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September 2017

Bible Verse On Bench, In Memory Of Virginia Teen, Has To Be Removed

WeaselZippers Give it time and a social justice warrior will get offended over his nickname ‘Cotton’. Via WACH: Colton Osborne is remembered for his love of baseball, that’s why the bench was placed next to the baseball field and reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13.” (Photo: WSET) CHARLOTTE Co., Va. (WSET) — A Bible verse on a memorial bench honoring a Charlotte County, Virgina teen who passed away last year now has to be taken off. Colton Osborne died tragically last year during an ATV accident and the community came together to honor his memory with a bench at Randolph Henry High School. Osborne is remembered for his love of baseball, that’s why the bench was placed next to the baseball field and reads “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me – Philippians 4:13.” The Charlotte County School Board... Read more →

Op-Ed: NFL teams score $7 billion in taxpayer subsidies on stadiums

By Patrice Lee The National Football League is now plunged into politics as players throughout the sport kneel for the national anthem and President Donald Trump continues to rebuke them publicly. Undoubtedly, the situation has left many fans and non-fans of the league conflicted or angry. This fiasco may, however, open the eyes of the public to a serious and generally unchecked issue: billionaire NFL owners sponging enormous amounts of money from taxpayers through crony capitalist schemes. The fact is that a business that raked in $14 billion in revenue in 2016 is heavily subsidized by local, state, and federal money based on dubious claims about stimulating the economy. The problem is rampant. One report on said that over the past two decades, the NFL has raked in about $7 billion of taxpayer money to spend on stadium renovation and building. Another study from the Brookings Institution showed that... Read more →

Third Person Charged with Felony Murder for the Beating Death of Kyle Bell

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Cahira Fisher, 40, of Camden, was charged with Felony Murder for the beating death of Kyle Bell on September 12, 2017. Cahira Fisher, along with two other men, Duron Abdullah and Morris Clark, allegedly entered an apartment on Morton Street intending to rob the victim. After assaulting Kyle Bell the defendants fled, leaving the victim unconscious. Fisher was charged on Friday, September 29, 2017 with one count of first degree Felony Murder according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. Fisher was arrested in the area of Mr. Ephraim Avenue and Chase Avenue in Camden last night and remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility pending a pretrial detention hearing. Under the recent Criminal Justice Reform rules, the court may order she be detained without bail or released with conditions. The PreTrial Detention Hearing for Morris Clark will be held on... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Polk County Police Detective Kristen Hearne, age 29 Shot and Killed

RELATED: Blue Line CNB Crime CEDARTOWN,GA --Detective Kristen Hearne, age 29 was shot and killed as she and another officer responded to reports of a stolen vehicle at the intersection of Highway 100 and Santa Claus Road. As the officers arrived at the location they were ambushed by a male subject. Detective Hearne, who was not wearing a vest, was fatally wounded. The second officer was struck in the vest and was wounded. A female subject was taken into custody at the scene. The male subject fled the scene but was arrested a short time later after a massive manhunt and charged with murder. Detective Hearne had served with the Polk County Sheriff's Office for five years. She is survived by her husband and 3-year-old child. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Chief of Police Kenny Dodd Polk County Police Department 73 Clines... Read more →

The 45 kilos of fentanyl seized by the State Police could have yielded 18 million lethal doses

TRENTON –Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino today announced the indictment of four men in connection with the record-setting seizure of 45 kilograms – or nearly 100 pounds – of the super-potent synthetic opioid fentanyl by the New Jersey State Police in June. The State Police also seized nearly 40 kilos of heroin. Fentanyl is one of the deadliest opioids, with a potency that is 50 times greater than heroin. The 45 kilos of fentanyl could have yielded over 18 million lethal doses, since a dose as small as 2 to 3 milligrams can be fatal. This case shatters the prior record for the largest seizure of fentanyl by law enforcement in New Jersey, which was set in March when the New Jersey State Police and U.S. Homeland Security Investigations seized 14 kilos of fentanyl in Camden. The fentanyl seized in June – including 40 kilos seized in North Bergen and... Read more →

Gently Used Baby to School Age Clothes and Supplies Collection

HADDONFIELD: Are you rotating your child’s wardrobe and came to realize there are great clothes now outworn and baby accessories you no longer have a need for? The Kiwanis Club of the Haddons in partnership with Cradles to Crayons will accept your donations at the Barrington Harvest Festival on October 14 and the Haddonfield Fall Festival on October 14. Acceptable clothing includes clothes sizes newborn through 14/16, coats sizes newborn through 14/16, shoes/boots/sandals from infant to adult size 9, new socks and underwear. Acceptable supplies and accessories include cribs and bassinette bedding; carriers, diaper bags, strollers, high chairs, swings/rockers, pack-n-plays and car seats and booster seats less than five years old. Household baby-proofing supplies will be accepted, along with AA and C batteries. Books, especially baby board books and chapter books for children to age 10-12. Arts and crafts and school supplies are also accepted. For a full list of... Read more →

CHICAGO MEDICINE STUDY: Elderly Who Have Trouble Identifying Odors Face Risk of Dementia

Newswise — A long-term study of nearly 3,000 adults, aged 57 to 85, found that those who could not identify at least four out of five common odors were more than twice as likely as those with a normal sense of smell to develop dementia within five years. Although 78 percent of those tested were normal – correctly identifying at least four out of five scents – about 14 percent could name just three out of five, five percent could identify only two scents, two percent could name just one, and one percent of the study subjects were not able to identify a single smell. Five years after the initial test, almost all of the study subjects who were unable to name a single scent had been diagnosed with dementia. Nearly 80 percent of those who provided only one or two correct answers also had dementia, with a dose-dependent relationship... Read more →

Brooklawn Police Arrest Suspects for Outstanding Warrants, Marijuana Pos. and Drunk Driving

UPDATED/CORRECTED Brooklawn Police Department Crime report September 22 to September 28. On 09/22/2017, Officer Nicholas stopped a motor vehicle on New Broadway in the area of New Jersey Rd. for an equipment violation. During the course of the motor vehicle stop, the passenger, Amanda Galanti(30) a resident of Westville, NJ was found to have active warrants out for her arrest out of Gloucester and Camden City. Ms. Galanti was also found to be in possession of a hypodermic needle. She was transported to police headquarters, processed, issued a criminal summons, and released on her own recognizance with a pending municipal court date. On 09/22/2017, Officer Brewster stopped a motor vehicle on New Broadway in the area of Chestnut St. for a moving violation. The driver, Jon Donahue (64) a resident of Collingswood, NJ was arrested for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Mr. Donahue was also found to have an active... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ : Beaver-Otter Furbearer Applications Period Opens October 1

Furbearer Management Newsletter, Fall 2017 From marsh to your mouth: Muskrat dinner tradition kept alive in N.J. (, 2/2/16) TRAPPER EDUCATION COURSES Courses offered in April and September - October Classes are held rain or shine and students must be prepared to be outside the entire time. Bring a pencil, pliers, and a lunch; wear hip boots. All other materials provided. Students must attend both days of the two-day class: Tuckahoe WMA, Lenape Farms Section (Atlantic County) October 14 and 15 Hackettstown Fish Hatchery (Warren County) Date: October 21 and 22 JBMDL Range 14 (Burlington County) October 26 and October 29 Register Online Furbearer Management Newsletters GENERAL INFORMATION Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and control animal populations, protect and reintroduce endangered species, protect public and private property and conduct research. It is a technique for sustainable, consumptive use of the wildlife resource. In New Jersey there... Read more →

Freeholder Board Coordinates with Regional Partners for Hurricane Maria Relief Effort

(Camden City, NJ) – Last week, Hurricane Maria had a devastating effect on the island of Puerto Rico bringing winds of up to 155 miles an hour to shore and never before seen surges of seawater onto the island. Since that time, the storm has created an ever-deepening humanitarian crisis for 3.4 million U.S. citizens. Now, most of the island is without power and more than 1 million people are without drinking water. Seeing the carnage on the island, the Camden County Freeholder Board is working with leaders from throughout the region, including the Puerto Rican Congress of New Jersey in a united effort to send relief to the United States commonwealth. Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez talked about the moral imperative to help the millions suffering through the fallout. “We are looking at a disaster of epic proportions, in some neighborhoods 80 percent of the homes were destroyed, utilities are out... Read more →

Delaware Division of Parks & Recreation to host open house on Fort Miles Master Plan

DOVER (Sept. 29, 2017) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, in partnership with the Fort Miles Historical Association, will host an open house for the public review and comment on proposed capital improvements to the Fort Miles Museum and Historic Area in Cape Henlopen State Park. The open house will feature informative exhibit boards on the proposed updated master plan for Cape Henlopen’s Fort Miles facilities and surrounding areas, and opportunities for the public to get information from DNREC staff and provide written feedback. The open house will be held 5 -7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at the Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Ave., Lewes, DE, 19958. Proposed capital improvements include upgraded and expanded parking areas for the museum complex, as well as an outdoor venue area at the north end of Battery 519. Funding for the project comes entirely from foundation grants and private contributions raised by the... Read more →

GUEST COMMENTARY: A Year After Hoboken Crash, Are We Safer?

Toni Granato | NJ Sierra Club It is the one-year anniversary of the NJ Transit train crashed in Hoboken, while the agency has seen multiple major derailments. The Hoboken disaster killed one person and injured more than a hundred people during the morning rush hour. There have been multiple other derailments since. All of these incidents may be the result of the Christie Administration systemically cutting funding for public transit. Instead of fixing our aging transportation system, funding has been slashed by 90 percent in the past 11 years. As a result, NJ Transit has 12 times more equipment failures than any other commuter train in the nation. While the Christie Administration slashed funding, they used federal funding that was supposed to go towards Positive Train Control braking systems for operations and maintenance. We also still need money to install important safety features on our rails. Instead the Governor has... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Customers can Take Advantage of LIHEAP

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Atlantic City Electric customers have an opportunity to take advantage of important energy assistance available through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Utility customers in New Jersey can begin submitting their LIHEAP applications now to secure their grant, which can provide as much as $1,000 toward their energy bill. LIHEAP is a federal program, administered by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs that provides assistance to individuals who are having trouble paying their electric, or other energy bills. Homeowners, renters, roomers and subsidized housing tenants may be eligible. Customers can apply for LIHEAP through April 30, 2018 through a network of local agencies, or by calling 1-800-510-3102 or visiting “We understand that our customers may face financial challenges in meeting their energy needs, so we help them secure the essential energy assistance they need to keep their lights on,” said... Read more →

Sarlo's Service Station Contractors, Gloucester City Are Working on Royal Farms Construction

CNBNews photo/September 27, 2017 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ(CNBNews)--Employees of Sarlo's Service Station Contractors, of Gloucester City are erecting the service station for Royal Farms, US Route 130 and Market Street. The local business is owned by Lou Sarlo III. Amit Patel, the owner of the property has leased half of the site to Royal Farms, a convenience store chain that was established in 1959. To make room for the new store, half of the rooms at the motel were demolished. The remaining 64 rooms will be located behind the new convenience store. Brittany Eldredge, Royal Farms Public Relations, and Customer Service Manager said the estimated construction cost for the 5,371 square foot building in Gloucester City is $5.5 million. Also included in the plans is eight gas pumps and 68 parking spaces. The convenience store will be opened 24-hours a day. Approximately 40-50 people will be hired, 40 percent full-time, 60... Read more →


Exelon and its utilities donate $250,000 to the American Red Cross and other nonprofits, directing funds to areas affected by Hurricane Maria and earthquakes in Mexico CHICAGO (Sept. 29, 2017) — In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria and two earthquakes in Mexico, Exelon has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief areas. The largest utility by customer count, Exelon, through its operating companies, is contributing another $200,000 to organizations aiding in relief efforts. Combined with donations following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Exelon has contributed $820,000 to support affected areas. The amount includes donations from company employees, who have contributed $160,000, matched dollar for dollar by the Exelon Foundation’s Matching Gifts Program. Employee volunteers have also traveled to Houston to help rebuild homes. More than 2,000 crews and contractors from Exelon’s utilities recently returned home after joining mutual assistance efforts to restore power... Read more →


CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Duron Abdullah, 47, of Pennsauken, and Morris Clark, 50, of Merchantville, were charged with Felony Murder for the beating death of Kyle Bell on September 12, 2017. A witness told detectives that Abdullah and Clark entered an apartment on the 1200 block of Morton Avenue and attempted to rob the victim. The witness said they heard the assault from upstairs. Abdullah and Clark fled, leaving the victim unconscious. When medical personnel arrived, they rushed Kyle Bell to Cooper University Hospital where he received treatment until he died two days later. Abdulla and Clark were both charged on Thursday, September 28, 2017 with one count of first degree Felony Murder according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. Duron Abdullah was remanded to the Camden County Correctional Facility after police arrested him this morning. Morris Clark is being held at Camden County... Read more →


GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--On Friday, September 29, 2017 at approximately 3:26 AM, a Gloucester Township Police officer was on neighborhood patrols and discovered a fire at a construction site on Iron Gate Drive in Gloucester Township. Fire departments from Gloucester Township, Pine Hill, Winslow Township, Cherry Hill Fire Department Canteen, and Gloucester Township EMS responded to the scene. The fire was deemed suspicious at this time and is being investigated by the local Fire Marshal, the Gloucester Township Police and the Camden County Prosecutors Office. Read more →

Emergency exercise held at Colonial Apartments

(Woodbury, NJ) – A Full Scale Exercise* involving personnel and equipment resources from Gloucester County, Woodbury and volunteers was held at the Colonial Park Apartments this past Sunday, Sept. 24. The Gloucester County Housing Authority was assessing the validity of their Emergency Response Plan/Procedures, and had asked Gloucester County Office of Emergency Management to assist them in designing, conducting and evaluating an exercise that would involve evacuating the Colonial Park Apartments, assessing the incident management coordination among the participating response agencies, and evaluating the Housing Authorities ability and processes for accounting for all the displaced/injured and/or relocated residents . Volunteers from the police explorers and scouts serve das residents/victims during the exercise. Colonial Park Apartment residents remain edin their units during the exercise. Colonial Park Apartments is located at 401 South Evergreen Ave., Woodbury, NJ (200 Unit Elevator Complex for the Elderly) Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “Exercises like... Read more →

Lower Township Resident Sentenced to 38 Years for Attempted Murder

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Acting Prosecutor Robert W. Johnson announced that Ernest P. Davis, a forty-four year old resident of Lower Township, was sentenced to 38 years in New Jersey State Prison for first degree Attempted Murder. After a one week trial which concluded on June 16, 2017, a Cape May County jury convicted Davis of the Attempted Murder (first degree) and Aggravated Assault (second degree) of thirty-nine year old Dorris Howell. Davis was also convicted of the Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose (second degree) and Hindering his own Prosecution (third degree). Davis shot Ms. Howell with a shotgun aboard the fishing vessel “Storm”, which was docked in Lower Township on October 3, 2015. As a result of the shooting, Ms. Howell’s left foot and partial calf were amputated. On September 28, the Honorable John C. Porto sentenced Davis to thirty-eight... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS The tourism district in Atlantic City is home to the largest needle exchange in New Jersey, and it gives out more needles each week than it gets back. Elinor Comlay of Route 40 says the imbalance is turning the streets near local business into a repository of used needles, but there are solutions out there. VOTING BLOCK PARTNERS ASK NJ VOTERS ABOUT ELECTION ISSUES Reporters and local news partners involved with the ongoing collaborative reporting project known as Voting Block have continued to profile local New Jersey communities this week. Each reporting partner was tasked with profiling a particular neighborhood or "block" within their respective communities to get a better understanding of the most important issues facing the state as we prepare to elect a new governor in November. Andaiye Taylor of Brick City Live is focusing on the Forest Hill neighborhood in Newark, where voters talked... Read more →

CNB Archives December 2008: Gloucester City has a New Firefighter/EMT

Monday, December 29, 2008 By Sara Martino NEWS Correspondent Mayor William James administered the oath of office of Firefighter/EMT to Joseph Tuttle during last week’s Gloucester City Council meeting. Wayne Bird Sr., absent, was approved as a volunteer firefighter. Both men were congratulated by the governing body. Resolutions were approved for various budget transfers commonly occurring at the end of the year. Minor adjustments were made to tax records, and refunds to the Planning and Zoning Board accounts were approved. A professional services contract with John Milner Associates, Inc. was approved for the continuation of a Historic Culture Survey needed for future improvements to the waterfront area. A renewal for a 2009-2010 plenary retail consumption license for Pat and Jack’s Tavern was approved. A lien in the amount of $3700 was redeemed for property noted as Block 37, Lot 1 for expenses incurred by the City for upkeep of the... Read more →

Catholic Charities’ 14th annual Justice for All awards dinner

This year, Cardinal Joseph Tobin, C.Ss.R, of Newark, N.J., will be honored along with the Disciples of Mercy. Cardinal Tobin is pictured here concelebrating Mass during the “Convocation of Catholic Leaders: The Joy of the Gospel in America” July 2 in Orlando, Fla. CNS photo/Bob Roller Join us at Catholic Charities’ 14th annual Justice for All awards dinner, in Atlantic City on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The Justice For All awards dinner has the dual purpose of honoring the extraordinary service performed by the individuals receiving Justice in Action awards, and raising funds that allow Catholic Charities to provide direct assistance to those they serve throughout the diocese. Catholic Charities will serve more than 33,000 individuals within the six southern New Jersey counties that make up the Diocese of Camden with the funds raised by the dinner. Since its inception in 2004, the dinner has raised more than $800,000. Every penny... Read more →

Member Of Trenton Drug Trafficking Organization Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

Gloucester City News blog files TRENTON, N.J. – A Trenton man was sentenced today to 72 months in prison for possessing a firearm as a previously convicted felon and participating in a drug trafficking organization that allegedly distributed hundreds of grams of heroin in the Trenton area, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced today. Christopher Proctor, a/k/a “Bris,” a/k/a “Bris Broctor,” 22, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to an information charging him with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Judge Wolfson imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court. In December 2016, Proctor and nine other members of a drug trafficking organization operating in Trenton were charged by criminal complaint with conspiracy to distribute heroin. The complaint referred to the drug trafficking organization as the... Read more →

CCMUA Becomes First Authority in State to be Energy Independent

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Municipal Authority (CCMUA) is going off the grid. The CCMUA is taking a big step as it begins the final phase of a years-long project to become 100 percent independent of energy supplied by the electricity grid. Total energy independence will reduce the CCMUA’s vulnerability to power outages, ensure reliability during a natural disaster and cut hundreds of thousands of dollars in electrical costs. This final phase of the multi-step project is the creation of a sustainability loop between the CCMUA and the Covanta Camden Energy Recovery Center. The loop will create an exchange of resources between the two entities, and will provide the last bit of energy the CCMUA needs to totally replace the grid with green energy. “As part of this agreement, the CCMUA will send Covanta 1 million gallons of treated and filtered effluent for cooling water per day,” said Freeholder... Read more →

Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s Annual Open House this Saturday – pet costume parade

Lacey and Erica (CNBNews files) (Clayton, NJ) - The Gloucester County Animal Shelter (GCAS) will hold their annual Open House this Saturday, Sept. 30 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The celebration will include refreshments, music, face painting and a balloon artist for the kids. This year the new Donor Wall, located in the lobby of the Shelter, will be unveiled at 2 p.m. Vendors will be selling products for animals and the traditional pet costume parade will begin at 3 p.m. This rain or shine event is free and open to the public. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, “For over 25 years the Gloucester County Animal Shelter has been extremely successful and dedicated in finding thousands of stray and unwanted animals’ permanent loving homes.” Freeholder Dan Christy, liaison to the Gloucester County Animal Shelter said, “We wanted to recongize all of those who have made a big impact... Read more →

The 2018 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition & Events Scheduled

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (September 27, 2017) – The Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization announced today that the 2018 Miss America's Outstanding Teen Competition will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Linda Chapin Theatre inside the Orange County Convention Center July 2018. Talented and articulate representatives from each state, along with the District of Columbia, will check in on Saturday, July 21st for an exciting week of events, all culminating with the competition finals on Saturday, July 28th, where one young woman will win the coveted MAOTeen title. "The MAOTeen Organization is so proud to continue our relationship with the Orange County Convention Center and the Rosen Centre Hotel," said Donna Bozarth, MAOTeen's Chairman of the Board. "I hope everyone will join us for this unique event celebrating America's most outstanding young women." The 2018 MAOTeen Competition Finals follows three days of Preliminary Competitions (July 24-26) and a week of... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Fish and Wildlikre Arrrest Three Suspects for Unlicensed Fishing

Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 18-24 Reminder for the week: Public encouraged to report fishing, hunting, boating violations DOVER (Sept. 29, 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 Sept. 18-24 made 2,081 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, including 86 vessel boardings for boating safety and fishing regulation compliance checks, issuing 19 citations. Officers responded to 30 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police in the Community On Sept. 19, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers presented information on firearms safety, game... Read more →

Kennedy Home Health Care Receives National Patient Satisfaction Award

Voorhees, NJ – For the second year in a row, Kennedy Health’s Home Health Care Department has been honored with a Patient Satisfaction Award of Distinction by Fazzi Associates, a Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)-approved administrator of the Home Health Care CAHPS (HHCAHPS®) Survey. The award is presented to home health agencies in the top 25 percent of Fazzi’s National Patient Satisfaction Database, based on a comparative analysis. Home health agencies from around the U.S. included on this prestigious list are considered leaders in their field, according to Fazzi. Earlier this year, Kennedy Home Health Care also received a Five-Star rating in the latest CMS program that evaluates home care companies across the country. Kennedy Home Health Care is the only agency in its service area of Camden, Gloucester and Burlington counties to receive an overall Five-Star rating in the HHCAHPS Survey star ratings for Patient Satisfaction.. The HHCAHPS, part... Read more →

Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township Ronald McDonald Family Room Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Washington Township, NJ – Dozens of Kennedy Health supporters were on hand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at a special event held Thursday, Sept. 28, in the hospital. Longtime Kennedy Ronald McDonald Family Room Volunteer Catherine Durante, who has donated her time since the room’s establishment, was also recognized. Established in September 2007, the Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Kennedy University Hospital – Washington Township NICU provides an uplifting setting for families with children in the hospital’s pediatric unit. The founding donors were Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philadelphia Region and the family of Nicholas Sayles, in his memory. Sayles, a aspiring pediatrician, was a member of UMDNJ-SOM medical school class of 2006. Kennedy’s NICU serves some 175 families each year, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room helps provide... Read more →

Lower Township Police Cop Stop Program Continues

The Lower Township Police Department will be hosting a “Cop Stop” at the North Cape May Wawa located at 3719 Bayshore Road in the North Cape May section of Lower Township on Monday October 2, 2017. Patrolman Eric Coombs will be present at that location from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. to answer any questions or listen to comments citizens may have concerning the operations of the police department. Literature on various community projects and Law Enforcement opportunities will also be available at that time. The “Cop Stop Program is a setting where Police Officers are available to interact with residents of the community in a relaxed atmosphere. Business owners who are interested in hosting such an event are encouraged to speak with Patrolman Coombs or may contact Lieutenant William Priole at (609) 886-1619, ext. 103, to discuss the program. Address/Location Lower Township Police Department 405 Breakwater Rd Cape May,... Read more →

Parents of Benghazi victims: Hillary should stand trial

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton The parents of two of the victims of the Benghazi terror attack – which was carried out by Muslim terrorists but blamed by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on an obscure YouTube video – have filed a brief in the District of Columbia Court of Appeals arguing that Clinton should… Related articles Joe Biden slams Trump's classless retweet of Hillary GIF Americans Don't Trust Her. But Why? 7 ways Trump and Republicans will take out Clinton Clinton book relives Democrats' agonising defeat FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE Contractors: Clinton State Dept. silenced us on Benghazi lapses Obamas may be moving Read more →

FBI's Most Violent SJ Communities; Castle on the Hill Demolition; Postal Service Informed Delivery

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS Courtesy of UPDATED William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet SJ TOWNS APPEAR ON MOST VIOLENT CRIMES LIST—The Jersey City Patch, using FBI statistics, put together a list of 50 communities that have the highest violent crime rates in the state, along with the 50 communities that had the biggest increases in violent crime between 2011 and 2016. The South Jersey communities included in the list are Salem, Brooklawn, Bridgeton, Penns Grove, Millville, Lawnside, Lindenwold, Hi-Nella, Pleasantville, Burlington City, Vineland, Wildwood Crest, Woodbury, Pemberton,Somers Point, Willingboro, Woodlynne, and Egg Harbor City. The South Jersey communities with the biggest increases in violent crime between 2011 and 2016 include Vineland, Stratford, Pemberton, Carney's Point, Ventnor City, Maple Shade, Burlington City, Cinnaminson, Margate, Medford, Penns Grove, Berlin, Mount Holly, Woodbury, and Galloway Township. The numbers come from the latest FBI Uniform Crime Report released this week, using statistics from... Read more →

Financial Advisor Brian Murphy of Hainesport Admits to Stealing Nearly $900,000 from Client

Brian Murphy, 46, of Hainesport September 28, 2017 MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Moorestown- based financial advisor pled guilty yesterday to stealing nearly $900,000 from a client who had provided him with the money believing it would be invested in mutual funds. Brian Murphy, 46, of Wharton Place in Hainesport, pled guilty to Misapplication of Entrusted Property (Second Degree) and Failure to Pay New Jersey State Income Taxes (Third Degree). Under the terms of an agreement with the Prosecutor’s Office, Murphy will receive a seven-year sentence on the second degree charge and a concurrent three-year sentence on the third degree charge. Furthermore, Murphy must make restitution to the victim in the amount of $890,000 and permanently forfeit his financial licenses. The plea was entered before the Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C. Sentencing has been scheduled for January 10, 2018. Murphy was doing business under... Read more →

Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Haddon Heights

(Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the state Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) that a raccoon removed from a yard in Haddon Heights has tested positive for rabies. On Sept. 25, a Haddon Heights resident reported that their family dog had been exposed to a raccoon in the yard of their home. After the encounter the Haddon Heights Animal Control Officer was notified and the animal was picked up and submitted for testing. The animal was tested for rabies at the state Public Health & Environmental Laboratories in Trenton (PHEL). There were no other human exposures, or any other animal exposures observed. On Sept. 27, The Camden County Health Department was notified by the DHSS that the animal tested positive for rabies. The homeowner is currently cooperating with the DHSS on the treatment and observation of their dog. The NJDHHS has... Read more →

Adult Daycare Facility Agrees To $2.72 Million Settlement

To Resolve Allegations Of Violating False Claims Act NEWARK, N.J. – Edison Adult Medical Daycare (Edison), its former owner, Dinesh Patel, and current owners, Daxa Patel and Satish Mehtani, have agreed to pay the United States and the State of New Jersey $2.72 million to resolve allegations that Edison improperly billed and received payments from Medicaid despite Dinesh Patel having been excluded from participating in Medicaid following his 2012 conviction for accepting kickbacks, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced today. On Sept. 19, 2012, Dinesh Patel pleaded guilty to accepting cash kickback payments from Orange Community MRI LLC in exchange for patient referrals. He was later sentenced to three months in jail and two years of supervised release. On March 17, 2012, Dinesh Patel was excluded by the State of New Jersey from participating in any capacity in the Medicaid program. Later, on Feb. 20, 2014, Dinesh Patel was... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: 'Monsters on the Beach' Monster Truck Beach Races

09/29/2017 - 10/01/2017 Enjoy a weekend of intense thrills as massive monster trucks race and fly around the Wildwood Beach from Lincoln to Spencer Avenues. Friday night features qualifying races beginning at 7 p.m. {not a full show.} Saturday features two races at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday features title races and tough truck races starting at 1 p.m. Gates open one hour before each start time. Food and merchandise vendors as well as monster truck rides on the beach will also be available. The fun and exciting truck lineup will feature Big Foot, Avenger, Brutus, Heavy Hitter, Basher, Saigon Shaker, Jester and Megasaurus! {Monster truck lineup is subject to change.} For ticket info call 609.522.3644 or visit Read more →

NIH announces centers for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome research

(image )a Colorized scanning electron micrograph of a B cell from a human donor.NIAID The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will award four grants to establish a coordinated scientific research effort on myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). The total cost of the projects for fiscal year 2017 will be over $7 million, with support from multiple NIH Institutes and Centers that are part of the Trans-NIH ME/CFS Working Group. The grants will support the creation of a consortium made up of three Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) and a Data Management Coordinating Center (DMCC). The CRCs will each conduct independent research but will also collaborate on several projects, forming a network to help advance knowledge on ME/CFS. The data will be managed by the DMCC and will be shared among researchers within the CRCs and more broadly with the research community. “These important grants will provide a strong foundation for expanding... Read more →

CNB ARCHIVES DECEMBER 2008: Planning Board Gives Okay to New Townhouses at former CG Base

Linda Boker | GCN During his presentation, Gloucester City solicitor John Kearney said another parking lot is planned for the waterfront development to accommodate any special events that may be held. Kearney added that the City’s governing body is overseeing the project, and, having the City’s best interests at heart, they would not approve anything which would be detrimental to the surrounding residents quality of life. The board also approved the installation of an 875-square-foot freezer addition on the building housing Primo Hoagies and Nellie Provisions, at 900 Jersey Avenue. Attorney Charles Wigginton, representing property and business owners Anything L.L.C., led a brief presentation, explaining that his client needs more room to accommodate his growing business. Engineers testified that the freezer’s condenser units would be placed on top of the building to prevent any disturbance to neighboring residents. Wigginton said the units would be very well maintained, which would also... Read more →

*YOU'RE INVITED! Gloucester City Police and Dunkin Donuts Host Coffee with A Cop October 4th

UPDATED: NEW TIMES 9:30 am until 11:30 am GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 27, 2017)--On Wednesday, October 4th the Gloucester City Police Department and Dunkin Donuts will be hosting, “Coffee With A Cop” from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm at Dunkin Donuts (455 S. Broadway). The Gloucester City Police Department is always interested in meeting with our residents in a positive atmosphere to have open discussions and answer any questions. We hope to see you there! Related articles Name that Celebrity Quiz: Famous Names & Far-Fetched Facts How a saxophone and an electric guitar helped reenergize the Mets (VIDEO) Rutgers' Chris Laviano's 1st TD was missed assignment, and Andre Patton says that's a good thing Read more →

Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series Oct. 3

Will Examine Causes and Effects of Opioid Epidemic in Camden County CHERRY HILL, NJ--Residents of Camden County are invited to join the conversation on the national opioid epidemic as the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey continues its Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall Series. Organized with the Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, the town hall series focuses on the issue of prescription drug dependency and heroin abuse and includes collaboration from hundreds of local prevention and treatment organizations, as well as local and county law enforcement, government and medical community leaders. The Camden County Town Hall is co-sponsored by the Community Alliance Network of Camden County, the Cherry Hill Police Department, the Cherry Hill Alliance on Alcohol and Drug Abuse and the Camden County Council on Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, Inc. In 2015, more than 33,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose, an average of about 91 deaths per... Read more →

CNB Travel: Fall Brings Seasonal Perks To The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package

RELATED: CNB TRAVEL NEWS Visitors Now Receive Dining Discounts, Plus Indego & PHLASH Passes Return The popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package returns for the fall with seasonal perks, plus its ever-valuable and convenient free hotel parking. Bookable now at, the autumn edition runs from September 5 through November 30, 2017. Package Perks In Detail: The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package, responsible for more than 16,000 room nights in 2016, is available for one or more nights at more than 30 hotels in Center City and beyond. The fall deal includes the following with a combined value of up to $173: Hotel parking (up to a $100 value for a two-night stay) Two Historic District Passes (valued at $73), each of which includes one-time admission to the National Constitution Center, Betsy Ross House and Christ Church Burial Ground, along with two days of rides on the PHLASH Downtown Loop.... Read more →

Brooklawn Police: Can You ID This Person?

BROOKLAWN, NJ (September 27, 2017)--The Brooklawn Police are asking for the public's assistance in identifying the person in the attached photograph who is wanted for questioning regarding a shoplifting at Brown's Shop Rite. If you know the identity of the subject, please contact Off. Brian Schules at (856)456-0750 ext. 173 or Tips may also be submitted anonymously at (856)456-0750 ext. 180 or All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Read more →

35 Heroin, Opioids Dealers Arrested in Blair County Pennsylvania Roundup (photos)

HARRISBURG – Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against 35 people accused of selling heroin, illegal prescription opioids, cocaine and other drugs in Blair County – the 5th major drug sweep in the county in his eight months in office. “Thanks to strong collaboration, our agents and local and state law enforcement today charged 35 drug dealers with peddled their poison in Altoona and Blair County,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said. “This is the 5th major drug operation we’ve conducted in Blair County since I was sworn into office in January. We’re here and we’re not going away. We hear the people of Blair County – and we’re going to do whatever it takes to arrest anyone selling drugs and fueling an epidemic that is ravaging Pennsylvania.” Today’s charges are the result of a year-long cooperative investigation between the Office of Attorney General, Altoona Police, Blair County Drug... Read more →

NJ Man Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud; Mortgage Broker Stole $132,450 From Client

Gloucester City News blog files ALBANY, NEW YORK – Michael Pampalone, age 34, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison for stealing $132,450 from a client. The announcement was made by Acting United States Attorney Grant C. Jaquith and Shelly A. Binkowski, Inspector in Charge, United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Boston Division. Pampalone pled guilty to wire fraud in April 2017. He admitted that in 2013, he stole money that he had promised to hold in escrow for an East Greenbush, New York, man seeking a mortgage. After the client sent him two wires totaling $132,450, Pampalone withdrew the money and used it for personal expenses. In the following months, Pampalone told the client an elaborate, false story about the location of his money. United States District Judge Mae A. D’Agostino also imposed a 3-year term of supervised release to begin after Pampalone’s release... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing: New State Park Slated for Western Maryland

September 20, 2017 Ecologically-Important Area Conserved and Preserved; Public Access and Recreation Expanded The Board of Public Works today unanimously approved the Maryland Department of Natural Resources acquisition of 2,009 acres in Western Maryland for the development of a new state park. This acquisition in Garrett County consists of three parcels near Kitzmiller, with two of the parcels being adjacent to Potomac State Forest. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to preserve a very large tract of ecologically-important land that will also provide true back-country recreation for residents and visitors,” Natural Resources Secretary Mark Belton said. “We look forward to providing expanded public access and opportunity to this beautiful, rugged and unique landscape located along the Potomac River in Western Maryland.” This county-approved purchase provides for the permanent conservation of a variety of important natural resources, including a riparian forest along the North Branch of the Potomac River, three brook trout... Read more →

30 Drug Dealers Charged in $1.6 Million Crystal Meth Trafficking Operation in North Central PA

Dealers used U.S. Mail to ship and sell over 35 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clearfield, Clarion, Elk and Forest Counties BROOKVILLE, PA — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against 30 drug dealers in connection with the shipment and sale of $1.6 million in crystal methamphetamine in Jefferson, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk and Forest Counties over the last year and a half. The crystal meth was shipped to Jefferson County and the surrounding area through the U.S. mail from drug dealers in Arizona and California. It was then sold throughout North Central Pennsylvania by a network of 30 drug dealers. The 35 pounds of crystal meth that they sold – broken up into ¼ and ½ gram doses – produced between 32,000 and 64,000 doses of the drug that were sold in the 5 North Central PA counties. “When drug traffickers from other states target rural Pennsylvania,... Read more →

Former GOP Assembly Speaker Jack Collins backs Democrat Senator Steve Sweeney for Re-Election

Jack Collins (image source Princeton Public Affairs Group) Longtime legislator represented Sweeney’s district for 16 years (PITTSGROVE, NJ)(September 27, 2017) - Former Republican Assembly Speaker Jack Collins (photo) today endorsed Democrat Steve Sweeney for re-election to the State Senate. Collins said South Jersey and the state need Sweeney's continued leadership as Senate President to meet the serious challenges ahead. "As a former Republican leader, I rarely endorse a Democrat. But Steve's an exception," Collins said. "He's a strong, effective leader who works with both parties to get the job done. He has an open door to constituents and legislators alike, he listens, and you always know where he stands. "I don't know of anyone who has been a more relentless advocate for the hard-working families of South Jersey." Collins, a Salem County resident who was first elected to represent the 3rd Legislative District in the State Assembly in 1985 and... Read more →


Meanwhile, an analysis by of state Department of Corrections data shows that fewer people are going to prison in New Jersey these days – and the numbers continue to drop. The number of men, women and juveniles that are incarcerated or living in halfway houses in New Jersey fell to 19,619 this year, down from 21,123 in 2013. The state's inmate population has actually fallen more from its peak in the 1990s than any other state in the country. SEX ABUSE, CONTRABAND, COVER-UPS? INSIDE A GROWING CRIMINAL PROBE AT NJ WOMEN'S PRISON A growing criminal inquiry into New Jersey's only women's prison has revealed allegations of sexual assault and exploitation. says prosecutors are calling on the state's top law enforcement officials to intervene to stop the abuse after investigators uncovered cases upon cases of staff members allegedly abusing prisoners and exchanging contraband for sex at the Edna Mahan... Read more →