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May 2018

Lady Lions Headed to 2018 State Finals

The GHS Lady Lions advanced to the 2018 NJ State Group I Championship game Saturday by beating Pt Pleasant Beach 7 - 0 behind a 2 hit, shutout effort by pitcher Vanessa Pino. Pino got help early on when the Lions score 2 first inning runs on a Kylar Coughlin base hit. Photos Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Read more →

You're Invited: Gloucester City Day June 2nd

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LoBiondo Hails Supreme Court Ruling Repealing Sports-Betting Ban

CNBNews graphics file WASHINGTON, D.C. – A long-time proponent to allow sports-betting in Atlantic City, U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) issued the following statement after the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling striking down the federal ban: “This is excellent news for Atlantic City! Together with the planned openings of Hard Rock and Ocean next month, today’s ruling allowing sports betting will have a significant and positive impact on South Jersey, bringing tourism and tax revenue to the state and reinvigorating Atlantic City,” said LoBiondo. “From the legislature and Governor Christie’s legal strategy to my efforts in Congress, our multi-prong multi-year approach proved successful in securing the shared goal of seeing sports betting become legal in New Jersey.” Brought to the U.S. Supreme Court by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, the ruling repeals The Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act of 1992, thus allowing states the right to legalize... Read more →

Maryland Weekly Fishing Report: The Summer Season Has Begun

by Keith Lockwood | Maryland Dept. of Natural Resources May 30, 2018 Photo by Letha Grimes Memorial Day weekend is now behind us – an important pause to remember and reflect on those who gave their lives for the freedoms and rights that we all enjoy. It also means the “summer” season has begun. The fishing rodeo season is in full swing. For those not initiated, these are free youth fishing events held around the state by civic organizations and partners for the enjoyment of children and families. The sites are usually well stocked with fish and it is great fun with a little bit of a competitive edge tossed in for the kids, with prizes and trophies. Gather up your kids – or perhaps a group of neighborhood kids – and head out to one of these fun events near you. Don’t forget there are some free fishing days... Read more →

Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

May 30, 2018 04:06 PM Eastern Daylight Time FARMINGDALE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation (NYSE:CHMI) (the “Company”) announced today that it is offering 2,750,000 shares of its common stock in an underwritten public offering. The Company also expects to grant the underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 412,500 shares of its common stock. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the offering for general corporate purposes, which may include the acquisition of additional servicing-related assets and other residential mortgage-related assets, such as Agency RMBS and non-Agency RMBS. Morgan Stanley and JMP Securities will serve as joint book-running managers for the offering. All shares of common stock will be offered under the Company’s existing shelf registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The offering of these shares will be made only by means of a prospectus and a related prospectus supplement, a copy... Read more →

122 Women on Ballots in June 5 Primaries for Congressional and Statewide Offices

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(May 31, 2018)--Gender Watch 2018 has issued outlooks ahead of next week's primary elections in Alabama, California, Iowa, Montana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, and South Dakota. In total, 122 women will appear on 8 states ballots for congressional and statewide offices, the largest number of women appearing on ballots on any single primary day in 2018. They represent 24.3% of all major party candidates on primary ballots next week. Each outlook contains data on the number of women running in congressional and statewide contests, women as a proportion of all candidates (by party), and historical comparisons. All of the primary outlooks are available here: Full lists of women candidates in each state, as well as a national summary of women's candidacies, are available via the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), partner to the Gender Watch 2018 project. Read more →

Red White and Blue Mass Friday, June 1 at St. Mary School, Vineland

Related: Officer Down Memorial Page CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS source Diocese of Camden VINELAND, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--Are you a member of the military, law enforcement, veteran, firefighter, EMT or first responder? Please join us on June 1st for our Red, White and Blue Mass. Please RSVP to Read more →


New Jersey became the second state to enact a health insurance requirement for all residents, reports. Residents who do not maintain health insurance will have to pay a penalty. Essentially, the mandate restores a key provision of Obamacare that was rescinded by Congress after Donald Trump became president. RAMSEY COP SETTLES GENDER BIAS LAWSUIT FOR $325,000 A female police officer who contended that the Ramsey Police Department had created a hostile work environment has settled her gender-bias lawsuit for $325,000, The Record writes. The officer, Diane Warnet, had contended that she was disciplined more harshly than male colleagues and that she was passed over for promotion. Under the settlement agreement she will keep her job with the department. ABANDONED MINES POSE HIDDEN UNDERGROUND DANGER Northern New Jersey is home to 600 abandoned mines and the partly hidden shafts and tunnels pose a variety of dangers, The Record reports. Remnants... Read more →

GTPD And The Kiwanis Club Sponsor The Children’s Garden Club

graphic provided GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (May 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Hi Young Gardeners! It’s time to LETTUCE Garden!!!! After all this rain we have plenty of weeks to take care of so bring your gloves if you have them. We will also finish our Garden Spoon Markers, make a Children’s Garden Banner for Gloucester Township Day, and finally try some of those smoothies we have been promising! Parents, bring a plastic bag if you would like to harvest some lettuce. The Children’s Garden, sponsored by GTPD and the Kiwanis Club, is open to everyone! We meet every Thursday from 4:00 to 6:00 at the Family Resource Center, 1324 Little Gloucester Rd, Blackwood. It is an outside event so we cancel for bad weather. Adult and teen volunteers are most appreciated. Activities are geared toward children age 5 to 11. Please contact Michele for more information @ 609.617.7204. All activities at the Family Resource... Read more →

ESMARK Makes Memorial Humboldt Decals Available to Public, Free of Charge

Esmark, Inc. has developed and produced a decal sticker memorializing all of those impacted by the 4-6-18 Humboldt Broncos bus accident. Esmark has assumed all costs to produce and distribute the decals, which are now available to the public, free of charge. (Graphic: Business Wire) May 29, 2018 01:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time SEWICKLEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--To commemorate those lost in the April 6, 2018, Humboldt Broncos bus accident, Esmark, Inc. today announced that it has developed and produced a decal sticker memorializing all of those impacted by the incident. Esmark has assumed all costs to produce and distribute the decals, which are available while supplies last. Esmark developed and produced a memorial #HumboldtBroncos decal and has made it available to the public, free of charge. #humboldtstrong #hockey Tweet this The decal can be prominently displayed on hockey helmets, sticks, pucks, cars, etc. across the U.S. and Canada. The decals are... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Daniel Baker of the Dickson County Tennessee Sheriff Department

(Charlotte, TN)(May 30,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Sergeant Daniel Baker was shot and killed while responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sam Vineyard Road and Tidwell Switch Road. Dispatchers lost contact with Sergeant Baker after he arrived at the scene and other officers were sent to make contact with him. His vehicle was tracked by GPS and located several miles away by an officer from another agency. His body was located inside of the vehicle. The subject who shot him was identified and remains at large. Sergeant Baker was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Dickson County Sheriff's Office for 10 years. He is survived by his wife, children, and family including his father and stepbrother who serve as law enforcement officers with the Spring Hill Police Department. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe Dickson... Read more →

Anglers invited to fish for free in Delaware waters June 2 and 3

DOVER DELAWARE(May 30, 2018) – To celebrate National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2-10, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife invites you to fish, crab, and clam in any Delaware waters by offering free fishing days on Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3. On these two days, anyone, out-of-staters included, may fish the state’s waters without a fishing license. Anglers are reminded that even though they don’t need a license to fish June 2 or 3, they are still required to obtain a free Fisherman Identification Network (F.I.N.) number, available online at www.delaware-fin.comor by calling 800-432-9228. Anglers also are required to comply with Delaware’s fishing regulations, including size and daily catch limits. With the exception of Delaware’s annual free fishing weekend, most resident and non-resident anglers from the ages of 16 through 64 who fish, crab or clam in any Delaware waters are required to purchase a fishing license.... Read more →

Gloucester Catholic Honors Its 2017-18 Athletes of the Year!

photo provided GLOUCESTER CITY NJ --Gloucester Catholic wishes to congratulate the following sports award winners from Wednesday's annual sports banquet at Masso's (L to R): Kyle Murphy -- Boy of the Year; Matt Gray -- Male Athlete of the Year; Camryn McHugh -- Female Athlete of the Year; Meghan McGonigle -- Girl of the Year. They are congratulated by Mr. Pat Murphy (left), Athletic Director, and Mr. Ed Beckett (right), Principal. source Gloucester Catholic High School Read more →

Bureau of Securities Assesses $100,000 Penalty Against NJ Man for Defrauding Investors

NEWARK (CNBNewsnet)– The New Jersey Bureau of Securities today ordered a Bergen County man and his company to pay a $100,000 civil penalty for selling unregistered fraudulent securities and misusing at least $82,000 of investors’ funds on steak dinners, limousine service, visits to a “gentlemen’s club,” and other personal expenses. Eric J. Bruno, of River Vale, and his company Mirakill Brands, LLC, (“Mirakill”) misled at least eight investors – including at least seven from New Jersey – into buying unregistered securities in the form of membership interests and warrants to buy membership interests in Mirakill. Bruno represented Mirakill to investors as a start-up business that would be developing an antimicrobial agent for industrial use. In a Summary Order issued today, Christopher W. Gerold, Chief of the New Jersey Bureau of Securities, found that from at least July 2013 to June 2014, Bruno and Mirakill fraudulently raised approximately $137,000 from investors... Read more →

Voorhees Police Create School Security Email Account

VOORHEES TWP NJ(CNBNewsnet)--The Voorhees Police Department has created an email account designed to receive tips for school security issues,, is now available for use to report issues to our Agency that may impact the safety and security at any Voorhees Public School or Eastern Regional High School. The email address may also be used for questions or concerns a student may have regarding security measures, procedures, or what to do in the event of an emergency. 911 should always be called to report emergencies or information relating to the use or threatened use of violence. This email tip account is designed for information that would require follow-up investigations relating to an issue that would not be considered an immediate threat. We encourage everyone to call our non-emergency number, 856-428-5400, for any questions. Instances of potential bullying that do not rise to a level of criminality should be reported through... Read more →

Anti-gun Political Correctness Imperils Monument to Medal of Honor Recipient

NRA-ILA image SUPPORT NRA-ILA As difficult as it may seem, anti-gun tactics have reached a pathetic new low. We regret to report that some on the anti-gun left, in their fanatical intolerance of all things firearms, now find it acceptable to attack monuments honoring World War II Medal of Honor recipients. Grand Island, N.Y. is home to Charles N. DeGlopper Memorial Park. The memorial honors the city’s hometown hero, who posthumously received the Medal of Honor for his valor during the invasion of Normandy. According to the citation found at the U.S. Army Center of Military History, when Pfc. DeGlopper’s platoon became separated from the rest of his company, he volunteered to supply suppressing fire from his Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR) while his comrades withdrew. In order to fire upon the German position, DeGlopper exposed himself to enemy fire and was wounded. According to the account, “Kneeling in the roadway,... Read more →

#GTPD OPERATION "FREE"ze June 4-July 31 Rewarding Our Young Residents For Good Deeds

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (May 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Starting June 4th, officers will be on the lookout for kids who are committing GOOD DEEDS this summer. This could range from helping another person to wearing a bike safety helmet. If officers catch our young residents doing something good for our community we want them to ......Get ready to "FREE"ze because our officers will be handing you a COUPON for a "Free"ze Rita's Water Ice! We know we have wonderful kids on our community and we can't wait to reward them for the good things they are doing every day! We have partnered with our local Rita’s on Blackwood-Clementon Road for this event and would like to thank them for helping bring this amazing program to Gloucester Township. The program will run June 4th– July 31st Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

2018 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON NJ (CNBNewsnet)(May 30, 2018)--This Digest is available in an enlarged photocopied black and white format for the visually impaired. Send requests to: NJ Division of Fish and Wildlife, Large Format Freshwater Fishing Digest, MC 501-03, P.O. Box 420, Trenton, NJ 08625-0420. The 2018 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest is available on this website in PDF format and on the publisher's website in an easy-to-use interactive format. View it on J.F. Griffin Media's site now: Publisher's 2018 New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest Digest segments and past issues are available on the Freshwater Fishing Digest PDF Segments page. Print versions will be available at Division offices and at license agents the week of December 25. Out-of-state residents can request a print copy by e-mailing Complete 2018 Freshwater Fishing DIGEST (pdf, 6.3mb) DIGEST SEGMENTS in PDF Format Past Issues of the New Jersey Freshwater Fishing Digest Digest Advertising... Read more →

Vineland, N.J. Police Department Locks Up Energy-Efficient Foundation in New Facility

MILLVILLE, N.J. – More than 50 years old, the current Vineland, N.J. Police Department building includes obsolete heat and air conditioning, lacks the necessary space to effectively manage growth, and has an inefficient basement area. A new facility, scheduled for completion in early 2019, should resolve these issues. “From the ground up this building is being created the right way,” says Vincent A. Myers, AIA and principal of DI Group Architecture. “The new two-story police department starts with energy-efficient Superior Walls® XiTM Wall panels. These are very ‘green’ products that were created locally in Millville, N.J. in a controlled environment. “The uniformity, structural strength and consistency of the precast concrete panels are all features that will serve this project well.” Myers and his team, located in New Brunswick, N.J., designed the 52,697-square-foot structure that will be located on the corner of East Plum and North 6th Streets, directly across from... Read more →


The Wildwood police say that they will release body camera video of the violent arrest of a woman on the beach and that it will show that the police did what was necessary, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said. A video shot by a bystander and posted on social media showed police punching the woman in the head, reports. Troiano said the woman assaulted the police officers when she was stopped for underage drinking. NEWARK MAYOR’S CAMPAIGN TREASURER PLEADS GUILTY TO FRAUD The campaign treasurer for Newark’s mayor, Ras Baraka, pleaded guilty to fraud charges Tuesday in federal court, the Asbury Park Press writes. The former treasurer, Frederick Murphy, admitted that he embezzled more than $230,000. Murphy is scheduled to be sentenced in September and will remain free until then. BILL WOULD BAN SINGLE-USE PLASTIC BAGS IN NJ Assemblyman John McKeon, a Democrat from Essex County, introduced a bill last... Read more →

OBITUARY: Joseph Parker (Tinker) Hillman, of Westville

On May 26, 2018, Joe passed away peacefully at the age of 82. Joe was born in Somers Point NJ to Joseph and Rose (Monichetti) Hillman and grew up in Wildwood and Atlantic City. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Joseph's University and spent his career as an accountant. Joe proudly served in the US Army in Germany during the Korean conflict. He lived and worked for many years for Limitorque of Lynchburg Virginia before relocating to Westville NJ in 2005. Joe enjoyed spending time outdoors, building classic NJ model boats, and 'tinkering'. He was a devout Catholic and active member of Our Lady of the Angels parish and devoted many hours to helping those in need through his work at food banks and as treasurer of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Joachim's parish. Joe was preceded in death by his mother Rose, for whom he... Read more →


 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the firing of Roseanne Barr from ABC-TV: Roseanne Barr has been making vile comments for years, so why—all of a sudden—has she crossed the line? In 1990, when she grabbed her crotch, spit on the ground, and gave a screeching rendition of our national anthem at a baseball game, the cultural elites who now hate her were fine with her stunt. It’s not America bashing they despise—it’s racism. It sure isn’t anti-Catholicism that bothers them, either. Now that the media are rediscovering some of Barr’s past bigoted statements, they seem to be unaware of, or just don’t care about, her anti-Catholic bigotry. In 2012, Barr said that Catholic employers should include psychiatric coverage for the children of women workers because the kids “might get molested by Catholic priests.” Two years earlier she said, “I am starting to think that any parent who... Read more →

Pennsauken Man Charged with Attempted Murder of His Girlfriend

PENNSAUKEN NJ (May 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)Anthony Ortiz, 29, of Pennsauken, was charged with the attempted murder of his 24-year-old girlfriend after a shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon. Pennsauken Police responded at approximately 12:51 p.m. to a to 9-1-1 call regarding a woman who was shot on the 2200 block of Gross Avenue in Pennsauken. When officers arrived, they located the victim on the floor suffering from a single gunshot wound inside her home. The woman was rushed to Cooper University Hospital by EMS and Paramedics, where she is currently being treated. Anthony Ortiz, who lived with the victim, was still on scene when police arrived, was taken to Pennsauken Police Department. During the investigation, detectives learned that Ortiz and the victim had gotten into an argument inside of their home. Ortiz allegedly grabbed a handgun during the argument and fired a single shot, hitting his girlfriend in the head. Anthony Ortiz... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: PAY UP BOB

When the Senate Ethics Committee severely admonished disgraced Senator Bob Menendez for his bribery scandal, they demanded that he pay back the bribes he accepted from convicted felon Salomon Melgen. Menendez has resisted, claiming he already paid Melgen back, and the committee was just unaware. But Politico’s New Jersey Playbook notes that he has actually paid back only a fraction of the bribes, reimbursing Melgen for two private jet flights, with the Senate Democrats’ campaign arm reimbursing him for a third. But according to the Department of Justice, Menendez accepted many more flights, as well as a Paris hotel stay, a wedding at a tropical resort and several stays at Melgen’s villa in the Dominican Republic. So when will Menendez pay back the rest of his bribes? In case you missed it… New Jersey Playbook Matt Friedman Politico May 29, 2018 Just a few weeks ago, the Senate Ethics... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--On May, 29, 2018, EUGENE PETER KENWORTHY, Jr., age 50 (approximately), of Ambler, PA, pleaded guilty. KENWORTHY was previously charged by Indictment with wire fraud, false statements for the purpose of influencing the Federal Housing Administration, aggravated identity theft, and failure to file a tax return. KENWORTHY. was licensed in Pennsylvania as a Certified Appraiser for residential real estate. He worked at Tech Review Ltd. ("Tech Review"), a real estate appraisal company owned by defendant KENWORTHY's father. In or about January 2016, HUD suspended KENWORTHY, barring him from performing any appraisals for FHA-insured mortgage loans; including Home Equity Conversion Mortgages ("HECMs"), popularly called "reverse mortgages," are FHA-insured loans. KENWORTHY knowingly devised and intended to devise a scheme to defraud, and to obtain money and property by means of false and fraudulent pretenses, representations and promises. Specifically, he used the electronic signatures of five certified real estate appraisers (J.S.,... Read more →

SHOWTIME--High-Flying Runway Reveal, Fashion Reaches New Heights

Graphics provided By Raymond Rolak | CNBNewsnet May 29th marked the introduction of Delta Airlines new uniform reveal. All across their global system, the Atlanta headquartered air carrier is showing off the new Passport Plum theme. It is a superb combination that features form and function. Delta is also the dominant carrier in Detroit. Featuring Lands’ End manufacturing and a heightened degree of style Delta released this statement, “As the sun rises in cities around the world this morning, a new uniform collection makes its first public appearance on 64,000 Delta Air Lines employees in airplanes, airports and hangars from Chicago to Honolulu. Created by fashion authority and acclaimed designer Zac Posen and built with Lands' End quality, these designs embrace innovative fit, form and function, carrying Delta into the future in style.” The collection makes a strong brand statement, elevating Delta from the look of a traditional U.S. carrier... Read more →

Mater Dei (0) at Gloucester Catholic (14), NJSIAA South Jersey, Non-Public B tournament

BROOKLAWN NJ (MAY 30, 2018)Andrew Vail pitched a five-inning one-hitter, striking out 13 and walking one to lead second-seeded Gloucester Catholic over 7-seed Mater Dei, 14-0, in five innings, in the quarterfinal round of the South Jersey Non-Public B tournament on Tuesday in Gloucester City. Evan Giordano hit two home runs, finishing with five RBI while Tyler Cannon went 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored for Gloucester Catholic, which had 12 hits as a team. Jake McNellis hit a single and a triple, recording two RBI and three runs scored while Ryan Nutley singled twice with two RBI and two runs scored for Gloucester Catholic, which scored seven runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. CONTINUE TO READ via Read more →

Timber Creek placed in a shelter in place during proactive K9 search

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (May 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Timber Creek High School was just recently placed in a shelter in place. With the support of the Black Horse Pike Regional School District and the Camden County Prosecutors Office a K-9 search was conducted for illegal contraband. This is a random search to deter drug activity and a precautionary measure to keep schools safe. Timber Creek High School is a drug free school zone and drugs will not be tolerated on school grounds. This is another example of community partnership and the Gloucester Township Police 3rd Gear policing initiative that focuses on prevention, suppression and intervention. Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Clementon, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →

Burlington City Man Receives 27-Year Sentence for Killing Stepfather

Stephen J. Paul MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington City man was sentenced to 27 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally stabbing his stepfather last year inside an apartment in the 100 block of East Broad Street in Burlington City. Stephen J. Paul, 44, pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) last month in Superior Court, admitting to stabbing Edward Williams, 70, multiple times during a physical confrontation at Paul’s residence on August 1, 2017. Williams, a Westampton resident, was pronounced dead at the scene. The State requested a sentence of 30 years, in accordance with its plea agreement with the defendant. The Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., handed down a 27-year sentence following a hearing on May 25. Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Paul must serve nearly 23 years before becoming eligible for parole consideration. The homicide investigation... Read more →


Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises scheduled at Catholic high schools throughout the five counties of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia The Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s 17 high schools are proud to announce their scheduled Baccalaureate Masses and Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2018. Catholic schools are committed to giving students the tools, skills, and guidance they need to not only overcome 21st-century challenges, but also to flourish intellectually, morally, and spiritually. The core purpose of Archdiocesan schools is “to equip saints for life in this world and the next.” The 2018 Archdiocesan high school Baccalaureate Mass and Commencement Exercise schedule follows. Please note high schools are listed in alphabetical order. Archbishop John Carroll High School Baccalaureate Mass: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Location: Saint Helena Catholic School; 1499 DeKalb Pike; Blue Bell, PA 19422 (Montgomery County) Commencement Exercises: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Location: The Dixon Center;... Read more →

President and CEO of Jefferson Named in Fast Company’s Annual List of the 100 Most Creative People in Business

Stephen K. Klasko joins the list of 100 women and men from Tesla, Amazon, Netflix, Instagram, Twitter, Frito-Lay, Universal Music, Google, Disney, the NBA and Lyft. PHILADELPHIA (May 30, 2018) — Fast Company today announced its annual list of the Most Creative People in Business for 2018, honoring an influential and diverse group of 100 leaders from a vast range of global industries including tech, design, entertainment, healthcare, media, government, nonprofit, finance, food, and more. The Most Creative People in Business list recognizes individuals whose work might not necessarily be quantifiable by numbers, but who are nonetheless having a measurable impact on the world. These scientists, executives, programmers, comedians, founders, designers, musicians, writers, and activists have accomplished something new this year within their field that’s driving their industries forward—and solving global and societal problems in novel ways. This year’s group represents Fast Company’s hallmark of diversity: 56 are women, 44... Read more →

The Myth of Sisyphus and the Achievement Gap

By John Kellmayer (CNBNewsnet)(May 30, 2018)I was New Jersey school district superintendent for 17 years. I dealt with the achievement gap issue on a frequent basis. The New Jersey Department of Education monitors districts on their success in reducing the achievement gap and penalizes districts on the Quality Single Accountability Continuum (QSAC) instrument for failure to reduce this gap. In The Myth of Sisyphus, Albert Camus introduced his philosophy of the absurd. The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly roll a rock to the top of a mountain, where it is destined to fall back under its own weight. Are educators who seek to close the achievement gap doomed to suffer the same fate as Sisyphus? To understand the answer to this question, it is helpful to reconsider the Coleman Report. The year 2016 represented the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report, also known as Equality of Educational Opportunity. At... Read more →

DOWN THE SHORE: Race of Gentlemen June 8-10

CNBNews graphics file WILDWOOD NJ (CNBNewsnet)--The 7th Annual Race of Gentlemen Vintage Car and Motorcycle Beach Drag Races, one of the premier events of the summer, returns to the Wildwoods Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 10, hosted by the Oilers Car Club/Motorcycle Club. Spectators and racers alike will experience a simpler time of when guys were gentlemen and cars were king! 1934 and older, and vintage automobiles and 1947 and older motorcycles – including Indian, Harley Davidson, Excelcior, Ford, Dodge Brothers and more – will compete in an exhibition style beach race at the water’s edge between Schellenger and Spicer Avenues in Wildwood. The event has gain such notoriety that Rolling Stone Magazine attended last year’s Race of Gentlemen and published an online feature and video story on the magazine’s website. For the complete feature, visit On Friday, June 8, the 'Night of the Troglodytes', a pre-race party... Read more →

Man released on weapons charges under NJ Bail Reform arrested again for weapons, drug charges

May 24, 2018 usbailreform /republished with permission Released on bail reform - arrested again David Locke The “catch & release” policies of bail reform continue in New Jersey as a Newark man gets arrested for weapons and drug charges – while out on pretrial release under bail reform for weapons charges. David Locke, 20, of Newark was taken into custody, after a foot chase, by officers of the Bureau of Narcotics after they had witnessed a drug buy – which then led to the discovery of a fully loaded 9mm Luger handgun in Locke’s possession. Prior to the incident, Locke had been released from custody pending sentencing on a prior weapons charge tahnks to NJ Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just... Read more →

Assets in the opioid epidemic, working dogs can also become its victims

Source: University of Penn School of Veterinary Medicine Cynthia Otto, director of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, examines a K9 officer as part of a Working Dog Center study. (Image: Tracy Darling/Superfit Canine) It’s hard to overstate the magnitude of the nation’s opioid crisis, which claims more than 100 lives each day due to overdoses. The impact of opioids radiates beyond the direct users, however, as secondary exposure to drugs can harm first responders such as police officers, firefighters, and even working dogs, which can use their perceptive noses to find illicit drugs. Cynthia Otto, director of the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Working Dog Center, has been leading research to examine the effect of opioid exposure on the canine members of law enforcement teams. Below, in an edited and condensed version of an interview conducted by Knowledge@Wharton’s Dan Loney on SiriusXM Business Radio, Otto shares the latest... Read more →

How to travel cheaply in Mexico

CNBNews graphics file CNBNews Staff (CNBNewsnet)(May 30,2018)--There’s always been something very special about Mexico, which is why it’s remained a top choice for travelers from every corner of the globe. As a holiday destination, it offers a little something for everyone, and whether you’re a party animal looking for the ultimate in hedonism or a culture vulture looking to explore some Mayan ruins, Mexico offers it all. From traveling on a shoestring budget to those with a more socialite agenda, it may be time to look a little bit closer at the range of possibilities that Mexico has to offer for all bank balances. Time your holiday There’s a good chance that you’ve got the whole travel timings down already, but you might be amazed at the sheer number of people who accidentally book during school breaks or seasonal holidays. That’s why it’s vital that you do some research and... Read more →

CNB March 2013 Archives: State Releases Education Spending for School Districts

published March 26, 2013 Gloucester City's 2010-11 numbers... Total Spending Per Pupil 2010-11 Total Spending: $46,151,325 2010-11 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,095.6 2010-11 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,023 2010-11 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 64 2011-12 Total Spending: $48,493,560 2011-12 Average Daily Enroll plus Sent Pupils: 2,135.6 2011-12 Costs Amount per Pupil: $22,707 2011-12 Costs Rank Within Group per Pupil: 65 (to continue information click on Gloucester City below) Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending 2013 >CSG Home Camden County Districts Listed. Select a District: AUDUBON BORO (0150) BARRINGTON BORO (0190) BELLMAWR BORO (0260) BERLIN BORO (0330) BERLIN TWP (0340) BLACK HORSE PIKE REGIONAL (0390) BROOKLAWN BORO (0580) Camden Academy Charter HS (6212) CAMDEN CITY (0680) CAMDEN COUNTY VOCATIONAL (0700) Camden's Pride Charter Schhol (6024) Camden's Promise CS (6215) CHERRY HILL TWP (0800) City Invincible CS (6088) CLEMENTON BORO (0880) COLLINGSWOOD BORO (0940) D.U.E. Season CS (6325) EASTERN... Read more →

When Is Insurance Not Really Insurance? When You Need Pricey Dental Care

Photos by Heidi de Marco I’m 61 years old and a San Francisco homeowner with an academic position at the University of California-Berkeley, which provides me with comprehensive health insurance. Yet, to afford the more than $50,000 in out-of-pocket expenses required for the restorative dental work I’ve needed in the past 20 years, I’ve had to rely on handouts — from my mom. This was how I learned all about the Great Divide between medicine and dentistry — especially in how treatment is paid for, or mostly not paid for, by insurers. Many Americans with serious dental illness find out the same way: sticker shock. For millions of Americans — blessed in some measure with good genes and good luck — dental insurance in the USA (for the most part) works pretty well, and they don’t have to think much about it. But people like me learn the hard way... Read more →

Philadelphia man charged in connection with convenience store robberies

Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia man was charged May 24 in connection with armed robberies of convenience stories, announced U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain. Tyrone Evans, 24, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged by indictment with three counts of Hobbs Act robbery and three counts of the use and carrying of a firearm during a crime of violence. According to the indictment[1], the defendant, along with codefendants who were charged separately, committed three gunpoint robberies of convenience stores in Philadelphia in June of 2017. “We work very hard to reduce violent crimes like these,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “And we have to make sure that those who use firearms when committing crimes pay a severe penalty. The safety of our communities depends on it.” If convicted, defendant Tyrone Evans faces a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, including a mandatory minimum sentence of 57 years, as well as full... Read more →

Letters to the Ed: Will Stephen Sweeney Sacrifice Jeff Van Drew's Congressional Dreams?

Posted by Alexander Roubian on May 29, 2018 · Regardless of how he votes, there will be no where to hide for Senator Jeff Van Drew when Stephen Sweeney posts those 7+ anti-Second Amendment bills. The New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) has been following Jeff Van Drew’s (D) campaign for U.S. Congress in New Jersey’s second congressional district, which covers the southern most portion of our state. Though he’s claimed to be a friend of gun owners, and he’ll point to a few meaningless votes as evidence, his true colors have shown in the Democratic Primary and it’s now safe to “Call BS” on Van Drew. Over the past weeks and months, which included an endorsement from Mike Bloomberg’s radical Moms Demand Action organization, there’s nothing blocking gun owners from seeing the light with Van Drew. If you cannot tell by now that he’s nothing but a political opportunist... Read more →

Lady Lions S.J. Group 1 Champions

The Lady Lions defeated rival Audubon 1-0 in extra innings. Lions Meghan Ferry scored from second base with 2 outs in the 8th inning when pure determination by Emilee Hillman beat out an infield grounder. Tentative date for next date is Thursday at Stockton College against New Egypt Pictured Below Winning Pitcher Vanessa Pino, 3rd baseman Myranda Mc Cabe and 1st baseman Sam Palese Pictured Below Meghan Ferry scores winning run Pictured Below is Emilee Hillman Read more →

Down The Shore: Wildwood Beer Fest June 9

WILDWOOD NJ (CNBNewsnet)--As crowds of vacationers begin to pour into the Jersey shore, scores of craft breweries will be pouring their latest libations at the fourth annual Wildwood Beer Fest on Saturday, June 9. Located in Fox Park, on Ocean Ave between E. Burk and E. Montgomery Avenues in Wildwood, this fun festival will be equally exciting for brew aficionados and novice beer lovers alike. A ticket to the event grants you access to over 100 brews, a commemorative beer tasting cup, live bands, unique food truck eats and craft vendors. Beer sampling is unlimited with your ticket; food and merchandise is also available for purchase. Entrance will be permitted only to ticket holders with a valid ID. The festival will be broken up into two separate sessions. A ticket allows entrance into one specific timed session – festival goers are only permitted to attend one four-hour session. The first... Read more →

Job Fair at Gloucester City High School May 31

Date and Time: Thursday, May 31 @ 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher or paraprofessional? Come to Insight’s Job Fair and Information Session on Thursday, May 31st from 2:45-5 PM at the Gloucester City High School to learn more. Insight representatives will be on-site to answer any questions and help you with your application. Insight is a leading provider of substitute staff for school districts. We are excited to present an opportunity to join our growing team and give back to the various communities we support. To get started on your application, please visit and click the “Apply Now” button in the top right corner of the page. Gloucester City High School 1300 Market Street, Gloucester City, NJ 08030 Gloucester City, NJ 08030 US Website: Insight Read more →


Two Wildwood police officers have been reassigned to administrative duty while an investigation is conducted into the arrest of a woman on the beach and a video that shows police punching the woman, the Press of Atlantic City says. The police department said on its Facebook page that the woman was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and other charges. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. is defending the actions of the officers, saying they “were doing their job,” writes. ASSEMBLY SENDS TRANSGENDER RIGHTS BILLS TO GOVERNOR Three bills awaiting the signature of Gov. Phil Murphy could make New Jersey a leader in transgender civil rights, the Observer reports. One of the measures would make it easier for residents to change the gender on their birth certificates. The governor, who has pledged to promote LGBT equality, is expected to sign the legislation into law. MURPHY STICKING WITH CHRISTIE’S PLAN... Read more →

Homeland Security Alert: HIDDEN COBRA – Joanap Backdoor Trojan and Brambul Server Message Block Worm

Alert (TA18-149A) CNBNews graphics file Original release date: May 29, 2018 Systems Affected Network systems Overview This joint Technical Alert (TA) is the result of analytic efforts between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Working with U.S. government partners, DHS and FBI identified Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and other indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with two families of malware used by the North Korean government: a remote access tool (RAT), commonly known as Joanap; and a Server Message Block (SMB) worm, commonly known as Brambul. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA. For more information on HIDDEN COBRA activity, visit FBI has high confidence that HIDDEN COBRA actors are using the IP addresses—listed in this report’s IOC files—to maintain a presence on victims’ networks and enable network exploitation. DHS and FBI are distributing... Read more →

Smart Hacks To Improve Your Lifestyle

CNBNews graphics file CNBNews Staff (CNBNewsnet)(May 29, 2018)--Do you long to make a change to your lifestyle but are unsure where to start? Perhaps you wish that you could eat better, feel fitter and even improve your mood? It can be difficult to make lasting changes to your lifestyle if you begin by taking on too much all at once. However, by breaking down your approach and choosing small differences that are easy to sustain and stick to, you will begin to see results. From losing a few pounds to getting up and active or even getting rid of any bad habits, keep these hacks in mind if you are looking to make a lasting change to your lifestyle for good. Look after yourself First, if you want to make lasting changes to your lifestyle, then you need to begin by taking better care of yourself and putting yourself first... Read more →

Gloucester City Local School Tax Increases by $59 Annually; Overall Budget Decreases by $1.5M

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Board of Education approved the School District's 2018-19 budget in March that totals $47,042,793 or $1,549,182 less than last year's total of $48,591,975. A CNBNews OPRA (Open Public Records Act) request revealed that the new spending plan calls for an increase of $59 annually in the local school tax on an average home assessed at $108,000. A further breakdown disclosed the total amount of school taxes for a homeowner assessed at the average amount in 2018-19 will be $1,303 in school taxes compared to $1,244 in 2017-18. Capital improvements planned for the new fiscal year include the following expenditures: $500,000 Cold Springs School- HVA upgrades $247,000 Early Childhood Center-Exterior renovation to asphalt, concrete, playground and stadium $75,000 Interior renovations to walls, windows, floors, ceilings a.) Early Childhood Center-floor resurface.....$40,000 b.)Cold Springs School-floor replaced...........$35,000 $106,000 New Gloucester... Read more →

CNBNews Feb. 2013 Archives: Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: Wide power outage in Deptford and Runnemede

Meandering w/ Mark Matthews: FEBRUARY 27, 2013 (CNBNewsnet)--Sitting in the Deptford Pizzeria UNOs for a late dinner on Wednesday Night (great gluten free pizza!), and the power went out. Everywhere we could see. The hotels next door. Up the road. And not just a blip, but we were there a good 20 minutes in the dark before putting together the money we needed to get out even while the cash registers were down. I've never really experienced an outage like this on a clear day. Hopefully this is not the result of an accident, and everyone is safe. Twitter users are commenting that it extends thorough the Target shopping center, and up into Runnemede. One twitter user posted their address in Runnemede, which puts them over by the Turnpike Entrance near Bellmawr... at least a mile away and assuming its a contiguous power outage, a lot of homes are in... Read more →

Wild Turtles Should Never Be Taken as Pets

source: Maryland Department of Natural Resources Lovable Maryland Reptiles Belong in their Natural Habitat It’s that time of year when turtles may be seen more frequently. Irresistible as turtles may be, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources urges people to resist the temptation and to leave these reptiles in the wild. Helpful Marylanders do sometimes move turtles off roads to protect them from traffic. This should only be done with extreme caution, and the turtle should only be removed far enough to be out of danger. That should be the extent of human interference. There are no good outcomes to removing a turtle from the wild. Baby turtles are cute but they become big, can live for decades, and may outgrow their aquariums or other artificial habitats. Captive turtles often do not survive being released into the wild and released pet turtles may introduce diseases into wild populations, especially if... Read more →

School security guard arrested for criminal sexual contact FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform

usbailreform /republished with permission NJ Bail Reform - FAIL of the day Union school security guard arrested for exposing himself and rubbing against a woman’s leg at campaign rally – now FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform Union City, NJ – Miguel Machado, 51, was charged with criminal sexual contact after he exposed himself and rubbed against a woman’s leg during a campaign rally supporting Union City Mayor Brian Stack. According to the complaint, Machado exposed himself and rubbed against a woman’s leg at an April 26 event at the Park Theater – and event with more than 3,000 people. Machado was later released and FREE TO GO under NJ Bail Reform after the Arnold Foundation’s “Pretrial Risk Assessment” tool determined he was not a danger to the community or a flight risk and therefore should not be subject to any accountable release – just a “promise” to appear.... Read more →