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December 2017

Trump De-Rails $13B Obama Plan to Fix Amtrak Tunnel Connecting New Jersey and New York

The two-track tunnel, which takes Amtrak riders and NJ Transit commuters to and from New York City, is over 100 years old and was severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Courtesy of https://www.6sqft.com New York and New Jersey need to pick up the tab. Via FOX News: An Obama-era plan to have the federal government finance half of a $13 billion rail tunnel project ran into a red light Friday from the Trump administration. The plan, proposed under President Barack Obama in 2015, includes revitalizing a... Read more →

Pennsylvania State Police Arrest 243 People for DUI over Christmas Holiday

Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers arrested 243 people for driving under the influence during the three-day Christmas holiday from Dec. 23 through Dec. 25, 2017. Troopers were on the lookout for impaired drivers with high-visibility patrols and DUI checkpoints as part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement campaign. The total of 243 arrests is a decrease from 314 arrests made during the 2016 Christmas holiday driving period, which spanned four days. State police investigated... Read more →

Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

DOUGLAS COUNTY, COLORADO (December 31, 2017)--Deputy Sheriff Zackari Parrish was shot and killed today after responding to a disturbance call at an apartment complex at 3404 E. County Line Road, in Highlands Ranch, at approximately 5:15 am. Deputy Parrish and other deputies were speaking to the occupants of the apartment when one of them barricaded himself inside a bedroom. The man opened fire with a rifle, killing Deputy Parrish and wounding three other deputies. The three wounded deputies were able to retreat to safety. Responding... Read more →

Arsenal found in Houston hotel atop New Year's Eve party

Houston, Texas, skyline. Hyatt Regency is the dark building near the middle with a copper-colored cylindrical restaurant atop its roof (Photo: Yelp) A man has been arrested on multiple charges after police located a small arsenal of guns on the top floor of the Hyatt Regency on Louisiana Street downtown, where a large New Year's Eve… Read more →

Bill Will Provide State Cop Retirees Free health benefits and Will Pad Pension Of Politicians

A lame-duck bill quietly making its way through the Legislature is intended to make sure the state continues to cover the full cost of health benefits for a small group of retired state troopers, according to its sponsors and New Jersey State Police union officials. But a version of the bill that has been passed by the Senate and approved by an Assembly committee reads as if it gives free health care coverage to many more retirees at greater cost to the state. But lawmakers... Read more →

Pine Hill New Year Eve's Event with Fireworks

Annual Pine Hill New Year's Eve Event December 31, 2017 6pm - 9pm Overbrook High School Join us for a night of family fun and help us usher in 2018 at the annual Pine Hill New Year's Eve event at Overbrook High School. 6:00pm - Magic by Ed in the Auditorium 7:00pm - David Cedeno 8 piece Orchestra in the Auditorium Family fun and face painting in the Gymnasium from 6:00pm-9:00pm Pine Hill Education Foundation and district PTOs will be selling refreshments and other items... Read more →


Cooper Ferry Partnership CAMDEN CITY, NJ--New Year, New Initiatives, New Business. The Momentum of Camden’s Revitalization continued in 2017 and 2018 is expected to be another ground-breaking year for the city. In this issue of Camden Rising we're providing some of the 2017 highlights from many of our partners throughout the city. As we embark upon a new year, we would like to give special thanks to Governor Chris Christie and Mayor Dana Redd for their work in the city. Strong alliances at every level... Read more →

Mark Lyczak Charged with the Stabbing Death of Two Collingswood Women

graphic courtesy of wnmufm.org COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (December 31, 2017)--Mark Lyczak, 44, of Burlington County, was charged with the deaths of two Collingswood women and attempting to kill a third Burlington County woman on December 30, 2017. Collingswood Police responded to neighbors’ 9-1-1 calls regarding screaming coming from a residence on the 100 block of East Narberth Terrace at approximately 5:02 p.m. yesterday. When they arrived, they found two women who had been stabbed to death and another who had been seriously wounded. Colleen Brownell, 48,... Read more →

CAMDEN CITY NJ: Broadway East Demolition Begins to Make Way for Health Sciences Campus

CAMDEN CITY, NJ The Rowan University/Rutgers - Camden Board of Governors has initiated the demolition of buildings at the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Broadway Avenue in downtown Camden to make way for Phase III of the Health Sciences Campus expansion plan. The approximately $800,000 demolition process is expected to be complete by late winter/early spring of 2018. A groundbreaking was held in October for Phase I of the campus, which is a $72 million Joint Health Sciences Center. The Health Sciences Campus... Read more →

Resolution to Consumers: Gym Membership Tips to Help Avoid Scams

12/29/2017 AG Shapiro: “Don’t let the ‘ball drop’ on your New Year’s plans to get healthy because of a bad gym choice.” HARRISBURG — Just in time for New Year’s, when Pennsylvanians resolve to get healthy through exercise and joining a health club, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is encouraging Pennsylvanians to carefully examine any contract they sign before joining a health club, and offering tips so they understand their legal rights. “New Year’s is a time when many Pennsylvanians decide to join gyms or health... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Snakeheads Studied to Learn their “Walk”

Department Helps Research Invasive Predator Researcher Noah Bressman in the lab, observing a northern snakehead’s ability to move on land Among wild creatures with strange legends attached to their name, the northern snakehead is said by some to be a fish that walks. The truth is this unwanted invasive species does move on land, if not by actually walking – and figuring out how they do it has captured the attention of one researcher. The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesis helping Noah Bressman, a Ph.D.... Read more →

15 Drug Dealers Operating in Southeast PA and Massachusetts Arrested on Felony Charges

Dealers Sold Heroin and Cocaine in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties and Boston Area HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced felony charges against 15 persons for selling heroin and cocaine in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties in a drug ring that extended its criminal activities to Massachusetts as well. Over a six-month period in 2016, the drug dealers transported and sold approximately 4 kilograms of heroin valued at $700,000 and 5 kilograms of cocaine valued at $500,000. The dealers sold the drugs in Philadelphia and... Read more →

For Eagles Fans: The Truth About The "Boo"

Philadelphia Clears The Record On The Nearly 50-Year-Old Santa & Snowball Incident Of 1968 Eagles Pride As the Christmas evening home game between the (12-2) Philadelphia Eagles and the (6-8) Oakland Raiders approaches, Philly braces itself for more references to the city’s infamous, 49-year-old, snowballs-at-Santa incident. VISIT PHILADELPHIA® would like to clear the record: The unfortunate debacle misrepresents Philadelphia’s place in history and present outlook. Here’s what really happened—and what Eagles fans are focusing on as 2017 turns to 2018. It’s time the rest of... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Firearm Deer Hunting Season Reopens Jan. 5

Additional Hunting Opportunities Begin Jan. 5 in Region B The Maryland Department of Natural Resourcesannounced today that the winter portion of the firearm deer hunting season opens Jan. 5 in Deer Management Region B, which includes all the state but its westernmost counties. Hunters with a valid hunting license may use firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. The season is open Jan. 5 and 6 in all Region B counties and Jan. 7 – on private lands only – in Calvert,... Read more →

Washington Township Boys and Girls soccer teams voted teams of the year

(Washington Township, NJ) On Wednesday Dec. 20, 2017 Freeholder Jim Jefferson honored the Washington Township Girls and Boys Soccer Teams for their outstanding year. Freeholder Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services said, “With both teams accomplishing so much this past season, they should be incredibly proud. With awards such as South Jersey Times Team of the Year, the achievements of these students will be remembered by the entire community.” The Girls team was awarded with the South Jersey Group 4 Title... Read more →


HARRISBURG, PA--Bipartisan legislation was reintroduced Dec. 14 in the U.S. House of Representatives Washington, D.C., by Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) and Debbie Dingell (D-MI) that would dedicate $1.3 billion in funding to help states address the needs for thousands of fish and wildlife species in trouble across America. Patterned after the Conservation and Reinvestment Act of 2000, which narrowly failed to clear Congress, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act (H.R. 4647) proposes to provide assured and sufficient funding to states to proactively conserve imperiled species identified in... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Dec. 18-24

Reminder for the week: Time to renew your 2018 Delaware fishing license DOVER (Dec. 29, 2017) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations 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 Dec. 18-24 made 1,485 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters and the general public, issuing 10 citations. Officers responded to 31 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 28 (December 31, 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 →

Philadelphia Homicides Up; Mummers Preparations; NJ Polar Plunges Postponed

iradiophilly | News - CNBNEWS IMAGE FILES Philadelphia will end the year with the most homicides since 2012. As of Thursday, there have been 314 people killed in the city. That is 13% higher than 2016. There were 331 homicides in 2012. Philadelphia Police Captain Sekou Kinebrew believes that the opioid crisis is to blame for the rise as violence in the neighborhoods where the drugs are sold often leads to killings. However, other violent crime such as shootings, rapes and gun robberies are going... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Alert: Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

The Gloucester Township Police Department wants everyone to enjoy the start of 2018. Please be safe and DONT DRINK AND DRIVE, BUZZED DRIVING IS DRUNK DRIVING. Stay safe this New Year’s with these tips: Don’t let anyone get behind the wheel of a car if you know he or she has been drinking. While remaining calm, suggest alternatives. Secure the person’s keys, and if you can’t stop someone, call law enforcement. Never get in the car with a driver who has been drinking. If you... Read more →

Obituary: Anna May Quinton of Gloucester City

On December 28, 2017. Age 86. Of Gloucester City. (nee Greenan). Loving wife of 65 years to the late Frank Quinton, Jr. Loving mother of Anna (James) Summers, Frank (Joan) Quinton III, Kathleen (John) Koc, Virginia (William) James, Joseph (Deanna) Quinton, Barbara (Jeffrey) Creato, Judith Arthur, Carolyn (John) Monteleone. Predeceased by her daughters, Janice Nichols and Patricia Underwood; sister, Virginia Hawe and brother, Peter Greenan. Cherished grandmother of 28 and great-grandmother of 26. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Anna was born and raised in... Read more →


(Gloucester Township, NJ) – Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and Human Services, advises municipalities that the Camden County Health Officer has extended the Code Blue Alert until Tuesday morning. The Health Officer issued the Code Blue advisory for Camden County effective from 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 28, 29, 30, 31 and Jan. 1 until 7:00 a.m. the following morning. In addition, the Code Blue will remain in place during the daytime hours on both Dec. 28 and Jan.1. “We... Read more →

Rutgers School of Business Students Assisting Hurricane Victims While Learning Lessons  

The Tigers group bake sale in the Campus Center By Jeanne Leong CAMDEN CITY NJ--While communities affected by last summer’s hurricanes are still recovering, some Rutgers School of Business–Camden students are raising funds through a class project that allows them to do good while learning. Seventy students in Melissa Fender’s two Organizational Behavior courses held events to raise money for hurricane relief. Cucarachas Voladoras group face painting event The 14 groups of students held events that included a dodgeball tournament, bake sales, and dinners at... Read more →

NYE Fireworks at the Camden City Waterfront

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--Ring in the new year at the Camden Waterfront with New Year's Eve Fireworks. Two Shows: 6pm and Midnight. For updates follow Camden Waterfront on Facebook Adventure Aquarium is also hosting "New Year's Eve SPLASH" - a fun family-friendly event right on the Camden Waterfront More info The Battleship will also open her decks on New Year’s Eve for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight Fireworks shows over the Delaware River with music, food concessions and bar service. Click here for more... Read more →

Judicial Watch: U.S. Department of State Releases Clinton Server Emails from Weiner's Laptop

A Major Victory: Today, the U.S. Department of State began releasing Huma Abedin's work-related documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that were found on her estranged husband Anthony Weiner's personal laptop. This is a major victory. After years of hard work in federal court, Judicial Watch forced the State Department to finally allow Americans to see these public documents. We have been following this case closely because from our past experience we know that Abedin's emails include classified and other sensitive materials. The... Read more →

CNBNEWS February 2013 Archives: Pope Resigning Is Miracle For Church

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 CNBNews image files RELATED FREINDLY FIRE BY CHRISTOPHER FREIND | CNBNews Exclusive (cnbnews.net)Thank God for small miracles. Or, in this case, huge ones. The decision of Pope Benedict XVI to step down --- the first resignation in 600 years and only the fourth in history --- has given the Catholic Church an unprecedented opportunity to save itself. And since the eleventh hour is upon the Church, the Pope’s action could not have come at a better time. Whether the conclave of... Read more →

CNB CRIME: West Deptford Police Arrest 10 Suspects for Possesion of Illegal Drugs

WEST DEPTFORD NJ (December 29, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--The West Deptford Police Department arrested 10 people between December 6 and December 19 on charges of possession of drug paraphenailla and illegal narcotic substances such as heroin and marijuana. Those incidents are marked below by CNBNews with an asterisk*. *On 12.6.2017, Anthony R. Duren Jr., 38, of Yeadon, PA was arrested on I-295 for possession of marijuana. He was issued a summons and released. On 12.6.2017, Keith L. Phillips, 26, of Upper Darby, PA was arrested on I-295 for... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week:


by Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Dawn Watson (CNBNews file photo) Firecrackers, horns, fireworks, loud people—these are the things that make up the celebration of a brand new year! Unfortunately, this revelry can turn into a nightmare for your dog. Prepare ahead of time to make Fido’s evening less stressful. If you are having a party at home, let people know that one room is ‘off-limits’ so your dog can relax in peace. A baby gate or his crate should do nicely when things start getting... Read more →

Maple Shade Township Police Alert: Remove Your Parked Cars from Snow Routes

Snow is upon us. Please remove parked cars from snow routes now, so that the snow plows can safely and effectively clear the roads. Residents, business owners, and property owners, are reminded that parked cars must be removed from the streets that are designated snow routes for the entire duration of the snow/storm event. Violators may be ticketed and/or towed. In addition, all residents, business owners, and property owners are strongly urged to remove all parked cars from the streets to allow for thorough cleanup,... Read more →


Brooklawn Municipal Court Moved to Oaklyn

UPDATED/January 2, 2018--Ryan Giles, Brooklawn Borough Administrator was asked the reason for moving the Borough Court to Oaklyn. "The State of New Jersey wants to see more shared services and Oaklyn was a great fit to have a shared court. Our employee was hired by Oaklyn to continue as a court administrator." cutline... BROOKLAWN NJ--The Borough of Brooklawn would like to inform all residents that beginning January 1, 2018, Brooklawn Municipal Court will be moved to Oaklyn Municipal Court, which is located in the Borough... Read more →

Governor Wolf: More than 10,000 Patients Registered for Medical Marijuana Program

image source https://www.health.harvard.edu/ Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania Department of Health today announced that 10,135 patients have registered to participate in the medical marijuana program, with 1,188 certified by a physician to participate. “Patients have started to receive their medical marijuana identification cards, bringing us one step closer to getting medication to patients in the next four months,” Governor Wolf said. “Our grower/processors are well underway, and our dispensaries are approaching the point where they will be ready to open their... Read more →

January Flu Clinics in Gloucester County

(Sewell, NJ) As the end of the year approaches, so does the end of the free flu shot program provided to residents by the county. The Gloucester County Department of Health and Human Services would like to remind residents who have yet to obtain flu vaccinations that it is not too late to get their immunizations before this opportunity is gone. No appointments are needed to get a flu shot. Since the beginning of September, the county has provided 9,840 flu shots thus far. Freeholder... Read more →

CNB Crime: Submit a Tip to the ATF

The fight to protect our communities is not just up to law enforcement; it’s a partnership between your community and law enforcement. We look to you who live in these communities we protect to provide us with information about gun violence. To make our communities safer, ATF is launching a new way to collect your tips involving firearms or to provide leads to help us prevent crimes from happening. Using your phone, tablet or computer, you will be able to tell us instantly and anonymously... Read more →

Washington Township Youngster Raises $1,005 for Children in Need

(Washington Township, NJ )(December 26, 2017) - On Nov. 25, 2017, five year old Jordan Slippi-Mensah set up a curbside homemade hot cocoa stand, selling cups for $1 each in hopes of making money to purchase Christmas gifts for children and families in need. The Whitman Elementary School Kindergartner wanted every child to be able to have a gift waiting for them on Christmas and his goal was achieved when he was able to buy over 130 gifts with the money brought in by the... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ-- If you are 70½ years old or older, you have the ability to impact Gloucester Catholic and receive tax benefits in return. You can give up to $100,000 from your IRA directly to a qualified charity without having to pay income taxes on the money. Save on your taxes and make a difference at Gloucester Catholic by taking advantage of a law that became permanent in December 2015. For more information, contact Joe Calabro at jcalabro@gchsrams.org. source Gloucester Catholic High School Read more →