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May 2018

CNB MEDICAL: Self-tuning brain implant could help treat patients with Parkinson’s disease

(CNBNewsnet)--Stimulating and sensing electrodes are implanted in the brain and connect to small computer under the skin. Data from this computer can be read by an external device. Ken Probst/Starr lab Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to improve the technique. This study describes the first fully implanted DBS system that uses feedback from the brain itself to fine-tune its signaling. The study was supported by the National... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,” NJ.com writes. ASSEMBLY SENDS TRANSGENDER RIGHTS... 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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... 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... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Police to host 32nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament June 2

Tournament marks start of National Fishing & Boating Week June 2-10; entry forms online DOVER DELAWARE(CNBNewsnet) – As part of Delaware’s participation in National Fishing and Boating Week, June 2-10, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police will hold its 32nd Annual Youth Fishing Tournament from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, June 2. The tournament will be held at Ingrams Pond in Millsboro, Akridge Scout Reservation in Camden, and Lums Pond State Park in Bear, with the park admission fee waived for tournament participants.... Read more →

ICE targeting criminal aliens and immigration violators nets 49 arrests across Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — A total of 49 foreign nationals were arrested over the last seven days in the Philadelphia Metropolitan region during a targeted enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) aimed at criminal aliens, immigration fugitives, re-entrants, and other immigration violators, which ended Sunday. 17 of those arrested had criminal convictions. 14 of those arrested have pending criminal charges. 6 had been previously removed from the United States and subsequently illegally re-entered. 14 were immigration fugitives with outstanding final orders of removal... Read more →

Philadelphia woman charged with theft of government funds

Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA – A Philadelphia woman was charged May 24 by indictment with five counts of wire fraud, one count of theft of government funds, and one count of social security fraud, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain. According to the indictment[1], Cassandra Boone, 67, created a second identity to continue working while she simultaneously received disability benefits under her real name. The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in government losses totaling approximately $121,690. “When someone defrauds the system, we’re all victims,”... Read more →

How to Move Houses on the Cheap

image courtesy of www.clipartpanda.com CNBNews Staff (CNBNewsnet)(May 29, 2018)--Unless you are Warren Buffet who has stayed in the same house for decades, you’ll have to move houses a number of times in your life. Moving houses is never easy. You have somewhat become attached to your neighborhood and you have to bid goodbye to your friends and neighbours and move to a different location, city or . That takes some adjustments. It’s not even the emotional aspect of moving houses that’s demanding – it’s the... Read more →

Monument Placed by Nazis Sits Quietly in Tennessee Cemetery

source Court House News DANIEL JACKSONMay 25, 2018 CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (CN) – There’s little indication from looking at it that a pillar in a cemetery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was erected by representatives of Nazi Germany on the eve of World War II. It bears no swastika. Its inscription in German makes no mention of the Third Reich, a master race or even a message glorifying war, as the Nazis were known to do. Unlike monuments to the Confederacy – many of which were erected decades... Read more →

Obituary: Georgeann Barth, of Bellmawr

Georgeann Barth (nee Fennimore), on May 26, 2018, of Bellmawr. Age 73. Beloved wife of the late Robert Barth. Devoted mother of Dawn Geissler (Arthur), Owen Daisey (Nicole), Ronald Daisey (Kimberly), William Daisey (Michele), and Nicole Spano (Chris). Loving grandmom of 13 and great grandmom of 6. Dear sister of Selma Fagan, and the late Doris Hansen and Ronald Fennimore. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a visitation from 4pm to 6pm Thursday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 6pm... Read more →


MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor City man was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to multiple drug charges, including, first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Kenneth Burrell Kenneth Burrell, 40, was sentenced before Judge Bernard DeLury to 24 years in a New Jersey state prison and must serve 10 ½ years before he is eligible for parole. During a motor vehicle stop on March 30, 2017, which occurred in Mullica Township and followed an extended narcotics... Read more →

New Law Mandates Local Police and County Prosecutors to Handle Animal Cruelty Violations

CNBNews graphics file William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (May 29, 2018)--A new state law that assigns the enforcement of animal cruelty laws to county prosecutors and municipal police departments takes effect on August 1. As a result the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NJSPCA) and the county SPCA's will no longer be doing that job. The legislature stripping the 150 year old non-profit state and county organization from its duties was signed into law in January... Read more →

Work From Home Job - Teach English Online in Gloucester City, NJ at tutree

Posted in Education about 4 hours ago. Type: Part Time Location: Gloucester City, New Jersey Job Description: Apply with a single click => http://tutree.com/fbapply Join the VIPKID family of 20,000 ESL Work-From-Home Teachers in the US. VIPKID is the fastest growing education startup in China & the US with a mission to teach English to Chinese children. We have grown 4x in last 365 days. VIPKID has a student base of 250,000+ students. Do you speak decent English and would like to help young Chinese... Read more →

Abortion Group Launches $5 Million Campaign to Flip the House

Collaborative Correspondent/ Source AMAC The pro-abortion group NARAL is spearheading a $5 million campaign to make sure Democrats retake the majority in the House. The “Pro-Choice Majority Makers” program, which targets Republicans in 19 battleground states who have voted to restrict abortion, is the most expensive campaign the 49-year-old group has ever undertaken. “NARAL was built for this moment. Never before have our rights and freedoms been under greater attack, and never before have we had greater opportunity to fight back and win,” said NARAL... Read more →

Dodging Dementia: More Of Us Get At Least A Dozen Good, Happy Years After 65

By Judith Graham/Kaiser Health News You’ve turned 65 and exited middle age. What are the chances you’ll develop cognitive impairment or dementia in the years ahead? New research about “cognitive life expectancy” — how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health — shows that after age 65 men and women spend more than a dozen years in good cognitive health, on average. And, over the past decade, that time span has been expanding. By contrast, cognitive challenges arise in a more compressed... Read more →

The Trial of Two Men Connected to 2016 Shooting of a Atlantic City Police Officer Begins June 2

MAYS LANDING- Jury selection will begin on June 5, 2018, in the upcoming trial of two Cumberland County men in connection to a shooting that occurred on September 3, 2016, in Atlantic City that resulted in the death of one man, and the shooting of an Atlantic City Police Officer, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. Martel D. Chisolm (31) of Millville and Demetris Cross (30) of Bridgeton are charged with: 2 counts of Attempted Murder (of the two police officers)—a crime of the... Read more →

Philadelphia man charged with using multiple identities to apply for SS benefits

Eastern District of Pennsylvania (CNBNewsnet)PHILADELPHIA -- Julian Washington, 71, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was charged May 24 by superseding indictment with four counts of wire fraud, one count of theft of government funds, and one count of social security fraud, announced United States Attorney William M. McSwain. According to the superseding indictment[1], the defendant used multiple identities to apply for Social Security benefits. The defendant’s alleged actions resulted in a loss to the government of approximately $20,310. If convicted, defendant Julian Washington faces a maximum sentence... Read more →

Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Replacement Parts

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (May 28, 2018)-- Being of a certain age, some of my parts need replacing. I’m not speaking of cosmetic enhancements—although the thought has occurred to me more than once in my lifetime—I’m talking about parts that have worn out and let me know in not-so-subtle ways that they’re tired of my shenanigans. My hips, for example, used to allow me to sashay about, letting folks know I was a serious contender on the cat walk. Now, they hold... Read more →

The Search for the 172 African-American Soldiers Memorialized at Margraten

Dutch Woman Appeals for Information on African-American Servicemen Buried in the Netherlands During WWII Technical Sgt. Willie F. Williams (Photo: Business Wire) WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial in Margraten honors the names of 1,722 missing American World War II soldiers and contains the graves of 8,301 servicemen. Of those fallen soldiers, 172 were African-American. While their name, rank, unit, hometown and date of death is readily available, little else is known about the African-American soldiers before they joined the US Army and helped... Read more →

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. Summer 2018 will bring with it the opening of The... Read more →