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May 2017

NJSIAA Tournament, Quarterfinal Round: Immaculata (1) at Gloucester Catholic (6)

South Jersey, Non-Public B - Baseball GlOUCESTER CITY, NJ-The game was played at the Gloucester High School field because the Rams field in nearby Brooklawn was still wet from all the rain that fell the last several days. Brendan Bean gave up two hits over five innings with five walks and eight strikeouts and Adam Bonomo added two hits with a double and three RBI to lead top-seeded Gloucester Catholic, No. 6 in the Top 20, to a 6-1 victory over ninth-seeded Immaculata in the quarterfinals of the South Jersey, Non-Public B tournament… Read more →


"Wear Orange" Inspired by Chicago Teens Who Refused to Be Silent in the Face of Daily Gun Violence; Events Happening in Collingswood, Camden and Haddonfield HADDONFIELD, N.J.— On June 2, National Gun Violence Awareness Day, more than 400 influencers, corporations, mayors, partner organizations and a series of iconic landmarks across the country will participate in the Wear Orange campaign. Wear Orange campaign elements in New Jersey noted below. ● Skylines and key buildings nationwide will begin turning orange on June 1 - the start of Gun Violence Awareness Month - including the Empire State Building. Key landmarks in New Jersey... Read more →

Federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant Awarded to Gloucester City, Mt. Ephraim & Westville

May 31, 2017 News Release CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that Gloucester City, Mount Ephraim and Westville Fire Departments have been awarded a $466, 667 federal Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). "This grant for South Jersey Fire Departments will help us protect those who are protecting us," said Congressman Donald Norcross, "We must do all we can to ensure our firefighters are as safe as possible when they are battling fires and saving lives. This funding provides our first responders with the equipment they need to best serve our communities day in and day... Read more →

Obituary: Eddie Willis Corbett of Camden City

On May 28, 2017. Of Camden City. Survived by his children, Mia Pittman, Stesha Corbett, Julian Corbett and Danielle Reason; his grandchildren Jahsir and Zoey Corbett; his siblings Weldon Corbett, Denise Corbett and Raymond Corbett. Eddie was born on June 14, 1953 in Yanceyville, NC to Alvis and Linnie Corbett. He worked over 20 years at Cadbury in Cherry Hill. A memorial for Eddie will be held at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Eddie Willis Corbett. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Cool Temperatures Mean Great Trout Fishing Continues Fingerlings Stocked in Lower Raritan

May 31, 2017 The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding the public that although spring trout stocking has concluded, it's just the beginning of fabulous late spring and early summer trout fishing. Most trout anglers miss out on some of the best trout fishing of the year by not fishing after stocking ends, and the continuing cool and damp weather we've been having is keeping stream and lake temperatures favorable for trout. Many trout waters actually have more fish in them now than when the season started: Every week more trout have been added to stocked waters but... Read more →

CNB Crime: Maple Shade First Aid Squad Chief Joe Freed III Arrested for Stealing Agency Funds

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Maple Shade Police Chief Gary C. Gubbei announced today that the chief of the Maple Shade First Aid Squad has been charged with stealing more than $118,000 from the agency over a six-year period. Joseph J. Freed III, 53, of the 400 block of North Coles Avenue in Maple Shade, was charged with Theft by Deception (Second Degree) and Misapplication of Entrusted Property (Second Degree). In total, he is accused of stealing $118,345.50. The thefts for which Freed is charged occurred between January 4, 2011 and February 28, 2017. The... Read more →

Sea Isle News Beachfront Home Contest Offers Exciting Opportunity for Beach Lovers

SEA ISLE, NJ--For those back to work after a long weekend longing for the smells and sounds of the Jersey Shore, Sea Isle News is offering an incredible opportunity! A free week-long stay at a gorgeous beach-front property in Sea Isle City is up for grabs. The contest, which is live and runs until June 24th, offers the winner and their family a beachfront home from July 8th to July 15th 2017. The grand prize is valued at over $8,000 and offers incredible views in the heart of Sea Isle City. Ken Wisnefski, the Owner of Sea Isle News, explained... Read more →

CNB Crime: Lenape High School Teacher Charged With Making Up Skirt Videos of Female Students

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Eric Howell, 43 Township Police Chief Richard Meder announced today that a Lenape High School teacher has been arrested for capturing upskirt videos and photos of female students in his classroom and the school’s hallways. Eric Howell, 43, of the first block of Dogwood Court in Maple Shade, was charged with two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Second Degree), one count of Official Misconduct (Second Degree) and four counts of Invasion of Privacy (Third Degree). The investigation revealed that Howell concealed a camera in a coconut... Read more →

Moving to Florida Saves Taxes

Q. How would moving to Florida reduce New Jersey tax exposure? -- Taxed out A. That's a big question, and there are several different taxes to consider. From an income tax perspective, moving from New Jersey does not necessarily mean the state won't come looking for you with its hands out. The first question is whether… Read more →

Exelon Will Shut 3 Mile Island in 2 Years

PHILADELPHIA — Exelon Corp. announced Tuesday that it will "prematurely" shut down its Three Mile Island nuclear reactor near Harrisburg in two years unless it gets a bailout from the Pennsylvania legislature. The announcement came a week after the reactor failed to clear the regional power grid's annual capacity auction for the third consecutive year, signaling… Related articles Giants' Jason Pierre-Paul questionable vs. Saints | Injury Report Progressive Commentary Hour - 05.16.17 - Progressive Radio Network UPDATED: Exelon Threatens to Close Three Mile Island | RTO Insider Rutgers' Chris Laviano's 1st TD was missed assignment, and Andre Patton says that's... Read more →

Dr. Roy Sandau Performs his 500th da Vinci™ Robotic Surgery at Kennedy University Hospital

Washington Township, NJ – Kennedy Health Alliance surgeon Roy Sandau, Roy Sandau, DO, FACOS DO, FACOS, performed his 500th successful da Vinci™ robotic surgery at Kennedy University Hospital in Washington Township on Friday, May 26, when a 64-year-old female patient underwent a laparoscopic cholecystectomy, a minimally invasive procedure to remove the gallbladder. Over the past few years, Dr. Sandau has been part of several da Vinci™ robotic surgery milestones at Kennedy Health, including performing New Jersey’s first EndoWrist Stapler technology on the da Vinci™ system in January 2014, and South Jersey’s first robotic-assisted Laparoscopic Single Incision (SILS) colon surgery in... Read more →


TRENTON - Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin today announced that June 3, 2017 will be celebrated at National Trails Day in New Jersey and noted that outdoors events will be held at over 30 locations across the state on that day. "National Trails Day is a great opportunity for each of us to reconnect with the great outdoors that makes our state so fortunate," Commissioner Martin said. "New Jersey has more than miles 1,500 miles of official trails for all to enjoy and experience. I wish the best for all who mark this Saturday as National Trails Day... Read more →

NJ Residents Named to Lebanon Valley College Dean's List

ANNVILLE, PA (05/30/2017)-- Lebanon Valley College wishes to congratulte nearly 700 students named to the Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Dean's list students must maintain a GPA of at least 3.4 out of 4.0. Local students named to the Dean's List include: Joshua Rinehimer of Mount Laurel (08054), a graduate of Lenape High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in psychology and Spanish. Adam Filbert of Sicklerville (08081), a graduate of Gloucester Catholic High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in digital communications. Victoria Cecchi of Berlin (08009), a graduate of West Deptford High School, received... Read more →

NJ Residents Graduate from Lycoming College

WILLIAMSPORT, PA (05/30/2017)-- Lycoming College celebrated its 169th Commencement on May 13 with more than 250 students receiving their degrees. Matthew Adams, of Erial, N.J., graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in business administration. Adams also made Dean's List for the spring of 2017. Jason Coles, of Logan Township, N.J., graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in actuarial mathematics, mathematics and quantitative economics. Walter Fox, of Moorestown, N.J., graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in physics. Fox also made Dean's List for the spring of 2017. Joseph Pawlowski, of Shamong, N.J., graduated with a Bachelor of... Read more →

Officers Exposed to Unknown Substance

CHERRY HILL, NJ--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Cherry Hill Police Department reported an incident that occurred in Cherry Hill this morning, May 31, 2017. Police responded to the 200 block of Heritage Road in Cherry Hill to a report of a possible overdose at approximately 9:05 a.m. Once Officers arrived, they located the decedent in her residence. While processing the scene, two Law Enforcement Officers, a Detective with the Cherry Hill Police department as well as a Detective with the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, were exposed to an unknown substance. Both Detectives were treated at the scene and then... Read more →

THE First Daily Newspaper

WASHINGTON, May 30, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: FIRST DAILY NEWSPAPER Profile America — Tuesday, May 30th. The nation's first daily newspaper, the short-lived Pennsylvania Evening Post, began publication on this date in 1783, printed by Benjamin Towne in Philadelphia. Americans' hunger for news was such… Read more →


by Archbishop Charles Chaput PHILADELPHIA, PA--“Hard cases make bad law:” It’s a legal principle in U.S. court decisions that dates back at least 170 years. Its origin may go back even further, to Roman jurisprudence. The idea behind it makes sense. Laws should be made for the benefit of the general population. They should reflect and regulate normal circumstances. Good law is not based on exceptions – and especially not exceptions wrapped in emotion. The law should embody sound reasoning rooted in a desire for justice, not warm feelings. The trouble comes when a good principle meets complicated reality. It... Read more →

Voros Plumbing and Heating Endorses Sweeney

When my husband John and I opened Voros Plumbing and Heating over 44 years ago, we knew we were taking a risk. Like so many other family-owned small businesses, we were simply trying to make ends meet and build something we could leave for our children. We worked hard, saved enough to retire and kept the business in the family. Thanks to Senator Steve Sweeney’s leadership, we’re confident that our company here in Elmer – and family-owned businesses throughout South Jersey, will continue to thrive. No one has been a more dedicated friend to small businesses and seniors than Steve.... Read more →

More of Your Money for Camden City

EPA Gives Grants to Camden for Brownfield Revitalization The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted Camden, New Jersey funding for brownfield site revitalization. Camden is among the 172 communities selected to receive this money that will go towards developing properties. Brownfield revitalization is important for improving the environment, health, safety, and economy of communities. Camden received grants for three different sites: 7th Street and Kaighn Avenue Site, Harrison Avenue Landfill Site Lots 13-17, and Knox Meadows II Site. “We’re happy to see the EPA granting this important funding to help Camden redevelop their brownfields. The plans include removing contamination... Read more →

A Lesson in Defense: New Jersey National Guard Train in Realistic Combat Scenarios

FORT PICKETT, Va. (May 30, 2017)- There’s an old saying that the best defense is a good offense. However, as the Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 113th Infantry Regiment, New Jersey National Guard, learned; sometimes defense is your only option. The Soldiers of 1st Platoon were tested on their ability to repel an enemy attack from hasty fighting positions established the night before in the early hours of May 24th, 2017 “It’s easy to attack someone, but when you’re setting up your defense you can get hit in so many ways you’re not expecting. So, this really... Read more →

CNB AUGUST 2008 ARCHIVES: Cheers and Jeers

published August 25, 2017 CHEER- Dorothy Stanaitis, of Gloucester City was recently named Rutgers-Camden's First Trustee Emerita for Life. For years she was the “Story Lady” for the Gloucester City Library until her retirement in 1994. Since retiring, Stanaitis has juggled her two passions -- story-telling career and Rutgers -- with consummate skill. KUDOS TO Gloucester City Library Director Elizabeth Egan who recently received the NJ Library Association President's Award for 2008. The honor is given for outstanding public service to the library community. Theresa Cowgill submitted a CHEER for the Gloucester City Library staff. She writes, “I can honestly... Read more →

Memorial Day Crash on Parkway Claims Life of 23-Year-Old Robert Kappus

LITTLE EGG HARBOR -- A 23-year-old man was killed early Monday morning when his car crashed into a tree on the side of the Garden State Parkway, police said. Robert Kappus, of Hillsborough, was driving northbound on the Parkway when his Toyota Camry drifted off the right side of the highway and crashed into a tree,… Read more →

Prosecutor Coffina Announces Initiative Targeting Violent Crime

MOUNT HOLLY – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina today announced a new crime-fighting initiative that will provide local police departments with additional law enforcement personnel for proactive operations aimed at combatting gun-related crime and other violent offenses. The Burlington County Safe Streets Initiative will use money from the seized proceeds of criminal activity to support operations proposed by municipal police departments to address specific problems in their towns. “This initiative will provide our local police departments with additional resources for anti- crime operations to improve the safety of their communities,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “Local police departments are best positioned to... Read more →

The Political Left Has Gone Bonkers: Comedian Kathy Griffin with head of 'decapitated Trump'

Comedian Kathy Griffin holds a bloody, decapitated likeness of President Donald Trump (Tyler Shields courtesy TMZ) Comedian Kathy Griffin is starring in a new photo shoot that features her holding the bloody, decapitated head of a figure that resembles President Donald Trump. The shoot, documented by TMZ, was with famed photographer Tyler Shields, known for creating… Read more →

Hope D. Henkel, of West Deptford; formerly of Gloucester City, GHS Alumnus Class of 73

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (May 30, 2017)--Hope D. Henkel "Aunt Hopie" age 61, of West Deptford formerly of Gloucester City, passed away on Tuesday, May 30, 2017. Born in Camden she was a graduate of Gloucester City High School Class of 1973. She worked for Fidelity Bank and currently worked for Surety Lenders as a Transaction Coordinator. Most of all she loved spending time with family and friends as well as serving her church. Hope is survived by sister, Gloria Ritchie (John), nieces & nephews, Christine Ferguson (Dave Cummings), Kelly Martino (Jason), Michael Ferguson (Jessica), Kimberly Ritchie, Lisa Ritchie, and Laurie... Read more →

Litter Bugs Are Ruining Piney Hollow Road Quarry

Winslow Township Police Department in conjunction with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Gaming conducted a weekend long patrol of the State owned quarry along Piney Hollow Road (photo above provided). The patrols were targeting illegal activities on State owned property. Police Lt. D. Fanelle released the following statement;f Prior to the start of the patrols, we announced on our police Facebook page that we would be conducting the proactive patrols of the area. We faced a lot of negative feedback from the illegal ATV riders on our Facebook page. The majority of the comments referenced at we were... Read more →

Obituary | Albert A. Anderson, Sr. of Bellmawr

Albert A. Anderson, Sr., on May 14, 2017, of Bellmawr. Age 91. Beloved husband of the late Catharine E. (nee Hyatt). Devoted father of Albert A., Jr., John R. (Linda), Catharine Kleister (the late Gary), and Dennis G. (Darlene). Loving grandfather, great grandfather, and great-great grandfather of many. Dear brother of Colleen Rodgers and Patricia Dillard. Albert proudly service in the United States Army during World War II. Services private at the request of the family. Read more →

CNB Crime: FBI Identifies Another Fraud Victim with Information from N-DEx

In March 2016, the FBI’s Buffalo Field Office received a complaint regarding a fraudulent Internet purchase scam. According to information in the complaint, the subject sold concert tickets via the Internet, asked the victims to wire money for the tickets via Western Union, and then failed to provide the tickets. An FBI intelligence analyst (IA) searched intelligence databases and discovered reports naming the subject in similar activities involving MoneyGram and RushCard financial institutions. The IA conducted background research on the subject, including a search of the FBI’s National Data Exchange (N-DEx) System. The N-DEx System search produced a report filed... Read more →


SAYS NJ GOVERNOR'S RACE 'MOST IMPORTANT' IN NATION Former Vice President Joe Biden has thrown his weight behind Phil Murphy's campaign to become the next governor of New Jersey. Politico New Jersey says Biden described the upcoming election to replace Gov. Chris Christie as the "single most important" race in the next three years, including the 2018 midterm elections. AS NJ WELFARE PROGRAMS SHRINK, ADVOCATES RAISE CONCERN Several state welfare programs have seen their funding shrink by 50 percent since fiscal 2015, including assistance for people at immediate risk of becoming homeless, while other programs have remained at 1987 levels.... Read more →

Michael W. Lutz Jr., age 28, of Gloucester City, Roadie for "Crystal Garden Band"

On May 28, 2017. Beloved father of Leah Lutz and Caleb Lutz. Cherished Son of Michael W. Lutz, Sr. and Angela Lutz (nee McGann). Devoted grandson of Phyllis Lutz. Michael was born in Voorhees and was a resident of Gloucester City. He worked for six years at Lowes as Head of Plumbing Services. Recently, he toured with the Band, “Crystal Garden” and provided lighting and sound for the concerts. Michael loved to play basketball and go camping. He had a contagious laugh and loved to make everyone laugh! Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend his visitation from 10... Read more →

Coast Guard tows disabled vessel 110 miles east of Cape May

PHILADELPHIA, Pa (May 30, 2017)--— The Coast Guard towed a disabled sailing vessel with two people aboard to the Cape May Harbor today. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders were notified by the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway at about 4 a.m. Monday that the 50-foot sailing vessel Blue Nomad had become disabled about 110 miles east of Cape May. The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Ibis was dispatched to assist the crew of the sailing vessel and took the vessel in tow at about 10 p.m. The Ibis crew transferred the tow to two 45-foot Response Boat-Medium crews from Coast... Read more →

CNB August 2008 Archives: The Chuckle for the Day by Father Dunphy

Every Sunday God would look down from heaven and see some men riding around on this green patch of grass chasing a little white ball. This one Sunday he says to Saint Peter, “Come on Peter let’s see what this is all about”. They pick up a bag a clubs and some golf balls at the club house and proceed out onto the greens. At Hole 7, there is a large pond, 275 yards to the pin. Jesus chooses a 7 Iron and proceeds to tee up when Peter says, “God you are going to need a bigger club than... Read more →

Honors presented during Armed Forces Day Ceremony in Sewell

(Sewell, NJ) -- On Saturday, May 20, 2017 Amvets Post #77 Sewell held their annual Armed Forces Day Ceremony. During the ceremony Freeholder Dan Christy presented a proclamation on behalf of the Board of Chosen Freeholders to Pierce Burgin, a senior at Clearview High School for his Americanism Award that was presented by Amvets Post #77. Piece is a three-sport varsity athlete and participates in the AMVETS Americanism Program and has written award-winning essays the last four years. Upon graduation he will attend the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Pierce created, implemented, and continues to expand the "Red,... Read more →

Who Murdered Diner Owner Chafic "Steve" Ezzeddine?

Prosecutors ask for help solving diner owner's murder ROXBURY - Police are once again calling on the public for help solving the slaying of a diner owner in his restaurant six years ago. Chafic "Steve" Ezzeddine, 71, was found killed in the Kenvil Diner, which he owned and operated for 30 years, on May 28, 2011. Morris County prosecutors have not said how he… Read more →


published Friday, August 29, 2008 BROOKLAWN BANK ROBBED The Brooklawn Wachovia Bank, Route 130 and Browning Road, was robbed approximately 10:15 AM today Friday, by a black male. The suspect gave the teller a note; did not show a weapon, then fled on foot. Gloucester City PD and Brooklawn PD Plan Roadside Sobriety Checkpoint Media Release- The Gloucester City Police Department in conjunction with the Brooklawn Police Department will be conducting a roadside sobriety checkpoint on Friday night September 5th. The E-Mail They Didn’t Want You to See On Thursday, August 28, a mediation session between City News Publisher Albert... Read more →

Jersey Journal sues Bayonne for terms of police brutality settlement

The Jersey Journal has filed a civil complaint against the city of Bayonne, which is refusing to release the terms of a police brutality lawsuit settlement. The public has a right to know how its money is being spent and whether further information about police brutality in the city is included in the settlement language, the… Read more →


Kennedy Health was a sponsor of the American Red Cross’ “Power of the Purse” event held recently at The Merion in Cinnaminson, NJ. “Power of the Purse” was a unique “girls night out” event that featured food, friends, networking and shopping. It included a silent auction with more than 60 designer handbags, along with one-of-a-kind creations from students of the Fashion Department at Rowan College in Burlington County. Guests also enjoyed music, dancing, beauty treatments, raffles and shopping for items from local boutiques. Proceeds help support American Red Cross programs and services. Shown here, from left, are: Kennedy Clinical Laboratory... Read more →

Meth Ring Broken Up In Pennsylvania; 10 Suspects Arrested

MIDDLEBURG, Pa (May 25, 2017) — Attorney General Josh Shapiro and Snyder County District Attorney Michael Piecuch today announced the arrests of 10 persons charged with manufacturing and selling methamphetamine as part of a major ring operating in Northumberland, Snyder and Union counties. A statewide investigating grand jury identified Charles “Chip” Hanson, 23, as the main target of a 15-month investigation that was conducted by the Office of Attorney General’s East Drug Task Force, local authorities in Snyder County and other law enforcement agencies. Hanson distributed methamphetamine and taught others how to make it. He is also accused of utilizing... Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Trump budget plan praised for going 'right place'

(photo courtesy President Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year is coming under fierce criticism from Democrats and the media but a House Budget Committee member who spent 20 years as a college economics professor is impressed by Trump's goals while warning that the president will need to address entitlement spending at some point.… Related articles John Kasich Balances His Blue-Collar Roots and Ties to Wall Street Trump asked for a lot less money for the wall than is needed House GOP banks on incorrect forecast in Louisiana budget Bayonne Assemblyman Chiaravalloti gets first law passed Dropout by... Read more →

VIDEO: How a WWII Veteran Grappled With the Horrors of Combat to Resume Life Back Home

Kelsey Harkness Carl Lavin was in high school when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. At 18, the Ohio native decided to join the Army. From there, his life would be forever changed, as he went on to fight as a foot soldier with the 84th Infantry Division in the Battle of the Bulge. In a new book, “Home Front to Battlefront,” Lavin’s son, Frank, tells the story of how his father grappled with the horrors of combat during World War II to discover truth and meaning back home. Watch the video to hear his story. via Read more →

Roseanne Sutton, age 36, Murdered in Camden

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (May 29, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a homicide in the city Sunday evening, May 28, 2017. Camden County Police responded to a 9-1-1 call and Shot Spotter activation on the streets of 7th and Line in Camden at approximately 7:30 p.m. Officers arrived and located the victim, Roseanne Sutton, 36, of Trenton, in her vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. She was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased at approximately 7:39 p.m. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing. No arrests have been... Read more →

VIDEO: Coast Guard assists vessel in distress near Atlantic Highlands

U.S. Coast Guard District 1 PADET New York ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS, NJ, (MAY 28, 2017)--A Coast Guard Station Sandy Hook boatcrew responded to a vessel in distress near Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey, May 28, 2017. While underway, a Sandy Hook boat crew noticed a pleasure craft with five people aboard had lost power to their outboard engine and were drifting towards submerged pilings at the entrance of the Atlantic Highlands Marina. (U.S. Coast Guard video by Seaman Alexander Beltran.) Read more →

College Football Player Headed in a Different Direction

Contrary to the beliefs of some, college football isn’t everything in life. However, most of the players involved in the sport prioritize it above many other things, to the point where it can be all-consuming. Grant Aasen, though, did not have that issue and he will be foregoing the rest of his football career in favor… Read more →

YOUR MONEY: Poor and middle-income families need a better way than 529s to save for college

By Steven Pressman, Professor of Economics, Colorado State University and Robert H. Scott III, Associate Professor of Economics, Monmouth University. A college education is increasingly necessary for success in today’s economy. It’s also increasingly expensive. Americans with a college degree earn, on average, US$1 million more over the course of their lives than those without one.… Read more →

The Tale Of Extraordinary Americans

Smokey and the Bandit: BOSTON, May 27, 2017 - Forty years to this exact day, "The Legend" was born. Their mission was clear. Drive from Texarkana, Texas to Atlanta Georgia and pick up 400 cases of Coors beer. Then they had to drive it back to Texarkana. The whole job had to be done in 18 hours. Jackie Gleason's role… Read more →

How A Community Saved Turtles From Becoming Road Kill

Over 10 years later, their efforts have paid off. A turtle tries to cross the causeway in Ontario, Canada. Glen Lowson The Long Point Causeway is a gentle two lane road running over a small spit of marshland in Lake Erie. It’s lovely, bordered by trees and wetlands, and until recently, it was an apocalyptic hellscape… Read more →

CNB August 2008 Archives: Grand Opening of The Philly Pretzel Factory

published Saturday, August 30, 2008 The Philly Pretzel Factory, Grand Opening Celebration was held today, Saturday. On hand to welcome the new business to Gloucester City were from (right), Councilman John Hutchinson, Councilman Nick Marchese, The Philly Pretzel (wearing the Green Hat), Councilman Bruce Parry and Councilman Jay Brophy. In the back ground, (left) are owners and operators Marissa and Mario Straccialini. Missing from photo is owner Barry Wright and City UEZ Director Howard Clark. The store offers a variety of prices for their product. For example the cost for three pretzels is $1.50, party trays are $25 and you... Read more →

One of N.J.'s remaining general stores up for sale

End of an era, maybe: SANDYSTON -- The Hainesville General Store offers a little bit of everything: A renowned selection of homemade pies, a deli and grocery, antiques, a checkerboard and even a registration station for turkey hunters. It can be yours for $819,000. Megan and Bob Horst, the store's owners for 22 years, recently put the Route 206 building up… Read more →

Cedar Grove Sophomore Pitcher Mia Faieta Strikes Out 21 in Perfect Game

Cedar Grove sophomore pitcher Mia Faieta has brought a new meaning to pitching a perfect game. For the second time in nine days, Faieta struck out every batter she faced, setting down all 21 batters in a 4-0 win over North Warren in a North 1, Group 1 state semifinal game Thursday. "I've never witnessed anything… Related articles The bullpen deserves a lot of credit for New York Yankees' success Jim Bunning, MLB Hall of Famer and former Republican senator, dies at 85 Twins' Pitching Staff Playing Polar Opposites Did Yankees' Luis Severino just pitch his way back into the... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Slain Virginia State Police Officer Graduated from High School in Pittsgrove NJ

RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime RICHMOND, Va. -- A Virginia State Police special agent fatally shot by a convicted felon in a Richmond public housing complex was a father of three and former Marine who founded a youth wrestling club and mentored disadvantaged kids, authorities said. Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, died early Saturday after being shot Friday evening by… Read more →