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May 2018

New Reasons To Visit Philadelphia's Historic District In Summer 2018

Must-Dos Include: Cherry Street Pier, The Bourse Food Hall, & Special Exhibits PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNewsnet)--In summer 2017, 4.8 million people visited Independence National Historical Park (INHP), the crown jewel of Philadelphia’s famed Historic District. After admiring Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell and INHP’s other sites, visitors fan out across the neighborhood to dine, drink and explore even more, and in 2018, they’ll have new and exciting reasons to prolong their already-packed visits to the district.... Read more →


Switch Up Your Summer Menu with Plant Forward Recipes from Aramark & American Heart Assn.

 Aramark collected plant forward recipes from its network of chefs, and the AHA leveraged its national network of experts, to create a plant forward summer menu everyone can enjoy. (Photo: Business Wire) PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)(CNBNewsnet)--Summer is when fresh fruits and vegetables shine. With the right ingredients, healthy, plant forward meals (those with vegetables-as-center-of-the-plate, with smaller portions of meat) can be colorful, creative, delicious, and packed with nutrients. Aramark (NYSE:ARMK), the largest U.S.-based food services provider,... Read more →


Philadelphia Council President Clarke Proposes Reforms to Reduce Housing Construction Cost

Cutting Red Tape Will Speed Production of Affordable Housing Construction (CNBNewsnet) Philadelphia, May 24, 2018 – Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) on Thursday put forth a package of three bills to reform construction regulations to encourage responsible development and reduce costs associated with housing. The construction regulatory reform legislation was crafted in collaboration with the Building Industry Association (BIA) and major project developers, with the goal of boosting responsible and affordable housing construction... Read more →


Don't miss the boat!  Tall Ships sail away Monday Night

PHILADELPHIA PA (May 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)Sail Philadelphia Presented by Bank of America is here and it's beautiful! Set a course to Penn's Landing for the final days of this Memorial Day Weekend for live music, food vendors, beer gardens, and family-friendly programming all within an anchor’s throw of these historic tall ships. Sail Away on the Delaware River Waterfront, enjoying breathtaking skyline views and picture perfect memories, or take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to board and tour... Read more →


New Jersey American Water Investing $6 Million in Lakewood

CNBNews graphics file VOORHEES, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--New Jersey American Water is preparing to invest $6 million to replace approximately 7,000 feet of aging wastewater main in its Lakewood service area. The company is replacing wastewater main that has reached the end of its useful life with new main along South Lake Drive, Kimball Road, Caranetta Drive, Sunset Road and James Street. “These wastewater collection improvements are part of New Jersey American Water's multimillion dollar program to... Read more →


Mercury Rising: Are the Fish We Eat Toxic?

CNBNews graphics file Newswise (CNBNewsnet)(May 27, 2018)— The amount of mercury extracted from the sea by industrial fishing has grown steadily since the 1950s, potentially increasing mercury exposure among the populations of several coastal and island nations to levels that are unsafe for foetal development. These are the findings of a study carried out by researchers from Université de Montréal's Department of Biological Sciences and published this week in Scientific Reports. The study combined data... Read more →


Help Decide What Should Replace PARCC

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON NJ (May 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The NJ Department of Education (NJDOE) is engaging students, parents, teachers and community members in a series of discussions about what the future of K-12 assessment and high school graduation testing requirements should look like in New Jersey. NJDOE is holding two types of forums throughout our state: 1. Community meetings co-hosted by the NJDOE and education organizations such as Save Our Schools NJ, the Garden State Coalition... Read more →


Tara Stokes Going to Jail for Purchasing Three Homes in New Jersey Using Bad Checks

TRENTON – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced that a woman was sentenced to state prison today for engaging in a fraudulent scheme in which she used bad checks to purchase three homes in New Jersey. Tara Stokes, 50, of Flushing, N.Y., was sentenced today to four years in state prison by Superior Court Judge Kevin T. Smith in Gloucester County. Stokes pleaded guilty on April 9 to a charge of second-degree theft by deception.... Read more →


Slim Prospects: The Reality for Several Challengers to Congressional Incumbents

CNBNews graphics file - NJ Spotlight--Powerful Democratic incumbent Donald Norcross has two challengers: Robert Lee Carlson, an information technology director from Collingswood and Scot John Tomaszewski, an electrical contractor from Cherry Hill. Paul E. Dilks, a radio personality from Gloucester City, is running unopposed on the Republican side. Norcross was first elected in 2014, when former U.S. Rep. Rob Andrews (D) resigned. Norcross is the brother of the powerful South Jersey Democratic leader George Norcross,... Read more →


NJBIA Volunteers Dig In at Isles Community Garden 

(CNBNewsnet)--Thirteen volunteers from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association recently spent two afternoons planting vegetables at one of the urban gardens created by Isles Inc., a Trenton nonprofit that builds healthy, self-reliant families and sustainable communities. The NJBIA team weeded, set up tomato cages and planted rows of seedlings at the site on Tucker Street, one of 70 urban gardens throughout the city that Isles supports to provide city residents access to low-cost nutritional... Read more →


Gloucester County Orchid Club celebrates 55 years

Pictured: Orchid Club President Gail Green Harris and Freeholder Heather Simmons (Glassboro, NJ) The Orchid Club held their Scholarship Luncheon at Masso's on Saturday, May 12 and Freeholder Heather Simmons was in attendance and presented a Proclamation celebrating the club's 55th year anniversary. The Orchid Club is a nonprofit organization made up of women throughout southern New Jersey. They are part of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and base their service to the... Read more →


What International Travelers Should “Know Before You Go” this Summer

CNBNews graphics file CBP’s prepared to welcome and welcome home millions of international travelers during the busy summer travel season WASHINGTON—As the busiest three months of international travel approach, U.S. Customs and Border Protection encourages travelers to “Know Before You Go” when traveling to the United States or returning home this summer. CBP officers at international airports, cruise terminals and land border ports of entry around the country and at Preclearance facilities around the world... Read more →


A Day of Family Fun At 27th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament

CNBNews graphics file The 27th Annual Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament was held May 20 at Island Beach State Park. Participants were greeted with sunny skies after a week of rainy days. The Division of Fish and Wildlife's Hooked on Fishing - Not on Drugs program had participants fill the beach at Area 21. World Jeep transported disabled anglers to and from the beach at Bathing Beach Area 1. Fishing was on the lighter side, but... Read more →


EPA Awards $75,000 Grant to Montclair State U for Innovative Stormwater Management Project

(New York, N.Y. – May 25, 2018) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Montclair State University in Montclair, N.J., with a $75,000 People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) grant. The grant will fund a project to remove contaminants from urban stormwater at the source, which will shorten water treatment time and make the process of providing clean and safe water more efficient. “These students are applying what they have learned in the classroom... Read more →


Homeland Security Alert: Cyber Actors Target Home and Office Routers and Networked Devices Worldwide

Systems Affected Small office/home office (SOHO) routers Networked devices Network-attached storage (NAS) devices Overview Cybersecurity researchers have identified that foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide [1] [2]. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office/home office (SOHO) routers. VPNFilter malware uses modular functionality to collect intelligence, exploit local area network (LAN) devices, and block actor-configurable network traffic. Specific characteristics of VPNFilter have... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 4 No. 49 (May 27, 2018) 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: Richard Kaye Jr. of Gloucester City NJ

(CNBNewsnet)GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 26, 2018)--On May 22, 2018, of Gloucester City, NJ, age 67. He is the beloved husband of Rita M. (nee O’Toole), loving uncle of Tara Hodson (Earl Braddock) and Doris Hodson (Joseph Kipp) and dear friend of John McCabe. He is also survived by his sons Christopher Miller and Richard Kaye, III, and great nieces and nephews David Knowles, Erin Braddock, Kelsey Kipp and Joseph Kipp, Jr. Mr. Kaye was a... Read more →


Fire Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Put Safety First at the Kickoff of Barbecue Season

Following Grilling and Food Safety Precautions Can Keep You Safe from Injury and Illness TRENTON – In advance of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety and the New Jersey Department of Health are providing residents with grilling and food safety tips to keep holiday celebrations safe from injury and illness. “We want to remind families, before they start to grill hotdogs, hamburgers and other... Read more →


Hormel Foods Corporation Recalls Canned Pork and Chicken Products

WASHINGTON, May 26, 2018 (CNBNewsnet)– Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The canned pork and chicken products were produced on February 8 through February 10, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)] 12-oz. metal... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

Students Make Dean's List at Mount St. Mary's University EMMITSBURG, MD (05/25/2018)-- Mount St. Mary's University is pleased to announce that 593 students earned dean's list honors in Spring 2018. They include: Samantha Barry of Williamstown Lauren Bogardus of Southampton Caitriona Brady of North Wilawood Anna Caracciolo of Haddon Heights Ryan Carroll of Marlton Grace Crane of Logan Township Jason Dyson of Thorofare Alec Edgerton of Roebling Kirsten Hoffman of Millville Alexandra Johnson of Williamstown... Read more →


Memorial Day Weekend in Philadelphia 2018

photo courtesy of DRWC 30-plus ways to spend your holiday weekend in Philadelphia Celebrate the unofficial start of summer during Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28, 2018) in Philadelphia! The extended holiday celebration includes special programming at Independence National Historical Park, the National Constitution Center, the Museum of the American Revolution and Laurel Hill Cemetery. Elsewhere, nearly a dozen tall ships cruise into Penn’s Landing for Sail Philadelphia, a five-day festival that offers fun for the... Read more →


Three Atlantic City Electric Employees Honored for Volunteerism

Exelon program recognizes employees and provides grants to nonprofit partners MAYS LANDING, N.J. (May 24, 2018) – Exelon honored three Atlantic City Electric employees, Jonathan Fowler, John Garth, and Ken Mosca for their community volunteer work on May 23 at the company’s Energy for the Community Volunteer Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. During the event, Exelon also announced $5,000 in charitable contributions to each local nonprofit that the award winners support in New Jersey to... Read more →


Coast Guard rescues 3 from water in Delaware Bay

PHILADELPHIA (CNBNewsnet)(May 26, 2018)— A Coast Guard boat crew rescued three people from the water approximately 30 yards offshore Lewes, Delaware, Friday evening. A 24-foot Special Purpose Craft-Shallow Water boat crew from Station Indian River Inlet in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was underway in the area and spotted a capsized 21-foot catamaran near the ferry wall at 7:40 p.m. Three people were in the water nearby and wearing life jackets. The crew rescued all three adults... Read more →


CNB March 2013 Archives: A Moving Documentary of 911 Evacuation of New York By Boat

Saturday, March 23, 2013 By Christopher Mims} September 8, 2011 Here, in its entirety, is the incredibly moving, just-released, Tom Hanks-narrated, 11-minute documentary of the largest-ever evacuation by boat in history. In nine hours, boats streaming in from all over the Northeast evacuated 500,000 people trapped on Manhattan Island by the complete shutdown of all trains and bridges in the wake of the fall of the twin towers. (Compare that with history’s second-biggest evacuation, of... Read more →


Gloucester County Senior Health and Fitness Fair recognizes success of seniors

Pictured: Elizabeth MCCullough, Jackie DeFrank, Freeholder Jim Jefferson, Janice Hill, and Marc and Wilma Nagtegaal (Deptford, NJ) - In honor of May being designated by the U.S. Administration on Aging as Older Americans Month, Gloucester County held its Senior Health and Fitness Fair at Auletto Caterers last Tuesday, May 15. Tomorrow, May 22, the sold out Senior Spring Fling event will take place at Auletto Caterers at 11 a.m. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said,... Read more →


Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: May 14-20

Reminder for the week: Have a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend Don’t drink and boat! DOVER (May 25, 2018) – 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, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between May 14-20 made 1,256 contacts with anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 29 citations. Officers responded to... Read more →


One Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty, Another Indicted In Fort Dix Prison Child Porn Ring

CAMDEN, N.J. (May 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– A Tennessee man became the seventh defendant to plead guilty while a Massachusetts man was indicted in connection to a child pornography ring at Federal Correctional Institution Fort Dix that was operated by inmates who were imprisoned for related offenses, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Charles Wesley Bush, 38, of Knoxville, Tennessee, pleaded guilty today before Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph H. Rodriguez in Camden federal court to an information... Read more →


Bergen County Man Sentenced for Robbery of Bar, Carjacking, Kidnapping of Taxi Driver

NEWARK, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)(May 25, 2018)– A Bergen County, New Jersey, man was sentenced today to 65 months in prison for participating in the December 2015 robbery of a North Jersey bar and the violent carjacking and kidnapping that took place shortly afterwards, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Wilbur Jonathon Barahona, 22, of Ridgewood, New Jersey, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to a three-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit... Read more →


FOREIGN CYBER ACTORS TARGET HOME/OFFICE ROUTERS & NETWORKED DEVICES WORLDWIDE

May 25, 2018 FBI ALERT! SUMMARY The FBI recommends any owner of small office and home office routers power cycle (reboot) the devices. Foreign cyber actors have compromised hundreds of thousands of home and office routers and other networked devices worldwide. The actors used VPNFilter malware to target small office and home office routers. The malware is able to perform multiple functions, including possible information collection, device exploitation, and blocking network traffic. TECHNICAL DETAILS The... Read more →


DOT completes dredging projects to restore state channels to navigable depths in Monmouth County

Boaters to have full access to some channels for first time in 30 years CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the completion of three dredging projects to restore waterways in Monmouth County to navigable depths, some for the first time in 30 years. Many of these channels in Shark River, Shrewsbury, and Keansburg had been shoaled in since Superstorm Sandy, limiting boating options, emergency response, and commercial... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: New poll Shows NJ's Senator Menendez in trouble

A new poll from Farleigh Dickinson University shows disgraced Senator Bob Menendez clinging to a four-point lead in a matchup with businessman Bob Hugin. The poll shows Menendez with the support of just 28% of voters, an astonishingly low number for a two-term incumbent that is sure to cause heartburn among Democrats hoping voters would overlook the Senator’s ethical lapses. Menendez’s woes are threatening to turn the state, which includes the expensive New York and... Read more →


Lady Lions Headed to SJ Group 1 Championship

The Lady Lions headed south to play number 2 seed Buena with a trip to the SJ Group 1 Championship on the line. The 2017 Lions season ended with a loss to Buena but, today Lions pitcher Vanessa Pino scattered 7 hits over 7 innings and Emilee Hillman drove in 2 runs to give the Lions a 3-1 win. Photo Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below 2B Jordan Howey Pictured below Samantha Palese Pictured below... Read more →


Search for Information Regarding Fire Dept. Fight, Leads to 12 Lawsuits Filed Against Gloucester City

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet EDITOR'S NOTE: (May 25, 2018)-- In our search for information about the alleged fight between two Gloucester City firemen that occurred earlier this year at Fire Headquarters, King and Monmouth Streets, CNBNews submitted an OPRA request for all lawsuits filed against the City in 2018. We had heard that the injured fireman, who suffered a broken arm, had filed a lawsuit against the person responsible for the attack and... Read more →


Guest Opinion: Cosed Swimming Areas Show Park Problems

by NJ Sierra Club A lack of lifeguards has forced the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry to close the swimming areas at Ringwood's Shepherd's Lake and Stokes's Stoney Lake for the foreseeable future. Low wages are cited as the main reason for not being able to fill the positions: only $10 an hour is offered. Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, released the following statement: “It’s disappointing that New Jersey... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police’s 3rdAnnual Youth Academies

Application deadline extended to June 15 for DOVER (May 24, 2018) – If you are a student aged 12 through 15 with an interest in natural resources and law enforcement, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police is once again offering summer Youth Academies – with the deadline for applying extended to Friday, June 15. The Youth Academy is a five-day program that teaches boating safety, hunter safety, and how to protect our natural resources... Read more →


HMSHost Offers Late Night Drivers Free Coffee on Atlantic City Expressway

Friday, May 25 – Sunday, May 27 of Memorial Day Weekend, midnight – 5 a.m. HMSHost offers a free coffee to late-night travelers on the Atlantic City Expressway this Memorial Day weekend.] Hammonton, NJ (CNBNewsnet)– May 24, 2018 – Global restaurateur HMSHost will provide free coffee to motorists who visit the Frank S. Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway from midnight to 5 a.m. on Friday, May 25, Saturday, May 26 and Sunday,... Read more →


$200,000 FLOOD-RESILIENCE PLANNING GRANTS FOR COMMUNITIES IMPACTED BY SANDY

DEP ANNOUNCES COMPETITION (May 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) TRENTON - Municipalities in the nine counties most impacted by Superstorm Sandy can form teams to compete for $200,000 resilience-planning grants to address coastal and river-related flooding, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The grant competition is part of Resilient NJ, a new program administered through the DEP's Office of Coastal and Land Use Planning, to identify and implement innovative regional solutions to address... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Notify Residents About Cleaning Up Their Properties; Face Fines If Cited

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Gloucester City Police Department reminded residents that the law pertaining to cleaning up their properties will be strictly enforced. Violators face fines. The police department released the following statement. Gloucester City residents please be advised that code enforcement personnel will be notifying property owners and tenants who are in violation of Gloucester City Code 25, "Brush, Weeds and Debris" and Code 66, "Property Maintenance". This will... Read more →


DREAM Park readying for upcoming June events and shows

(Logan Township, NJ) After weeks of rain and bad weather, the Gloucester County DREAM Park invites residents to get out to the DREAM Park and attend the upcoming June events and shows. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "The DREAM Park always has something going on. With the weather finally clear, the Board of Chosen Freeholders would like to encourage residents to take advantage of visiting the DREAM Park to enjoy events they have to... Read more →


Women’s Tennis Association to Use Masimo MightySat™ Fingertip Pulse Oximeters

Masimo MightySat™ (Photo: Business Wire) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. & IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and Masimo (NASDAQ: MASI) announced today that the WTA’s Sport Sciences and Medicine (SS&M) team will immediately begin using Masimo MightySat™ as part of their mission to provide comprehensive care for athletes on the women’s professional tennis circuit. “We’re fortunate to have this new technology in the training room and on the court at the WTA. This equipment will... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter hosting first Kitten Shower

Gloucester County Animal Shelter hosting first Kitten Shower (Clayton, NJ) The Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced today that the Gloucester County Animal Shelter will host a Kitten Shower on June 2, 2018 from noon to 3 p.m. to celebrate the upcoming arrival of new kittens as June is kitten season. The goal of the program is for people to donate supplies and to help the animal shelter recruit new foster families as well.... Read more →


MS-13 member nicknamed "Animal" sentenced to 40 years in murder, RICO probe

M-13 gang members (file photo) BOSTON (May 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--– An MS-13 member known by the street name “Animal” was sentenced to 40 years in prison following a multiagency probe, which included U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Joel “Animal” Martinez, was sentenced for racketeering conspiracy involving the murder of a 15-year-old boy in East Boston as a result of the HSI Boston investigation. Martinez, 23, a citizen and national of El... Read more →


STATE OF THE SHORE EVENT KICKS OFF 2018 BEACH SEASON

CNBNews graphics file (May 24, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) TRENTON - New Jersey, consistently a national leader in ocean water quality and monitoring, is looking forward to another great beach season, Department of Environmental Protection Acting Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe said today during the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium's 16th Annual State of the Shore event in Asbury Park. The event is held every year prior to Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of the shore season and... Read more →


Consumer Energy Alliance Releases Report on Benefits of Pipelines to New York

Group Finds Access to More Affordable, Reliable Supplies of Energy is Critical to New York’s Families, Small Businesses and Households ALBANY, N.Y.(May 23, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) today released a report titled “Pipelines and their Benefits to New York” at a breakfast discussion on the Future of Natural Gas and Economic Development in New York, hosted by New Yorkers for Affordable Energy. Faced with a new everyday reality of energy insecurity for many in... Read more →


USCG Training Center Members Scheduled to Participate in Multiple Memorial Day Events

CAPE MAY, N.J. (CNBNewsnet)(May 24, 2018)– Coast Guardsmen will participate in numerous Memorial Day events to help Cape May County honor the service of America’s military members who have died in service to our country, Monday. The Coast Guard Training Center Cape May’s ceremonial staff will provide a color guard and firing parties at a number of community events in honor of Memorial Day. Senior officials from the training center are also expected to speak... Read more →


Hot Cars Can Hit Deadly Temperatures in as Little as One Hour

Newswise (CNBNewsnet) — A lot can happen at 160 degrees Fahrenheit: Eggs fry, salmonella bacteria dies, and human skin will suffer third-degree burns. If a car is parked in the sun on a hot summer day, its dashboard can hit 160 degrees in about an hour. One hour is also about how long it can take for a young child trapped in a car to suffer heat injury or even die from hyperthermia. Researchers from... Read more →


Don’t drink and boat on Delaware waterways

DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police advise: DOVER (May 23, 2018) – For the upcoming Memorial Day holiday weekend, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police remind boaters that drinking and boating don’t mix – and that boat operators with blood alcohol levels of .08 or higher risk facing charges for operating under the influence (OUI), as well as putting themselves, their passengers and other boaters in Delaware waters at risk. “Just like driving... Read more →


DRPA and Mural Arts Philadelphia Announce Final Mural Design Selection

image provided by Delaware River Port Authority Selected artists will be commissioned for two murals in the Philadelphia 5th Street Vehicular and Pedestrian Tunnels The Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA), in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia announced today that local artists Brad Carney, Melissa Mandel and Mat Tomeszko have been commissioned to create two murals for the Authority. Carney and Mandel will collaborate on a mural for the 5th Street Pedestrian Tunnel and Tomeszko will... Read more →


GOVERNOR WOLF: Resurfacing Roads & Fixing Potholes

CNBNews graphics file Harrisburg, PA – Following a long winter season with dramatic temperature swings, Governor Tom Wolf announced today that PennDOT is mounting an aggressive campaign to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania as part of a Resurface PA initiative. A significant part of the work will be financed using savings from other projects since Governor Wolf took office. “PennDOT has been at work on this problem for many months,... Read more →


CBP Releases Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Travel Advisory

CNBNews graphics file DETROIT - U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations reminds travelers planning trips across the Detroit, Port Huron and Sault Ste. Marie border crossings to anticipate heavy traffic and to have their approved travel documents during the Memorial Day weekend. In compliance with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), all travelers, including U.S. and Canadian citizens, need to present an approved travel document to enter the U.S. by land and... Read more →