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September 2017

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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.,... 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... 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... 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 [email protected]. Tips may also be submitted anonymously at (856)456-0750 ext. 180 or [email protected]. 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.... 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... 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,... Read more →

Christopher Cummings, 24, of Camden City Dies From Multiple Gunshot Wounds

CNBNews Files CAMDEN CITY, NJ (September 27, 20177)--Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a shooting last night which resulted in the death of a Camden man. Camden County Police responded on September 26, 2017 at approximately 8:59 p.m. to the corner of Ormond and Lansdowne avenues in the city in reference to a Shotspotter activation and 9-1-1 calls for a shooting victim. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Christopher Cummings, 24, of Camden, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported by EMS to Cooper University Hospital where he succumbed... Read more →

Mark Davis, 40, of Camden City Shot Several Times on September 16 Has Died

CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a shooting which resulted in the death of a Camden man. Camden County Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of a man shot in the Ablett Village apartment complex in the city on September 16, 2017 at approximately 10:29 p.m. When officers arrived, they located the victim, Mark Davis, 40, of Camden, on the sidewalk alive but suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Mark Davis was transported by EMS to Cooper University Hospital where he was receiving treatment. On Wednesday, September 27, 2017 he... Read more →

EPA Plan for Cleanup of Lead-Contaminated Residential Properties in West Deptford

New York, N.Y. – (Sept. 27, 2017) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized its plan to continue removing lead-contaminated soil from a residential development previously owned and built by the Tempo Development Group in West Deptford, (Thorofare), N.J. EPA added the Tempo development to the Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund site in October of 2016 after finding that residential properties on nearby Birchly Court, Woodlane Drive, Oakmont Court and Crown Point Road were impacted by lead contamination from the disposal of crushed battery casings. Lead is a toxic metal that can impact a child’s ability to learn and cause... Read more →

Gloucester County Prosecutors Office Defensive Driving Classes in October

GLOUCESTER COUNTY, NJ --Registrations are being accepted from Gloucester County residents for a defensive driving class that can save money on vehicle insurance and remove penalty points assessed for driving violations. image courtesy of Jeff Victor) Sponsored by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office for the past six years, the class is offered both in two weekday sessions from 6-9 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 17, with attendance required both evenings to receive a certificate of completion, and in a single six-hour weekend session, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28. A bag lunch is... Read more →

Lower Township Police Department responded to a total of 601 calls, averaging 86 calls per day

CAPE MAY NJ (September 25, 2017)--The Lower Township Police Department responded to or initiated a total of 601 calls, averaging a total of 86 calls per day. Police also made a total of 12 arrests during this period. Below is a breakdown of incidents and arrests by date: Weekly Adult Arrest Report 9-11-17 Michael A. Walker/32, N. Cape May, NJ - Contempt of Court James K. Williams/30, Villas, NJ - Contempt of Court Gregory W. Straub/45, Villas, NJ - Contempt of Court 9-12-17 Jessica Waugh/30, Villas, NJ - Possession CDS Bryan D. Claudio-Reyes/24, Villas, NJ - Contempt of Court Maryanne... Read more →

Medical and Family Health Groups Across the State Promote Syphilis Prevention

3rd Public Awareness Campaign on STDs This Year To reduce Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) and prevent pregnant women from passing syphilis on to their newborns, the New Jersey Department of Health and key partners have launched the “Protect Your Baby from Syphilis” awareness campaign to educate pregnant women, their partners and doctors about the importance of getting tested and treated for syphilis. “Congenital syphilis is on the rise nationally, and after three years of no confirmed cases in New Jersey, a dozen infants were born with congenital syphilis last year. That is 12 too many,” Health Commissioner Cathleen D. Bennett... Read more →

CNB Archives December 2008: Gloucester City Board of Ed Honors Jim and Peg McQuaid

Wednesday, December 24, 2008 By Linda Boker-Angelo NEWS Correspondent At the recommendation of Superintendent Paul Spaventa, the Gloucester City Board of Education recognized the commitment and efforts of several district faculty and facilities staff members during last week’s monthly meeting. Spaventa lauded retirees Jim and Peg McQuaid, who together have spent almost 40 years serving the district. Jim worked as the cafeteria custodian at the high school for several years, as well as the lead on summer moving projects and snow removal. Peg was assistant manager of the cafeteria before joining the Mary Ethel Costello School Facilities staff. The superintendent... Read more →

N.J.’s first lieutenant governor Kim Guadagno Guest Speaker at PIANJ Women’s Business Forum

Trenton, NJ – The Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey held its fall Women’s Business Forum last week at Forsgate Country Club, Jamesburg, N.J. Insurance professionals from across the state attended the event to hear from the state’s first Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno. “We are honored that the lieutenant governor took time out of her busy schedule to discuss her vision for New Jersey with professional insurance agents from across the state,” said PIANJ President Kacy Campion Renna, CIC. “The Women’s Business Forum offers insurance producers the opportunity to hear viewpoints of successful businesswomen and professionals.” During her address, Guadagno... Read more →

FBI's Top Ten Fugitive Santiago Villalba Mederos

A Washington state gang member charged with two murders in 2010 has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Santiago Villalba Mederos, a member of the violent Eastside Lokotes Sureno gang, is wanted in connection with two separate shootings in Tacoma, Washington, that resulted in the death of a young woman and the serious wounding of her brother, and a month later, the murder of a young man. Mederos was a teenager at the time of the killings. “To have committed... Read more →

Farley Plaza Stages 14th Annual Kerbeck Toys for Tots Corvette Caravan

NJ SIERRA CLUB: Atlantic City Sewage Leak Shows Sign of Bigger Problems

A sewage leak near Bader Field in Atlantic City is a huge public health risk. Sewage seeped into the area around Bader Field, the Great Thorofare, the Beach Thorofare and the Inside Thorofare after a 40-year-old main on the west side of the former airport was discovered ruptured on Saturday. The Atlantic County Utilities Authority has been working since Saturday to repair and redirect the line. The Atlantic City Health Department urges people to not swim, fish, crab, kayak or use personal watercraft in the area. Also, residents and businesses in the Chelsea Heights section of Atlantic City as well... Read more →

TSA continues assistance with hurricane recovery efforts, resumes security operations in hard hit areas

WASHINGTON – In response to each of the hurricanes in September, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) deployed more than 1,100 members of its workforce to impacted areas. This includes 500 individuals deployed to supplement local screening staff at airports and another 660 who volunteered to serve on DHS’s Surge Capacity Force to get needed aid directly to storm survivors. TSA employees from across the country volunteered to assist with airport security operations to help impacted airports reopen, as well as provide disaster assistance to survivors on the ground. While waiting to learn about the extent of the damage, hundreds more... Read more →

Letters to the Ed: Mayor Filipek Is A Flop!

Once again Bellmawr’s Mayor Frank Filipek has provided the Borough with failed leadership. The Borough recently had a ribbon-cutting and dedication event for the new basketball courts. Information was never communicated or published on Bellmawr’s website. This is the type of leadership that emanates from Bellmawr’s Mayor. The current Mayor continually disrespects residents as he has done since his election in November 2002. This Mayor treats residents with contempt and indignation if they question his decisions, or ask a simple question; nor does he reply to any email correspondence sent to him. Further evidence provided is a Mayor who cannot... Read more →

Shawneeq Carter Murdered in Woodbury

WOODBURY, NJ (September 26, 2017)--The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Woodbury City Police Department are investigating the death of Shawneeq M. Carter, age 26 of Camden NJ, whose body was found about 7:30 p.m. Saturday September 23 inside a house at 26 Hopkins Street in Woodbury NJ. Ms. Carter had been house-sitting for the resident, who was not in the Woodbury area when Ms. Carter’s body was discovered. An autopsy by the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the cause of Ms. Carter’s death was blunt force trauma and the manner of death was homicide. Anyone with information about... Read more →

Woodbine's Jake Davis of RPI Honored by Liberty League

TROY, NY (09/26/2017)-- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Jake Davis of Woodbine 08270 has been chosen as the Liberty League Men's Cross Country Rookie of the Week, it has been announced. He helped the No. 14 Engineers to a second place finish in the 26-school Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College. In the premier Division III cross country meet of the week, which included six nationally-ranked teams - Davis (Ocean City High School) finished third on the team and 21st overall with a time of 27:02.6. He ran the 8K course in a 5:27 pace to finish second among... Read more →