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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 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →

Mark Lyczak Charged with the Stabbing Death of Two Collingswood Women

graphic courtesy of 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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 →

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

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

image source 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... 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,... 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... Read more →

Kingsway Girls and Boys Cross Country teams honored

(Woolwich Township, NJ) - On Monday Dec. 18, 2017 the 2017 Kingsway Girls and Boys Cross Country Team was honored by Freeholder Jim Jefferson, liaison to the Department of Health and Human Services, for their outstanding achievements this past season. Freeholder Jefferson said, "The amount of awards and honors received by the boys and girls cross country teams both together and individually shows just how much a group can achieve when they are dedicated and... Read more →

Camden County PD Issues Motor Vehicle Theft Alert

(Camden City, NJ)December 29, 2017 – The Camden County Police Department has seen an increase in motor vehicle thefts recently and is advising residents to be on alert and take precautions to reduce the chance of their vehicle being stolen. In recent weeks, there have been multiple motor vehicle thefts around the city, including neighborhoods in South Camden and East Camden. Residents are advised to take the following precautions to avoid having their vehicles stolen... Read more →

Gloucester City Police and Other Agencies Conduct Two Narcotic Raids in City

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 29, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department with assistance from other agencies conducted two narcotic raids over the past week one today, December 29 in the unit block of South Burlington Street and the other on December 22 in the 900 unit block of Gaunt Street. The police released the following information regarding those raids. On the morning of December 29th. the Detective Bureau, K9 Unit and Directed Patrol Unit, along with... Read more →

Report of CDS Activity Leads to Two Arrests

LOWER TOWNSHIP – On December 28th, 2017, the Lower Township Police Department received reports of possible narcotics activity near the Villas WAWA. Ptlm. Kevin Boyle Jr. responded and located the vehicle, which was alleged to be involved. The two occupants of the vehicle were identified as Brandon S. Pfaff and his brother Robert E. Pfaff III, both are unemployed and they live in the 100 block of Woodland Avenue, in the Fishing Creek Section of... Read more →

Handyman Michael V. Reichenbach Crashes Stolen Vehicle in Lower Township

LOWER TOWNSHIP, NJ --Wednesday, December 27 at approximately 11:15 p.m., Lower Township Police officers, as well as the Lower Township Rescue Squad and the Villas Fire Department, responded to the first block of Arizona Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township for the report of a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Upon officers’ arrival, an overturned motor vehicle was observed in the roadway on Arizona Avenue and the 35-year-old driver, Michael V. Reichenbach, was... Read more →

Obituary: Helen I. MacBride of Mt. Ephraim

Helen I. MacBride on December 28, 2017 of Mt. Ephraim. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late George MacBride. Devoted mother of Nancy Schiavo (Michael). Loving grandmother of Christina Perozzi (John), and Michael Schiavo (Lauren). Great grandmother of John, Tyler, Leah, Julianna and Maci. Dear sister of the late Peggy O’Connor. Also survived by cousins, nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing Wednesday, from 9am to 10:30am at the GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral... Read more →

Richard Krimmel of Blackwood, Audubon High School Alumnus, US Navy Veteran

Richard d Krimmel, on November 30, 2017, of Blackwood. Age 85. Loving husband of the late Loretta. Beloved brother of Betty Ellis, Jane Engle, and the late Blair, Bob, and Jack. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Richard was the President of the Audubon High School Class of 1950, where he was also a football player. He proudly served with the US Navy. Richard was a member of the Blackwood United Methodist Church and... Read more →

Lewis F. Souder Vietnam War Veteran; Member of VFW Post 3620 and Brooklawn American Legion

On December 18, 2017, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 69. He is the beloved son of the late Charles and Thelma Souder, loving brother of Charles Jr., James, Donald and the late Lawrence Souder and dear friend of Linda Nilan. Lewis was a Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corp. serving during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of the Townsend C. Young VFW Post #3620 and the Brooklawn American Legion. Lewis’ funeral service will... Read more →

George W. Smith, former Owner of Superior Pizza, Gloucester City HS Alumnus Class of '60

George William Smith, 77, of Brevard, North Carolina, went home to be with his George William Smith Lord and Savior on December 27, 2017; surrounded by family and friends, following a short illness. George was born in Camden, New Jersey on November 8, 1940 to George William Smith Sr. and Evelyn Mary Smith (Quinn). A former resident of Gloucester City, NJ, he graduated from Gloucester City High School in 1960. George was married to Barbara... Read more →

Resident's Video Camera Helps Solve Hit-and-Run Accident; 10-Year-Old Driving the Vehicle

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 29, 2017)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police charged a man with numerous traffic violations following an investigation into a traffic accident on Mercer Street near King Street. The man was also charged with cruelty and neglect of children for allowing a 10-year-old to drive his vehicle. According to the weekly crime report on Wednesday evening, December 27, at 9:47 pm Ptl. Joe Eller responded to the area of Mercer Street at King for a... Read more →

NJ Grand Jury Declines to Return Indictment in Connection With In-Custody Death of Man

TRENTON – A state grand jury declined to file any criminal charges at the conclusion of its deliberations regarding the death of Marshall Zamor, 39, of Sicklerville, N.J., who died while in the custody of the New Jersey State Police after being arrested on a drug charge on the Atlantic City Expressway on March 29, 2017. Because the death occurred after Zamor was arrested and while he was in police custody, it was investigated by... Read more →

Gloucester Twp. Police Capt. Brian McKendry Graduates From FBI National Academy (video)

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (December 28, 2017)-- Friday December 15th, Captain Brian McKendry graduated from the FBI National Academy Program at Quantico Virginia. The 270th session of the National Academy consisted of men and women from 49 states. Included in the class are members of law enforcement agencies from the District of Columbia, twenty international countries, three military organizations and four federal civilian organizations. Internationally known for its academic excellence, the National Academy program, held at... Read more →

A N.J. beach town just banned weed sales. Will others follow?

Should weed become legal in New Jersey, you won't be able to get it in one Shore beach town. Point Pleasant Beach has banned marijuana sales, both medicinal and recreational, within town limits. The borough council approved the ban on Dec. 19. Read more →

Guest Commentary: First Year in Office: Obama and Trump

Catholic League president Bill Donohue compares President Barack Obama’s first year in office on religious liberty issues to that of President Donald Trump’s: There may be no issue which shows how far apart President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump are than religious liberty. The following is a chronological account of important religious liberty issues that both presidents addressed in their first year in office. Obama Three days after assuming office, Obama announced that he... Read more →

CNBNews February 2013 Archives: Is There a New Agreement Between Cheerleaders and The City?

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Gloucester City News blog files EDITOR'S NOTE: We received a comment on the post "Remember When" that suggested the 2011 tax abatement agreement, between Gloucester City and the owners of MAG Enterprise/Cheerleaders, had been changed. At first we thought the individual was wrong. After all, we would have remembered a public announcement from the city. Digging a little further we found a number of court documents that indicated there was a... Read more →

Gloucester City Man Arrested on Trespassing and Prowling Charges by Lower Merion Police

LOWER MERION TOWNSHIP, PA – A New Jersey man was hit with trespassing and prowling at night charges in connection with a Dec. 21 incident in Lower Merion Township, according to authorities and a media report. Evan P. Uebele, 34, of Gloucester City, New Jersey, was charged with loitering and prowling at night, criminal trespassing, and use/possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records. Uebele was arrested Dec. 21 and released on Dec. 22 following... Read more →

This 4-star restaurant still dazzles, 12 years after opening

photo courtesy of the Pluckemin Inn What makes the Pluckemin Inn a perennial on the roster of top New Jersey dining destinations? It's the "ah factor," that expression of delight evoked by settling comfortably in a soft seat ... Read more →

Obituary | Michael A. Cianchetti of Elmer, formerly of Gloucester City

Michael A. Cianchetti, age 91, of Elmer, NJ, formerly of Gloucester City, passed away on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. Husband of the late Joan (McNamara). Survived by son, Michael R. Cianchetti (Patricia), daughter Susan Shomo, daughter-in-law Janet Cianchetti, his sister Carmel Travaglio, grandchildren Howard Shomo (Michele), Michael Shomo (Lisa), Stephen Cianchetti (Monica), Lauren Cianchetti, great-grandchildren Alexa Shomo, Addison Shomo, Levi Shomo and Kaleb Shomo. He was predeceased by his son Stephen “Spags” Cianchetti in 2013.... Read more →

According to a liberal think tank? 9 in 10 New Jerseyans have nothing to fear from tax reform

It's the time in which we live, Save Jerseyans. The New Jersey Democrat establishment and its lapdog friends in the media (here's looking at you, Star-Ledger editorial page puppets) decided to be against the GOP federal tax reform bill, signed right before Christmas because… it was a Republican/Trump bill. They didn't bother to wait for the… Read more →

Letter to the Editor: Keep Calling The Governor

A day after launching our campaign to save Meg Fellenbaum from a prison sentence for having her legally owned firearms locked in her trunk, Governor Christie's office has responded and requested a meeting with Meg to review her pardon application. All thanks to your calls and letters! We have been communicating with Governor Christie's office as well and we are optimistic. However, this is not the time to back down and Meg needs all of... Read more →

South Jersey municipal officials ponder implications of legalized marijuana Legal recreational use of marijuana in New Jersey could be months away, and municipal leaders CNBNewsnet image files across the state are beginning to wonder what effects the legalization of pot might have on their municipality. Democratic Governor-elect Phil Murphy pledged during his campaign that he would sign legislation to legalize pot during his first 100 days in office. State Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) has introduced a bill that legalizes the possession and personal... Read more →

CNBNews February 2013 Archives: Just Sayin': Happy Hour

published Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Dawn Watson| I think every doctor’s office should offer Happy Hour. When I go to my local pub, a small place on Jersey Avenue, within walking distance of my home, thanks for asking, I’m greeted cheerfully (by name) and my beverage of choice suddenly appears, glistening at my place at the bar. For this service, I pay about a buck. On the other hand, the last time I visited... Read more →


WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP NJ--A 68-year-old woman suffered fatal injuries in a house fire on Tuesday, December 26 in the 1700 unit block of Congress Drive, Washington Township, NJ Carol Nicosia (DOB 10/24/49) was pronounced dead at Cooper Medical Center, Camden at 7:49 p.m. Neighbors removed her from the house after seeing smoke billowing from the house. She was the only person in the house. Her husband, William, was not home at the time of the fire.... Read more →