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October 2017

US Death Rates from Alzheimer’s Disease Increased 55 Percent from 1999 to 2014

More caregiver support needed as disease burden grows Death rates from Alzheimer’s disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The number of Alzheimer’s deaths at home also increased during the same period, from 14 percent to 25 percent, suggesting an increase in the number of caregivers that would benefit from support, including education and case management services. Alzheimer’s disease is a fatal form of dementia. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6 percent of all deaths in... Read more →


Take Down Your Halloween Decorations! You're Making a 15-Year-Old Gloucester City Boy Afraid

Alloway Township residents say Halloween Hanging Man decoration is racist by CNBNews Staff UPDATED: Vicki Alcott sent us a link to a similar incident about Alloway Township residents complaining about a Halloween decoration that displays a hanging man. Hanging from the porch, according to NJadvancemedia.com, is a figure of a man wearing a fake blood-soaked button-down shirt, pants and sneakers. It has gloves on its hands, which are tied behind its back, a sack on the head and a rope tied around its neck.The NAACP was contacted because people felt that Halloween decoration was racist. A stuffed figure with a... Read more →


Middle Twp. Man Dies from Overdose; Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Selling Deceased Heroin

Cape May Court House, New Jersey - Cape May County Acting Prosecutor Robert W. Johnson and Middle Township Police Chief Christopher Leusner report that on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, Middle Township Police responded to a 9-1-1 call of an unresponsive male at a residence on Meadow Valley Road in the Burleigh section of Middle Township, New Jersey. Upon arrival of police, Sonny Sinnerard, a 23 year old male, was discovered deceased. A subsequent joint investigation was initiated by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and the Detective Bureau of the Middle Township Police Department. During the course... Read more →


Pemberton Township Man Indicted for Attempted Murder

Malik I. Mayberry PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP NJ--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 19-year-old man was indicted on attempted murder and weapons charges for shooting a Pemberton Township resident in the ear earlier this year. Malik I. Mayberry, of the 100 block of Delap Court, was indicted on one count of Attempted Murder (First Degree), one count of Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The investigation... Read more →


Riverton Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Minor

Tyler J. Chrupcala RIVERTON, NJ (October 26, 2017)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 25-year-old Riverton man who was arrested last year for sexually assaulting a teenage girl was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury. Tyler J. Chrupcala, of the 200 block of Elm Avenue, was indicted on four counts of Sexual Assault (Second Degree) and one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The indictment was returned October 24 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The offense occurred at a residence in Riverton in November 2016.... Read more →


Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey honorees for Weeks 4-7; Includes Two GCHS Players

Following are the Touchdown Club of Southern New Jersey honorees for the games from Sept. 28-October 21. Week 4 T.J. Franden, Eastern Matt Gray, Gloucester Catholic Erick Riley, Overbrook DeShawn ... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING NJ: Injured Hunter Hoisted from Woods after Falling from Treestand

QUINTON TWP. -- A hunter was hoisted out of a wooded area by a state police helicopter early Wednesday morning after falling from a tree stand and injuring himself, authorities said. ... received a call around 8:13 a.m. that a man needed help in the woods off North Burden Hill Road, according to New Jersey State Police Spokesman Lt. Ted Schafer. Schafer said the man's wife had called ... Read more →


LETTERS TO THE ED: Voting fulfills a civic obligation

Dear American Legion Family and Friends, Even in non-presidential voting years, I look forward to participating in my civic obligation to vote for the candidates of my choosing. In fact, voting in municipal elections is considered vitally important to our democracy. Whether your city or town is casting ballots this year for mayor, city council, school board or other local offices, those elected will have the power to make decisions that affect you and your neighbors for years to come. The American Legion strongly believes in citizens exercising their rights to vote. We also encourage Legion posts and American Legion... Read more →


Cancers Associated with Overweight and Obesity Make up 40 percent of Cancers Diagnosed in the United States

More than 630,000 in the U.S. affected Overweight and obesity are associated with increased risk of 13 types of cancer. These cancers account for about 40 percent of all cancers diagnosed in the United States in 2014, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Overall, the rate of new cancer cases has decreased since the 1990s, but increases in overweight- and obesity-related cancers are likely slowing this progress. About 630,000 people in the U.S. were diagnosed with a cancer associated with overweight and obesity in 2014. About 2 in 3 occurred... Read more →


Another View: Censoring Halloween

Bill Donohue | The Catholic League October 25, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on efforts to censor Halloween: No place in America is supposed to be a bastion of free speech more than a college campus, but it gave up that mantle long ago. Next week it will go into high gear—it has already begun—banning Halloween costumes deemed offensive. Offensive to whom? Liberal sensibilities, of course. Last month, Disney pulled its "Moana" costume after charges of racism surfaced. No one should read this as a statement against bigotry: Disney has a long history of making anti-Catholic movies and... Read more →


NEW JERSEY AMONG TOP FIVE STATES FOR TREE CITY USA COMMUNITIES

GARDEN STATE MUNICIPALITIES SHOW COMMITMENT TO COMMUNITY FORESTRY THROUGH PARTICIPATION IN NATIONAL PROGRAM TRENTON - The Arbor Day Foundation reports that 154 New Jersey communities have earned the prestigious Tree City USA award, placing New Jersey in the top five states with the most communities in this distinguished environmental program, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Since its inception in 1976, the Tree City USA program has been helping communities across the nation manage, protect and increase their number of trees, as well as educating the public on the important role that trees play in the environment and their... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS: Pet Valu Grand Opening Deptford Store

RELATED: CNB BUSINESS Every pet-family loves a free dog wash, right? Plus free treats, giveaways, discounted prices and activities galore? Pet Valu’s grand opening for its new Deptford store is this Saturday, October 28 . It’ll be running all day with tons of fun for people and pets alike, including: **Free dog washes in the spa-like self-serve station **Goody bags for the first 50 customers, raffles all day for a dog bed and cat tree and other gift baskets **Kid-friendly entertainment like a clown and Pet Valu's very own DANCING DOG mascot **Visitors from the Gloucester County Seeing Eye Puppy... Read more →


DRBC Supports the Decree Parties’ 10-Year Extension of the Flexible Flow Management Program

WEST TRENTON, N.J. (October 26) – The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) today recognized with appreciation the new 10-year, two-part Flexible Flow Management Program (FFMP) that was unanimously approved by the parties to the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court Decree, which are the basin states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania and the City of New York (NYC) (the decree parties). “This new agreement helps to balance the water supply needs of the four basin states and NYC,” said DRBC Executive Director Steve Tambini. “At the same time, the agreement continues to evolve to better protect aquatic life, enhance... Read more →


Burlington City Man Indicted on Murder Charge

Defendant is accused of fatally stabbing his stepfather Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 43-year-old man was indicted yesterday on murder and other charges for stabbing his stepfather to death this summer inside his residence in the 100 block of East Broad Street in Burlington City. Stephen J. Paul was indicted on one count of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and was signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court. The defendant... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Arrest Man on Narcotic Charges

MAPLE SHADE NJ (October 25, 2017)--Chief Gary Gubbei of the Maple Shade Police Department announces the arrest of Kevin M. Williams Jr., 37 years old, of Maple Shade NJ, on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 for Distribution and Possession of Crack Cocaine and Heroin. Police conducted a motor vehicle stop upon Williams after observing suspicious activity. During the stop, and upon further investigation at a secondary location, police encountered a female who was found to be overdosing and in need of immediate medical care. The female was transported to a local hospital for care. Additional charges for Possession with Intent to... Read more →


An Election with Consequences: NJ2AS Endorses Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Mayor Carlos Rendo

The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) exists to defend, protect, and preserve our second amendment right to bear arms from public officials that disdain, disregard and disrespect the constitution. Furthermore, NJ2AS is equally committed to reclaiming all of the rights we have lost to radical New Jersey politicians that have willfully chosen to empower criminals. It is by these measures we judge the fitness of candidates for public office. Additionally, a central role of our mission at NJ2AS is to ensure the safe use of firearms for self-defense. While New Jersey police officers often do a great job responding... Read more →


New Jersey Veterans Secure Another Weapon in the Fight Against Fraud

Four hundred thousand veterans of New Jersey will benefit from a national initiative to protect them against scammers, fraud and abuse. In September 2017, in partnership with the US Postal Inspection Service and the US Post Office, AARP launched a national initiative “Operation Protect Veterans.” This initiative will leverage the partner’s huge reach, communications capabilities, and credibility to raise awareness of the pervasiveness of financial fraud, and warn family members of the dire consequences of being scammed. To share and learn more about how you can help protect military veterans, go to www.aarp.org/protectveterans or call 1.855.800.9023. Your call can help... Read more →


Rutgers School of Nursing Celebrates Ribbon Cutting at New School

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Rutgers School of Nursing in the heart of Camden is a campus where students will benefit from the best of both worlds. The close-knit campus allows for individualized support and competitive tuition that reduces costs for New Jersey residents. At the same time, it is a place that offers a world-class academic experience for those who are looking to begin or further their nursing career. Rutgers Camden’s unique vision is a reflection of the core belief that access to healthcare is a right and not a privilege. Believing that one’s zip code should not determine the quality of... Read more →


NJ Sierra Club: EPA Repeals Truck Pollution Rule

TRENTON NJ (October 24, 2017)--The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is formally proposing to repeal an Obama-era rule that limits emissions from truck components. The Obama Administration wrote the rule in order to cut climate change-causing emissions from the transportation sector by limiting pollution from trucks. Emissions from diesel exhaust, especially particulates, can not only cause asthma attacks in children but can lead to serious illness and death in people with respiratory problems. There are areas in New Jersey where the levels of particulates can be ten times higher than health standards in large part because of trucks. Reducing truck pollution... Read more →


VIDEO: FBI New Top Ten Fugitive, Help Us Catch a Killer

A North Carolina teen charged with murdering his former girlfriend 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. Alejandro Castillo—17 years old at the time of the killing—is wanted in connection with the 2016 murder of a 23-year-old woman, Truc Quan “Sandy” Ly Le, whom he had previously dated. The two became acquainted while working together in a Charlotte restaurant. A joint investigation by the FBI and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) revealed that Castillo owed the victim money—approximately $1,000. Text... Read more →


Camden City Shows Love for Puerto Rico

| by Staff CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Hurricane Maria’s devastation hit particularly close to home in Camden. More than a third of the city’s population is of Puerto Rican descent, and most have family or friends who were on the island when the hurricane hit- the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in 80 years. There are an estimated 48 lives lost, with many who are injured and suffering without food, water or electricity. The need for supplies is dire, and the people of Camden are stepping up to help with relief efforts in any way they can. There was a massive... Read more →


CNB December 2008 Archives: Early Photo of the Mansion House

Monday, December 08, 2008 The Mansion House on the right at the intersection of Jersey Avenue, King and Water Streets, Gloucester City. The exact year is unknown. What is known the second floor and third floor of the building was destroyed in a fire in the 1950's early 1960's. Many years ago the upstairs was used as a rooming house. Today the property is being renovated. And has a new name, Heavy's on the Harbor To view more historical photos visit the Gloucester City Historical Museum at 28 N. King Street. The museum is open on Thursday evening from 5... Read more →


Man Admits Role In East Coast to West Coast Cocaine And Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

TRENTON, N.J. – A Los Angeles man today admitted his role in a conspiracy to traffic five kilograms of cocaine and four kilograms of heroin that were smuggled inside large pieces of hydraulic machinery, Acting U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick announced. Eduardo Barragan Zuninga, 30, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Court Judge Peter G. Sheridan in Trenton federal court to an information charging him with one count of conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: From March of 2015 through March of 2016, Zuninga, Fermin Nunez, 45, also of... Read more →


OBITUARY: Laura J. Cox-Wood Age 53 Of Gloucester City

Surrounded by her loving family, on October 23, 2017. Age 53. Of Gloucester City. Loving mother of Marissa Wood. Beloved daughter of Robert J. Cox, Sr. and the late Sylvia Cox. Loving sister of Jean Girgenti (William) and Robert J. Cox, Jr. (Sharon). Cherished aunt of Kaitlin Girgenti, Robert Girgenti, William Girgenti, Jr. (Samantha), Michael Girgenti (Stephanie), Robert J. Cox, III, Lauren Herring and Daniel Herring. Best friend of Martha Scharle (Harry). Laura was a graduate of Gloucester High School class of 1982. She was employed for the last 15 years with Relievus in Cherry Hill. Laura was a loving,... Read more →


Festa guides Gloucester field hockey past Pitman, 4-1 - NJ.com

ClearysNoteBook files PITMAN — There was a game earlier this season when Isabella Festa could have focused on scoring. The Gloucester City senior forward is one of the team leaders in assists. No one would have questioned her if thought first about shooting. Instead, Festa’s main priority was setting up a teammate, so she could score a hat trick. It’s been that type of selfish play that’s endeared Festa to her teammates, and why the Lions have made a 180-degree turn from last year to this year. One goal was achieved on Monday, when Gloucester beat Pitman, 4-1, behind Festa’s... Read more →


Former Philadelphia district attorney gets 5 years in prison

- The Middletown Press / Tuesday, October 24, 2017 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's former top prosecutor has been sentenced to five years in prison for accepting a bribe. Seth Williams was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge who said he sold his office to "parasites." The judge ordered Williams imprisoned immediately. The former district attorney didn't speak much during the hearing. His lawyer read a statement in which he apologized and said he "squandered" the trust placed in him. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of accepting a bribe from a businessman. The plea came two weeks into... Read more →


Food Bank of South Jersey Names Campbell Soup Company 2017 Champion Against Hunger Awardee

Campbell Awarded for its Long-Standing Partnership in Support of FBSJ’s Mission Pennsauken, NJ – October 23, 2017 – The Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) announced today that it has named Campbell Soup Company the 2017 Champion Against Hunger Award recipient. The award will be presented to representatives of Campbell at FBSJ’s annual gala, Viva South Jersey, to be held November 4 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill, NJ. “Our decades-long partnership with Campbell represents community innovation at its finest,” stated FBSJ President and CEO Val Traore, who has overseen the non-profit organization since 2006. “Through collaborative projects and... Read more →


CNB Archives January 2013: The Boondoggle; Apartment Complex Sold; School Sale; Fire Dept.

Monday, January 28, 2013 CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS: THE Boondoggle-- In 2008 Gloucester City purchased Chatham Square, a 100-unit apartment complex, located at Block 256, Lot 1, at Route 130 and Klemm Avenue. The price? $4.25 million. At the same time the city bought the adjacent Gloucester Terrace complex located at Block 256, Lot 4, for $1.65 million. Two years later the city hired Oren Brothers of Philadelphia to develop the units into townhouses. Oren borrowed $1.1 million from the City’s UDAG program to fund the development of those properties. The total taxpayers investment, $7 million. That figure does not... Read more →


ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN: WOMEN IN THE NEW EVANGELIZATION

This week’s column is adapted from the Archbishop’s opening remarks to the October 21 national “Women in the New Evangelization” conference, held at Doylestown’s Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Good morning, and thank you for being here – all 1,250 of you. This is a sold-out conference with women from all over the country. The only word for that kind of a turnout is “extraordinary.” So anyone worried about the future of the Church just needs to stand where I stand and look out on a roomful of good and faithful and beautiful Catholic women. It’s a great way... Read more →


Attorney General Promises to Work With Law Enforcement in War on Crime

Matthew T. Nichols for the Department of Justice PHILADELPHIA -- U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the country’s law enforcement officials Saturday that their work is a “noble and high calling” and promised to work with them to target the most violent offenders and help reduce crime. Sessions made his remarks in Center City at one of the world’s largest police conferences, which drew a raucous protest that lasted several hours. Anticipating demonstrations, an increased police presence was evident outside the Convention Center on Saturday morning. A noon rally by Philly for REAL Justice had drawn close to 40 peaceful... Read more →


Bill Introduced in Congress Would Ban NJ's Gun Control Laws

Posted by Alexander Roubianhttp://www.nj2as.org/ Now this is a bill we can support - The Second Amendment Guarantee Act, introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Chris Collins (R-NY), would ban most of NJ's gun control laws. Drafted for people living in states like New Jersey, the Second Amendment Guarantee Act (SAGA) would prevent states from being able to ban any weapons that are legal under Federal Law. “This legislation would protect the Second Amendment rights of New Yorkers that were unjustly taken away by Andrew Cuomo,” said Collins. “I am a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and have... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA SEEKING RFQ'S FROM DEVELOPERS

Contextual Background In the summer of 2012, the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced its intention to market a number of real estate holdings. One parcel included the Holy Family Center (227 North 18th Street; Philadelphia, PA 19103) and the northern portion of the parking lot of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center, which encompasses the length of Vine Street from 17th Street to 18th Street in Center City. No transaction was reached for that particular parcel. Subsequently, the Archdiocese began to examine alternate plans for the redevelopment of a larger portion of the nearly four acre property it owns fronting Logan Square and... Read more →


Video: Joint Health Sciences Center, Camden City

JOINT HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER - Camden, New Jersey from Kris Kolluri on Vimeo. First of its kind multi-institution higher education facility in New Jersey. Will house two medical school programs and labs; Rutgers and Rowan University collaborative research facilities and Camden County College allied health programs. Focused on research, and health care workforce training programs. Camden Breaks Ground on New Joint Health Sciences Center The Rutgers–Camden Board of Governors celebrated yesterday during a ground-breaking ceremony for the Joint Healthh Sciences Center (JHSC). The event marked the beginning of construction of the 95,000-square foot building, scheduled to be complete in early... Read more →


Jefferson Health New Jersey’s TEAM KICK at ACS 'Making Strides for Cancer'

The Jefferson Health New Jersey Cancer Center TEAM KICK raised more than $1,250 in to help the American Cancer Society for its "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" event held October 22nd, at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken, NJ. More than 20 Team KICK members took part in the annual event, which is held at different locations throughout the country. This year, 14,000 walkers helped raise $423,000 for Making Strides of Pennsauken. Jefferson Health New Jersey Comprehensive Breast Center Medical Director Dr. Kay Yoon-Flannery, was in attendance (shown center of photo), as was Joe Devine, President, Jefferson Health, New Jersey Division.... Read more →


Another View: Nuns Get Trashed In "Novitiate"

Gloucester City News blog files October 23, 2017 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on "Novitiate," a limited-release movie that opens October 27: There is a reason why "Novitiate" will open in only two cities this Friday, New York and Los Angeles, even though it has Sony money behind it: the appetite for Catholic-bashing movies is greatest in those two cities. Hollywood, fresh off a sex scandal involving women and children, is a bastion of liberalism, a place where stereotypes of blacks, Hispanics, Indians, homosexuals, Jews, and Muslims are universally condemned. But Hollywood does make one exception: Catholics. Ditto for... Read more →


Connect The Lots 2017 Season Wrap-Up

RELATED: CNB BUSINESS NEWS source press release Vibrant community programming a hit with Camden residents CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Camden’s neighborhoods are most vibrant when communities come together to interact with each other. When neighbors, visitors and civic leaders get together to utilize the common spaces we share for fun, food, and education, great things happen. A community-led initiative called Connect The Lots(CTL) implements place-making activities in underused parks and vacant lots to make these connections materialize. The initial focus when we began in 2014 was in the North Camden and Cooper-Grant areas of the city, with an ambition of enhancing and... Read more →


Motor Vehicle Accident Results In Power Outage in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP NJ--On October 21st,2017, at approximately 8:08 p.m., the Lower Township Police Department was notified of a motor vehicle crash on Tabernacle Road, in the area of Goldenrod Court, in the Erma section of Lower Township. A multi-agency response was activated, providing assistance from Erma Fire Department, AtlantiCare Medics, as well as Lower Township Rescue. It was reported that one vehicle was overturned and that it involved an entrapped occupant. Upon arrival to the crash scene, Lower Township Police made contact with one vehicle. A dark colored Ford Expedition was upside down on its roof in the roadway, with... Read more →


Officer Down: Sgt. Michael Shannon Robinson, Wilmington, Delaware

Sergeant Michael Robinson suffered a fatal heart attack while responding to assist nursing staff who were dealing with a disorderly and combative patient at Wilmington Hospital. He collapsed as he responded to the scene at approximately 6:00 pm. Sergeant Robinson was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Christiana Care Health System Department of Public Safety for 13 years. He also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Belvedere Fire Company. He is survived by his wife, three children, parents, and two brothers. Constables with the Christiana Care Health System are commissioned Delaware law enforcement officers. Please contact... Read more →


Piscataway Resident Pleads Guilty to Masterminding Auto Theft Ring

Targeting Cars Sold on Craigslist Eight Others Admit Guilt in Network that Stole 10 Vehicles Worth Nearly $250K TRENTON – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor (OIFP) announced today that a Middlesex man has pleaded guilty to being a ringleader of an organized auto-theft network that preyed on people selling their vehicles on Craigslist. Luther Lewis, 39, of Piscataway, pleaded guilty to second-degree charges of leader of an auto theft network and conspiracy to commit theft by deception in a hearing before Judge Benjamin Bucca in Middlesex County. Under the terms of the... Read more →


Norcross Announces Seniors' Security Act to Protect Against Rising Healthcare Costs

By Congressman Donald Norcross WASHINGTON, DC – Following the announcement that Social Security recipients will receive a 2% cost-of-living increase next year, Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) today announced he is re-introducing the Seniors’ Security Act to help seniors who are struggling to pay their medical bills. Norcross’ Seniors’ Security Act provides a ‘circuit breaker,’ so cost-of-living increases don’t just get eaten up by rising healthcare costs. Specifically, it provides a cap at 30% that can be paid from COLA into Medicare premiums. The Act also changes the calculation so future Cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) would be based on the price of... Read more →


150 Employers to Attend Camden County Job Fair

(Camden, NJ) – The Camden County Freeholder Board’s Fall Job Fair will be held on October 25 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the BB&T Pavilion located at One Harbour Boulevard in Camden. This year’s event is expected to attract thousands of prospective employees and will feature a wide range of employers offering positions in a variety of fields. “When you attend, be sure to dress for success and bring plenty of copies of your resume as you will have a chance to meet with 150 employers offering positions in a wide variety of fields,” said Freeholder Director Louis... Read more →


Pennsylvania Reaches Settlement with General Motors

LEHIGHTON — Surrounded by family members of a 21-year-old Northeast Pennsylvania woman killed in a GM car with a defective ignition switch, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a $120 million national settlement with General Motors and 49 state Attorneys General over a long-running consumer protection investigation in which GM concealed safety issues relating to the ignition switches. The GM ignition switch defect was one of the deadliest auto recalls in history. GM’s faulty ignition switches caused vehicles to lose power and turn off while driving. According to a fund set up to compensate victims there were at least 124... Read more →


CNB January 2013 Archives: Public Packs Bellmawr Borough Council Reorganization Meeting

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 By Chris Concannon Gloucester City News Amid a jam-packed courtroom, the Borough of Bellmawr swore in two members of Council, a new Council President, along with appointing various Borough directors and officials, during its reorganization meeting. Councilman Steve Sauter was sworn in first to another term by Borough Solicitor Bob Messick. Newly-elected Councilman Steve Hagerty was then sworn in to his first term by Camden County Freeholder Ian Leonard (D-Camden). Councilman Dave Duncan was then sworn in as Council President by NJ State Senator Donald Norcross (D-5). Duncan will run for re-election in November 2013, along... Read more →


Freeholders Hold Monthly Meeting at Camden County Boathouse

(Pennsauken) The Camden County Board of Freeholders held its monthly Freeholder Meeting on Thursday, October 19th at the Camden County Boathouse in Pennsauken. At this meeting, a number of awards and proclamations were presented including: Community Award: Adrian Casey presented by Freeholder Rodriguez. Young Community Leader: Maureen Dymond, presented by Freeholder Young. Sustainability Award: Howard M. Phifer Middle School Green Team, presented by Freeholder Young. Proclamation to the Collingswood Book Festival, presented by Freeholder Director Cappelli, accepted by Jeanne Brennan. Proclamation to the Addiction Awareness Task Force, presented by Freeholder Director Cappelli, accepted by members to the Addiction Awareness Task... Read more →


CNB Archives January 2013Flooding in Westville Has Residents Worried

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 By Sara Martino Gloucester City News Westville Mayor Russell Welsh and Borough Council members heard complaints and received a petition and flooding pictures from residents during its meeting January 9. As a result of the combination of rain, wind and high tides flooding that occurred late on the night of December 20 and throughout the day on December 21, many basement homes were inundated with water causing much damage to resident’s properties. Mr. and Mrs. Oerlemans, owners of property on Woodbine Avenue, said they had contacted legislators regarding the water situation. NJ State Senator Donald Norcross... Read more →


Brooklawn/Gloucester Police Investigate Suspicious Car, 3 Arrested on Narcotic Charges

(BROOKLAWN, NJ) (October 22, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--Brooklawn Police on routine patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in the Westbrook Lanes parking lot earlier this month. Further investigation led to the arrest of three suspects. Assisting in the arrest were Gloucester City Police Officer Blaise O'Donnell and his canine, Demo. According to the crime report on October 7 Officer Schules investigated a suspicious occupied motor vehicle parked in the lot of Westbrook Lanes. During the investigation, Off. Schules observed a female attempting to conceal something in the rear seat, and removed two females from the rear of vehicle. Schules requested the assistance of... Read more →


NJ.com Football:Gloucester (0) at Burlington City (42)

Jimmy Browne had four rushing touchdowns and 177 yards on 19 carries in Burlington City’s 42-0 win over Gloucester in Burlington. He averaged 9 yards per carry, and his touchdowns went for 10, 7, 20, and 4 yards. Jamir Spencer-Smith had nine carries for 89 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown. Jakier Royster also had a rushing touchdown for 5 yards. Burlington City won its sixth game in a row to start the season, while Gloucester fell under .500 with its fourth loss of the season. via highschoolsports.nj.com Read more →


Gloucester City School District Spend and Tax; Love Your Money; Stun Guns Coming to NJ

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View William E.. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Gloucester City News blog files SPEND AND TAX!--The Gloucester City Board of Education, at their October 10 meeting approved the $136,000 purchase and installation of bleachers to seat 500 people for the Middle School football field. These are the same bleachers that taxpayers couldn't afford to buy just a few months ago. In July the state Department of Education notified the City School District that their state aid had been defunded by $512,000. As a result of that cut the Board announced it would... Read more →


Pittsburgh Mom Throws Brick At Her Daughter's Teacher

A Pittsburgh mom seriously injured an elementary school teacher with a brick for confiscating her daughter's cellphone in class, which raises questions about cellphone policies in schools. ... schools are limiting cellphone use during free time. Parents often drop hundreds of dollars to give their children cellphones so they can be reached with a quick call in case of an emergency. New York City ... Read more →


DRAMATIC VIDEO: Strangers risk their lives to save elderly couple from burning car

Strangers risking their own lives to save an elderly couple from a burning car. ... a small town an hour north of New York City on Sunday when a tire on their Subaru Forester blew. The car went into a spin and slammed underneath a parked tanker truck. The force of the collision caused ... Read more →