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