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July 2018

News from Congressman Frank Lobiondo, NJ's 2nd District

SEEKING INTERNS FOR FALL 2018 My offices in Mays Landing and Washington, DC are now accepting applications for fall internships. This invaluable experience for college students allows them insight and experience into the inner-workings of the federal government. Interning in the Mays Landing office will give exposure to constituent services and district events. In Washington, interns have the opportunity to attend policy briefings, learn from legislative process and provide South Jersey visitors tours of the Capitol. This experience is one that I am proud to offer young professionals from the South Jersey. Please contact our office, or visit the Congressional... Read more →


Dinosaurs and Trains, a day of Fun for the whole family, August 4th & 5th

Phillipsburg,New Jersey (PR MediaRelease)(CNBNewsnet)-- Dinosaurs and Trains, what could be better! Explore the world of Dinosaurs and Steam Trains in a day filled with family fun. In the station area learn about Dinosaurs with world famous field paleontologists Mike and Roberta Straka. Enjoy Scott Wagstaff -Ventriloquist and his Zany animals for a really fun family show! Relax and play in our 40′ bouncy obstacle course, take pictures with our Giant T-Rex Dinosaur and meet and greet with our very own Davey The Dinosaur. For a real adventure, travel back in time on our real Steam Train to the Ol’ Susquehanna... Read more →


U.S. Postal Service Announces News Birds in Winter Nest Stamps to be Dedicated in Vermont

The U.S. Postal Service celebrates four of winter’s winged beauties with the Birds in Winter Forever stamps. The stamps feature the black-capped chickadee (Poecile atricapillus), the northern cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis), the blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) and the red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus). When:Saturday, Sept. 22, at 11 a.m. Eastern Daylight TimeWhere:Vermont Institute of Natural Science 149 Natures Way Quechee, VT 05059 All guests must RSVP online at usps.com/birdsinwinter to attend the ceremony. Background:The stamp art features four striking designs that highlight the handsome plumage of these resident birds. The vivid contrast with the bright flashes of color found in the digital... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 6 (July 29, 2018) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we will post a weekly comic strip provided by cartoonist Dave Wolfe, age 18. 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 →


OFFICER DOWN: Corrections Officer Kyle Lawrence Eng, Las Vegas Dept. of Corrections

Kyle Lawrence Eng Las Vegas, NV (CNBNewsnet)--Corrections Officer Kyle Eng, age 51, suffered a fatal heart attack shortly after struggling with an inmate in the Las Vegas Detention Center. He began to feel ill after the inmate was subdued and went to the bathroom. Other officers found him unconscious in the bathroom and immediately began CPR. He was transported to University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead. Officer Eng had served with the Las Vegas Department of Public Safety for only seven months. Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements: Chief Michele Freeman... Read more →


Ports of the Delaware River extending produce reach - The Produce News

CNBNews file photo...Holt Logistics, Gloucester City, NJ It was that fast-growing Chilean trade that started Philadelphia’s infrastructure development toward what it is today. Geographically, Philadelphia is at a critical corner of the Keystone State. The nickname comes from other northeastern states seemingly wrapping around Pennsylvania. With that, perishable produce has easy access to the most-populous portion of the United States and Canada. Businesses here took the initiative and applied developing technology to build ports in Delaware and New Jersey, as well as Philadelphia, to be global trade leaders for the produce industry. Gulftainer, the largest private seaport terminal operator in... Read more →


NRA-ILA: Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) (photo) and his anti-gun comrades. View Related Articles On July 22, the Senate minority leader decided to fear-monger about homemade 3D-printed firearms following a Justice Department settlement that will permit firearm schematics to be more readily shared online. Wailing that “America is going to get a lot less safe,” Schumer claimed that such firearms “are not only scary, they’re outright dangerous in the way they can mimic the look and the capacity of a hardened, fully semiautomatic weapon.” A day later, Michael Bloomberg front-group Moms Demand... Read more →


CNBNews Mystery Consumer : Restaurant Renaissance in Gloucester City and Chubby's

Mystery Consumer | CNBNewsnet (Gloucester City, NJ)--What partners Tom Monahan and Tom Page have done with a property at the corner of Monmouth and Burlington Streets in Gloucester City is truly remarkable.After extensive renovations to the historic building, they have created an inviting and decorative dining area, flanked by a separate bar area that features a classic bar backdrop imported from a time gone by. These gentleman are to be applauded for their investment in the City, as are the owners of Vitale's Italian Bistro down by the River for rebuilding after their tragic fire. O'Donnells 1923 Pub & Grill... Read more →


Off-Duty Coast Guard Member Rescues Two Distressed Swimmers at Fire Island, New York

Local EMS and other first responders arrive to the beach at Fire Island, New York, July 24, 2018. That evening, an off-duty Coast Guard member rescued two distressed swimmers. (U.S. Coast Guard courtesy photo) Photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Steven Strohmaier NEW YORK – An off-duty Coast Guard member rescued two swimmers in distress off the coast of Fire Island, New York, Tuesday evening. At approximately 8:45 p.m., Petty Officer 3rd Class Victoria Vanderhaden, an active duty Coast Guard member at Station Eatons Neck, was walking the boardwalk near the Fire Island lighthouse when she noticed two individuals swimming... Read more →


Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Restoration Shows Progress

PHILADELPHIA (July 27, 2018) Today, EPA released a midpoint assessment of efforts by Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, the District of Columbia and federal partners to reduce nitrogen, phosphorus, and sediment pollution to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. The 2010 Bay TMDL calls for having all the necessary pollution control measures for restoring the Bay in place by 2025, with controls in place to achieve 60 percent of the needed reductions at the midpoint (2017) as compared to 2009. Collectively, the Bay Watershed jurisdictions have made considerable progress in reducing pollution to the Bay and the... Read more →


Philadelphia’s ‘Badlands’: At the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic

CNBNews graphics file Jérôme Sessini/MAGNUM PHOTOS WARNING: The following post contains graphic images The opioid crisis in the United States kills 115 people every day on average. But for photographer Jérôme Sessini, the story is not just about the drugs; it is about understanding the context behind the crisis. In this, the second chapter of a series documenting America’s opioid crisis, we follow Sessini as he travels to the Kensington neighborhood of Philadelphia, part of which is known locally as the ‘Badlands’. The northwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Kensington is like “a limbo of lost souls,” says Sessini. “You have people... Read more →


A Transgender Woman’s ‘Bait-And-Switch’ $92,000 Surgery Bill

Emmarie Huetteman: Wren Vetens thought she’d done everything possible to prepare for her surgery. She chose a doctoral program in physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a school that not only embraced transgender students like her, but also granted insurance coverage for her gender confirmation surgery when she enrolled in 2016. When uncertainty over the fate of an Obama-era anti-discrimination rule allowed the state to discontinue such coverage, Vetens and her mother, Dr. Kimberly Moreland, an OB-GYN, shopped for another plan. Wren Vetens was promised a significant discount on the cost of her gender confirmation surgery if she paid in... Read more →


Rising Senior Becomes 37th Siena Baseball Player to Ink Deal With MLB Club

Tom Sutera Signs With Philadelphia Phillies LOUDONVILLE, NY – Siena Baseball rising senior Tom Sutera has signed with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Waterford, Connecticut native becomes the 54th player in Siena Baseball history to sign a professional contract, and the 37th to ink with a Major League Baseball organization. "It's every kids dream to play professional baseball," exclaimed an elated Sutera. "I'm still kind of in shock, everything happened so fast. It's an unreal experience to be given this opportunity. My whole time at Siena was great and helped me grow into the person and baseball player I am today."... Read more →


Congressman Norcross Favors Governor's Call to Raise Minimum Wage to $15

CNBNews graphics file I’m emailing to make sure you saw my recent op-ed in The Star-Ledger on why we should raise the minimum wage. You can check out excerpts from the article below – and feel free to share it with your family and friends if you agree! Sincerely, Donald Norcross Member of Congress Why I support Gov. Murphy’s call for $15 min. wage by year-end By Congressman Donald Norcross The best social program is a good job with fair wages and the dignity that comes with it. Last week, Governor Murphy reiterated that raising the state minimum wage to... Read more →


Why You Should Visit The Philadelphia Waterfront

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest houses the city's only outdoor roller skating rink and the city's only Ferris wheel, providing amazing views of the river and skyline. But that's not all! Visit the waterfront to enjoy mini-golf, boardwalk-style games, delicious food, an arcade, great free events, and much more. Skate with the crew! Did you know that you can bring your Independence Blue Crosscard for free skating admission for you + 3 friends? FREE Storytime in the Lodge EVERY SATURDAY with Learn, Listen, Play. Light snacks provided by Honest Tea and Rope and Anchor. Join us this Saturday (rain date Sunday)... Read more →


11 Other Districts Also Sued:

Bellmawr School District Sued by ACLU for Alleged Discrimination Against Undocumented Students

State ID requirements in 12 districts across 10 counties, counter to Constitution, are especially disturbing in current climate, according to ACLU-NJ CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(July 28, 2018)The ACLU of New Jersey filed suit against 12 school districtsthroughout New Jersey, spanning from Camden County in the south to Sussex County at the state’s northern edge. The school districts, scattered throughout 10 counties, all require forms of state-issued identification that require Social Security numbers or valid immigration status as a condition for students to enroll in school, a requirement that New Jersey law clearly forbids. The exclusionary policies are particularly disturbing in... Read more →


Route 495 lane closures to begin in mid-August; Expect severe congestion for next 2.5 years

as rehabilitation of the Bridge over Route 1&9/Paterson Plank Road begins CNBNews graphics file (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the lane closures necessary as part of the rehabilitation of the Route 495 Bridge over Route 1&9 and Paterson Plank Road in North Bergen are expected to begin in mid-August. The work is scheduled to start on Friday, August 10, with the closure of the 31st Street ramp from Kennedy Boulevard to Route 495 westbound, with traffic detoured onto Patterson Plank Road. A week later, on Friday, August 17, one lane of Route 495 in... Read more →


Willingboro Woman Sentenced to Prison for 24 Years for Killing Husband with a Fire Extinguisher

Laciana Tinsley MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Willingboro woman was sentenced today to 24 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally beating her husband with a fire extinguisher inside their township residence early last year. Under the state’s No Early Release Act, Laciana Tinsley, 44, must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. The length of the sentence, handed down by the Hon. Philip E. Haines, J.S.C., is the result of an agreement between the defendant and the Prosecutor’s Office. Tinsley pled guilty to Aggravated Manslaughter in April... Read more →


Convicted Armed Robber Sentenced to Over 36 Years in Prison

Eastern District of Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that a Philadelphia man, convicted in March of multiple armed robberies and related offenses, was sentenced today to 441 months in prison. On March 26, 2018, Nasir Thompas, 21, was convicted by a federal jury of two counts of Hobbs Act robbery and two counts of the use, carrying, and brandishing of a firearm during a crime of violence. At trial, a 7-Eleven clerk testified that during one robbery, the defendant placed a pistol against the clerk’s forehead and threatened to kill him. A video from the Godfrey... Read more →


Former Pastor of the Come Alive Church in Medford Sentenced for Sexual Assault of Minors

Harry L. Thomas MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Medford Township pastor was sentenced today to 18 years in New Jersey state prison for sexually assaulting four juveniles and having inappropriate interaction with a fifth one over a multi-year period ending in 2015. The sentence handed down by the Hon. Jeanne T. Covert, P.J.Cr., contained no parole eligibility for the defendant, Harry L. Thomas, 75, of Queens Lane. He will serve his term at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Woodbridge, which houses sexual offenders. Thomas was the pastor of the Come Alive Church... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Police Officer Michael Michalski, Milwaukee Police Department, Wisconsin

Michael Michalski Milwaukee, WI (July 25, 2018)--(CNBNewsnet)--Police Officer Michael Michalski, age 52, was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a wanted subject in the area of 28th Street and Wright Street. The subject was wanted for weapons violations, narcotics violations, and violation of parole. Officer Michalski and other members of the Special Investigations Division located the man in the area and attempted to take him into custody. The man fled on foot and the officers pursued him into a nearby home. The subject opened fire, fatally wounding Officer Michalski. Other officers returned fire but the subject was not struck.... Read more →


Cleanup Proposed for Hercules, Inc. Superfund site in Gibbstown

EPA to hold public meeting on August 16, 2018 (New York, N.Y. – July 27, 2018) Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a cleanup plan for the Hercules, Inc. Superfund site in Gibbstown, N.J. Previous chemical manufacturing operations at the site contaminated the soil, sediment, and groundwater with volatile organic compounds. EPA is proposing a combination of excavation and treatment to address this contamination. “EPA is proposing several cleanup technologies that we believe will address the contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater at this site and protect the health of this community,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “Under... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Trooper Tyler Edenhofer, Arizona Department of Public Safety, Arizona

Tyler Edenhofer Phoenix, AZ-(JULY 25, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Trooper Tyler Edenhofer was shot and killed after he and several officers responded to reports of a subject throwing objects at vehicles on I-10, near Avondale Boulevard in Goodyear, at approximately 10:00 pm. Three Arizona Department of Public Safety troopers and two Goodyear Police Department officers responded to the scene and attempted to take the subject into custody. The man resisted arrested and engaged the officers in a struggle that lasted several minutes. The subject was able to obtain one of the officers' duty weapons during the struggle and opened fire, killing Trooper Edenhofer and... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Career Dem operative behind “bipartisan” attacks on Bob Hugin

CNBNews graphics file Save Jersey took a look at the folks behind the dishonest super PAC ads attacking Republican Senate candidate Bob Hugin, and found that far from the “independent” and “bipartisan” image they portray, it’s actually nothing more than a Democratic Party front. The group, Patients for Affordable Drugs Action, is led by none other than David Mitchell, a longtime Democrat operative, who’s produced TV ads for a who’s who of Democratic Party officials. And for a kicker, despite currently running ads attacking Big Pharma, Mitchell was formerly a partner at a firm famous for landing a $12 million... Read more →


South Jersey Young Democrats Organizations Speak Out Against Racism; Condemn 101.5FM

The South Jersey Young Democrats, the Burlington County Young Democrats, the Young Democrats of Atlantic County, the Ocean County Young Democrats, and the Camden County High School Young Democrats condemn WKXW 101.5FM CHERRY HILL, NJ – In response to the racist and discriminatory comments made by the hosts of the “Dennis & Judi Show” WKXW 101.5FM, the South Jersey Young Democrats, the Burlington County Young Democrats, the Young Democrats of Atlantic County, the Ocean County Young Democrats and the Camden County High School Democrats condemn the hateful rhetoric that was spoken yesterday. We request that a formal apology be given... Read more →


Villas Resident Arrested on Luring Charges

CNBNews graphics file Cape May Court House, New Jersey (July 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief William Mastriana of the Lower Township Police Department announce the arrest of 56-year old John Deangelis, a resident of the Villas section of Lower Township, New Jersey. On July 24, 2018, the Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit initiated an investigation after being informed of a video that was circulating on social media. As a result of this investigation, on July 26, 2018, John Deangelis was charged with one (1) count... Read more →


Route 130 Lane Closures in Camden County

Route 130 lane closures required this week for intersection improvements at Union Avenue/CR 615 in Camden County Large trucks detour necessary for several weeks (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced the left lane closures on Route 130 approaching the Union Avenue intersection in both directions for several weeks as an intersection improvements project advances in Camden County. Beginning earlier this week on Wednesday, July 25, NJDOT’s contractor, Orchard Holdings, LLC, closed one left lane on Route 130 in each direction to begin removing sections of the median and install crash cushions as part of an... Read more →


2018 Lower Township Recreation Coombs Douglass Memorial Run

The Lower Township Police would like residents in the Villas, Town Bank, and North Cape May area to be aware of detours in and about the Town Bank and North Cape May area for the Coombs Douglass run which will begin Saturday August 4th, 2018 at 08:30 a.m. Town Bank Road, Clubhouse Road, Miramar Ave, Beach Drive, Shore Drive and Douglass Park will all be closed or detoured. The event will consist of a two-mile and five mile run. The starting point of the race will be in front of the Town Bank Fire Hall. The majority of the run... Read more →


Maryland Weekly Fishing Report

By Keith Lockwood | Dept. of Natural Resources July 25, 2018 Jane Millman made time to go fishing with friends off Ocean City and holds up a beautiful blueline tilefish she caught. Photo by Kevin Thomas We all face daily challenges that tug at how we spend the dear time that is given to us. All anglers and outdoor enthusiasts know how hard it is to follow their favorite pursuits. Summer is fleeting, make time. Weekly Fishing Conditions Forecast Summary: July 25-31 Rain, rain, go away! The recent deluge in the Chesapeake Bay watershed has dropped more than 6 inches... Read more →


Tick borne diseases are likely to increase, say NIH officials

Female adult dog tick, or Dermacentor variabilis, crawls on a vial of blood. Dog ticks can transmit pathogens that cause tickborne diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia. NIAID The incidence of tick borne infections in the United States has risen significantly within the past decade. It is imperative, therefore, that public health officials and scientists build a robust understanding of pathogenesis, design improved diagnostics, and develop preventive vaccines, according to a new commentary in the New England Journal of Medicinefrom leading scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes... Read more →


Delaware's Fifth Annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta (video)

co-sponsored by DNREC’s Reclaim Our River program, set for Saturday, Aug. 4 in Blades BLADES (July 25, 2018) –The fifth annual Recycled Cardboard Boat Regatta – presented by the Town of Blades in conjunction with DNREC’s Division of Watershed Stewardship’s Reclaim Our River Program, Delaware Nature Society’s Abbott’s Mill Nature Center, and the Nanticoke River Sail & Power Squadron – will cast off Saturday, Aug. 4 at the Nanticoke River Public Marine Park, 26 North Market Street, Blades, DE 19973. Sign-in and registration begin at 11 a.m., with judging of boats’ appearances at noon, and races starting at 12:30 p.m.... Read more →


FBI Investigating Chinese Espionage in All 50 States

Outside Contributor FBI Director Christopher Wray revealed on July 18 that the FBI is investigating Chinese economic espionage cases in all 50 U.S. states, and that China is regarded as the “most significant” long-term threat to the United States. Wray, speaking to NBC at the Aspen Ideas Forum on July 18, said Chinese espionage “covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between.” The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) is using a set of unconventional warfare methods against the United States, designed to achieve the goals of war without the need for troop-on-troop combat.... Read more →


Governor Wolf Raises the Minimum Wage for Commonwealth Workers

Calls on Legislature to Act Harrisburg, PA – Building on his commitment to create Jobs That Pay as Pennsylvania’s economy continues to expand, Governor Tom Wolf today signed an executive order that increases pay for employees under the governor’s jurisdiction to no less than $12 an hour on July 1, 2018 and raises the wage by 50 cents a year until reaching at least $15 per hour in 2024. “Pennsylvania must be a place where hard work is rewarded, but today too many people cannot afford the basics,” said Governor Wolf. “This executive order increases the wage floor for state... Read more →


NJBIA Backs Opposition to Ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 

The New Jersey Business & Industry Association has signed on to an amicus brief supporting New Jersey's opposition to legal action by Texas and a group of other states aimed at ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. NJBIA joined other New Jersey businesses, associations, and nonprofit institutions in an amicus brief authored and filed by Lowenstein Sandler LLP in State of Texas, et al. v. United States of America et al. Texas and its other co-plaintiff states have asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas to issue a preliminary injunction against the DACA... Read more →


How to Make Your Home More Appealing

CNBNewsnet)(July 27, 2018)--When you have guests coming over, your home will say a lot about you. You must treat your house as if it were an extension of yourself. Having a beautiful home shows you are a highly organized being and you have good taste when it comes to design and decor. You can be the envy of all your friends and family when you take the time to make your house look more appealing. Here are the top tips that will ensure that your home is completely transformed: Add vinyl wood flooring. Vinyl wood flooring makes your house look... Read more →


NJDOT Commitment to Communities Initiative provides grant assistance

application period for FY19 Municipal Aid program now open Bikeway, Safe Routes to School and Transit Village grant applications also being accepted (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced applications are now being accepted for several of NJDOT’s Fiscal Year 2019 State Aid programs, with increased assistance and information sharing as part of the Department’s Commitment to Communities Initiative. The initiative is designed to ensure local governments succeed in delivering transportation projects that improve the quality of life for those traveling in and through New Jersey. The most significant grant program taking applications is... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Looking for Thief who stole Security Camera

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --The victim’s Ring Doorbell Camera captured the pictured suspect walking up to his front door, reaching up above it, and removing his wireless Netgear Arlo Pro Security camera. The suspect then quickly flees the area. If you can identify the suspects in the video and photos call the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page:... Read more →


WALNUT2WALNUT RIVER CHALLENGE

image provided Explore Philadelphia in a new way - from on the water - by paddling the Independence Seaport Museum's annual Walnut2Walnut River Challenge on Sunday, September 30. Paddle or row down the Schuylkill River and up the Delaware for a scenic trip around Philadelphia's peninsula. The excursion begins at the Schuylkill Banks and ends at Independence Seaport Museum's boat basin. The Challenge offers spectacular views of the city's river banks, bridges, piers, retired naval and commercial ships, historic masted ships and high-rise buildings while paddling almost 15 miles along both rivers. The Walnut2Walnut River Challenge is suitable for all... Read more →


Busy Month for Illegal Immigrants Committing Heinous Crimes

As the separation of families pouring in from Mexico dominates the airwaves several disturbing cases involving illegal aliens shift the focus back to the devastating impact of America’s poorly guarded southern border. In the last few days alone, an illegal immigrant who had been deported eleven times attacked his wife with a chainsaw in front of their children, another got charged with a series of violent rapes and dozens were arrested for operating a major human and drug smuggling enterprise in a major U.S. city. The gruesome chainsaw attack occurred in Los Angeles County, which has long offered illegal immigrants... Read more →


Obituary: Brandon G. Laxton, age 26

CNBNews graphics file On July 14, 2018. Age 26. Survived by his parents, Dawn M. Laxton and Daniel Ramirez; sisters, Keira M. Laxton and Corin A. Biddle and many loving family members and friends. Family and friends will gather for a memorial service and reception for Brandon on Saturday, August 4th at 12 Noon at 1710 Goodwater Ave, Browns Mills NJ 08015. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Brandon G. Laxton. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


No Gaps In Understanding: Here’s Your Primer On Medigap Coverage

published here with permission of Kaiser Health News Judith Graham Every year, older adults can opt out of a Medicare Advantage plan and opt in to original Medicare during open enrollment season, which begins on Oct. 15. But unexpected problems can arise with this change. Notably, seniors who want to return to original Medicare might not be able to purchase Medicare supplemental insurance, also known as Medigap coverage. Medigap covers some or all of the out-of-pocket costs associated with Medicare (deductibles, copayments and coinsurance), minimizing the financial risk to seniors. Under original Medicare, there is no limit to an individual’s... Read more →


Gloucester City Police Arrest Eight Individuals with Outstanding Warrants

image provided GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police arrested eight people over the past week on outstanding warrants. CNBNews marked those incidents with a asterisk * 7/19 (10:20 am) Ptl. Sean Gartland was called to Holt Logistics for a crash involving two tractor trailers. No injuries were reported. *7/19 (10:01 pm) David J. Carroll (23), a resident of Westville, was arrested on Broadway at King Street by Ptl. Johanna James and Sgt. Ken Iepson on warrants from Westville, Gloucester City and Camden City. He was released on bail. *7/20 (4:20 am) A traffic stop on Station Avenue at... Read more →


Obituary | Frank J. Mullica, Jr. of Westville

Frank J. Mullica, Jr., on July 23, 2018, of Westville; formerly of Phila., PA. Age 67. Beloved son of the late Frank, Sr. and Edith (nee Centracchio). Dear brother of the late Marie Holden. Also survived by many loving friends. Frank was a member of the FOP and had retired from the Philadelphia Police Department. He was also employed by the University of Pennsylvania Police Department. There will be a viewing from 10am to 11am Friday at Infant Jesus Parish, St. John Vianney Church, 2901 Good Intent Road, Deptford, NJ 08096. Funeral Mass 11am in the Church. Interment private. In... Read more →


Employees Resign; How Many in your City?; OPRA Update; Rams Alumni; Radio Hosts Suspended

CNBNews Tips and Snippets William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES RESIGNING—Margaret O'Donnell, Gloucester City School District Administrator, and Board Secretary announced her resignation at the Tuesday, July 24 board meeting. O'Donnell began her career in the Gloucester City school district in 2007. Her resignation letter reads; Besides McDonnell, several other school district employees have announced their retirement. They include Kimberly Ludwick, administrative assistant to the school superintendent; Lisa Labbree, a learning disabilities teacher consultant; Glenn Brown, school psychologist; and LDT-C, Christina Quirk. ~source district website image courtesy of 101.5 FM-radio HOW MANY ILLEGALS LIVE IN YOUR TOWN?—New... Read more →


Bala Cynwyd, PA Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bribing Postal Workers to Deliver Marijuana

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Tafari Riley, of Bala Cynwyd, was sentenced today to 87 months in federal prison for bribing two U.S. mail carriers to deliver packages containing marijuana to various locations in West Philadelphia. From April through December 2016, Riley, 26, corruptly paid two United States mail carriers, co-defendants Steven C. Williams and Felicia Charleston, to deliver packages to Riley which were addressed to fictitious individuals and contained large amounts of marijuana. Through this scheme, Riley possessed and distributed a staggering 2,732 kilograms of marijuana. Charleston was sentenced in May to... Read more →


Ocean County Prosecutor's Special Operations and Stafford PD Team Up on Drug Investigation

Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato and Stafford Township Police Chief Thomas Dellane announced today the culmination of a one month cooperative investigation into drug activity in the Southern Ocean County area. Detectives from the Prosecutor’s Special Operations Group, Southern Enforcement Unit joined forces with the Stafford Township Police Department to conduct an investigation into the distribution of Marijuana and Marijuana THC Oil in the southern Ocean County area. The concluded operation resulted in the arrest of two Stafford Township men on various drug charges. The partnering agencies’ investigation identified two Stafford Township residences, specifically 772 Buccaneer Lane, Manahawkin, NJ... Read more →


Gloucester County's Highway Overlay Program Active

CNBNews graphics file Washington Twp, NJ) - The County of Gloucester will be continuing with their 2018 Highway Overlay Program this coming week with the resurfacing project on Fish Pond Road (CR 634) in Washington Township and Richwood Aura Road (CR 667) in the Boroughs of Glassboro and Harrison Township. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "We have been hard at work to complete our 2018 Highway Overlay project and we are right on schedule. We will be continuing to alert residents as to when these roadway projects will be taking place so everyone is up to date and aware... Read more →


Pennsylvania Governor’s Advisory Council Seeks to Fill Openings on Fish and Boat Commission

Harrisburg, PA – The Governor’s Advisory Council for Hunting, Fishing and Conservation is seeking qualified candidates to fill upcoming vacancies on the board of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission from the Seventh District, which includes Carbon, Lackawanna, Luzerne Monroe, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming counties, and from the Fifth District, which includes Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, and Union counties. “The governor is reaching out to the anglers and boaters of northeast Pennsylvania to find a diverse group of qualified applicants, one of which will fill this vacancy,” said Robb Miller, director of the advisory council.... Read more →


Free Summer Productions for Gloucester County Residents

(Clarksboro, NJ) – the Gloucester County Board of Chosen Freeholders and Gloucester County Parks and Recreation invites residents to take advantage of free summer productions performed by the youth in the county's Summer Theater Program. This year’s three shows, Alice in Wonderland Jr., The Little Mermaid Jr. and The Show Must Go On (one act play), and Shrek, The Musical will all run for three days each and will feature the talents of a cast ranging from ages 8 to 17 who are excited to show off what they have been rehearsing in this year’s Summer Theater Program. Freeholder Director... Read more →


Happening and Events in Philly

Dilworth Park offers a place to sit and enjoy urban life on the west side of City Hall. Open 7 days a week, 6am-1am. 1 S 15th Street | DilworthPark.org | Facebook Park Features Dilworth Park Café, M-Su: 7am-7pm Air Grille, M-Su: 11am-4pm DilworthPark.org/dining XFINITY WiFi is available throughout Dilworth Park. August Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. Best of Philly® Soirée August 2, 6:30pm Join Philadelphia magazine in the heart of Philadelphia on August 2 for an evening of award-winning food, summer cocktails and dancing under the stars in celebration... Read more →