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March 2018

Kramer Hall to Host Lecture on Immigration Issues and their Impact

Galloway, N.J. – Jessie Finch, assistant professor of Sociology at Stockton University, will discuss immigration policy and its impact at 12 p.m. on Thursday, March 29 at Stockton University’s Kramer Hall, 30 Front Street in Hammonton. Finch co-edited the 2016 book “Migrant Deaths in the Arizona Desert: La Vida No Vale... Read more →

Christina DeJoseph of Palmyra Inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society

CNBNews graphic files WESTMINSTER, MD -- Christina DeJoseph of Palmyra (08065), a student at McDaniel College, Westminster, Md., is among 31 McDaniel students inducted March 25 into the Delta of Maryland Chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. Founded in 1776, The Phi Beta Kappa Society is the... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Putting an end to the unused sick pay scam in New Jersey

Great news: Your local police chief and school superintendent haven't been sick in 20 years. That's something that should make you knock wood and toast their good health, maybe even join ... Read more →

Could #MarchForOurLives Be A Setback For Gun Control?

Via CBS: Saturday’s #MarchForOurLives was billed as a protest against gun violence. But for many Americans on the Right, it felt like they were under attack. Many student speakers gave lip service to non-partisanship. “Now is the time to come together, not as Democrats, not as Republicans, but as Americans,” student... Read more →

Slim Randles Home Country: Delbert McLain, our very own Chamber of Commerce

Slim Randles | CNBNewsnet Hear ye! Hear ye! Cometh to the think tank this morning Delbert McLain, our very own Chamber of Commerce. A broad smile beameth. You know, we’re really proud of Del. Of course, what he’d like to do is make this valley so rich and crowded that none... Read more →

Elizabeth NJ Resident Admits Interstate Theft Scheme

NEWARK, N.J. – An Elizabeth, New Jersey, man today admitted operating a scheme to fraudulently obtain hundreds of thousands of dollars in commercial and residential merchandise from various companies, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Roy Depack, a/k/a “Ray Depack,” a/k/a “Roy Soriano,” a/k/a “John Soriano,” 43, pleaded guilty before U.S. District... Read more →

Past Manager of Mooristown Assisted Living Facility Indicted for Stealing from Elderly Person

NEWARK, N.J. – The business manager of a Morristown, New Jersey, assisted living facility has been charged with exploiting her position to steal approximately $237,000 from an elderly victim under her care, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Marcella Drakeford, 45, of Jensen Beach, Florida, is charged with six counts of... Read more →

Washington Township Saves Lives program 

(Washington Twp., NJ) on Wednesday, March 14, Freeholder Heather Simmons joined Mayor Joann Gattinelli, Business Administrator Jason Gonter, Washington Township Council, Police Chief Patrick Gurcsik, MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and other to speak about community engagement at the Washington Township Saves Lives news conference. Washington Township Saves Lives is a... Read more →

Maryland's Natural Resources Careers Camp Accepting Applicants for July 2018

Annual Weeklong Program Offered for Grades 9-12 Students observe stream wildlife at Casselman River Bridge State Park during the 2017 Natural Resources Career Camp. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites high school students with an interest in forestry, fisheries, wildlife or parks management to participate in Natural Resources Careers Camp,... Read more →


Trees Unlimited LLC TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Parks and Forestry is making 90,000 free tree seedlings available to residents through the New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign, an ongoing effort of the New Jersey Forest Service, the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation and other partners. Registered municipalities will... Read more →

Former QVC Director Jamie Falkowski Pleads Guilty To Million-Dollar Fraud Scheme

PHILADELPHIA – James D. Falkowski, a/k/a “Jamie Falkowski,” 42, of Buffalo, New York, pleaded guilty on March 20, 2018 in federal court to criminal charges for which he was indicted including eleven counts of wire fraud, and one count of conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Louis D. Lappen. Falkowski pleaded guilty... Read more →

MS-13 member wanted for violent crimes removed to El Salvador

WASHINGTON – A Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang member wanted for violent crimes in El Salvador was removed from the U.S. Friday by deportation officers with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO). Reinaldo Gomez-Sandoval, 23, is wanted by El Salvadoran law enforcement authorities for membership to an... Read more →

Whitman Elementary School nurse Carol Ann Wesh Honored

Pictured: Isabella Wilson, Carol Ann Wesh, and Freeholder Simmons (Turnersville, NJ) On March 8, Freeholder Heather Simmons presented Whitman Elementary School nurse Carol Ann Wesh with a certificate of commendation for her actions in helping student Isabella Wilson become diagnosed with a health condition. Freeholder Simmons, liaison to the Department of... Read more →

DOD to Commemorate 1st Anniversary of National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Deputy Secretary of Defense and Veterans Affairs Secretary to Lay Wreath at ‘The Wall’ in Honor of Vietnam Veterans WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense today announced it will conduct a wreath laying ceremony with the Department of Veterans Affairs at The Vietnam War Memorial March 29, 2018. President Trump recently... Read more →

Travel: All in for All-Inclusive Fun? Let's go to Cancun, Mexico!

By Nicole Pensiero | CNBNewsnet There's a first time for everything, as they say. And finally, it was time to give an all-inclusive vacation a try. Aside from ocean cruising, I'd never been very interested in all-inclusive travel, imaging long buffet lines, watered-down drinks and sub-par food. But when pondering a... Read more →

Distracted Driving Enforcement and Education Campaign UDrive. UText. UPay in Brooklawn

CNBNewsnet files (BROOKAWN, NJ)(March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) -- Law enforcement officers from the Brooklawn Police Department will be cracking down on distracted drivers during April as part of New Jersey’s UDrive. UText. UPay. enforcement campaign. Beginning April 1 and running through April 21, the high visibility law enforcement initiative will target motorists... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Delaware River Shad Fishing Reports - 2018

Surveys Show Strong Rebound of American Shad In the Delaware River (DEP News Release, 10/30/17) Andrew and Steve Meserve mix fish roe and chicken eggs to create a unique dish (Travel Channel) Every year American shad migrate up the Delaware River to spawn. The numbers and timing of the "shad run"... Read more →

Letters to the Ed: Disgraced Senator Announces He Will Continue To Embarrass New Jerseyans

Disgraced Senator Bob Menendez announced that he will continue to embarrass New Jerseyans by seeking reelection, ensuring that his grossly unethical behavior remains in the news throughout the 2018 election. While Menendez was able to dodge a prison term for allegedly accepting bribes from convicted Medicare fraudster Salomon Melgen after his... Read more →

Admitted Drug Dealer Leonard Hicks Pleads Guilty to Homicide in Death of Marlton Customer

CNBNewsnet files MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Sicklerville drug dealer pled guilty yesterday in Superior Court to homicide for causing the death of a customer who bought heroin from him in November 2015 that was laced with fentanyl. Leonard Hicks, 37, admitted yesterday before the... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Spring

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet Well, hello Spring! I see by the calendar that today is your first day! Not to be nosy, but where are the crocuses? I guess they’re down there, under two feet of snow, waiting until you decide to regulate the temperature above thirty degrees. I see it’s... Read more →

Medical Office Building Tear-Down Begins at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Campus

Phase 2 of campus revitalization now underway March 27, 2018 (Cherry Hill, NJ) – For more than 50 years, the now-closed Medical Office Building at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital (2204 Chapel Avenue West) served area patients with an array of medical services. The tear-down of the two-story, hexagon building is now... Read more →

New portal allows international students to send updates to SEVIS

U.S IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOM ENFORCEMENT NEWS (ICE) International students studying in the U.S. must comply with a host of federal regulations to maintain their nonimmigrant status, including notifying their school’s designated school official within 10 days of any changes to their personal or employment information. From there, the student’s designated school... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Atlantic Sturgeon Research in Delaware Bay Continues in 2018

March 26, 2018 On March 23, 2018, the NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife (Division) deployed acoustic receivers in the Delaware Bay to track migration patterns of Atlantic sturgeon. For a seventh year, 19 receivers have been set in water depths generally less than 20 feet. Those fishing in inshore waters... Read more →

Gloucester County Board of Freeholders Public Notice of Rescheduled Meeting

Public Notice of Rescheduled Meeting Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, notice is hereby given that the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Said meeting will commence at 6:30 PM in Court Room 201 (The Ceremonial Court Room) of the... Read more →


This year marks the 31st anniversary of the Via Crucis Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Center City Philadelphia will hold its annual Via Crucis (The Way of the Cross) on Friday, March 30th — Good Friday. Friday, March 30, 2018 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Upper Church) Saint John the... Read more →

Obituary: William F. Kipp Jr., age 77, of Gloucester City; U.S. Army Veteran; Roofer

On March 19, 2018. Born in Atlantic City, he was the son of the late William F. Kipp, Sr. and Milrdred (Darcy) Kipp. Beloved father of Jackie Karge and Cheryl Pace, grandfather of Nicole and Frankie Karge, Collin and Evan Pace. Bill is also survived by his best friends, Duke, Butch,... Read more →

Murphy Administration Expands Patient Access to Medical Marijuana, Lowers Fees For Patients

Reforms Include Approving New Medical Conditions for Treatment and Allowing Current Dispensaries to Open Satellite Locations Trenton - Governor Phil Murphy today announced major reforms to New Jersey’s Medicinal Marijuana Program. Reforms include the addition of medical conditions, lowered patient and caregiver fees, allowing dispensaries to add satellite locations, and proposed... Read more →

Delaware Valley University Students from New Jersey Inducted into Alpha Lambda Delta

DOYLESTOWN, PA (03/26/2018)-- Delaware Valley University is pleased to announce that 42 students were inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society on March 25, 2018. Alpha Lambda Delta encourages superior scholastic achievement among first-year students. The Society promotes intelligent living and a continued high standard of learning. Members are encouraged... Read more →

Raul Quinones, 29, of Camden City Charged with Stabbing Death of his Girlfriend

CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Raul Quinones, 29, of Camden City, was charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend and attempting to kill her son on March 25, 2018. Camden County Police responded to reports of a woman who had been stabbed by her boyfriend in the area of the 2800 block... Read more →

Atypical brain development observed in preschoolers with ADHD symptoms

NIH-funded study uses high-resolution brain scans to uncover structural changes. Children as young as 4 years old with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have significant differences in brain structure, compared to children without such symptoms, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. Their study is... Read more →

How Tech Is Transforming The Modern Business World

by CNBNews Staff It’s not difficult to comprehend the fact that technology has changed every area of our lives. No matter how much you use it yourself, the fact is that digital tech has become fully integrated into every layer of society, and that is especially true for businesses. From social... Read more →

Lloyd D. Levenson Institute Predicts 2018 Activity Will Lead to Sustained Prosperity

Galloway, N.J. - The Lloyd D. Levenson Institute of Gaming, Hospitality & Tourism (LIGHT) at Stockton University today released the newest online edition of LIGHT’s On – Spring 2018, with information and analysis about the gaming, hospitality and tourism sectors of New Jersey’s economy. Highlights include: An interview with Matt Harkness,... Read more →

Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on New Congressional Map Staying in Place

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf released the following statement on both the U.S. Supreme Court and a federal district court allowing the new congressional map to stay in place in Pennsylvania for the 2018 election: “I applaud these decisions that will allow the upcoming election to move forward with the... Read more →

Archbishop Chaput’s Weekly Column: A Lesson for Holy Week

by Archbishop Charles Chaput These few remaining days before Easter are the most sacred time of every year. I began writing this column to explain what the word “holy” in Holy Week means. But actions often speak and teach more loudly than words. On Friday, March 23, an Islamist gunman in... Read more →


Deptford's Adelphia Restaurant Creates Succulent Easter Cakes Available Immediately for Pre-Order

An Easter Indulgence With Easter approaching quickly, Bill and Evelyn Balis of Adelphia Restaurant, along with the restaurant's pastry team, have introduced succulent Easter cakes available in a variety of delicious flavors, and ready for pickup at the restaurant located at 1750 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, NJ. The cakes, which... Read more →

Cooper Opens Eight New Operating Rooms to Meet Growing Patient Volume  

Camden City, NJ)(March 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – To meet the growth in the number of patients seeking surgery, today Cooper University Health Care opened eight new operating rooms including a special suite for vascular procedures, increasing its total number of operating rooms system-wide to 38. As a leading academic, tertiary care health... Read more →

"Yo Bill! Have Your Heard This One?"

Related: CNBNews Tips and Snippets Related: CNBNews Point of View William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Every once in a while we hear a rumor CNBNews image files or two floating around the City of Gloucester City that seems to grow more and more each day.... Read more →

Gloucester County Police Departments Receive $66,000 for Distracted Driving Patrols

Seventeen Gloucester County municipal police departments and the Rowan University Police Department will share in a $66,000 state grant to fund distracted driving patrols beginning April 1 and running through April 21. The program is part of New Jersey’s “UDrive UText UPay” enforcement campaign. The high-visibility enforcement initiative will target motorists... Read more →

Governor Wolf Launches School Safety Task Force with Auditor General DePasquale

Wynnewood, PA – Governor Tom Wolf was joined by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale at Penn Wynne Elementary School in Montgomery County today to announce the creation of a School Safety Task Force that brings together government officials, statewide education organizations, law enforcement, community members, school officials, teachers, parents, and students to... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: NRCC Statement on PA-06 Congressman Ryan Costello's Retirement

WASHINGTON – NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers released the following statement regarding PA-06 Congressman Ryan Costello's retirement: “Congressman Ryan Costello’s retirement is a great loss for both his colleagues and constituents. He’s been a fierce advocate for Pennsylvania’s 6th District and his leadership will be sorely missed,” said NRCC Chairman Steve Stivers.... Read more →


Two days after people across the country marched in the streets demanding action on gun control, the New Jersey Legislature is considering a package of six bills that would toughen the state’s gun laws, NJ.com reports. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the measures this morning. And the National Rifle... Read more →

What Gov. Cuomo Means By Child Welfare

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: Gov. Andrew Cuomo has waded into the matter of child welfare, and it's time everyone understood what he means by it. In his budget proposal, which is the subject of much negotiation this week—the budget is due April 1—Cuomo... Read more →

Ronald Callahan of West Deptford Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of a Child

Ronald Callahan (DOB 4/24/62), of West Deptford Township, pleaded guilty Friday (3/26) to sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, acknowledging he committed the offenses with a child under age 13 in West Deptford between 2013 and 2016. Under a plea agreement, Assistant Gloucester County Prosecutor Michael Mellon will... Read more →

West Deptford Police Department Crime Log Feb. 19-Mar. 5

Arrests: On 2.19.2018, Errol J. Reynolds, 39, of Cherry Hill was arrested on Hessian Avenue for hindering apprehension and outstanding warrants. He was lodged in the Salem County Correctional Facility. On 2.20.2018, Tyrell E. Garvin, 25, of Pennsauken was arrested on Monmouth Avenue for possession of marijuana. He was released pending... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Completes Customer Restoration Following Winter Storm Toby  

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (March 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Atlantic City Electric restored power Sunday morning to all customers who lost electric service in the wake of Winter Storm Toby. Of the more than 115,000 power outages that occurred, the vast majority of customers were restored in just over 36 hours. Atlantic City... Read more →

56-day Operation in Baltimore Yields Hundreds of Arrests

The U.S. Marshals District of Maryland and the Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force were the lead entities for a two-month operation that resulted in 259 arrests in Baltimore from Dec. 16 to Feb. 10. Of the 259 arrests, 10 of the suspects were wanted for murder, 10 for attempted murder... Read more →