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January 2017

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 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 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 - Gameindustry.com 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... 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... 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... 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... 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, NJ. Funeral service will follow at 11 AM. Interment Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ. 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. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Monday 10 to 11 AM at the FOSTER-WARNE FUNERAL HOME, 820 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ. Graveside Service and interment will follow at 11:30 AM at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, NJ. Related articles Dr. Robert L. Powell, College Professor, Served on Haddon... 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 for Audubon schools from 1957-1976. After her husband died in 1978, she moved to independent living in Raleigh, NC where she remained until her death. Bertha was a lifelong member of the Audubon United Methodist Church. All family members were gifted with her lovely crocheted afghans and as a result... 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 drinks, laughter, and food; the perfect way to spend your Sunday! Scotty’s Steak House and Comedy Cove is located on Morris Avenue in Springfield, NJ. To purchase tickets for a night full of fun please visit: http://www.scottyssteakhouse.com/calendar/ About The Amazing Kreskin: The Amazing Kreskin is the world renowned mentalist who... 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 of the Veterans Administration (VA) and a lack of access due to geography and transportation issues make it difficult for veterans to visit a doctor in person. Some medical conditions such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), brain injury, spinal cord injury and other psychiatric disorders further complicate the... 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 local staff at the Voorhees Target store to thank them in person. 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 on this and don't want you to know the facts. Borough employees have lost jobs, benefits, and additional money...And while all this was being done they borrowed $3 million. And don't want you the taxpayers to have a say or know. And while all this is going on the Police... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: I See You

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet I see you. I see you as you drag your dog by his collar when he is too frightened to walk with you. I see you hit your dog with his leash until he yelps in pain. I see you as you let your children poke and kick him. I see you as they throw him off the porch. I see hungry dogs, dogs without shelter, neglected and cold. I see the chain around your dog’s neck that has become embedded in his skin. I see you. I see you as you refuse to pick up your dog’s waste, as you teach your children to be as irresponsible as you are. Just so you know, I see you. And I will... 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 Kenneth Sandoz, 22, of Absecon, NJ. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit also responded to the scene. Next-of-kin were notified. An autopsy performed on Dec. 24, 2014 by the New Jersey Southern Regional Examiner’s Office determined the cause of death to be multiple gunshot wounds, and the manner... Read more →


“Street Gangs and God: The Battle for the Streets", written by Deacon Arnaldo Santos

by Carol Magrino , January 26, 2017/Catholic Star Herald Deacon Arnaldo Santos stands next to a display with his newly-published book, “Street Gangs and God: The Battle for the Streets,” at the Littlest Angel Bookstore in Vineland. When Deacon Arnaldo Santos tells stories from his own life, one might think he’s speaking of two or three men, two or three lifetimes. But the stories are all his. And with each story, as he moves from his childhood in Puerto Rico to his life now in Bridgeton, with wife Maribel and their three children, he becomes more passionate in expressing his love for Christ and his conviction that in following the Gospel, “we win the battle.” A cheerful warrior, he’s been fighting hard his entire life,... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: New State Park Reservation System Launches in Spring

Vendor Hiring Workers in Maryland; Consumers Save Money The Maryland Department of Natural Resources has contracted with a new vendor to manage reservations for the state park system. CAMIS, a company with 17 years of experience providing reservation solutions, is scheduled to start providing services in Maryland this spring. Approved by the Board of Public Works in November, the new contractor seeks to expand its footprint in Maryland while also reducing reservation fees at most state parks. Transaction fees will decrease by nearly 50 percent for the average customer who stays 2.5 nights. “The new park reservation system will help us provide top-notch customer service that our visitors expect from us,” said Maryland Park Service Superintendent Nita Settina. “CAMIS has an excellent track record of... 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 →


CNB Hunting/Fishing New Jersey: Turkey Permit Application Period Open

Pretty Boy and Pretty Girl Turkey Decoys made by Carry-Lite Decoys. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Apply now for the Turkey Hunting Area(s) and Period(s) of your choice in the spring turkey permit lottery. The turkey hunting booklet is no longer being produced; information can be found in the Hunting Digest (pages 14 and 58-61) and online: Turkey Permit/Hunting Information: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/pdf/2016/turkregs16-17.pdf Turkey Hunting Area Map With Spring 2017 Lottery Quota Information: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/images/hunting/turkey17map.jpg Hunting Digest: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/dighnt16.htm Wild Turkey Information: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/turkey_info.htm Hunters can apply online, and applicants can make changes in their application up until the application period closes February 22, on the license website: http://www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ . Applications can also be submitted at any license agent ( http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/agentlst.htm ). 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 teenage students. Sedge Island Fishing Experience — June 22-25 and August 24-27, 2017 The NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with the Conserve Wildlife Foundation of NJ, is offering two sessions of this 4-day 3-night program open to students going into grades 8 and 9 in the fall... 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 life, JDRF has established a tribute site at MooreForever.org, inviting individuals to share their memories, thoughts and appreciation for her life’s work — both on and off screen. “Mary was an American treasure who lit up the screen with her endearing performances that made her beloved by millions,” said Derek... Read more →


THE MARCH FOR LIFE IN YEAR 44

by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput O.F.M.Cap. Since Inauguration Day critics of Donald Trump have marched, rioted, verbally abused and in some cases viciously assaulted their opponents on a scale previously unseen. Some of the anger is understandable. As I said repeatedly last fall, Mr. Trump’s words and behavior during the presidential campaign, on immigration and other issues, were deeply troubling. But in one of our history’s darker ironies, Mr. Trump benefited from an opposing candidate who had her own equally, through different, ugly and disqualifying baggage. Mr. Trump is now President Trump, and curiously, some of the harshest, on-going fury directed at him has nothing to do with his personal character. Rather, it’s a very special brand of “progressive” intolerance for the approach his... Read more →


DRWC Board announces Tom Corcoran’s retirement and appointment of Joe Forkin

Skyline of Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) from the New Jersey-Site of the Delaware River. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) LEADERSHIP TRANSITION AT THE DELAWARE RIVER WATERFRONT CORPORATION Philadelphia, PA (January 27, 2017) – At the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s (DRWC) board meeting this morning, the organization’s president, Tom Corcoran, announced his intention to retire as of June 30, 2017. At the same meeting, Joe Forkin, DRWC’s Executive Vice President for Development and Operations, was unanimously appointed by the board to become the organization’s next president, effective July 1, 2017. “There was never any doubt that Joe was the logical person to replace Tom,” said Alan Hoffmann, DRWC board chairman. “Since the beginning of DRWC, Joe has been the creative force that has contributed so much to our success in... Read more →


Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure in Hudson County

Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a case of measles — a highly contagious disease — in a Hudson County adult male who may have exposed individuals at several public places in Jersey City between January 16-24, 2017. The individual acquired measles while traveling abroad and is recovering at home. DOH recommends that anyone who visited the locations during the dates/times listed below, contact a health provider immediately to discuss potential exposure and risk of developing the illness. An individual who may have been exposed could develop symptoms as late as February 14, 2017. Measles symptoms include rash, high fever, cough, runny nose and red, watery eyes. Anyone who suspects an exposure is urged... Read more →


YOUR MONEY: Billions of Dollars Needed to Repair Philadelphia Schools

SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA UNVEILS FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENT REPORT TO PRIORITIZE SCHOOL BUILDING NEEDS Report will inform the District’s 5-year, $1.1 billion capital program PHILADELPHIA — The School District of Philadelphia today made public a multi-year and comprehensive Facility Condition Assessment (FCA) report. This report, which began in 2015, reviewed 308 educational and athletic facilities and over 26 million square feet of educational building space that serves 140,000 students in pre-k, elementary, middle, high school and alternative schools. “Every child should have access to a safe, healthy, and welcoming school facility that supports teaching and learning opportunities. The Facility Condition Assessment empowers us to prioritize capital projects and clearly show our existing and potential public and private partners what our infrastructure needs are and how... Read more →


APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: Gloucester City Fishing Derby

published Wednesday, April 23, 2008 See Prize Winners See Prize Winners See Photo Gallery Related articles The world's smallest camera drone can be yours for just $27 right now 'Flip' star: Those are lies Early Childhood | Digital Learning | Community College Success The Best Nootropics Stack For The Most Effective Results - Best Nootropics Samoa High Commissioner made 'Dean' for Diplomatic Corps becomes highest-ranking Diplomat in NZ - Pacific Guardians Read more →


Cop's Routine Traffic Stop Ends In The Arrest Of A Fugitive And The Discovery Of 96 Bags of Heroin

RELATED: BLUE LINE Crime CRIME REPORT GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (January 27, 2017)(CNBNews)-- Gloucester City Police Officer George Spingler stopped a car for a routine traffic stop at Morris Street and the Railroad on January 24 at 6:18 pm and discovered the driver Gilberto Rios, was a fugitive from justice wanted by the Camden County Sheriff's Department. Further investigation by Spingler resulted in the discovery of 96 bags of heroin. As a result Rios, a 32-year-old Camden City resident, was subsequently charged with possession of CDS and possession with intent to distribute CDS. He was later remanded to Camden County Jail without bail. In other matters; January 20 (11:39 am) Timothy C. Stratton (38), a resident of Wenonah, was arrested on Broadway at Somerset Street by... Read more →


WATCH: Cory Booker calls Donald Trump a liar

TRENTON -- Cory Booker, the Democratic U.S. senator from New Jersey, has accused President Donald Trump and his administration of "repeatedly lying" and spreading "propaganda" to Americans during their first week in power. Booker, who has been highly critical of the Republican president, made the comments during an interview Thursday night on CNN. "A week in… Read more →


CNB Crime: NJ Authorities Dismantle Blood Streets Gang Drug Network

New Jersey State Police and Law Enforcement Partners Dismantle Bloods Street Gang Drug Network Newark, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police led a coalition of law enforcement agencies including the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Newark Police Department, and the U.S. Marshals Task Force, which has led to the arrest of 12 members of the Red Breed Gorillas set of the Bloods Street Gang for drug distribution, drug possession, gang criminality, and weapons offenses. During the 10-month investigation, investigators discovered that an organized hierarchy of the Red Breed Gorillas Street Gang controlled the drug distribution in the area of Stratford Place and the Grace West Housing Complex on Irvine Turner Boulevard in Newark, N.J, which contributed to increased violence and criminal activity in... Read more →


NJ News Commons: OFFICER WALKS FREE DESPITE SEX ABUSE CLAIMS AT WOMEN'S PRISON

An investigation by NJ Advance Media published today examines detailed evidence of sexual abuse of inmates by a corrections officer in New Jersey's only women's prison. The report found that although prison officials documented enough claims to determine that it believed the allegations against the officer, Erick Melgar, were true and he was fired, he was never charged with a crime. PRESIDENT'S EXECUTIVE ORDERS PUT IMMIGRANT COMMUNITIES ON EDGE President Donald Trump's recent flurry of executive orders has many people in New Jersey's immigrant communities on edge as they see political rhetoric turning into reality. NJTV says officials in East Orange and other New Jersey cities are trying to come up with ways to push back if Trump attempts to follow through with his threats.... Read more →


Executive Director Tiffany Chang Lawson’s Dumpling Recipe for the Lunar New Year

press release By: Tiffany Chang Lawson, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs HARRISBURG PA (January 27, 2017)--Tomorrow marks the start of the Lunar New Year. Many Asian American families will celebrate by gathering for a traditional meal. We will give our homes a thorough deep cleaning to make way for the new year and all the good luck it will bring. My mother’s family is originally from Mainland China – my grandmother was born and raised in Beijing, China and my mother was born and raised in Taiwan. Dumplings are a staple for many Chinese American families like ours that trace their origins to Northern China. This is my grandmother’s recipe which was passed down to my mother and... Read more →


New Jersey Man Charged with Negligent Operation in Connection with Fatal Boating Accident

January 25, 2017 OCEAN CITY MARYLAND (January 25, 2017)--The driver of a pontoon boat involved in a fatal accident in Ocean City last summer has been charged with negligent operation. A criminal summons was issued Friday for Dustin Daniel Healey, 26, of Freehold, New Jersey, after a Worcester County District Court Commissioner found probable cause for the charge. Healey was at the controls of the rented pontoon boat in Sinepuxent Bay Aug. 17, when Kadin Frederick, 9, of Howell, New Jersey, slipped from the bow and into the path of the propeller. Despite the effort of good Samaritans and first responders, the boy died from multiple gashes. Frederick was one of four people sitting in front of the safety railing with his legs dangling above... Read more →


Camden County Prosecutor Determines Deadly Force by Police Officer was Legally Justified

CAMDEN CITY NJ (January 25, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo has determined that the use of deadly force was legally justified in a shooting that involved Camden County Police Department officers who returned fire when shot upon at the scene of a domestic violence call. The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office, Division of Criminal Justice, reviewed the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office’s investigation and agreed with the conclusion that the use of deadly force was legally justified. As a result, no criminal charges will be filed against the officers. Freddy Baez, 24, of Camden, NJ was shot by Camden County Police Department Officers who responded to a 9-1-1 call in the 3200 building on Rutledge Walk in the Independence Village Apartment Complex, Camden, NJ on... Read more →


ROWING REGATTAS RETURNING TO CAMDEN COUNTY IN THE SPRING

CAMDEN COUNTY NJ (January 24, 2017) - One of the county’s largest economic engines is currently finalizing an underwater makeover that will attract some of the largest national rowing events in the country. With the return of competition in 2017 more than 12 regattas have already been scheduled on the Cooper River for the upcoming rowing season. While the remainder of the spoils are transported offsite, and grading and landscaping begin, the dredge is officially out of the water and recreational and competitive rowing can commence. “Every day we are getting closer to an improved and enhanced version of one of Camden County’s great public spaces,” said Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the Camden County Parks Department. “The dredging of the Cooper River is nearing... Read more →


Video: Brooklawn Police Need Your Help

Published on Jan 22, 2017 BROOKLAWN NJ--The Brooklawn Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the male and female in the attached video who were involved in a shoplifting at the Rite Aid store in Brooklawn, NJ. If you know the identity of the actors, please contact Officer John Reader at (856)456-0750 ext. 110 or jreader@brooklawnpolice.com. Read more →


APRIL 2008 ARCHIVES: The Public favors the Re-appointment of Dr. Vitola as City School Physician

published Thursday, April 24, 2008 CNB Poll Results: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet As of 11 am Thursday, April 24 there had been 156 votes cast on the recent Opinion Poll on ClearysNoteBook about whether or not Dr. Carl Vitola should be reappointed as the physician for the Gloucester City School District. The poll began on April 20 and will be removed later today. The majority of the votes were received from people in the immediate area. And some votes were cast by individuals living in such places as South Dakota, Florida, Kansas, Georgia, New York, Connecticut, Maine to mention a few. The question presented to the public read "Do you think the City Superintendent or School Board is making a fair or right... Read more →


Pennsylvania Will Close Pittsburgh Prison

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on his administration’s announcement that the Department of Corrections will begin the process to close SCI Pittsburgh by June 30, 2017: “The growing size and cost of our prisons system has gone unaddressed for too long – rising to more than $2 billion and threatening funding for programs that the people of Pennsylvania want: education, senior care and jobs and training programs. “I commend Secretary Wetzel and the Department of Corrections for their transparent, inclusive and comprehensive process to determine how to reduce its footprint while maintaining safety for the public, its employees and those it seeks to rehabilitate. “Prison population is declining and that is a good thing because it means criminal justice reforms are working.... Read more →


Rams Alumni Mary Gedaka Big East Rookie of the Week

Villanova freshman forward Mary Gedaka (Mullica Hill, N.J.) has been named the Big East Rookie of the Week for her play in three games last week. Gedaka averaged 14.7 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest in helping the Wildcats to a 3-0 week. Her best performance of the week came at Butler on Friday, Jan. 20, when she recorded her first career double-double with a career-high 20 points and a career-best 10 rebounds to go with four assists, two steals and a block. She scored four of the 20 points in overtime to help Villanova rally from a 22 point deficit to win the game. In yesterday’s victory at Xavier, Gedaka scored a game-high 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting. She also added eight... Read more →


Gloucester County Job Fair and Resource Event at St. Matthew’s on Feb. 4  

Gloucester County and St. Matthews Community Development Corp. will team up again to host a Job Fair and Resource Event on Saturday, Feb. 4 at St. Matthew's Community Development in the Recreation Center, 245 Glassboro Rd., Williamstown, NJ. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "Whenever we can work within a community to help promote employment or any other service the county is happy to do it." This job fair will be industry specific with employers in the health care, retail/hospitality industries, financial services, and administration and technology opportunities. Freeholder Heather Simmons said, “Making a first impression counts. Job seekers should be prepared to speak with employers, dressed for success and have copies of their... Read more →


Jennie Finch named youth softball ambassador for Major League Baseball

The Major League Baseball logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Former Olympic gold medalist will focus on promoting youth softball participation Press Release | January 25th, 2017 Major League Baseball has named former Olympic Gold Medalist, Women's College World Series Champion and professional softball pitcher Jennie Finch as a Youth Softball Ambassador. Finch will support Major League Baseball's Youth Programs with initiatives and strategies that are designed to grow softball at the amateur and youth levels. In addition to her duties as an ambassador of softball, she will also support an effort to promote girl's baseball. Finch is a two-time Summer Olympics medalist, leading the USA Softball Women's National Team to the gold and silver in 2004 and 2008, respectively. Finch graduated from the University of Arizona... Read more →


Former Gloucester Catholic Star Athlete John Yowler to be Inducted into Sports Hall of Fame

John Yowler (photo courtesy of GCHS) Among 13 New Inductees to Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame ! GLOUCESTER COUNTY NJ--Former Gloucester Catholic multi-sport star John Yowler will be among the 13 new inductees to the Gloucester County Sports Hall of Fame during the 37th Annual Induction Banquet on March 28, 2017 at Auletto’s Caterers in Almonesson, the Hall’s Executive Committee has announced. Yowler, a 1980 graduate, was a premier pitcher on the Rams’ 1980 baseball team, which compiled a 24-0 record en route to a state championship and was voted the No. 1 team of the 20th century by the Courier-Post. He also starred on Gloucester Catholic’s football and basketball teams. Yowler currently serves as a pitching coach at Cumberland County College. Additional inductees... Read more →


Help Wanted: Special Law Enforcement Officer II

Employment Opportunity: The Westville Police Department is currently accepting applications for the Position of Special Law Enforcement Officer II (SLEO II) and Special Law Enforcement Officer I (SLEO I). SLEO II Officers will be responsible for patrolling the Borough of Westville to prevent crime, provide protection for persons and property, assure observance of law, apprehend violators, Court Security, and provide assistance to persons as necessary. They may also be assigned specific tasks consistent with a particular skill, function, or expertise. SLEO I Officers will be responsible for court security, foot patrols, community events, traffic control, and various paper work. Applicants for SLEO II must be Police Training Commission (PTC) Class II certified, a citizen of the United States, of mental and bodily health. Applicants must... Read more →


Atlantic County Grand Jury Declines to bring Criminal Indictments Against Cop who Shot Man

MAYS LANDING – An Atlantic County Grand Jury reviewed the evidence today of the September 2016 police-involved shooting death of a Camden man. The Grand Jury declined to bring criminal indictments against the involved Atlantic City police officer, Atlantic County Acting Prosecutor Diane M. Ruberton announced. On Saturday, September 3, 2016, at 2:34 a.m., two uniformed Atlantic City police officers on patrol observed a robbery in progress being committed near the Caesars Atlantic City parking garage on Arkansas Avenue. The officers observed a group of 6 males. As one Atlantic City police officer exited the vehicle the officer was shot and injured. The second police officer returned fire, hitting one suspect, who fled the scene. All other persons involved in the robbery also fled the... Read more →


Owner of Mortgage Foreclosure Recuse Firm Pleads Guilty to Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA PA (January 25, 2017)Drew Alia, 40, of Philadelphia, pled guilty today to an Information which charged him with willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for tax years 2010 through 2013 before United States District Court Judge Paul Diamond, announced Acting United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Alia, an attorney, according to the Information, operated a home mortgage recuse service which was designed to assist home owners who were facing foreclosure to secure financing in order to prevent a home mortgage foreclosure. The Information alleged that Alia realized gross income of $28,000 in 2010; $107,000 in 2011, $144,000 in 2012, and $71,000 in 2013 all of which he failed to report on federal income tax returns that he was required to file in... Read more →


NJ News Commons: BAYONNE ZONING BOARD STILL CAN'T DECIDE ON MOSQUE

A five-hour meeting with 500 people ended without a decision from the Bayonne Zoning Board earlier this week over the conversion of an East 24th Street building into a Muslim community center and mosque. Hudson County View reports that the concerns discussed were mostly related to traffic and parking and there were no protests or "rowdiness" this time. Votes and hearings on the proposal have been pushed back several times. REOPENING OF HISTORIC HAHNE'S BUILDING, WITH WHOLE FOODS, A SIGN OF THE NEW NEWARK Mark Bonamo of NewarkInc reports on the reopening of the historic Hahne's department store building in Newark, which was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting earlier this week. The building, opened in 1901, has been shuttered for the past three decades. Among the... Read more →


CNB CRIME: 22-Year-Old Suspect Arrested for the Murder of Amir Adams of Camden City

CAMDEN CITY NJ (January 26, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson announced a Pennsauken man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred Friday, December 9, 2016. Nasir Coar, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Amir Adams of Camden. He is scheduled to have a pretrial detention hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017, before Superior Court Judge Edward McBride in courtroom 36 at the Camden County Hall of Justice. Coar is accused of fatally shooting Amir Adams on the 700 block of Walnut Street in Camden on December 9, 2016, the day after a confrontation between the two. He was taken into custody on January... Read more →


Commentary: March For Life Scares Death Industry

January 26, 2017 Bill Donohue | The Catholic League This year's March for Life will take place at a time of unprecedented optimism. President Donald Trump's leadership has emboldened the Congress and state lawmakers to fight for the rights of the unborn with greater resolve than ever before. The death industry has taken note and is none too happy. The death industry, led by Planned Parenthood and NARAL, was a major presence at last week's Women's March on Washington. Their idea of women's rights is fixated on abortion and lesbians (as well as those unsure what sex they are). Thus, they have little in common with most women. President Trump will appoint a Supreme Court justice next week, one who is sure to understand that... Read more →


New Jersey State Police Violent Offender Fugitive Sweep Nets Over 150 Offenders

Hamilton, N.J. - Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and New Jersey State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes today announced a statewide violent offender fugitive sweep that has resulted in the arrest of more than 150 offenders. The ongoing investigation began November 1, 2016. To date, authorities have seized 11 firearms (2 assault rifles), 631 decks of heroin, and 60 vials of crack cocaine. In addition, Attorney General Porrino announced a new law enforcement directive designed to prevent victim and witness intimidation. The Violent Crime Initiative was coordinated by the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit at the request of the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General in an effort to further suppress violent crimes throughout the state. The operation is intended to target violent fugitives,... Read more →