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July 2017

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 shy of the league lead over the past week. Simone's... Read more →

Ithaca College Students from NJ Named to Spring Semester Dean's List

ITHACA, NY (07/27/2017)-- Ithaca College congratulates students named to Dean's List for the spring 2017 semester. Jamie Albrecht of Haddonfield, NJ Kristine Christiansen of Vineland, NJ Edward Goff of Medford, NJ Claire Cahoon of Monroeville, NJ Keanna Morales of Haddon Heights, NJ Rebecca Mehorter of Columbus, NJ Kevin DeLisa of Delran, NJ Allison Tunick of Moorestown, NJ Kyle Lauerman of Marlton, NJ Florent Amiel of Haddon Heights, NJ Aliza Sessler of Cherry Hill, NJ Gavin Patrick of Marlton, NJ From day one, Ithaca College prepares... 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 Medicinal Marijuana Program (MMP) currently has five ATCs dispensing: Greenleaf... 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. Upon arrival, a company representative reported unknown person(s) entered the... 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 students for success through hands-on experience with internships, research and... 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 want to wish Derek the best of luck as he... 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 concerned that future forest fires could become disasters if they... 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 officer and an off-duty reserve deputy from the Johnson County... Read more →


More than half of New Jersey’s school districts have shrunk over the last six years as the population continues to move toward urban areas or out of the state altogether. Elinor Comlay of Route 40 looks at the parts of the state where the most shrinkage is occurring, and attempts to figure why this is happening. VILLAGE GREEN OBTAINS MAPLEWOOD POLICE AUDIO TAPES The Village Green has been following the story of alleged racial profiling of local teens by Maplewood police officers for more than... Read more →


IN BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES “BEST OF BUCKS” CONTEST School Tops Out Over Both Private Elementary and Private High Schools in the Region July 28, 2017 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy, an independent, Catholic, elementary school serving students in PreK through eighth grade, has been voted “Best Private School” in Bucks County, PA by the readers of the Bucks County Courier Times. Nominees included many area private elementary and private high schools. The Bucks County Courier Times collected online and paper ballots for... Read more →

Recycling Awards and Recycling Poetry Contest

Recycling Awards Program - The Department promotes recycling through the annual recycling awards program that is coordinated in conjunction with the Association of New Jersey Recyclers (ANJR). The awards recognize the outstanding recycling achievements of municipalities, counties, businesses and industry and individuals, as well as schools and other institutions and are presented at ANJR’s annual recycling symposium. This program has generated positive publicity for New Jersey’s recycling efforts. 2017 NJDEP Recycling Awards Application and Information Packet Recycling Award Winners: 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011... 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 complaints regarding fraudulent construction work being done by Kevin Crafton... Read more →


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 gear to use to reduce unintentional mortalities that can occur... 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 have, and want to, transition to the other sex, and... 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 and where West Nile virus might again appear in Delaware... 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 form, while hepatitis B and C can develop into a... Read more →


A federal judge has ruled that New Jersey can't be held liable for the actions of its employees in the George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal known as Bridgegate. The Associated Press says Judge Jose Linares cited the New Jersey Tort Claims Act, which prevents the state from assuming liability "for the intentional wrongdoing of its employees." THESE 15 JERSEY SHORE BEACHES ARE NOW CLOSED DUE TO HIGH BACTERIA LEVELS The number of beaches in New Jersey that have been closed due to high bacteria levels... 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 years old, who had a non life threatening chemical burn.... 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 Apprehension (Third Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed... 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 with the Prosecutor’s Office. The sentence was handed down by... Read more →

DNREC establishes 21-day timeframe for extended closure of Delaware Bay for recreational shellfish

harvest after Kent County’s wastewater plant discharge returns to acceptable water quality levels DOVER (July 26, 2017) – As reported this week to the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Surface Water Discharges Section, Kent County’s wastewater treatment plant is back within acceptable water quality levels for the effluent discharged into the Murderkill River – leading DNREC to establish a timeframe for a federally-advised 21-day closure of recreational shellfish harvest in the Delaware Bay north of the Mispillion Inlet. The 21-day closure in effect... 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. Please be aware that the sign was taken down. Have... 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 the 2016 election, highlights the key wins for women 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 to all U.S. airports during the weeks and months ahead.... 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 to be featured through the NRPA’s competitive grant process. “Fund... 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 21, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View... Read more →

Coast Guard enforces safety zone for 92nd Annual Pony Swim on Chincoteague Island, VA

CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — The Coast Guard enforced a safety zone for the 92nd Annual Chincoteague Pony Swim in Assateague Channel Wednesday. Two Coast Guard 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crews from Station Chincoteague worked alongside Virginia Marine Police crews to keep onlookers safe. Station Chincoteague crew members ignited orange smoke signals at 6:47 a.m. to denote slack tide and mark the official start of the event. Saltwater Cowboys then guided a herd of about 200 wild ponies across the channel. It took the ponies... 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 was conducted which yielded approximately 3/4 of one ounce of... 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 Harry Amwake will meet the Lions seniors and lifelong friends... Read more →

Broadway for Kids musical revue brings popular musical numbers to Blackwood

Broadway comes to Blackwood as Mainstage Center for the Arts’ Summer Stage presents Broadway for Kids, August 2-4. This musical revue treats audiences to an exciting mix of Broadway songs and dance presented by a cast of nearly 200. This high-energy performance includes songs from Matilda, Anastasia, and School of Rock. Some numbers are done by the full company and others are presented by smaller groups representing the three casts from the 2017 Summer Stage Children's Theatre season. Broadway for Kids is sponsored by 4... Read more →

Op-ed: Integration of Mental, Physical and Behavioral Health Care Is Right for Patients

Cathleen D. Bennett, Commissioner New Jersey Department of Health In testimony submitted to a joint legislative committee this week, I outlined the Christie Administration’s goal to create a patient-centered system of care that would treat the “whole person” in the same setting and no longer cordon off mental and behavioral services from the rest of medical care. Mental and substance use disorder health care should not be treated any differently than chronic diseases like diabetes or heart disease, although, at times, the health care providers... Read more →

Three Mount Students Selected as Public Service Scholars Program Fellows

EMMITSBURG, MD (07/26/2017) Mount St. Mary's University students Alexandra Johnson, C'18, Kyle Maxey, C'18, and Erin Winkelmeyer, C'18, were selected for the Public Service Scholars program, which is coordinated by the Shriver Center at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for the state of Maryland. This program is comprised of the Governor's Summer Internship program, the Walter Sondheim Jr. Maryland Nonprofit Leadership program, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Fellows program, where students have an opportunity to gain valuable experience in Maryland's public and social... Read more →


William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2017)—According to sources, who wished to remain anonymous, the Gloucester City Board of Education has been able to reduce the 2017-18 budget by $512,000 without having to cut any employees. The sources said the board canceled the plans to erect bleachers and a 145-square foot platform at the top of bleachers to be used for filming games at the Market Street Middle School football field. The source said the other savings came about through... Read more →

10-Year Prison Term for Robbing Gas Station, Eluding Police

July 26, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an Edgewater Park man was sentenced today in Superior Court to a maximum of 10 years in New Jersey state prison for robbing an Eastampton gas station and eluding police in Mansfield in November 2014. Keith Downs, 30, of the 100 block of Elm Street, was sentenced by the Hon. Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C. to seven years for the robbery and 10 years for eluding. He must serve at least 85... Read more →

Ex-Hillsborough principal raped 4th-grade girl ‘hundreds’ of times in school, lawsuit says

HILLSBOROUGH — For the second time in his life, a now-retired public school educator has been accused of raping a student. But he’s never been arrested or charged with a crime. Matthew Hoffman last worked as principal of Woodfern Elementary School in this Somerset Count township before his retirement in 2009. That was just months after he was accused of raping a young man for nearly four years in the 1980s, when Hoffman was a teacher in the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. Although he... Read more →