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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Kids and Dogs (cnbnewsnet)

cnbnewsnet Children must be taught polite interaction with pets at a young age. If a child is left unsupervised, a tragedy is likely to occur, which will mean a death sentence for the pet. Many times, a dog will react to being poked, pulled, or otherwise mistreated, by biting or scratching. Although there is never a ‘good’ reason for this behavior, a responsible parent and a responsible pet owner will always supervise child-and-dog interactions to avert a mishap. Our therapy and service dog programs are... 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. (nj.com, 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... 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... 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.... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners-Women’s Program at Sedge Island

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife is offering a Waterfowl Hunt for Beginners overnight workshop for women on December 1-2 as part of its NJ Outdoors Program. This Outdoor Women of New Jersey (OWNJ) workshop will be held at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center, which is a historic, renovated duck hunting lodge, located off Island Beach State Park in Barnegat Bay. Spaces are still available for a limited number of participants looking for an exciting way to learn about the history of... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Marietta College enrolls approximately 275 in Class of 2021 including residents from NJ

MARIETTA, OH (09/29/2017)-- When classes began for the 2017 fall semester, Marietta College welcomed approximately 275 freshmen who are studying in one or more of the 42 majors. Georgia Majka of Ocean View, New Jersey (08230), is a graduate of Ocean City High School. William Rafferty of Moorestown, New Jersey (08057), is a graduate of Moorestown High School. Located in Marietta, Ohio, at the confluence of the Muskingum and Ohio rivers, Marietta College is a four-year liberal arts college. Tracing its roots to the Muskingum... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Stripers are Biting

Weekly Fishing Report: September 27/by Keith Lockwood Eric Zegowitz is very happy with this nice striped bass he caught recently. Photo courtesy Eric Zegowitz The heat and humidity hanging over Maryland continues to hold a grip on us, but it won’t be long before fall is here to stay. The striped bass fishing in the upper bay remains rather stable this week due to warm weather keeping water temperatures in the mid-70s. However, at some point in early October we usually get a combination of... 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... Read more →