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Written by Amy W. Grunewald Exclusive for CNBNewsnet In this paper, you will learn about the best ways to find your passion in life. If you have no idea about what you want to do in life, these recommendations will help you. Legends of the technology world – Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, the most successful investor of the 20th century – Lauren Buffett, the greatest basketball player of all time – Michael Jordan – all these outstanding people had one thing in common – passion. Passion is important because it forces you to go forward, try again and again, and... Read more →

Genova Pizza, Audubon Robbed by 2 Armed Men

AUDUBON, NJ (October 31, 2017)--Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Audubon Police Department are seeking two men who committed an armed robbery in Audubon on October 30, 2017. The suspects entered the Genova Pizza Shop located on the 100 block of Cuthbert Boulevard in Audubon at approximately 7:46 p.m. and held the employee at gunpoint. After an undisclosed quantity of money was taken, the suspects left the shop on foot. The subjects were described as two black males wearing dark clothing, gloves and ski masks. One individual stood at approximately 6’4” with a thin build, and the other was shorter in... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, NC Department of Public Safety

Related: CNB Crime Blue Line Raleigh, NC (October 31, 2017) --Correctional Officer Wendy Shannon, Correction Enterprises Manager Veronica Darden, and Correctional Officer Justin Smith were killed during an escape attempt from the Pasquotank Correctional Institute at approximately 3:00 pm. On October 12th, 2017, several inmates ignited a fire inside the prison's Specialty Sewing Plant as a diversion. The inmates then attacked responding corrections officers with hammers and scissors obtained in the sewing plant. Prison personnel and responding fire department crews were able to bring the fire under control and prevent the escape. Officer Shannon was transported to Sentara Norfolk General... Read more →

NJ Cities with the Highest Sexually Transmitted Diseases; Caught on Tape; Free Turkey Dinner

RELATED: CNBNEWS POINT OF VIEW ClearysNoteBook YouTube Channel CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS 1 Camden City, # 2 Clementon, # 9 Salem, #13 Atlantic City, #36 Gloucester City, #49 Collingswood William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet ALARMING NEWS--New Jersey health officials and lawmakers are alarmed about the rising rate of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STD) and infections. An review of state Health Department information reveals that STD cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were recorded in nearly every community in New Jersey in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. New Jersey 101.5 ranked the Top 50... Read more →


After seven and a half weeks of testimony, the defense in the Menendez trial rested on Monday, bringing the case one step closer to the finish line. NJTV says the day began with Judge William Walls denying a defense motion for a mistrial after the defense argued that the judge was biased against them. Jurors are expected to return on Wednesday to hear closing arguments before the case goes to the jury later this week or early next week. GUADAGNO TO TAKE BUS TOUR ACROSS NJ AS ELECTION NEARS New Jersey will go to the polls next week to choose... Read more →

SportsRadio 94WIP Turkey Bowl Live: Vote for the HS Thanksgiving Football Game You Want to See

SOURCE 94WIP Sports Radio Vote for the High School Thanksgiving Football game you want Joe DeCamara, Jon Ritchie, and Howard Eskin to broadcast! Here are the 7 possible matchups: #OJRvsPOTTS (Owen J Roberts vs. Pottstown) #CHICHESTERvsSUNVALLEY #CENTRALvsNE #INTERBOROvsRIDLEY #HADDONFIELDvsHADDONHEIGHTS #GCATHOLICvsGCITY #RYANvsWASHINGTON Week 1 Leaderboard (as of October 6th at 12:00 p.m.) #CHICHESTERvsSUNVALLEY #INTERBOROvsRIDLEY #GCATHOLICvsGCITY #CENTRALvsNE #OJRvsPOTTS #HADDONFIELDvsHADDONHEIGHTS #RYANvsWASHINGTON How to vote on Twitter and Instagram: Use the hashtag #WIPTurkeyBowl Use the hashtag of the matchup of your choice MUST USE BOTH HASHTAGS for the vote to register Twitter example: via Read more →

Iona Lake in Franklinville will be saved by Gloucester County

The county will lead the dam and bridge repair for Iona Lake Dam (Deptford, NJ) -- Gloucester County Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger and Freeholder Heather Simmons joined Senator Steve Sweeney today to announce that Gloucester County will lead the way to reconstruct the bridge and dam at Iona Lake utilizing federal funding. After the reconstruction, the County will take responsibility of the bridge, and Franklin Township will take full jurisdictional responsibility for the dam. The bridge over Still Run at Iona Lake is located on Porchtown Road, (CR 613) between Williamstown Road (CR 612) and Taylor Road. The bridge... Read more →

Rabid Raccoon Confirmed in Camden

Gloucester Township, NJ) – The Camden County Health Department has been notified by the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services (NJDHHS) that a raccoon picked up in Camden has tested positive for rabies. On October 7, a Camden resident observed a raccoon acting erratically. There was no human contact involved. The Animal Control Officer picked up the racoon and arranged for it to be tested at the New Jersey Public Health and Environmental Laboratories (PHEL) in Trenton. On October 24, the Camden County Health Department was notified by PHEL that the animal was rabid. The NJDHHS has not... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ Opens Comprehensive Breast Center in Washington Township

Washington Township, NJ (October 31, 2017) – Jefferson Health New Jersey held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony on October 30th for its Comprehensive Breast Center, located at its Cancer Center in Washington Township, NJ. The multi-disciplinary Breast Center, endorsed by the prestigious American College of Surgeons’ National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), provides a full array of services for the treatment of breast conditions, both malignant and benign. Shown at the ribbon cutting are, from left: Jefferson Health New Jersey Radiation Oncology Medical Director Dr. Tamara LaCouture; Joseph W. Devine, President, Jefferson Health New Jersey Division; Breast... Read more →

$120 MILLION IN UPFRONT LICENSE FEES FOR PENNSYLVANIA FROM LEGAL ONLINE GAMBLING research shows legalized, regulated online gaming and poker will be a win for the state, but unique structure presents obstacles (LAS VEGAS) — Pennsylvania will likely collect $120 million in upfront license fees and stands to collect hundreds of millions of dollars more in tax revenue now that the Keystone State has become the nation’s fourth to legalize and regulate online gambling, according to the recently released white paper by “Pennsylvania Moves to Regulate Online Gambling.” Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf reportedly signed a bill into law on Monday, Oct. 30, that makes makes online gambling legal, and with that... Read more →

As part of its ongoing environmental program, SJTA erects 20 bat houses (photo)

HAMMONTON, NJ - Oct. 30, 2017 - Inspired by Bat Week that runs from Oct. 24 to Oct. 31, the South Jersey Transportation Authority is erecting at total of 20 bat houses at its three maintenance yards and two toll plazas on the Atlantic City Expressway. Bats play a critical and vital role in the ecology of local environments, even here in South Jersey. They eat many insects each night, pollinate flowers and spread seeds that grow new plants and trees. Bat populations face numerous threats including a disease called White Nose Bat Syndrome and the loss of habitat. The... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Political Malpractice

The New Jersey Education Association's foolhardy campaign to unseat Senator Steve Sweeney is proceeding - and no one is more irate about it than its own members. The state's roughly 200,000 teachers are fuming as their union's officers spend the remainder of an astounding $10 million - to punish a pro-education senator. Political malpractice is what the teachers are calling it. Not to mention reckless, petulant, greedy, and irresponsible. Not only are the NJEA's so-called leaders wasting their dues-paying members' money, they've harmed the election chances of other pro-education candidates, damaged their relationships with longtime allies, and jeopardized the NJEA's... Read more →


Written by Mary Beth Peabody Principals from South Jersey Catholic elementary schools gathered in Cape May on Oct. 11-12 for their annual professional development conference. They spent the better part of two days sharing best practices and developing new strategies related to their work as administrative and instructional leaders. “Our principals inspire me,” said Superintendent of Catholic Schools, Mary Boyle. “They bring passion and dedication to their work and to our gatherings. Their commitment to the mission of Catholic education is unrelenting.” Unlike their public school counterparts, Catholic school principals need to recruit new families and keep current families in... Read more →


TRENTON - Biological surveys conducted this year suggest American shad are making a strong comeback in the Delaware River, historically famous for a once-prodigious population of this important fish species, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. Net surveys conducted during the spring resulted in the ninth largest overall haul of migrating adult shad ever recorded, while summer surveys of juvenile shad that hatched this year were the best in the nearly four decades of monitoring for juvenile shad. "The strong shad spawning run and record-setting juvenile numbers this summer lead us to be very optimistic about the... Read more →

Cooper Health Careers Offering Free Education and Promise of Employment for Camden People

Camden, NJ) – The Cooper Health Careers Initiative (CHCI), a new education and job training program leading to employment in medical coding, is offered free of cost to Camden City residents. The CHCI was developed in partnership with the Camden County Freeholder Board, Cooper University Health Care, Camden County Technical Schools, Camden County One Stop, Camden County College, Camden County Workforce Development Board and Hopeworks N Camden. “This program will become the access and opportunity point for the students of Camden to open doors into sustainable, vibrant careers with unlimited potential with Camden County’s largest employer,” Freeholder Jonathan Young said.... Read more →

When The Bully Is The Teacher

Source Great Schools by: Jessica Kelmon | October 25, 2017 When Karen Eubank’s son first complained about his “mean” teacher, she took it with a grain of salt. “Usually ‘mean’ just means a teacher makes you study, is demanding, or wants you to answer questions,” says the Dallas, TX mom. “Not that [the teacher’s] being verbally abusive.” Unfortunately, that’s exactly what it meant. Eubank had transferred her son from a private school to a new charter that a friend recommended. During the tour, Eubank fell in love with the school — there was a garden, they played music at lunch,... Read more →

Obituary: Charles H. Sheets, Jr., age 70, of Gloucester City 

On October 27, 2017. Formerly of Glassboro. Loving husband of the late Teresa M. (nee Mattia). Beloved brother of Barbara Cilurso (late Ronald) and Edward J. Sheets (Cheryl). Also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and his sister in law, Mary Mattia. Charles was a graduate of Woodrow Wilson class of 1965. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam War. He worked many years in construction. Relatives and friends are invited to his viewing on Wednesday, Nov. 1st from 11 AM to 12 Noon at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851... Read more →


The two frontrunners in the race to become the next governor of New Jersey disagree on many issues, including school funding and women's health issues. WNYC and NJ Spotlight have teamed up to create an interactive voter guide to help you understand where each of the major candidates stand on various issues at stake in this year's election. THOUSANDS WITHOUT POWER IN NJ AS UTILITY CREWS WORK TO RESTORE SERVICE Thousands of homes and businesses across the state were without power this morning as the wind and rain that slammed New Jersey starting Sunday continued to knock down utility lines.... Read more →

Obituary: Joseph E. Holmes, Sr. age 40 of Brooklawn

On October 25th, 2017. Husband of Deborah Strong; father of Joseph E. Holmes, Jr., (Danielle), Alexander J. (Gabby), Malaki J. and Isaac J.; son of Thomas J. Holmes, brother of Christopher, Thomas, Leonard, Jamie and Michelle Holmes. Predeceased by his mother, Joann Helmbold - Holmes in May of 2016. Relatives and friends are invited to Joseph’s viewing on Friday, November 3rd from 4 to 5 pm at McCann-Healey Funeral Home: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Burial will be held privately at a later date. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Joseph E. Holmes, Sr.... Read more →

Brooklawn Circle Construction Work Begins 24/7 Starting Tuesday, October 31; Expect Delays

BROOKLAWN, NJ (October 30,2017)--Dr. Samuel Rosetti, Superintendent/Principal of the Brooklawn School District notified parents of students today about the Brooklawn Circle construction work starting 24/7 beginning on Tuesday, October 31. As a result of the new schedule, there will be times when the circle will be completely shutdown. The school official urged parents of students and school employees to find another route to the school campus during this period. Read more →

Glassboro Resident Michael D. White Surrenders to Authorities on Murder Charges

GLASSBORO, NJ (October 30, 2017)--Michael D. White, 39, of Glassboro NJ, was taken into custody Sunday (10/29) when he surrendered to police on charges he fatally shot 58-year-old Michael Fleming, of Glassboro, as the victim sat in a parked car at the Hollybush Garden apartments early on Saturday, October 28 Following an investigation by the Gloucester County Prosecutor's Office and the Glassboro Police Department, White was charged with first-degree murder, purposely and/or knowingly; aggravated assault by pointing a weapon; unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose. Glassboro police were dispatched to the Hollybush... Read more →

Drug Raid in Gloucester City Nets Narcotics, Cash and Weapon; Three Suspects Are Arrested

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 30, 2017)--On the morning of October 28, 2017 the Gloucester City Police Department Detective Bureau, Directed Patrol Unit, K9 Unit and Camden County Sheriff’s Department S.E.R.T. Team executed a narcotics search warrant at a residence in the 600 block of Ridgeway Street, culminating an investigation into the distribution of narcotics from the residence. As a result, a quantity of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, hashish, drug packaging equipment and materials, a .357 magnum revolver, ammunition and U.S. currency were seized. Howard E. Reed (38), a resident of the address and target of the investigation, was arrested at the... Read more →

Gloucester City's Trick or Treat Hours 4PM to 8PM

image courtesy of GLOUCESTER CITY NJ(October 30, 2017)--The Gloucester City Police Department encourages safety and supervision during the annual Trick-or-Treat season. This year, trick-or-treat times will be Tuesday, October 31st from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. In addition, on Monday, October 30th, the city curfew for anyone under the age of 18 will be moved to 9:00 pm. It is especially important for parents and guardians to adhere to a few safety rules for their children while they are trick-or-treating. Know your route Take a flashlight Be sure costumes, shoes and treat bags or safe Remind children not to... Read more →

TRAVEL ALERT: PSE&G Gas Main Repairs in Brooklawn

(Oct. 30, 2017 – Newark, N.J.) – Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) is making repairs to its natural gas facilities on Rt. 130 in Brooklawn, between the Brooklawn Circle and Browning Road. All of the work will be done in the northbound lanes. The repairs are a result of required surveys following the NJDOT Highway Project in the area, and are scheduled to begin on or about Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. The work is expected to take two to three weeks to complete. “Our crews will work around the clock, seven days a week to complete the project,” said... Read more →

Read Full Text of Robert Mueller's Manafort Indictment

Conspiracy to launder money. Funneling millions to foreign bank accounts. Working as agents of Ukraine. These and other charges are contained in the just-released indictment of Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and friend Richard Gates. Here is the full text of the document, which cites more than $75 million flowing through offshore accounts: 1. Defendants Paul… Read more →

PAY HEED: Former Fox Commentaor Bill O’Reilly Sues NJ Man Who Posted About Him on Facebook

CNBNews Staff BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WRITE!--Facebook users should pay heed to this recent story in Variety about former Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly filing a lawsuit against someone who he claims damaged his reputation with a post on their Facebook page. There are some people who think they can say anything they want about a person or business etc. on Facebook or other social media outlets even if it isn't true. The cost of defending yourself in a court of law could bankrupt you very easily. And if the court rules against you, you possibly could lose all your... Read more →

Allegheny County Doctor Charged with Illegally Distributing Opioids

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Partners with Acting U.S. Attorney Soo C. Song on investigation & charges against Gibsonia doctor HARRISBURG – A Pittsburgh-area doctor has been charged with unlawfully distributing controlled substances and conspiracy in a case being jointly investigated and prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania and the Office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro. Andrzej Kazimierz Zielke, 62, a doctor in Gibsonia, Richland Township, was charged in a federal indictment unsealed yesterday with prescribing dangerous Schedule II narcotics – oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine sulfate and methadone – on 13 different occasions without any legitimate... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Black Bear Hunt Concludes ; 128 Bears Harvested

October 27, 2017 Preliminary Results Indicate 128 Bears Harvested Autumn Color by Steve Oliver Unpredictable weather conditions in “Mountain Maryland” didn’t hamper hunters from enjoying time afield this week during the state’s 2017 Black Bear Hunting Season. Preliminary results of the 14th annual hunt reveal that 128 hunters successfully harvested a bruin over the four-day hunt in western Maryland despite battling heavy rains, reduced daylight and dropping temperatures. “We are thrilled with another successful bear hunt and view it as further evidence that the department is managing the state’s black bear population effectively,” Wildlife and Heritage Service Director Paul Peditto... Read more →

Solar Farm Powers EPA Environmental Center in Edison

(Edison, NJ – October 25, 2017) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez announced today that the EPA has installed 4,788 photovoltaic panels at their Edison, New Jersey campus. The solar array system will generate enough electricity to power 45% of the campus’ electrical demand based on annual consumption. “It is fitting that EPA lead by example in using renewable energy sources, and I’d like to see efforts like this expanded throughout NJ and the region,” said Pete Lopez, EPA Region 2 Administrator. “The EPA supports the efforts of state and local governments and other organizations to explore... Read more →

Ocean County Experts and Seniors to Address Opioid Crisis at Knock Out Opioid Abuse Town Hall

Ocean County senior residents 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 series focuses on the link between prescription drug dependency and heroin abuse and examines the causes of the current opioid crisis and possible solutions in addressing the issue. The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office is a collaborating partner for the Ocean County town hall. The event will feature a panel of speakers that includes experts from law enforcement, government, the... Read more →

South Jersey Brother And Sister Admit Kickback Conspiracy

Involving Military Parts For The U.S. Navy NEWARK, N.J. – The president and secretary of a Cherry Hill, New Jersey, machine shop today admitted paying kickbacks in return for subcontract work from a Philadelphia company that manufactured military parts for the U.S. Navy, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. John Schallenhammer, 57, of Atco, New Jersey, and his sister, Theresa Schallenhammer, 53, of Cherry Hill, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge William J. Martini in Newark federal court to separate informations charging them with conspiracy to violate the federal anti-kickback act. They were both released on $50,000 unsecured bond.... Read more →

CNB TRAVEL: Celebrate New Year's Day Like A Local At Philly's Mummer's Parade

New Year’s Day is about celebrating, and there’s no better place to fete 2018 than at Philadelphia’s Mummers Parade, a tradition dating back to 1901 in which 10,000 men, women and children dressed in colorfully lavish costumes twirl, sashay, pirouette and strut down one of the city’s main streets. A carnival-like atmosphere welcomes revelers who stop by at the last minute—but a little advance preparation helps onlookers get the best views of the spectacle. Better still, spending the night in the city ensures an early start to the day. The Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package and other packages are available... Read more →

Bellmawr TD Bank Robbed; Can You ID Robber?

BELLMAWR NJ (October 29, 2017)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Bellmawr Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a man who robbed a bank today, Sunday, October 29, 2017. The suspect entered the TD Bank located on the 100 block of North Black Horse Pike in Bellmawr at approximately 2:03 p.m. and passed a demand note to a teller. He received an undisclosed amount of cash. He then entered a dark colored vehicle and fled South on State Highway Route 295. No weapon was displayed and no one was injured. The suspect is described as a white male... Read more →

CNB January 2013 Archives: Fire School Officials For Suspending Kindergartner!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 related FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND ( them. Fire them now! It is time to immediately boot all school administrators who had any involvement in Christoper Freind suspending a five year old kindergartener from the Mount Carmel Area Elementary School in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. And we should require that their official employment records always --- ALWAYS --- disclose the exact reason why they were terminated. Hopefully, such a scarlet letter would prove so weighty that their education careers would sink into oblivion. Come to think of it, they should be barred from ever working around children... Read more →

Phil Anastasia, Dennis Barth and Steve Mondile Elected to Hot Stovers Baseball Hall of Fame!

By gostrum / 18 October 2017 / Comments are Disabled source: Gloucester Catholic High School Gloucester Catholic will be well represented during the upcoming 58th Annual Hot Stovers Baseball Club of South Jersey Induction ceremony on Nov. 25 at The Estate at Monroe in Williamstown. Phil Anastasia ’76 Inquirer Sportswriter Phil Anastasia (Class of 1976), and former players and current coaches Dennis Barth (’80) and Steve Mondile (’83) will be inducted into the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame on that occasion. Also being inducted are fellow sports writer Ed Hilt, along with former players Jack Shine and Brad Strauss.... Read more →


Written by Mary Beth Peabody GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ--Kevin Mohan still remembers how welcome he felt as the new kid when a spot in his local Catholic School opened up after the start of the school year. A kindergartener at the time, he recalls the warm greeting and hug from the principal, who made him feel at home the minute he entered the school. Flash forward nearly 30 years, and Kevin — now Father Mohan — is part of the welcoming team at Gloucester Catholic High School in Gloucester City, where he serves as Director of Catholic Identity. Father Mohan was... Read more →

Obituary: Leon A. Strang Jr. age 91,of Gloucester City

STRANG, JR LEON A. On October 27, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 91. He is the beloved husband of Dorothy A. (nee Sullivan), loving father of Dennis (Helen) and Elwood A. (Deborah) Strang and dear brother of Wayne and the late Daniel M. Strang. He is also survived by his dear grandchildren Nicole, Desire, Ian and great grandchildren Ryan, Dylan, Lucas, Peyton and Haley. Leon was a proud Navy Veteran of WWII and fought at the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was a former member of VFW Post #9563 in Bellmawr and the Boilmakers Union Local 801 in Camden.... Read more →

CNB January 2013 Archives: Bellmawr’s Village Shoppe Will Be Shown On Classroom Close-Up

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 By Anne Forline Gloucester City News Looking over donations – Regina Andrews-Collette, Bellmawr School District’s social worker and president of the Bellmawr Education Association (BEA), looks through the donations at the clothing boutique in the school district’s Village Shoppe. The Village Shoppe will be featured on an upcoming segment of NJEA’s “Classroom Close-up.” photo credit Anne Forline When Regina Andrews-Collette sees a problem, she is not one to ignore it or look the other way. Instead, she will confront the situation head-on by asking, “How can we address it and how can we get it resolved?”... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: Pa. National Guard sends medical personnel to the U.S. Virgin Islands

By Sgt. Zane Craig | Pennsylvania National Guard | | FORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa. – The Pennsylvania National Guard sent 20 Soldiers to assist the U.S. Virgin Islands in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria on Oct. 12. The anticipated mission for the Guard members is to provide first aid, point of injury care and sick call for the service members providing relief to civilians there. In addition, they will be providing urgent care to civilians on the islands of St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix, expanding an outreach mission established by the preceding unit. Upon arrival the medical personnel... Read more →

CNB Business: John Jansma Joins Natirar as Wine Director

Peapack-Gladstone, N.J. – Oct. 27, 2017 – Award-winning sommelier John Jansma has been appointed Wine Director of Natirar. He joins the acclaimed culinary team that comprises Ninety Acres, Natirar Cooking School and The Farm at Natirar – the triumvirate that has made Natirar a celebrated and enduring culinary destination. “John joins us at a seminal time as we evolve Natirar’s well regarded wine program to appeal to an ever-broader audience,” says Founder Bob Wojtowicz, referring to a master plan that encompasses the recently reopened Mansion at Natirar as well as additional components to come. “We are excited to have someone... Read more →

Curbing corruption in Philadelphia | Commentary |

Former District Attorney Seth Williams was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for accepting a bribe. The sentencing was the latest chapter in a sad and disappointing story of a career prosecutor who was once seen as a rising political star. But Williams’ two terms as Philadelphia’s first Black D.A. ended in a corruption scandal. An investigation into Williams’ financial affairs resulted in a wide-ranging indictment in which he was charged with 29 counts of bribery, extortion and fraud including accepting cash and gifts, fraudulently using thousands of dollars from his campaign fund for personal expenses, misusing city... Read more →

BW Swimming and Diving Teams Win Second Straight; Olivia Plunkett (Haddonfield) Earns Victory

BEREA, Ohio – The Baldwin Wallace University men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams won their second straight dual meet as it defeated Bethany (W. Va.) College in a non-conference dual meet inside the BW Natatorium. The BW men (2-1) defeated Wilmington (0-2) by a final score of 93-59. The Yellow Jacket women (2-1) defeated the Bisons (0-2) by a final score of 124-43. The men’s team had six individual champions and one relay winner. The women’s squad posted seven individual champions and two relay winners. The men’s winners were junior freestyler John Beyer (Columbus/Centennial), sophomore All-Ohio Athletic Conference stroker... Read more →

Dog sitter pleads guilty after family finds rescue pup dead at home

SOUTH ORANGE -- A dog sitter pleaded guilty to animal cruelty after the Shepherd mix he was hired to care for was found dead in a South Orange house full of feces and urine, authorities said Friday. Malcolm Boyer, 27, of South Orange, was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $2,500 in restitution to the dog… Read more →

CNB TRAVEL: AAA Road-Trip Survival Tips

Are you and your family planning to take a road-trip this year? Whether you’re heading to Grandma’s cottage or a favorite vacation spot, AAA has simple tips to help make your drive a smooth one, so you can arrive at your destination safely and without incident. Before any trip, make sure you download the AAA Mobile App! The app is the ultimate road trip companion, featuring a fuel price finder, TripTik planner, a Discounts & Rewards finder, and quick access to our reliable Emergency Roadside Service. Ensure your vehicle is properly maintained. If maintenance is not up to date, have... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Blueline Tilefish: A Profile

by Tom Sanfilippo, Hourly Fisheries Technician Bureau of Marine Fisheries October 27, 2017 Common Name: Blueline Tilefish, Grey Tilefish Scientific Name: Caulolatilus microps Background: Blueline Tilefish are frequently caught as bycatch by long liners and charter/party boats fishing for Golden Tilefish. Tilefish in general are relied upon on to "save a trip" meaning that the catch of a tilefish by anglers fishing for species like tuna can still make the trip worthwhile, even if the original target species is not biting. Management: As tilefish are non-migratory, they become very susceptible to the pressures of over fishing. Previously, Blueline Tilefish had... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 19 (October 29, 2017) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 17. Dave has been drawing since he was 5 years old, he knew he wanted to be a cartoonist at the age of 8. He’s been distributing his comics in school since 3rd grade. (click image to enlarge) Read more →

Brooklawn School District Settles Lawsuit with Fourth Grade Student for $100,000

CNBNEWS STAFF BROOKLAWN, NJ (October 28, 2017)--The Brooklawn Board of Education paid out $100,000 to settle a fourth grader's claim that she was incessantly bullied and denied access to her anti-anxiety medicine according to NJ Civil Settlements ( On September 20, 2017, a judge approved a $100,000 settlement for a fourth grade girl who said that she was bullied so severely by other students that she was prescribed anti-anxiety medication that the school nurse refused to give her. Her anxiety became so severe, her suit alleges, that she attempted to harm herself landing her in a crisis center. The girl... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Fall Hunting Season Has Begun

The busy fall hunting season continues with the opening of Fall Turkey Season and Permit Bow Deer Season today. Bow hunters already possessing a zone permit need to obtain their "Buck Permit" prior to midnight Saturday if desired; Buck Permits can be obtained after the opening if purchased with an initial zone permit. The Youth Pheasant, Upland Game Bird and Coastal Zone Waterfowl hunts are the following weekend, November 4. Small Game Season for pheasant and quail opens on November 11, and the Youth Firearm Deer Hunt is November 18. Bear permits for the December segment (Dec. 4-9) go on... Read more →

Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Concerts at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul is proud to present its 7th season of concerts highlighting Philadelphia’s rich choral tradition alongside inspiring ensembles from around the world at the historic Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. This season brings a range of talent including Cantus, Westminster Williamson Voices, and the internationally acclaimed ensemble Chanticleer. The concert series will open with the Minneapolis-based group Cantus, offering choral repertoire extending from classics by Schubert and Strauss to modern luminaries including Eric Whitacre in a program titled Discovery of Sight. Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:00 p.m. – 10:00... Read more →