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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... 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... 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... 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,... 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,... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more →


Vehicle Pursuit Starts in Gloucester City, Ends In Aston, Pennsylvania; Suspect from Ocean City

image provided GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (June 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A vehicle pursuit which started in Gloucester City and ended in Pennsylvania resulted in the arrest of a Ocean City resident for various violations. According to police, on June 26 at 11:53 pm Ptl. John Bryszewski, while on patrol, observed a suspicious occupied vehicle parked on Barlow Avenue. During the course of the investigation, Ptl. Bryszewski asked the driver to step out of his vehicle. The driver, instead sped off, initiating a vehicle pursuit. The registration plates on... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... 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... 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... 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.... Read more →


EPA Plans to Award $240,000 to Maryland for Water Quality Monitoring at Beaches  

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA (June 27, 2018) – As peak beach season arrives, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to award approximately $240,000 to Maryland to develop and implement beach monitoring and notification programs along Maryland’s shores. “Enjoying the beach is a quintessential pastime for Americans every summer,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Through EPA’s BEACH grants, we are ensuring communities across the country can keep their beaches safe and enjoyable for all.” Under the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act, EPA awards... Read more →


Maple Shade Police Issue No Parking/Road Detours for July 4th Parade/Fireworks on Saturday

CNBNews graphics file MAPLE SHADE NJ (JUNE 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnetThe 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... Read more →


Obituary: Anna I. Steelman, 90, of Gloucester City

CNBNews graphics file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On June 21, 2018, (nee Fischer) of Gloucester City, NJ age 90. She was the beloved wife of the late Henry E. Steelman, Sr., loving mother of Henry E. Jr. (Hallie), Robert M. (Deborah), Patrick J. (Donna) and Kathleen Matkowski (John) and dear sister of Marie Vogel and the late Elizabeth Lange. She is also survived by 17 dear grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren. Anna was born and raised in Gloucester City and was a lifelong member of St.... Read more →


Baltimore CBP Reports Nation’s First Encounter of a Wood-Boring Wasp Species

in Aluminum Coils from Greece BALTIMORE – The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed today that a live wood-boring wasp that U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agriculture specialists recently intercepted in Baltimore is the first time this specimen has been reported in the United States. Urocerus augur Klug (Siricidae) While inspecting a shipment of aluminum coils from Greece, CBP agriculture specialists discovered the wasp and boring holes in the wood packaging material. Wood-boring wasps are known to lay their eggs in trees where they emerge... Read more →


Senator Menendez Says No Vote on Supreme Court Nominee Until After November Election

CNBNews graphics file Over the course of the next several months I need you to join me in a fight against any extremist nominee to the Supreme Court. We should not vote on a Supreme Court nominee until the American people make their voices heard in the November election. This is the same rule and process Majority Leader McConnell insisted upon when President Obama nominated Merrick Garland. Civil rights, voting rights, reproductive freedoms, LGBTQ rights, environmental protections, and the rule of law are at stake.... Read more →


Congratulations to NJ Residents Who Recently Graduated From Loyola University Maryland

CNBNews graphics file BALTIMORE, MD (06/27/2018)-- Loyola University Maryland recognized the class of 2018 at its 166th Commencement Exercises on May 19, 2018. Alexander Akers of Sewell, received a BA degree in Classical Civ, Spanish Tyler Blessing of Moorestown, received a BSEI degree in Engineering Gianna Branella of Galloway, received a BS degree in Biology Hannah Brown of Cherry Hill, received a BA degree in Elementary Education Jenna Brown of Cherry Hill, received a BA degree in Communication Thu Bui of Pennsauken, received a BS... Read more →


Free Performance of Disney's Little Mermaid at the Kimmel's Center Saturday at 2PM

Kimmel Center SATURDAY, JUNE 30 2PM ShowStoppers showcases high school students from Philadelphia, suburbs, and South Jersey The Kimmel Center ShowStoppers Summer Camp is a two week performing arts intensive for high school students in grades 7-12. This summer, 41 high school students from the tri-state area were selected to take part in this fast-paced program and were able to maximize their skills in theater, voice, and dance under the direction of Kimmel Center expert teaching artists. The Kimmel Center Showstoppers Summer Camp is an... Read more →


NJBIA: Budget Proposals with More Tax Increases Moving in Wrong Direction    

NJBIA President & CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq., issued the following statement Thursday regarding the FY2019 state budget negotiations. "Negotiations are clearly headed in the wrong direction. Instead of focusing on New Jersey's economic competitiveness and jobs, the Legislature is now poised to possibly vote on even more tax increases. "Lengthening the CBT surcharge to four years, extending the sales tax to include vacation rental homes and doubling the realty transfer fee will make New Jersey less affordable and less competitive. "The budget approved by... Read more →


News from Norwich University

Local student receives diploma from Norwich University NORTHFIELD, Vt. (Grassroots Newswire) June 28, 2018 – Michael James Grandrimo of Sewell (08080) received a Bachelor of Science cum laude in Management with a minor in Entrepreneurship and a concentration in Financial Economics from Norwich University at the May 12 commencement ceremony held in NU’s Shapiro Field House. Norwich University graduated over 500 students from 33 undergraduate academic programs and the Master of Architecture program. The Class of 2018 hailed from 33 U.S. states and 10 different... Read more →