (08053) Kara Anderson of Marlton, NJ, (08053) Katelyn... 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... Read more →