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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... 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... 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... 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. The tournament is open to youths ages 4 through 15. An adult must accompany youths under age 12 and contestants must bring their own fishing equipment. Prizes to all participants will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. in three age groups:... 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 issued by a federal immigration judge. 14 of those arrested were previously released from Philadelphia County custody, despite having an ICE detainer lodged against them. “This operation resulted in multiple arrests of criminal aliens, public safety threats, and individuals who... 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,” said U.S. Attorney McSwain. “We have to preserve the integrity of our Social Security system, and one way we do that is stopping those who are gaming the system for their own benefit.” If convicted, defendant Cassandra Boone faces a... 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 financial costs. Relocation involves packing and transporting your belonging, and whether you do it yourself or hire a moving company, you’ll have to incur some costs. You only minimize your expenses by finding ways to move on the cheap. Plan... 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 after the U.S. Civil War – the Nazi German government erected the monument in Chattanooga before the world knew of concentration camps, the Holocaust, blitzkriegs and fire bombings. Members from Nazi Germany’s diplomatic mission to the United States quietly installed... 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 at the funeral home. Interment private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Georgeann’s memory to Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton, NJ 08053 (https://samaritannj.org/giving/donate-now/) Read more →


EGG HARBOR CITY MAN SENTENCED ON GUNS & NARCOTICS CHARGES

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 investigation, personnel from the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and other Federal, State, County and Local Law Enforcement agencies seized seven semi-automatic handguns, more than 120 folds of heroin, handgun... 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 2018 by outgoing Governor Chris Christie. Here in Gloucester City the duties of the Animal Cruelty Officer has been designated to Patrolman Robert Saunders, according to the information obtained through an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request. The City will... 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 children learn your language? You can start earning up to $2,500 a month working part time from your home. Apply with a single click => http://tutree.com/fbapply Tutree+VIPKID's mission is to provide the American elementary school experience to Chinese children -... 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 Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue. The campaign for a “pro-choice majority” will focus on defeating GOP candidates whose pro-life votes have attracted little attention, often because the Senate failed to pass the House bills they voted on. “Voters are shocked... 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 time frame in later life, with mild cognitive impairment (problems with memory, decision-making or thinking skills) lasting about four years, on average, and dementia (Alzheimer’s disease or other related conditions) occurring over 1½ to two years. Even when these conditions... 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 1st degree, 3 counts of Robbery—a 1st degree crime, 2 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery—1st degree, 2 counts of Possession of a Weapon (Firearm) for an Unlawful Purpose—2nd degree, and 2 counts of Conspiracy to Commit Possession of a... 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 of 95 years’ incarceration, a period of supervised release, full restitution to the government, and a fine. The case was investigated by the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, and the Pennsylvania State Police, and is being prosecuted by... 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 my legs in a vice-like grip, allowing only a step or two before they pinch me. And, they make a kind-of crunching sound as I move about. I once had the bluest of blue eyes. I know they’re considered the... 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 liberate the Netherlands. This #MemorialDay, a Dutch woman is appealing for information on the #WWII African-American liberators buried at the Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten. Tweet this Dutch public historian Mieke Kirkels would like to change that. “It’s about time... 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 Philadelphia Bourse, a 27-tenant food hall sure to be the perfect pit stop for hungry visitors. Also in store: limited-engagement exhibitions at the National Museum of American Jewish History and the National Constitution Center, a Tall Ships festival making its... 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, and the American Heart Association (AHA), the nation's largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke, are working together to improve the health of Americans 20% by 2020, through healthy menu and recipe innovation and health awareness and education programs. Currently, as part of its Healthy for Life... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

Glitters123.com | Area Residents Graduate from Marist College POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (05/24/2018)-- The following residents graduated from Marist College the weekend of May 18. Jamie Caniglia of Mount Laurel, NJ received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Diana Carballo of Cherry Hill, NJ received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. Peter Dunne of Cherry Hill, NJ received a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. Daniel O'Keefe of Vincentown, NJ received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics - Adolescence Eduation. Mara Schiffhauer of Vincentown, NJ received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. Emily Spellman of Belmar, NJ received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Nicole Troost of Medford, NJ received a Master of Arts degree in Integrated Marketing Communication.... 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 to ensure equitable growth in the City of Philadelphia. “As we continue to press members of the housing and construction industry to work as partners with City Council on a fair and equitable development strategy, it is only right that we do all we can to address unfair or unnecessary... 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 vessels from around the nation and the world. As a bonus, all tickets include admission to the Waterfront Festival and the Independence Seaport Museum. Before or after visiting the ships, be sure to stop by Spruce Street Harbor Park Sustained by Univest and Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest for some amazing... 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 accelerate the renewal of water and wastewater infrastructure that is reaching the end of its useful life.” "With this $6 million investment in new wastewater mains, our customers in this rapidly growing area will experience improved service reliability," stated Kevin Keane, senior director of Operations for New Jersey American Water’s... Read more →


EMS: A Critical Partner in Successful Community Disaster Planning and Response

Author: Richard Hunt, MD Senior Medical Advisor, National Health Care Preparedness Programs, ASPR and John Hick, MD, Deputy Chief EMS Medical Director, Hennepin County Medical Center During EMS Week, we want to draw attention to the vital role EMS plays in disaster healthcare and salute our Emergency Medical Services colleagues nationwide. We know that across the country, our EMS colleagues work on the frontlines of health, providing lifesaving services every day, even on the worst days in your communities. EMS is the first point of contact with medical services for millions of Americans, and with every call EMS professionals put years of training and education to use to make a difference. Your care saves lives. All too frequently, EMS must respond not just to every-day... Read more →


CNB Spotlight on College Students from NJ

McDaniel College Awards Bachelor's Degrees WESTMINSTER, MD (05/24/2018)-- McDaniel College awarded more than 600 undergraduate and graduate degrees during the College's 148th commencement ceremony on May 19. Lauren Nicole Herman of Cherry Hill (08003) graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work . Joshua McWilliams of Sicklerville (08081) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication . Laura F. Shriver of West Cape May (08204) graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics . Commencement speaker was McDaniel College Professor Emeritus Francis "Skip" Fennell, mathematics education expert and advisor for the Emmy award-winning PBS shows "Peg + CAT" and "Odd Squad." The graduates hailed from 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 17 countries. Academic honors given... 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 on the amount of mercury fished out of oceans and seas from 1950 to 2014 and the weekly consumption of fish and seafood by the populations of 175 countries between 1961 and 2011. By comparing this data, which was published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations... 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 of Schools, and the New Jersey Education Association. Click to sign up for SOSNJ/NJDOE community meetings 2. Collaboratives hosted by the NJDOE Click to sign up for NJDOE collaboratives If you can't attend any of the collaboratives or community meetings, you can send written feedback to the NJDOE directly at... 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. Stokes was indicted in December 2016 along with an alleged co-conspirator, Lawrence T. Humphrey, 49, of Brooklyn, N.Y., as the result of an investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice Financial & Computer Crimes Bureau. Humphrey is wanted as a fugitive and faces pending second-degree charges of conspiracy, theft by... 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, and according to an NJ Spotlight analysis, he ranked 153rd wealthiest in the House with a net worth of ranging from $751,000 to $3.1 million. He currently serves on the House Armed Services and the Education and the Workforce committees and has been an outspoken opponent of President Trump and... 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 foods and the opportunity to learn agricultural skills. "NJBIA's heart is in its community, and there's no better way to demonstrate this than by volunteering our time and talent to help Isles with all of the great work they do," said NJBIA President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. Isles... 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 community on education, employment, health and welfare, housing and legislation and are dedicated to promoting leadership among women by studying and planning innovative strategies to advance civic, economic and welfare issues and is an important institution for the African American community and the entire municipality of Glassboro. They award yearly... 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 are prepared for the additional traffic expected this summer. Last summer, CBP processed more than 121 million international travelers at U.S. ports of entry. “CBP invites visitors to see all that the United States has to offer this summer from the Grand Canyon to Times Square and everything in between,”... 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 several species were caught, including three black drum this year! After the week of rain, everyone was happy to spend a sunny day fishing with family and friends at the beach. This was the second year the Governor's Surf Fishing Tournament was open to high school teams with their own... 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 to create innovative solutions to environmental challenges,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “These awards support the next generation of scientists and engineers in their commitment to environmental protection, while helping states, tribes, and local communities find solutions to their environmental issues.” "These P3 students are tackling some of our most... 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 only been observed in the BlackEnergy malware, specifically BlackEnergy versions 2 and 3. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) recommend that owners of SOHO routers power cycle (reboot) SOHO routers and networked devices to temporarily disrupt the malware. DHS and FBI encourage SOHO... 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 Marine Corp. Veteran and had been employed by CVS in Lumberton. Relatives and friends are invited to meet Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM and again Tuesday morning from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the ETHERINGTON-CRERAN FUNERAL HOME, 700 POWELL ST., GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ. Richard’s funeral service will be... Read more →


NJ Residents Graduate from King's College

(CNBNewsnet)May 25, 2018 - Wilkes-Barre, Pa. – King’s College held its 69th Commencement Exercises on May 20. King’s students from your area who received their degrees are: BACHELOR OF ARTS CRIMINAL JUSTICE Austin G. Dobleman, Gloucester City Ronald D. Ippolite, Woolwich Township BACHELOR OF SCIENCE MEDICAL STUDIES Andrew R. Gardner, Swedesboro BACHELOR OF SCIENCE BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTING Nathaniel W. Klaus, Wenonah HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT Aaron M. Vascos, Sicklerville MARKETING Mark R. Alberto, Jr., Blackwood Read more →


39-Year-Old Driver of All Terrain Vehicle Driver Killed in Camden City

(Camden City, NJ) (May 25, 2018(CNBNewsnet)– A driver operating an ATV died Thursday night after being ejected from the vehicle and suffering fatal injuries. The accident happened just before 7:30 p.m. Thursday near the intersection of State Street and River Road. The driver of the vehicle, a 39-year-old male, was thrown from the ATV on the State Street Bridge and sustained multiple severe injuries. No other vehicles were involved in the accident and no one else was injured. The driver was transported to Cooper University Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Read more →


FOURTH-GRADERS HOLD FUNDRAISER FOR BUS CRASH VICTIMS

Students in fourth grade at Paramus's Ridge Ranch and Memorial Elementary School are holding a fundraiser Saturday to benefit those affected by the fatal bus crash on May 17, The Jersey Tomato Press says. The crash killed a fifth-grader and a teacher from East Brook Middle School, which is the school the fourth-graders will attend in the fall. The fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Paramus Elks Lodge parking lot. The students hope to raise $100,000 to donate to the East Brook Middle School Family and Community through the Paramus Children's Health Foundation. ABOARD BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY FOR EARLY START ON MEMORIAL DAY Cannons sounded Thursday on the Delaware River waterfront in Camden as tall ships sailed up and... 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 holiday fare, to take the necessary precautions when using grills, particularly gas-fired ones,” said Lt. Governor Sheila Y. Oliver, DCA Commissioner. “Following these safety tips is a good way to remain safe during holiday cookouts and throughout the spring and summer months.” “Memorial Day weekend is a time for remembrance... 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 cans containing “SPAM Classic” with a “Best By” February 2021 date and production codes: F020881, F020882, F020883, F020884, F020885, F020886, F020887, F020888 and F020889. These products were shipped throughout the United States. 12-oz. metal cans containing “Hormel Foods Black-Label Luncheon Loaf” with a “Best By” February 2021 date and production... 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 Sarah McBride of Wildwood Kristen Morawski of Pennsauken Nicole Pinto of West Deptford Gianna Pomykacz of Williamstown Bailey Raymond of Moorestown Dominick Ritondaro of Vineland Sean Seay of Haddon Heights Samuel Shinn of Clarksboro Dennis Stewart of Burlington Morgan Weigle of Penns Grove Cecilia Wigginton of Gloucester City Jaquelyn Yiatrou... 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 whole family on land, on deck and on the water. And what would Memorial Day be without fireworks? Don’t miss special holiday fireworks shows along the Delaware River waterfront and at Longwood Gardens. That’s on top of the amazing events and activities going on all weekend in the city, including... 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 amplify their hard work. “Our charitable contributions and volunteerism help improve the quality of life for our customers and local communities,” said Dave Velazquez, president and CEO, Pepco Holdings, which includes Atlantic City Electric. “This year’s award winners are shining examples of selflessness, kindness and passion, and the work we... 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 from the water and brought them ashore to the Cape May-Lewes ferry terminal. No injuries or pollution were reported. The catamaran’s owner is arranging salvage of his vessel. “Boating accidents often happen too quickly for the people involved to locate and put on their life jackets,” said Petty Officer 2nd... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Protecting Your Investment

Dawn Watson/CNBNewsnet During my years as a trainer I’ve encountered folks that don’t need professional help with their dogs. They don’t need help because it’s ‘only a puppy’. They don’t need help because ‘he just needs to learn what to do’. They don’t need help because ‘he’ll outgrow that behavior’. They don’t need help because ‘it was my fault he bit me’. They don’t need help because ‘we got rid of him’. If you’ve invested your heart and your money in a dog, do him a big favor and invest just a little more by seeing a professional for at least one session. You may be saving his life. Visit Brother of the Wolf on Facebook. Text or call 856.981.8957 with questions about this, or... 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 339,000 soldiers and civilians from Dunkirk, in WWII, which took nine days.) One of the things this event illustrates is that in cities present and future, redundancy is one of the keys to resilience. New York has long neglected its waterfront, and in the face of rising seas it is... Read more →