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June 2018

Letters to the Editor: Democrats/Republicans Prepare to Stop Murphy from Shutting Down NJ

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON NJ (June 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--With just hours to go before a budget must be signed into law to prevent a government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans in the state Legislature are preparing to override any veto in order to send a clear message to Governor Phil Murphy: it's wrong to force the people of New Jersey to pay higher income, sales and property taxes when Trump billionaire corporations should share the burden for critically needed investments in the state's future. Although Governor Murphy was presented a balanced budget more than a week ago, he has dithered in deciding... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND FIREWORKS PARKING RESTICTIONS

CNBNews graphics file In order to accommodate the Independence Day Parade and Fireworks on July 3rd. the following parking restrictions will be put into place: Between 4:30 pm and 8:00 pm on July 3rd. parking will be prohibited on: Broadway between Koehler and Warren Sts. (both sides) Koehler St. between Broadway and Jersey Ave. (both sides) Jersey Ave. between Broadway and 9th. St. (both sides) Charles Street between Jersey Ave. and 8th. St. (both sides) Between 6:00 pm and 12:00 am on July 3rd. parking will be prohibited on: Johnson Blvd. between Gaunt and Essex Sts. (both sides) Bill Flynn... Read more →


Tick Season Is Here! Longhorned Tick Has Invaded Camden County

(Lindenwold, NJ) – The Camden County Department of Health and Human Services and the Camden County Mosquito Control Commission informed the public about the health threats to residents, and deterrent measures being taken to protect the community, during the 2018 mosquito and tick season. The mosquito spraying season has just started and there have been new developments with the statewide tick populations that are relevant to neighborhoods and families throughout the region. “According to the state Department of Health there have been four confirmed cases of Zika Virus from mosquitos reported in New Jersey so far this year. We are... Read more →


BRIDE ‘LUMBERJILLS’ WITH AN AXE TO GRIND; Axe throwing is the latest bachelorette party trend

photos provided An increasing number of brides-to-be are choosing to add axe throwing to their bachelorette party itinerary. This exhilarating group activity sees throwers hurling an axe down a lane in an attempt to hit a bullseye. An integral part of traditional lumberjack competitions, it seems women across the United States and Canada are keener than ever to unleash their inner ‘lumberjill’ ahead of their big day. And they don’t have to look far. More than 30 axe throwing venues now exist across North America, with 2018 seeing a flurry of new openings. With roots firmly placed in Canada, axe... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Murphy is Putting Political Supporters Ahead of NJ Residents

CNBNews graphics file In a morning tweet, the respected head of the Monmouth University Polling Institute precisely identified why Governor Phil Murphy is fighting for higher income, sales and property taxes instead of reforming government spending - it will impact his political supporters and contributors. Pollster Murphy, referring to the CWA’s support for Murphy’s higher taxes, wrote: “Political calculus - makes sense to choose sides (as they made clear months ago). Not only will the CWA negotiate another contract with Murphy in the coming year, but he's the only thing blocking serious pension and benefits reform.” That’s right - despite... Read more →


Maple Shade's 4th of July Celebration is Today

CNBNews graphics file MAPLE SHADE NJ (June 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Township of Maple Shade Civic Activities Committee will host the 4th of July Parade and Fireworks on Saturday June 30, 2018. Main Street , AKA County Route 537, will be closed for the parade from approx. 1100 AM to 300 PM. Front Street is the detour route. South Clinton Avenue between South Coles Avenue and Frederick Avenue and Martin Avenue between West Center Avenue and South Coles Avenue will be closed from approx. 600 PM to 11PM. All neighborhoods surrounding the Maple Shade High School and Babe Ruth Ball Field will... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: NJBIA Statement on Budget Impasse

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON NJ (June 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--NJBIA is extremely disappointed to learn that the budget negotiations that broke down yesterday between the governor and legislative leaders apparently centered on what taxes to increase, instead of what spending to cut. We need to fix the state's structural budget deficits, such as our public pension, health benefits and education costs, rather than attempt to tax our way of our challenges. Proposals such as a millionaires tax and CBT surcharge try to balance the budget on the backs of job-creators. Corporations have 50 states to choose from. We need to make New... Read more →


NJ Students Named to Gettysburg College Deans List

CNBNews graphics file GETTYSBURG, PA (06/25/2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Gettysburg College students take pride in their work, and we are likewise proud to announce their recent academic achievements. Students whose semester averages were 3.6 or above were recently placed on the Dean's Honor List. The following local students have been awarded this outstanding academic achievement in the Spring 2018 semester. Evan Bertonazzi of Richland (08350) Brittany Bondi of Eastampton (08060) Michael DeFeo of Haddonfield (08033) Sarah DiDomenico of Mount Laurel (08054) Casey Eck of Medford (08055) Frank Fortino of Haddonfield (08033) Matthew Harris of Dennisville (08214) Allison Hermann of Mount Laurel (08054) Nicole... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $10 Million in Counterfeit Luxury Watches

PHILADELPHIA PA (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – If authentic, the 699 luxury brand watches that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized Thursday in Philadelphia would hold a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of nearly $10 million. Instead, they’re headed to destruction. CBP officers seized 699 counterfeit luxury watches with an MSRP of $10 million, if authentic. The express consignment parcel arrived June 11 from Hong Kong, China and was manifested as lithium batteries. When CBP officers inspected the shipment, officers encountered luxury brand watches bearing the name Rolex, Tous, Hublot, Piguet, Panerai, Patek, Fossil, and Harley Davidson. Officers detained... Read more →


Obituary | Robert Joseph Vasinda of Runnemede

Robert Joseph Vasinda Robert Joseph Vasinda, on June 28, 2018, of Runnemede passed peacefully with his family surrounding him. Age 65. Beloved husband of Kathleen (nee Farrell) of 39 years. Loving father of Patrick and Jacqueline. Brother of John and Gregory. Also survived by 1 niece and 4 nephews. Robert retired after 36 years of service from the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Navy Yard, PA. Robert was a member of Trout Unlimited. He was a passionate Fly Fisherman and an amateur Astronomer. Services private at the request of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Enrichment Tools

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--As part of your family, your dog deserves the best possible life. This includes tools that enrich, challenge, and entertain her. These tools need not be costly; many stimulating toys and games can be fashioned from household items. Save up toilet paper rolls and make sounds through them. Toss them to your dog and watch him attempt to ‘find’ the noise. Get a laser pointer from the dollar store and use it outdoors at night. Fido will spend hours trying to track it! A cardboard box turned upside-down with a treat... Read more →


“Detroit the Comeback City” will Premier on the History Channel, Sunday July 1 at 9 P.M. EST.

Big Sean and Terry Wrong produced “Detroit the Comeback City” which will premier on the History Channel, Sunday July 1st at 9:00 P.M. EST. (Photo by Rolco Sports & Entertainment Network) By Raymond Rolak CNB Entertainment and Broadcast Editor (DETROIT,MICHIGAN)(June 30, 2018)“Detroit the Comeback City” is an hour long documentary which tells the history of the Michigan Central Station and the plans for the future use of the iconic building. The recent purchase by the Ford Motor Company holds a lot of optimism for the edifice and for the City of Detroit. The film premiers Sunday, July 1st at 9:00... Read more →


Eagles Exhibition Unveiled At Philadelphia International Airport

Philadelphia Airport Celebrates Super Bowl In Style PHILADELPHIA PA (June 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A new Eagles exhibition, honoring the Super Bowl 52 win and the history of the organization, was unveiled on Tuesday at Philadelphia International Airport. The idea, says Chellie Cameron, Philadelphia International Airport’s chief executive officer, is to show off the pride of the city. As an estimated 30 million travelers walk through the airport over the course of the next 12 months at a rate of 81,000 per day, those who go through Terminal A-East are going to see the pride loud and clear and in three-dimensional Midnight Green... Read more →


Obituary: Charles M. Dilger, Sr. of Lindenwold, formerly of Bellmawr

CNBNews graphics file Charles M. Dilger, Sr., on June 27, 2018, of Lindenwold; formerly of Bellmawr. Age 93. Beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (nee Boehm). Devoted father of Claude Dilger (Cindy), Dorothea Oliveri (Anthony), Christopher Dilger (Dotti), and the late Charles Dilger, Jr. Loving grandpop of Charles III, Dustin, Colleen, Daniel, Mary, Chloe, and Luke and great grandpop of Daisy and Holly. Preceded in death by 9 siblings. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Dilger proudly served in the US Navy during WW II. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 4th Degree and a... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Seizes Nearly $1.7 Million in Fentanyl Shipped from China

PHILADELPHIA PA (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--– U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized 110 pounds of the deadly opioid fentanyl with an estimated $1.7 million street value Monday in Philadelphia. Rentanyl found in barrels of iron oxide. CBP officers from the Area Port of Philadelphia conducting routine examinations discovered the fentanyl in a shipment of iron oxide that arrived from China. A CBP narcotics detector dog alerted to the presence of narcotics inside the barrels of iron oxide. CBP officers, wearing personal protective equipment, searched through the iron oxide and discovered 50 packages that contained sealed bags of a white, powdery... Read more →


EPA Recognizes Jersey City Superfund Site for Excellence in Reuse

This sign was posted by the EPA on the Superfund site of Quanta Resources in Edgewater, New Jersey in 2002. The Quanta Resources Corporation produced coal tar, paving, and roofing material in the late 1800s. From 1974 to 1981, Quanta Resources operated an oil processing facility. According to the EPA, the groundwater and soils at the site are contaminated with arsenic, chromium, lead, and other chemicals, which are harmful to human health. The remediation of the site is currently underway. (New York, N.Y. – June 28, 2018) Today, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Pete Lopez today presented New... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: You simply should pay higher taxes … sorry

CNBNews graphics file Bill SpadeaJune 28, 2018/http://nj1015.com/ You simply should pay higher taxes. After all, let's face it, there's a lotta spending that needs to be done! Elite insiders, special interests and of course the lawyers all need their cut from your bank account. The budget 'compromise' being worked out between the governor and the Legislature after their "pretend fight" is a disaster for every middle- and working-class taxpayer and the small and medium sized companies that employ them. Higher taxes at every level. More spending, more borrowing and a worsening affordability crisis driving more and more of our friends... Read more →


Brooklawn's Bergen Street Named in Honor of Former Borough Councilman Tom MacAdams

UPDATED with photo photos by Joe Townsend (CNBNewsnet)-BROOKLAWN, NJ (June 29, 2018)—A sign naming Bergen Street in Brooklawn after former Borough Councilman Tom MacAdams was installed today by an employee from the borough public works department. Tom MacAdams Tom served 18 years on council. He was involved in many community events such as the Brooklawn Christmas Spirit, the Brooklawn Drug Alliance, the Brooklawn Wiffleball reunion, the Brooklawn Bees Basketball League, the Brooklawn Little League, the Brooklawn American Legion baseball, and the Brooklawn Lady Bugs Summer League. Tom passed away on March 29, 2014 at the age of 60 from LouGehrig's... Read more →


Atlantic City Electric Provides Tips to Help Customers Keep Their Cool During Summer

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – With temperatures forecasted to approach triple digits this weekend, there’s no doubt, summer is officially in full swing, which means you may be using more energy to cool your home than you realize. So in between barbecues, beach days and belly flops into the pool, don’t forget to make these simple adjustments around the house, to help you manage your energy use and keep those summer cooling costs down. Manage your bill on My Account: Use Atlantic City Electric’s online energy management tool to learn how much energy you are using. The bill-to-date... Read more →


Freedom Festival on July 4th at Wiggins Waterfront Park

Family Variety Series at Haddon Lake Park Come out to Haddon Lake Park on Saturday, June 30th at 10 AM for the Family Variety Series: One Man Circus. This free event is for kids and families of all ages. Read More. Free Work Out Sessions at Cooper River Park Join us every Saturday and Monday through July for free workout classes at Cooper River Park. All levels are welcome. Cardio on the Cooper is held every Saturday from 11 AM to 12 PM. This calorie annihilating outdoor workout will get your mind and body in shape this summer. For more... Read more →


MONTCLAIR RESIDENTS, CLERGY PROTEST CHILD SEPARATIONS AT BORDER

The separation of migrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border has prompted protests from groups and houses of worship in the Montclair area, Montclair Local reports. Although President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the separations, many people are concerned that the process of reuniting children with their parents is slow and chaotic. Montclair-area residents marched from Rand Park to Church Street on Saturday to keep attention focused on the issue. BERGEN COUNTY ENTERS SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENTS WITH MUNICIPALITIES Bergen County has entered several shared services agreements with municipalities throughout the county, including Rutherford, East Rutherford,... Read more →


NJ Residents Named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Spring 2018 Semester

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY (06/27/2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- The following local students have been named to the Marist College Dean's List for the Spring 2018 semester: Peter Dunne of Cherry Hill, NJ is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in Applied Mathematics. Jamie Caniglia of Mount Laurel, NJ is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in Communication. Diana Carballo of Cherry Hill, NJ is a member of the Class of 2018 and is majoring in Political Science. Mary Vange of Cherry Hill, NJ is a member of the Class of 2019 and is majoring in Business Administration.... Read more →


74-Year-Old Boy Scout Leader Charged with Distribution of Child Pornography

James Roberts (photo provided) SICKLERVILLE, NJ (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--James Roberts, 74, who has been involved in the Boy Scouts for 40 years and a Master Scout Leader for Boy Scout Troop 132 in Sicklerville, was charged with Distribution of Child Pornography and Possession of Child Pornography according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Winslow Township Police Chief George Smith. Detectives from the High-Tech Crimes Unit (HTCU) of the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office executed a search warrant on June 29, 2018, for James Robert’s residence on Avella Lane in Sicklerville in Winslow township. While at the residence, authorities located... Read more →


Weekend Heat Alert in Camden County

(Gloucester Township, NJ) — The Office of the Camden County Health Officer has issued a Heat Alert for Camden County from June 30 to July 2, effective each day from noon to 7 p.m. “The forecast indicates that we’re looking at our first real taste of summer heat this weekend, with temperatures rising in the mid-to-high 90s each day. It is crucial during these blistering summer days that people check on elderly relatives, friends, and to make sure they are safe and properly prepared for the heat,” said Freeholder Carmen Rodriguez, liaison to the Camden County Department of Health and... Read more →


Comcast: Service outage caused by a provider's cut fiber 

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA PA (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Comcast said Friday that there is an interruption of its internet, video and voice services, related to a cut fiber at one of the company's large network partners. “One of Comcast’s large backbone network partners had a fiber cut that we believe is also impacting other providers. It is currently affecting our business and residential internet, video and voice customers. We apologize and are working to get services restored as soon as possible," Comcast said in a statement. Communicating with customers from its Xfinity support Twitter account, Comcast said at about 2 p.m.... Read more →