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July 2017

In Memory of Caroline E. McCann

On July 20, 2017. Age 50. Of Barrington and formerly of Clementon and Laurel Springs. Beloved mother of Christopher R. Hunnewell, daughter of Joan E. Werner and Charles L. McCann, Sr., sister of Charles L. McCann, Jr. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hunnewell in 2015 and her brother, Joseph McCann in 2007. Caroline had worked as a volunteer for the American Red Cross. She was very artistic and expressed her abilities thru floral... Read more →


$275,000 PAID TO SETTLE FATAL COP SHOOTING; BROOKLAWN'S SUPER WAWA GIVEN GO AHEAD

CNBNews TIPS AND SNIPPETS William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet FATAL POLICE SHOOTING LAWSUIT SETTLED-A lawsuit filed against the borough’s of Bellmawr and Brooklawn by the family of a man shot and killed on April 26, 2012, by Brooklawn Police Officer Charles Holland and Bellmawr Police Sergeant Jeffrey Vance was settled on June 9, 2017, for $275,000. The lawsuit was brought by Deborah Wilson on behalf of her brother Michael Wood’s estate, according to John... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Don't Drop Out of College or A Meaningful Training Program

Lawrence J. Danks Professor/Camden County College It is a continuing problem for many community colleges that students don't finish to get their Associate degrees and that graduation rates remain very low. Many colleges have retention programs to try to stem the tide. This naturally can contribute to problems in maintaining overall enrollments semester to semester. Just as in sales, it is always better to retain current customers than it is to continuously have to prospect... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS NEWS:

Volkswagen Tiguan has arrived in Pennsylvania

J. Bertolet Volkswagen offers the all-new Tiguan, with its stylish design and high-level versatility ORWIGSBURG, Pa., July 28, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- There's much to like about the redesigned 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan for Eastern Pennsylvania compact SUV shoppers, such as its sleek new look, comfortable interior, enhanced performance and many new advanced technologies. J. Bertolet Volkswagen, a… Read more →


ONLY IN NJ: Indicted Pastor Doesn't Have to Pay Property Tax

ALEXANDRIA TWP. - Neighbors of a church in the township are questioning its tax-exempt status after the pastor was indicted for theft and tax evasion in March in an unrelated case. The Latter House of Glory, at 455 Mechlin Corner Road, operates out of a house that is also the home of Catherine and Christopher Pennetta.… Read more →


WATCH VIDEO: NJ Agency That Combats Nursing Home Elder Abuse Seeks Volunteers

Training classes forming now Trenton,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) July 24, 2017 The New Jersey Long Term Care Ombudsman (NJLTCO) has launched a summer recruitment campaign for volunteers willing to spend four hours a week advocating for elderly residents of nursing homes. “We currently have about 130 nursing homes in the state that don’t have a volunteer advocate assigned,” said James W. McCracken, the state’s Long Term Care Ombudsman since 2010. “If you are looking for... Read more →


Coast Guard suspends search for swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach

PHILADELPHIA – The Coast Guard suspended its search for a swimmer off Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey, Sunday. The Coast Guard began searching after Sector Delaware Bay watchstanders in Philadelphia were notified by the Point Pleasant Beach Police Department of a missing 24-year-old female swimmer. An MH-65 Dolphin helicopter aircrew from Air Station Atlantic City, a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Manasquan Inlet and the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter... Read more →


New Russia Story: It's The Democrats Who Have Been in Bed with Moscow not Republicans

Russian President Putin and former U.S. President Obama WASHINGTON – Something very odd but extremely significant just happened in American politics, in practically the blink of an eye. The establishment media have gone from virtual 24/7 coverage of the narrative that President Trump colluded with Russia to crickets, and they did it overnight. How far has… Read more →


CNB 2008 November Archives: Parishioners Against Closing Churches in the Camden Diocese

published Saturday, November 22, 2008 St. Maurice in Brooklawn and St. Anne's in Westville are upon those to be closed by Paula Carlton/City News When God is the referee, each team had better play the game by the rules. So goes the clash between the Diocese of Camden and some of its parishioners over plans to reconfigure the Diocese by closing and merging parishes. It is not a conflict made easier by the fact that... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Can NJ Rescue Its Middle Class?

| Opinion By James McQueeny New Jersey's first settlers were Swedes who took root in the mid-1600s along the Hudson River up north and the Delaware River down south. Since then, the population of Sweden and New Jersey has grown to around 9 million. Today, each of their economies is similarly sized, around a half-trillion dollars. However, there… Read more →


Obituary: Walter Brouillette, age 90, of Andover and formerly of Hammonton

On July 25, 2017. Age 90. Of Andover and formerly of Hammonton. Walter was born in St. Albans, Vermont to the late Walter Brouillette, Sr. and Effie Mary Brouillette (nee Taplig). He is survived by no family. Walter was a laborer. Burial private in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeton. Condolences and Memories may be shared atwww.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Walter Brouillette. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Gloucester City: Ph: 856-456-1142 via www.mccannhealey.com Read more →


OBITUARY: Nicklaus M. Criger age 22 of Pennsauken

On July 17, 2017. Age 22. Of Pennsauken. Survived by his parents, Matthew T. Criger (fiancée Rachel) and Kristi Adams; his grandparents, Catherine and John Criger and Kathleen and Gerald Adams. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Saturday morning, July 29, 2017 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Family and friends will share... Read more →


OBITUARY: Caroline E. McCann Age 50 of Barrington

On July 20, 2017. Beloved mother of Christopher Hunnewell, daughter of Joan E. Werner and Charles L. McCann, Sr., sister of Charles L. McCann, Jr. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hunnewell in 2015 and her brother, Joseph McCann in 2007. Caroline was interred on Friday, July 28th in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Berlin. Catholic Prayers were officiated at the grave. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


CNB 2008 November Archives:Rams Win Title

Rams Wins City Title Marking their eighth straight triumph during the 1955 grid season, the charges of Coach Jim Hopkins on Thanksgiving Day in beating Gloucester High school finished the season with one of the best records in the history of Gloucester Catholic High school. The Ramblers scored almost at will for the first three periods to win the annual city series by a 52-7 count before more than 3000 chilled fans. Meanwhile it ended... Read more →


Eagles training camp: LIVE updates from Sunday's practice at Lincoln Financial Field

PHILADELPHIA -- Eagles training camp moves to Lincoln Financial Field Sunday morning for the first practice that is open to the general public, and second of this summer that will be in full pads. The public practice at Lincoln Financial Field was originally scheduled for Saturday morning, but was postponed for one day due to predicted… Read more →


A TRIBUTE TO DENISE SARLO KRUEGER

“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don't remember me at all.” ~Laura Ingalls Wilder William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Mrs. Denise Krueger (nee Sarlo) of Gloucester City, NJ passed away on Denise Sarlo Kruger (May 6,1953-July 25, 2017) Tuesday, July 25, 2017, at the Voorhees Hospice Care Center, Voorhees, NJ following a long illness. She died... Read more →


Pirrotta Park: The Town of Spicer Renames Downtown Park after Gloucester Catholic Alum

Ed Pirrotta image courtesy of the West Central Tribune (CNBNewsnet)SPICER Minnesota(July 30, 2017,—The community of Spicer, Minnesota has renamed a public park after resident Edward Pirrotta who led a group of volunteers from that community to reconstruct the facility. Pirrotta was raised in Camden City and Gloucester City. He graduated from Gloucester Catholic High School, class of 1963. Ed passed away in 2013 at the age of 69 from cancer. The West Central Tribune said... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: July 17-23

Reminder for the week: After-hours entry to wildlife areas is unlawful DOVER (July 28, 2017) – To achieve public compliance through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between July 17-23 made 2,123 contacts with anglers, boaters and the general public, including 269 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 75 citations.... Read more →


The Gloucester City Police Department Will Partake In Annual National Night Out This Tuesday

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 28, 2017)--Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm the Gloucester City Police Department in conjunction with P.B.A. Local #40 and the Gloucester City Police Athletic League will be hosting National Night Out. The event will take place on Johnson Blvd. and Nicholson Road at the basketball courts. All are invited to attend. Water ice and hot dogs will be provided. The Police Athletic League will also be running... Read more →


Mapping New Jersey’s Shrinking School Districts | Route 40

The declining school populations in part reflect a wider trend of depopulation of the outer-ring suburbs that is playing out across New Jersey and the Northeastern United States, according to Professor James Hughes, a senior faculty fellow at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers. The suburbs, where millennials were born and grew up, provided economic opportunities for their parents but have little to offer today’s 20- and 30-year olds.... Read more →


Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police rescue woman thrown overboard from her own boat into Rehoboth Bay

MILLSBORO (July 28, 2017) – DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers rescued a 65-year-old Lewes woman from Rehoboth Bay Thursday after she was ejected from her fishing skiff and it continued to spin out of control toward where she had been thrown into the water. F&W NRP officers were on patrol near Massey’s Landing when they spotted the unoccupied vessel traveling in circles. Officers then saw the victim in the water, and maneuvered... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 6 (JULY 30, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 6 (July 30, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 15. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →


CNB November 2008 Archives: 1963 Gloucester Catholic High School Alumni

Friday, November 21, 2008 HOME TO SAY HELLO-Lou and Ed Pirrotta was in the area recently for a visit. The former graduates of Gloucester Catholic High School sat down with their friends for breakfast to reminisce about growing up in Gloucester City in the 60's. (click photo to enlarge). Oh, those Wildwood Days, Follow The Woo!, who stole the police car?, Powells, Gords, TV tavern, the Battle of Newark, and the Park Dance were just... Read more →


Celebrate National "Check your CHIP Day" with the Camden County Animal Alliance

Members of the Camden County Animal Alliance will be celebrating National "Check your CHIP Day" on August 14th and 15th. Did you know 15% of owners lose their pets even after 5 years, and sadly some of them are never found. During these days, the animal shelters will be offering up to 500 free pet microchips. Already have a chip? Come into the participating shelters to get your chip checked and get a new Pet... Read more →


Algae Bloom Closes Amwell Lake

NJ Fish and Wildlife released July 29, 2017 Due to the presence of a suspected algae bloom (Cyanobacteria) which can be harmful to people and pets at Amwell Lake, all contact with the lake's water should be avoided. Fish caught in the lake should not be consumed. Updates will be posted on the NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife's Facebook page, website and send via follow-up messages. https://www.facebook.com/NJFishandWildlife/ Related articles Algal blooms can prove to... Read more →


ICE removes MS-13 gang member wanted for attempted murder in El Salvador

MIAMI – A Salvadoran MS-13 gang member, illegally present in the United States, who is wanted in his native country for attempted aggravated homicide was removed Friday by officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). German Reyes-Benitez, 22, is wanted for attempted aggravated homicide, in El Salvador. On Nov. 29, 2016, Reyes Benitez was ordered removed from the United States by a federal immigration judge. ERO Miami deportation officers... Read more →


WINSLOW TOWNSHIP AUTHORITIES ARREST POT DEALER

WINSLOW TOWNSHIP NJ--In the early morning hours of July 27th, a Search Warrant was executed by the Winslow Township Narcotics Unit with the assistance of the Camden County SERT at 113 Lampart Ave. in the Sicklerville section of Winslow Twp. The Search Warrant was secured after a month long investigation by the Winslow Twp. Narcotics Unit. Authorities seized a quantity of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia among other items, from the township home. Officers arrested, Deneisha... Read more →


Rider's Joe Simone Named the PGCBL

Lawrenceville, NJ July 24, 2017– Rider University rising sophomore outfielder Joe Simone (Wayne, NJ/Wayne Hills) was named the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League (PGCBL) by league office on Monday afternoon. Simone pieced together a strong week at the plate for the Trail Blazers, putting up .522/.538/.957 numbers over six games. His batting average ranked third among qualified players with double-digit at-bats, while his 12 hits, four doubles and two home runs all fell just one... Read more →


Harmony Foundation Issued Permit to Grow Medicinal Marijuana

Sixth Alternative Treatment Center Permitted to Grow in NJ The New Jersey Department of Health today issued a permit to Harmony Foundation in Secaucus, Hudson County to begin growing medicinal marijuana. The permit was issued after a comprehensive review including several site inspections, background checks of its corporate officers and a review of its security operations and cultivation facility. Harmony Foundation will be the sixth Alternative Treatment Center (ATC) to operate in the state. The... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Crime Report July 12, 2017 through July 28,2017

source Gloucester City Police July 12 (10:28 am) An officer responded to Babe’s Auto on Broadway at Essex Street for a report of criminal mischief. Upon arrival, a company representative reported sometime over the weekend, unknown person(s) threw a brick through the windshield of a vehicle parked on the lot. The investigation is ongoing. July 12 (1:00 pm) An officer responded to the equipment yard at Rt. 130 and Market Street for a reported theft.... Read more →


Ithaca College Congratulates May 2017 Graduates from the State of New Jersey

ITHACA, NY (07/27/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates all May 2017 graduates. Katharyn Lass of Cherry Hill, NJ Sarah Shultz of Bordentown, NJ William Latino of Medford Lakes, NJ Madeline Haftel of Marlton, NJ Alexander McKeen of Mount Laurel, NJ Brianna Shontz of Delran, NJ Anne Sparaco of Hammonton, NJ David Truscott of Riverside, NJ Emily Melnick of Wall, NJ Jaime Urkowitz of Voorhees, NJ Rhiannon Stocco of Browns Mills, NJ From day one, Ithaca College prepares... Read more →


GCHS Alumni Derek DeMaria Named Assistant Baseball Coach at University of Sciences

UPDATED: PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 28, 2017)Derek DeMaria, a 2013 Gloucester Catholic High School graduate, and Bellmawr resident, has been named the new Assistant Baseball Coach at Division II University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Gloucester Catholic head baseball coach Adam Tussey said Derek is a great guy and will do well in his new position. "I'm sure he's going to take things he's learned from Gloucester Catholic and apply that to his new gig. I... Read more →


Major Fire in the Pines is Another Reason to Say NO to Pipelines

press release July 28, 2017 A 3,500-acre fire that started last week a spread through the Pinelands for six days. The fire became the largest in this region in the last ten years. Officials state that lightning strikes caused the fire which left acres of Pinelands burned. Fires are a natural and common part of this area. However, with the increase in gas infrastructure such pipelines being proposed across the Pinelands, the Sierra Club is... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Lieutenant Aaron Allan, Southport Police Department, Indiana

Lieutenant Aaron Allan was shot and killed after responding to a crash involving a vehicle that rolled over at the intersection of Maynard Drive and Madison Avenue, in Homecroft, at approximately 2:30 pm. RELATED: Blue Line Related: CNB Crime Lieutenant Allan and a Homecroft officer arrived at the scene and began to check on two occupants who were still in the vehicle. One of the occupants opened fire, striking Lieutenant Allan multiple times. The Homecroft... Read more →


Kevin Crafton Sentenced to Prison on Fraud Charges

July 28, 2017 Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor announced that on July 27, 2017, Kevin Crafton was sentenced to an aggregate of seven years in New Jersey State Prison and an aggregate of $500,000 restitution related to two separate contractor fraud cases investigated by the Detectives from the Prosecutor's Office. In May of 2014 and again in May of 2015, Detectives from the Prosecutor's Office received... Read more →


20,000 FREE HOOKS TO HELP EDUCATE RECREATIONAL ANGLERS ON PROTECTING SUMMER FLOUNDER

TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection has begun distributing 20,000 free larger J-hooks to help reduce summer flounder mortalities as part of its campaign to educate the fishing public on how to safely release summer flounder that do not meet minimum size requirements. Summer flounder, or fluke, is one of New Jersey's most important recreational and commercial fish species. The "If You Can't Keep It, Save It!" campaign focuses on the proper methods and... Read more →


Trump Is Right About "Transgenders"

July 27, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue digs beneath the issue of so-called transgender persons serving in the military: President Trump's decision to ban so-called transgender persons from the military makes perfect sense: the armed forces exist to win wars—they are not a laboratory for social or sexual engineers. There is an underlying issue, however, that is much more serious. It's time for some straight talk. No one doubts that there are men who... Read more →


Public asked to report sick or dead wild birds to DNREC’s Mosquito Control

DOVER (July 27, 2017) – The Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Division of Fish & Wildlife Mosquito Control Section is again asking for the public’s help in monitoring West Nile virus in Delaware by reporting discovery of sick or dead wild birds that may have contracted the virus. West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne disease of considerable concern to human health and to owners of unvaccinated horses. “We are interested in when... Read more →


New Jersey Department of Health Joins in World Hepatitis Day July 28

In recognition of World Hepatitis Day, the New Jersey Department of Health is joining the World Health Alliance (WHA) and the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the global burden of viral hepatitis. Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a virus. The most common types are hepatitis A, B and C — three different contagious liver infections caused by unrelated viruses. Hepatitis A typically occurs in an "acute" or time-limited... Read more →


Cape May Authorities Investigating Hazardous Materials Scene in Middle Township

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner announce police are currently investigating a hazardous materials scene in the 600 block of Dias Creek Road in Middle Township. At approximately 4:06 AM, Middle Township Patrol Officers and Middle Township EMS were called to a residence on Dias Creek Road for a report of medical assistance. Upon arriving they found Sarah Louthe, 26... Read more →


CNB CRIME: Grand Jury Indicts Costello Brothers for Murder, Burying Body

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that two brothers have been indicted on murder and other charges for killing an acquaintance last year and burying his body in the back yard of their Lumberton home. Christopher Costello, 28, and Bryan Costello, 25, were indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on one count of Murder (First Degree), one count of Desecration of Human Remains (Second Degree) and one count of Hindering... Read more →


Camden County Man Sentenced to 27 Years in Prison for Killing Wife

July 27, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Somerdale man was sentenced today in Superior Court to 27 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally stabbing his wife last year while they were driving in Delran. Quentin S. Fortune, 38, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before being eligible for parole. Fortune pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter on June 19 as part of a plea agreement... Read more →


NYC Store Removes Vile Remark

July 26, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response by the Bedford Cheese Shop to our protest over an obscene statement made about Mother Teresa: At exactly 3:16 p.m., I emailed the Bedford Cheese Shop saying, "What you have done to Mother Teresa is vile. Please remove and apologize to Catholics." At exactly 3:16 p.m., we received the following email from the store: "We have received your email regarding the cheese description.... Read more →


Black Women in American Politics

“: 2017 Status Update” Provides a Synopsis of How Black Women Fared in the 2016 Election and Current Levels of Representatio n Update Highlights Key Wins Across the Country, as well as Areas of Underrepresentation for Black Women NEW YORK (JULY 26, 2017) – Today Higher Heights Leadership Fund and the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) at Rutgers University released, “Black Women in American Politics: 2017 Status Update. The update, an analysis of... Read more →


TSA raising aviation security baseline with stronger domestic security measures

New U.S. airport screening procedures for carry-on bags to better focus on threats WASHINGTON – To ensure the security of airline passengers and the nation’s airports, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is implementing new, stronger screening procedures for carry-on items that require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for X-ray screening in standard lanes. Following extensive testing and successful pilots at 10 airports, TSA plans to expand these measures... Read more →


Can-Do Playground featured in national park crowdfunding campaign

WILMINGTON DE. (July 26, 2017) – On the heels of its 10th-anniversary celebration, the Can-Do Playground at Alapocas Run State Park has been selected to be featured on the national crowdfunding site, “Fund Your Park,” by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). The crowdfunding campaign launched this week by the NRPA, to raise $10,000 for the expansion of the unique playground administered by DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation. The Can-Do Playground was chosen... Read more →


17,847 lbs. of Pepperoni pizza Recalled

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2017 – D & D Foods, Inc., an Omaha, Neb. establishment, is recalling approximately 17,847 pounds of products due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain soy lecithin, a known allergen which is not declared on the final product label. The pepperoni pizza items were produced and packaged on various dates from April 18, 2017 to July... Read more →


GloucesterTownship Narcotics Investigation Results in Six Arrests

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP--Wednesday July 26, 2017, the Gloucester Township Police Department Special Response Team (SWAT) and the Gloucester Township Police Special Investigations Unit executed a search warrant at 616 Station Avenue in Gloucester Township after an extended investigation into the distribution of illegal and dangerous narcotics. Law enforcement officers from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, West Deptford Police Department, and the Bellmawr Police Department also assisted with this long term investigation. A search of the residence... Read more →


CNB Archives November 2008: Two and One-Half-Hours

Tuesday, November 25, 2008 By CNB Sports GLOUCESTER CITY NJ-How can two and one- half- hours have such an impact on everyone lives. If you're a Lions fans or a Rams fan nothing beats the game held on Thanksgiving. This year unlike many in the past brings together for the last time many local players on both the GCHS and GHS teams. Rams players such as Mike Gartland, Mike Rafferty, George Spingler, Ryan Alcott and... Read more →