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August 2018

CAMDEN CITY DETECTIVES SEEKING PUBLIC’S HELP IN RECENT HOMICIDE

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying an individual who may have been involved in a fatal shooting that occurred on August 28, 2018 at approximately 1:47 a.m. Camden County Police found the victim, Miguel Rodriguez-Zavala, on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound on the 2300 block of Federal Street. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at 2:10 a.m. Members of the public should not approach the individual shown in the video below. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Lee Hopkins at (856) 225-8623 or Camden County Police Detective Colin O’Sullivan at (856) 757-7420. Information may also be emailed to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org Read more →


Delaware Fish and Wildlife Arrest Frederica Couple for Theft & Commercial Crabbing Crimes

(FREDERICA DELAWARE)(Aug. 31, 2018) – An investigation by DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers into multiple complaints of theft and commercial crabbing violations resulted in the arrests today of a Frederica couple. The couple was arrested for tending crabs pots belonging to another commercial crabber, stealing crabs out of the pots, and selling the crabs for profit. Matthew Ewing, 35, a licensed Delaware commercial crabber, was charged with one count each of theft under $1,500 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22 counts each of lifting a commercial crab pot belonging to another commercial fisherman and unlawful take of shellfish. Patricia Ewing, 35, was arrested for one count each of theft under $1,500 and conspiracy in the third degree, and 22 counts of unlawful take of shellfish. Both Matthew and Patricia Ewing were arraigned at Justice of the Peace Court 7 in Dover. Matthew Ewing was released... Read more →


Holy Cross beats Gloucester Catholic in football season opener | Philly.com

The 10:30 a.m. start four days before Labor Day also marked a momentous occasion for the host team: It was the first sporting event for the new Holy Cross Prep Academy, an independent private school that has replaced Holy Cross High School. When the Diocese of Trenton announced plans last year to close the school, alumni and other supporters of "Lancer Nation" went into action, creating a business model to keep open the 60-year-old institution on Route 130 in Delran. One plank of the new school's plan for the future: Success in sports. So far, the Lancers are 1-0, thanks to a comeback victory over the Rams. Junior running back Da'Shaun Harris broke loose for two long touchdowns and finished with 174 yards on 14 carries, and senior tackle Luke Lesch made three tackles for losses for Gloucester Catholic, which was 6-4 last season. "I knew we were going to... Read more →


Obituary | Arlene J. Horton of Mt. Ephraim

CNBNews graphics file On August 22, 2018, of Mount Ephraim; formerly of Atco. Age 65. Beloved daughter of the late George and Thelma (nee Straub). Devoted sister of Daniel Ashmen, Peter Ashmen, Richard Ashmen, Patrick Ashmen, Sharon Hannan, Timothy Dwyer, Jeff Ashmen, Debbie Kelly, Diane Pumphrey, Iris Chase, and the late George Ashmen, Jr. Also survived by many dear nieces, nephews, and friends. Arlene worked for Hillman’s Bus Service for 30+ years. She loved animals, especially her dog Ike. Arlene also loved shopping and most of all, spending time with her family. There will be a visitation from 9am to 11am Saturday, September 8, at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 11am at the funeral home. Inurnment Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. . In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Arlene’s memory to the family. Read more →


Coast Guard Rescues Grandfather and Granddaughter in Grassy Sounds,NJ

image provided Members of Coast Guard Air Station Atlantic City pose for a photo with a grandfather and granddaughter they rescued from a stranded personal water craft in Grassy Sound, New Jersey, Aug. 31, 2018. Both people were wearing life jackets when the personal water craft ran aground. CAPE MAY, NJ (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-— A Coast Guard helicopter crew rescued a grandfather and a granddaughter from a personal watercraft that ran aground in Grassy Sound, New Jersey, Thursday evening. Watchstanders at the Sector Delaware Bay command center in Philadelphia were notified by a commercial salvage company that a 79-year-old male and his 7-year-old granddaughter aboard a 12-foot personal watercraft ran aground, and that they were unable to assist due to shallow water. Air Station Atlantic City launched an HH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew to medevac the two people and arrived on scene approximately 30 minutes after initial notification. After arriving on... Read more →


Vaping Is Really Popular in South Jersey. Here’s Why.

SOUTH JERSEY (CNBNewsnet)(August 31, 2018)--A few years ago, many believed that vaping would become a one-time trend that would go away as quickly as it came in-style. Fast forward a few years, and vaping is an even bigger hobby and pastime activity than ever before. The industry behind vaping is growing too, and that growth is apparent when you see the wealth of vaping gadgets you can now choose from. Vaping is particularly popular in South Jersey. Recent studies suggest that more people are taking up vaping as a hobby simply because it is enjoyable. Newer vaporizers and the many flavors of vape juice available today certainly enhance the vaping experience to a new level. There are reasons why vaping is becoming increasingly popular, even today. Easy to Try In the early days of vaping, you were stuck with vaporizers designed to look like tobacco cigarettes. The kits didn’t produce... Read more →


3 Men from Out of Town Charged with Damaging the Gloucester City Middle School Playground

CNBNews graphic file GLOUCESTER CITY NJ (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Three individuals were arrested on Tuesday, August 28 for destroying the playground at the Gloucester City Middle School. The suspects were from Princeton, Colts Neck and Mount Royal. The damage was estimated at several hundred dollars. According to police around 5:43 pm Tuesday Sgt. Bill Johnson Jr. responded to the Gloucester City Middle School, in the 500 block of Market Street for a group of males vandalizing the playground area. Further investigation resulted with the arrests of three individuals, who were skateboarding on top of plastic picnic tables and damaging them. Daniel J. Shvartsman (19), a resident of Princeton, Christopher G. Post (20), a resident of Colts Neck and Michael J. East (24), a resident of Mt. Royal were all arrested and charged with criminal mischief and defiant trespass. The damage to school property was estimated to be $400. In other matters,... Read more →


Pine Hill Police Remind the Public About International Overdose Awareness Day

image provided PINE HILL, NJ (CNBNewsnet)August 31, 2017--Today, August 31, is International Overdose Awareness Day. On May 3, 2013 Governor Christie signed into law the Overdose Prevention Act. Essentially, the Overdose Prevention Act encompasses both the “Good Samaritan Emergency Response Act” and the “Opioid Antidote and Overdose Prevention Act” which encourages individuals to call 9-1-1 and seek emergency assistance in cases of overdose and expands access to the lifesaving medication, naloxone. On August 12, 2014, Governor Christie, as part of the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) commitment to raising overdose prevention awareness and combating stigma, proclaimed August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day. This was the first proclaimed Overdose Awareness Day in New Jersey and it coincides with International Overdose Awareness Day which began in August of 2001 in Australia and has been recognized annually in countries throughout the world. Since May of 2014, the Pine Hill Police... Read more →


Coast Guard conducts safety checks Labor Day weekend

Coast Guard boarding team members check for life jackets aboard boats in support of Operation Safe and Sound during Labor Day weekend on Galveston Bay, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. Operation Safe and Sound is conducted during high traffic holidays to aim at reducing accidents and enhance maritime safety. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Jennifer Nease NEW YORK (August 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)— The Coast Guard urges boaters in the Tri-State area to use extra caution while out on the water this Labor Day weekend. Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of the traditional boating season, and is usually a very busy few days on the water. Coast Guard crews, along with local and state law enforcement agencies, will be patrolling, conducting safety checks, and watching for people boating while intoxicated or operating in an unsafe manner. The Coast Guard will also be issuing "If Found/Contact" decals... Read more →


NJ POLITICIANS TAX AND SPEND! NJ INCREASING GASOLINE TAX BY 4.3 CENTS ON OCT. 1  

CNBNews graphics file Just two years after increasing the gasoline tax by 23 cents a gallon, New Jersey will raise the tax by 4.3 cents on Oct. 1, NJ.com reports. The new increase will bring the total state taxes on a gallon of gasoline to 41.4 cents. The total state taxes on diesel will be 48.4 cents. State law requires the treasurer to increase the tax rate each year to ensure that it brings in enough money to cover road and rail projects around the state. LAWMAKER URGES NJ INVESTIGATION OF CATHOLIC CHURCH State Sen. Joseph Vitale wants New Jersey to conduct an investigation of the Roman Catholic Church similar to the one in Pennsylvania that resulted in the release of the names of hundreds of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse, NJ.com writes. Vitale said Thursday that Attorney General Gurbir Grewal should impanel a grand jury to investigate decades... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Menendez Fighting for Lower Prescriptions Cost

For anyone who has struggled with a chronic condition like high blood pressure or depression – or had a loved one diagnosed with cancer or Parkinson’s – you know affording your prescription drugs feels like, not just a matter of health – but a matter of wealth. Watch to learn how my CREATES Act would help bring more generics to the market. John and Barbara from Randolph know this all too well. To afford the $1,600 a month for his Parkinson’s medication, they were forced into bankruptcy and foreclosure. Bill and Teri from Mountainside, NJ, spend $18,000 a month on the medications Bill needs to fight lung cancer. And Kelli from Park Ridge, NJ has a son with hemophilia whose medication – that he will need for the rest of his life – is a staggering $60,000 a month. Just about everyone knows people like John and Barbara, or understands... Read more →


Widener University announces 2018 Apogee Scholars

CNBNews graphics file CHESTER, PA (08/29/2018)-- Widener University is pleased to welcome 15 freshmen who have enrolled at the university as Apogee Scholars. Apogee Scholars are recognized by the Oskin Leadership Institute at Widener for their high potential to lead positive change on campus and in their communities. The students were all recipients of Widener High School Leadership Awards, and each received a $20,000 scholarship to attend Widener. As High School Leadership Award recipients, all of the students were nominated by their high schools for their abilities to stand up for what is right, address a wrong and make a difference in their communities or schools. Apogee Scholars make significant leadership contributions within the university community. They plan and execute Widener's annual Courage Day, and participate in the national Collegiate Leadership Competition, as well as attend lectures and special programs on campus. They also attend workshops on leadership through the... Read more →


CITY OF PHILADELPHIA: Road Closure Schedule for 2018 Made in America Festival

CNBNews graphics file PHILADELPHIA PA (CNBNEWSNET)– The City of Philadelphia released road closure information for the 2018 Made in America Festival, an exciting, two-day music event during Labor Day weekend, September 1-2, 2018. To accommodate the venue construction and two-day festival, gradual road closures along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and in sections of the Fairmount neighborhood will begin on Sunday, August 26th, with the number and magnitude of street closings and parking restrictions increasing each day. Those phases of closures are laid out below. All roadways will re-open prior to morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 4th with traffic patterns returning to normal. Some low-impact parking and travel lane restrictions will remain in place until 11:59PM on Tuesday, September 4th. Delays can be expected during the course of the event construction set-up and during festival days. Motorists are advised to avoid the area by using alternate routes, and allow for... Read more →


Philly Happenings and Events

CNBNews graphics file (The Schuylkill River/Philadelphia) 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. September Happenings @ Dilworth Park Some programs are weather permitting. Schedule and performances subject to change. Center City Fit Cardio Kickboxing: Tuesdays, 6pm (Starting September 4) Zumba: Mondays, 6pm (Starting September 10) Come to Dilworth Park for free weekly group fitness programs! Top-notch trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs lead Zumba and cardio kickboxing classes right at City Hall every Monday and Tuesday night. PNC presents Live @ Lunch Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12-1:30pm Philadelphia's center stage shines Wednesday and Thursday afternoons with a showcase of international sounds from local musicians. PNC presents Live... Read more →


The English Premier League 2018-19 Season

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(August 31,2018)--Time to log on to your favorite betting site, ready your money, and start betting as the London football season is back thanks to the English Premier League EPL tournament. The intrigues of the football matches have always delivered a twist-packed with action one season after the other. This season too is no different. And with the odds ever so high following the transfers after the world-cup, football fans are yet to see the very best London-club players have to offer this season. The twenty EPL clubs are expected to battle it out to cement their position as Premier League titans. Chelsea is the top contender this season having topped as the champions of the 25th Premier League championship, 2016-17 season. This was Chelsea’s 5th Premier League title and their 6th English title having beaten West Bromwich Albin 1-0. Expectations are high for new exploits this... Read more →


PUBLIC MEETINGS IN VENTNOR AND TOMS RIVER ON BACK-BAY FLOODING STUDY

CNBNews graphics file (CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--TRENTON - The Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers next month will host public meetings in Ventnor, Atlantic County, and Toms River, Ocean County, on a comprehensive flood-risk mitigation study for the state's back-bay areas. "We encourage residents, municipal and county officials, and all stakeholders to attend these meetings, which will provide the public with opportunities to learn about and provide comments on strategies to protect coastal areas vulnerable to flooding from back bays and other waterways," said DEP Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe. "The DEP and the Army Corps of Engineers are committed to ongoing public dialogue on this important study, recognizing that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for protecting these vulnerable areas." The first meeting will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 12 at the Ventnor Educational Community Complex, 400 North Lafayette Ave., Ventnor 08406. The... Read more →


Congressman MacArthur Announces Grants for South Jersey to Combat Opioids

CNBNews graphics file Toms River, New Jersey – Co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force, Congressman Tom MacArthur, today announced two grants, totaling $250,000 for local organizations combating opioid abuse. The Riverfront Coalition in Burlington County and the DART Coalition of Ocean County were each awarded $125,000 to assist them in their efforts to prevent drug abuse. “As co-chair of the Bipartisan Heroin Task Force in Congress, I am always looking for ways to bring more resources to our community to combat the opioid epidemic. I have been a staunch supporter of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and stood up to leaders in my own party who worked to cut its funding. These grants are going to help local organizations who are doing incredible work to save lives every day,” said Congressman Tom MacArthur. “These grants – awarded through the Drug-Free Communities Support Program – will help... Read more →


WILD OUTDOOR EXPO AT COLLIERS MILLS SEPTEMBER 8-9 IN JACKSON TOWNSHIP

(August 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-TRENTON - A celebration of the outdoors and fun activities around the state will be showcased Sept. 8 and 9 during the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's 9th Annual WILD Outdoor Expo in Jackson Township, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe announced today. The two-day expo at the Colliers Mills Wildlife Management Area in Ocean County will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is rain or shine. Admission and parking, as well as most activities, are free. Other activities may require a minimal charge. The expo will have more than 100 conservation and environmental exhibits, demonstrations and seminars to highlight New Jersey's outdoors heritage. "New Jersey's outdoors provide many opportunities for families to connect through recreation, sport and appreciating our abundant natural resources," Commissioner McCabe said. "The popularity of this annual event brings people of all ages together to not only appreciate the beauty of... Read more →


Menendez, Booker, Norcross Announce Over $7M for Homeland Security in South Jersey

CNBNews graphics file Wednesday, August 29, 2018 NEWARK, N.J. – U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker along with Congressman Donald Norcross (D-N.J.-01) today announced $7,392,914 in U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding for South Jersey. The grants will bolster state and local government port security, terrorism prevention, emergency preparedness, and transit security efforts. “I’ve fought to win millions of dollars to invest in New Jersey’s security because our vital infrastructure, incredible diversity and close proximity to New York and Philadelphia means we will always be a prime target for threats,” said Senator Menendez. “These federal funds provide New Jersey law enforcement agencies, first responders, and nonprofits with the resources they need to enhance their capabilities and ensure all of our communities remain safe.” “New Jersey is home to some of our region’s most critical infrastructure and plays a significant role in keeping our nation moving,” said Senator Booker.... Read more →


REPORT: Offshore Wind Farm Would Create 4,300 Jobs in New Jersey

Add $700+ Million to Economy Analysis in 5 Atlantic Coast states finds $3.6 billion economic potential Every $1 spent building offshore wind generates $1.83 for New Jersey’s economy Over $100 million in state, local, and federal taxes would be generated during construction and operations. Potential offshore oil spill poses $307 million threat to state economy WASHINGTON, DC – (August 30, 2018) – Harnessing offshore wind energy in New York would create over 4,300 new jobs and contribute over $700 million to the economy, according to a new economic analysis of five Atlantic coast states from the national, nonpartisan business group E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs). The report, Offshore Wind: Generating Economic Benefits on the East Coast, studied the economic impact from building a single average offshore wind farm (352 MW, or roughly 44 turbines) off the coast of New Jersey and found that for every dollar spent building offshore the wind farm... Read more →


Camden City Woman Charged with Witness Retaliation

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (August 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Quiasia Carroll, 23, of Camden, was charged with intimidating a witness between June 6, 2018 and June 24, 2018, during and after the trial of State v. Tyhan Brown. Quiaisa Carroll allegedly posted threatening public posts, as well as photos, on a social media website of a witness who was called to testify against Tyhan Brown. On August 17, 2018, Quiasia Carroll was charged with second degree Retaliation Against Witnesses according to Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson. She was also charged with fourth degree Cyber Harassment. Quiasia Carroll was arrested on August 29, 2018, through a combined effort of the US Marshals and Camden County Sheriff’s Department Special Investigation Unit and was remanded to Camden County Correctional Facility. She was remanded to Camden County Jail awaiting a detention hearing which is scheduled for September... Read more →


GOP Congressional Candidate Dilks Calls for Investigation into Mishandling of MLK Grant

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet Turnersville, NJ (August 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Paul Dilks, (below photo, left) a resident of Turnersville, an the Republican candidate for the 1st Congressional District in NJ, is calling for an investigation into the alleged mishandling of a Community Block Grant by Democratic officials.Dilks is running against incumbent Democrat Congressman Donald Norcross (below photo, right). Dilks alleges that Norcross and fellow Democrats have redirected the $229,000 Community Block grant that was supposed to go towards the preservation and restoration of a home at 753 Walnut Street once used by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr (MLK). Superior Court Judge Deborah Silverman Katz at a May 4 court hearing on the matter said she was "dismayed" that the money meant for the rehabilitation was not used for that purpose. Dilks addressed his letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, HUD Secretary Ben Carson and Congressman John Lewis. According to... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Disrupts Steady Stream of Fake IDs Bound to College Undergrads

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized nearly 500 counterfeit state drivers’ licenses in international air cargo that arrived in Philadelphia since May, keeping the fraudulent documents out of the hands of underage students. CBP officers seized the latest shipment, consisting of counterfeit Connecticut and Nigerian driver’s licenses August 15. In addition to Connecticut, the fake ID’s included licenses from more than 20 states, including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C., Washington state, Florida, Vermont, and others. The fake ID’s shipped from locations in Canada, China, and from countries in Southwest Asia. Only state motor vehicle departments issue drivers licenses. “Counterfeit drivers licenses have historically been used by those under 21 years of age for the illegal consumption of alcohol, but fake IDs have also been used in criminal enterprises, such as identity theft cases and immigration fraud,” said Casey Durst, CBP Director of the... Read more →


DEP Gives Permits to Hunt Same Number of Bears as Last Year

(Trenton, NJ)(August 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The N.J. Department of Environmental Protection is offering 11,000 bear hunting permits this year, with sales beginning on September 10th. On August 20th, Governor Murphy signed an Executive Order banning bear hunting on all state lands, about 700,000 acres. However, this leaves just as much land in county parklands, private lands, water company lands, non-profit lands, and municipal lands where bears can still be hunted on. While running for Governor, Murphy promised to put a moratorium on the bear hunt that was increased under Governor Christie. While this measure still allows hunting, it does make efforts to reduce the number of bears killer by restricting where they can be hunted. “Despite the ban on hunting bears on state lands, the DEP is giving out the same amount of permits as last year. This means the same number of hunters will be out there looking to kill the... Read more →


What Do You Look for When Buying Used Equipment for Your Business?

(CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--Buying used equipment for your business can be a risky move to make, but if you take the right precautions and think about your purchase carefully, it is less likely to end in a disaster. For many businesses, there is no other way to go than to buy new every time. However, not all businesses have a budget big enough, and there are times when it’s simply not the best option. Buying used is a time-consuming process, and you need to be aware everything is “sold as seen.” You need to consider quality, price and buying experience as well as the following points. Choose a Reputable Seller You’ll be able to avoid lots of headaches in the future if you do your research on the seller first. If it’s a company or broker you’re buying from, look at public company records to check how long they’ve been operating.... Read more →


Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest: 13 Things to Try Before We Close on Monday

photo provided Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest closes for the season on Monday, September 3rd (don't worry though, it will re-open as Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest on November 23rd to celebrate 25 years!!!). Even if you've already been to the rink this summer, there are a TON of things to try through Labor Day Weekend. Grab a group of friends or the family for a roller skating session - we've got traditional quads or inline skates for you to rent (or you can bring your own). Sing, skate, and dance along to all-MJ, all-night on Wednesday to celebrate Michael Jackson's birthday. The party will feature a Michael Jackson impersonator, live DJ, special giveaways, and the new Moonwalk cocktail. Take a ride on the Ferris Wheel for amazing views of the skyline and river. Get down on Friday night with Roller Boogie featuring Universal Cave's Brian Hart Cassidy. Beat the heat with... Read more →


TYHAN BROWN SENTENCED TO 51 YEARS ON SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF SHOOTING –

CNBNewsnet graphics file GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--On August 24, 2018, the Honorable John T. Kelley, J.S.C. sentenced Tyhan Brown in connection with the homicide of Gabrielle Hill-Carter. Judge Kelley imposed an aggregate 51 year sentence subject to a 40-year, 10 month, 24 day bar on parole eligibility. On June 21, 2018, Brown was convicted by a jury of conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, aggravated manslaughter, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and unlawful possession of a firearm. Miss Hill-Carter was the unintended victim of a gang related shooting. Prior to imposing sentence, Judge Kelley heard victim impact statements from Miss Hill-Carter’s tearful family. Maressa Hill-Phillips stood with her family as her husband read a statement she had prepared. She expressed the overwhelming sadness she and her family suffer every day without Gabby in their lives and noted she misses Gabby’s laugh the most. Will Phillips then addressed... Read more →


AMAC: Dianne Feinstein – Growing Rich off of Chinese Interests

Outside Contributor Leaders of the anti-Trump left have clung to two words as the foundation of their impeachment argument. For billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, it’s emoluments, or a fancy way of alleging that the Trump family gains wealth from the presidency a la Bill and Hillary Clinton with the Clinton Foundation. For Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters, it’s collusion and the charge the Trump campaign worked with foreign agents in 2016 against the national interest. Both narratives are headline fodder for cable news, and for the better part of two years they beat this drum. If emoluments and collusion are of such national interest, the same level of Justice Department investigation, congressional hearings and media inquiry should apply to all elected officials, and in a particular case, the senior senator from California, Dianne Feinstein. First, the emoluments. Since her time in the Senate, Feinstein’s husband, Richard Blum, has grown extremely rich.... Read more →


First State Heritage Park Lantern Tours return to light up Fridays this fall  

CNBNews graphics file DOVER DELAWARE (Aug. 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – DNREC’s First State Heritage Park’s lantern tours of The Green and three of Dover’s historic cemeteries will entertain with stories from Dover’s history at 8 p.m. on Friday evenings this fall. Take a walk through Dover’s history by the light of a lantern on one of the four of the evening tours offered by the park. Tours will be held at: Old Methodist Cemetery Fridays, Sept. 7 and Oct. 12 Christ Episcopal Churchyard Friday, Sept. 21 The Green Friday, Sept. 28 Presbyterian Churchyard Cemetery Friday, Oct. 5 Old Methodist Cemetery Meet at the Johnson Victrola Museum Parking Lot – 375 S. New Street The stories of those buried in this historic cemetery help reveal the meanings behind the elaborate rituals associated with death and mourning in the 19th-century, as you are guided among the ornately decorated tombstones of the Wesley United... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ-Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery - Broodstock Collection/Spawning

by Craig Lemon Hatchery Superintendent August 28, 2018 Every year staff from the Hackettstown State Fish Hatchery visit select northern New Jersey waters to obtain mature Northern Pike, Walleye and Muskellunge to serve as "broodstock" for the state's coolwater stocking programs. These broodstock fish are brought to the hatchery where they provide eggs which are fertilized and incubated in specialized tanks. The resulting fry and fingerlings are grown in both larger indoor tanks and/or outdoor rearing ponds to grow to stockable size. Northern Pike The production season kicks off each year with broodstock collection for Northern Pike in Budd Lake. Northern Pike spawn within a narrow time frame following ice-out. Ever changing weather patterns, especially unseasonable warm trends, can make it very difficult to pinpoint the start of the spawning season. It's funny reading the summary from 2017 and seeing this statistic: "Over the Bureau of Freshwater Fisheries' 37 years... Read more →


Lebanon Valley College Names Resident Assistants

ANNVILLE, PA (08/28/2018)-- Lebanon Valley College named 51 students as Resident Assistants (RA) for the upcoming academic year. An RA oversees a floor or wing in a residence hall, serving as a resource for residential students and providing a residential environment conducive to the overall development of students. Local students serving as RAs include: D'Anna Sydow of Mays Landing (08330), a graduate of Oakcrest High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in neuroscience and psychology. Marissa Del Tufo of Hammonton (08037), a graduate of Hammonton High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in exercise science. Lebanon Valley College is a private, coeducational college in Annville, Pa. The College offers more than 40 undergraduate majors plus self-designed majors and a range of minors, concentrations, and pre-professional options, as well as graduate degree programs in athletic training, business administration, music education, physical therapy, science in STEM education, speech-language pathology, and... Read more →


Mistakes to Avoid as a Personal Injury Client

(CNBNewsnet)(August 30, 2018)--Going through an accident which involves a personal injury and then the fallout from that accident such as hospital treatment, recovery and dealing with the police can be very stressful. As a personal injury victim, you should be focussing on your recovery and, immediately after the incident, your next action should have been to consult professional personal injury lawyers such as Bond & Taylor Injury Lawyers to take your case to the next stage. When you involve a reputable firm of personal injury lawyers, you are given the time and freedom to completely detach from your case and focus on what’s important: getting better. Personal injury lawyers are fully trained and experienced to completely handle your case with minimal involvement from yourself. As such, there are several common occurrences and mistakes made by personal injury clients which can slow cases down and harm their chances of success. If... Read more →


Governor Wolf Highlights Progress of Statewide ‘Resurface PA’ Initiative

Boothwyn, PA (August 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards, PennDOT officials, and other representatives today at the Pennsylvania Welcome Center in Delaware County to highlight the progress of the Resurface PA Initiative. “PennDOT has made great strides with this aggressive campaign to accelerate repaving work on interstates and attack potholes across Pennsylvania,” Governor Wolf said. “In addition to accelerating the work, Resurface PA extends our reach to roads and highways throughout the state that we would not have been able to reach in a regular maintenance year.” Under the Resurface PA initiative, PennDOT has mounted an aggressive campaign to accelerate repaving interstates and attacking potholes across the state’s 40,000 miles of PennDOT-maintained roads, the nation’s fifth largest such system. The program calls for an additional $7 million investment in seven interstate maintenance projects covering potholes and other repairs on 78 miles of... Read more →


ICE HSI Cherry Hill HERO to be honored by Philadelphia Eagles

CHERRY HILL, NJ (August 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--George Riley now knows why it takes so long to shoot a movie. That lesson was learned when a film crew recently spent the day interviewing him at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Cherry Hill, New Jersey, field office. Riley, a computer forensic analyst (CFA) at HSI Cherry Hill, and a Human Exploitation Rescue Operative (HERO) Child-Rescue Corps program member, was selected as a “Hometown Hero” by the Philadelphia Eagles, in conjunction with the United Services Organization (USO) of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey, and local meat and cheese company Dietz & Watson. “I’ve been on camera before for little stuff, but there is so much more that goes into it,” Riley said. “The different angles and shots they take, plus they had me say the same thing a few times. The film side of things was new to me.” The National... Read more →


GTPD Community Advisory: Residents Reminded to Beware of Phone Scams

CNBNews graphics file With the recent uptick in phone scams reported to the Gloucester Township Police Department (GTPD), wants to make sure residents are informed and alert to these scams. Every year, thousands of people lose money to telephone scams — from a few dollars to their life savings. Scammers will say anything to cheat people out of money. Some seem very friendly — calling you by your first name, making small talk, and asking about your family. They may claim to work for a company you trust, or they may send mail or place ads to convince you to call them. If you get a call from someone you don’t know who is trying to sell you something you hadn’t planned to buy, say "No thanks." And, if they pressure you about giving up personal information — like your credit card or Social Security number — it’s likely a... Read more →


Paulsboro Murder Suspect Arrested

CNBNews image files PAULSBORO, NJ (August 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Saturday, August 25, 2018, at approximately 6:45 pm, officers from the Paulsboro Police Department responded to 205 W. Buck Street, Paulsboro, Gloucester County, New Jersey regarding reports that a subject had been shot. Upon arrival, responding officers discovered 21-year-old Davontae Randall of Paulsboro had sustained multiple gunshot wounds. An autopsy conducted on August 26, 2018, by Gloucester County Medical Examiner Dr. Gerald Feigin, ruled the cause of death as multiple gunshot wounds and the manner of death a homicide. Through follow-up investigation, interviews, and surveillance footage, officers of the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the Paulsboro Police Department identified 20-year-old Anthony D. Kille as the person responsible for the death of Davontae Randall. Kille fled the area after the murder. A warrant was obtained for his arrest and over the last several days, Detectives from The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and Paulsboro... Read more →


Elaine C. McDonald of Stratford, formerly of Bellmawr; Active member of St. Joachim Parish

Elaine C. McDonald (nee Barbret), on August 27, 2018, of Stratford, formerly of Bellmawr. Age 83. Beloved wife of the late Frank. Devoted mother of Victoria Lees (William, Sr.), Susan Clarkson (Ralph) and the late John Garramone and Judith Procida. Mother-in-law of Denise Garramone and Richard Procida. Loving grandmother of Amber, Austin, Marie, Michelle, William, Jr., Stephanie, Christina, Nicole, Chelsea and Jessica. Great grandmother of Chase, Hayden, Averie, Evelyn, Jude, Benjamin, Emma and Jonathan. Dear sister of Eileen Seiter. Aunt of Kim Maier and Keith Seiter. Mrs. McDonald was a very active member of St. Joachim Parish and served on the Bereavement Committee. She enjoyed bringing food and conversation to shut-ins. Mrs. McDonald was the one woman wonder at Dictaphone Corp. and the most cheerful sales associate at Macy’s in Deptford. There will be a visitation from 8:45 to 9:45am Tuesday morning, September 4, at St. Joachim Parish, Annunciation BVM... Read more →


Jefferson Health in New Jersey Awards 3 Nursing Scholarships

Three associates of Jefferson Health in New Jersey have been named recipients of Annual Nursing Scholarships at the Magnet® designated health care organization. These associates were chosen by the Nursing Selection Committee based on their academic achievements and support of Jefferson Health’s mission, vision and valEach year, Jefferson Health in New Jersey offers various nursing scholarships: an Entry Level BSN Scholarship, open to all associates (clinical and non-clinical) aspiring to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN); the Gartzman Fund RN to BSN Scholarship; and the Leadership Scholarship, open to current BSN- and MSN-level nurses aspiring to a Master’s or Doctorate in Nursing degree (MSN or DNP). The scholarships are supported by the Gartzman family, Jefferson (NJ) associates and other generous donors.T The Nursing Scholarship Recipients for 2018 are: Entry Level BSN scholarship of $12,000: Misty Connelly of Camden, NJ, Admissions Department at the Jefferson Health Care Center in... Read more →


One Man Killed, One Beaten in Camden City

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY NJ (August 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported an incident that occurred early this morning that left one man dead, and another injured in Camden City. Camden County Police were flagged down near the intersection of 24th and Federal Streets at approximately 1:47 a.m. by a woman who reported seeing an injured man. Police located two men, a 60-year-old Camden resident and his friend, Miguel Rodriguez-Zavala, wounded on the 2300 block of Federal Street. Miguel Rodriguez-Zavala, 38, of Camden, was found laying on the ground suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. He was transported to Cooper University Hospital where he was pronounced deceased at approximately 2:10 a.m. The surviving victim, who was physically assaulted, was transported to the local hospital and is receiving treatment. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. No arrests have been made at... Read more →


Accessing Your Favorite Film Personalities One Click at a Time

(CNBNewsnet)(August 29, 2018)--Keeping track of your favorite actor through their films can prove to be a challenge. The actors’ dedication to providing movies and shows for their fans is partly the reason why film production is on an all-time high. Access to all these content is an issue for the viewers. However, online platforms are changing this narrative. The sites have a wide range of films in all genres. Film lovers can, therefore, access this treasure trove conveniently, and the best part, at no charge. The Wide Range of Films Available One trend that has been characteristic of the film industry is the different genres actors perform in. An actor may feature in action films, documentaries, or in comedies. It is not impossible to also hear your favorite character’s voice in an animation film. With so much content from an actor, keeping tabs with all their content can be an... Read more →


Photo Pop Philly’s ‘Red White and Blue’ Exhibit Ends Labor Day

image provided Special Discounts and Giveaways Announced For Its Final Week Who: Photo Pop Philly Where: Hosted in the Philadelphia Building (1315 Walnut Street) What: Photo Pop Philly’s Last Week When: Friday, August 31, 2018 (Hours 3pm - 11pm) - Final Friday - Guests can enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or beer when they enter the Exhibit as a special thank you for welcoming Photo Pop with open arms this summer! Saturday, September 1, 2018 (Hours 12pm - 10pm) MIA Pre Party with a Special Made in America soundtrack! (Show your Made in America Ticket for $5 off at the door) Sunday, September 2, 2018 (Hours 12pm - 1opm)- MIA Pre Party with a Special Made in America soundtrack! (Show your Made in America Ticket for $5 off at the door) Monday, September 3, 2018 (Special Extended Hours 12pm - 8pm) - Labor Day Picnic with FREE Philly snacks... Read more →


2 NJ PRIESTS REMOVED AMID SEX MISCONDUCT INQUIRIES  

The Roman Catholic Church has removed two New Jersey priests from their parishes amid allegations of sexual misconduct, The Record reports. The Rev. Gerard Sudol, who had been cleared of previous allegations years ago, was removed from Our Lady of Czestochowa Catholic Church in Jersey City after a new accuser came forward. The Rev. Jim Weiner of St. Andrew's Church in Westwood was removed after church officials said they were reopening an inquiry. Weiner had been scheduled to be installed as pastor on Sept. 15. EDISON POLICE FORCE BRACES FOR MORE ARRESTS The Edison Police Department, well-known for public scandals, is facing allegations of steroid use, illegally running license plates and paying officers for no-show off-duty jobs, NJ.com writes. The Middlesex County Prosecutor's Officer has essentially taken over the internal affairs unit and investigators are reviewing years of payroll and timecards, law enforcement sources say. So far, five officers are... Read more →


Delaware’s dove, resident Canada goose, deer, teal, gray squirrel seasons open in September

Hunting opportunities offered at many state wildlife areas Snow geese in Pennsylvania/CNBNews graphics file DOVER, Delaware (Aug. 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet) – Delaware hunters will start their 2018/19 hunting season Saturday, Sept. 1, with the opening of mourning dove, resident Canada goose, and archery and crossbow deer seasons. Hunters can start adding teal to their bag on Wednesday, Sept. 12 when the special September teal season opens. Gray squirrel season opens Saturday, Sept. 15. New this year, archery and crossbow deer hunters can hunt Sundays during archery and crossbow deer seasons, including in September. Seasons opening in September, with dates and hunting hours listed, are: Dove: Sept. 1-Oct. 1 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset)* Resident Canada geese: Sept. 1-25 (½ hour before sunrise to sunset) Archery and Crossbow Deer: Sept. 1-Jan. 31, 2019 to include Sundays (½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset) Teal: Sept. 12-29 (½ hour before... Read more →


Primary Analysis: Arizona Will Send its First Woman to the Senate

While a Major Milestone for Women in Florida Will Have to Wait Gender Watch 2018, a project of the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) and the Barbara Lee Family Foundation (BLFF), provides a full analysis of the August 28th primaries in Arizona, Florida, and Oklahoma (runoffs) here. Some highlights: Arizona is currently one of 20 states that has never had a woman senator. In selecting women as both major-party nominees (Republican Martha McSally and Democrat Kyrsten Sinema), Arizona is all but guaranteed to send its first woman to the U.S. Senate in 2019. There are now 6 all-female U.S. Senate contests already slated for November's general election, according to CAWP. Florida is one of 22 states that has never had a woman governor. That will not change in 2019, after Gwen Graham fell short of winning the Democratic nomination. Just 2 (1D, 1R) women are major-party candidates for... Read more →


Cape May County Indicts Philadelphia Woman on Weapon Charges and for Aggravated Assault

image provided Cape May Court House, New Jersey (August 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced the indictment of Mikea C. Rivers, a 24 year old female from North 10th Street in Philadelphia, PA, for aggravated assault and weapons related charges. On May 26, 2018 at 8:50 PM, Wildwood Police Officers responded to a "shots fired" call in the area of 3811 Ocean Avenue. Detectives from the Wildwood Police Department and the Cape May County Prosecutor's Office conducted an investigation which revealed Rivers and members of her family got into a verbal dispute with another group of individuals at which time Rivers pointed a 9mm handgun at two individuals and fired a round into the air over their heads. Rivers was initially charged by the Wildwood Police Department on May 26, 2018. On August 28, 2018, a Grand Jury of the Cape May County Superior Court indicted Rivers for the... Read more →


Camden County Republicans Call for Resignation of Freeholder Candidate Vincent Squire

CNBNews graphics file CHERRY HILL – Camden County Republican Party (CCRP) officials, two weeks ago, asked one of their freeholder candidates, Vincent Squire, to sign a letter resigning from the ticket. He has refused, according to their press release. At issue, it was learned that Vincent Squire was not completely honest about his checkered past. The organization had taken Squire at his word when he acknowledged his past, paid for a crime he had committed nearly eight years ago, and turned it into a positive by doing volunteer work to prevent recidivism and volunteering with a prison ministry. According to the release, Squire only told part of the story to Party officials and conveniently left out a burglary conviction, that he has used an alias, and has a current second-degree assault charge filed against him by his own son, which is pending in Superior Court. Party officials confronted Squire two... Read more →


The First March for the State of Pennsylvania Composed by Lehigh Valley Musician

To be Performed by The Marine Band of Allentown image courtesy of http://www.allentownmarinebandinc.com ALLENTOWN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE) (August 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The first March ever composed for the state of Pennsylvania will be débuted by The Marine Band of Allentown under the direction of Tom Heinick during their last concert of the season on Sunday, September 16th at 3:00 PM. The inaugural performance of “The Pennsylvania March”, composed by Bethlehem, PA musician, Ron DeGrandis, will be performed in Allentown’s West Park, located on North 16th & West Turner Streets. The concert is free and open to the public. “The idea for The Pennsylvania March came from a close friend, the late John Jankowich, who enjoyed my compositions” The Pennsylvania March is an American “first.” Although every state except New Jersey has a state song (Pennsylvania’s dates from 1990), few, if any, have a march in the grand tradition of America’s brass marching and circus... Read more →


Gloucester City to Receive $850,000:

Murphy Administration announces $30.1 million for new Local Freight Impact Fund grants

New program funds improvements to heavy truck routes on local roads (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the first grants in the new Local Freight Impact Fund program totaling $30.1 million to help municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. “New Jersey roads and bridges carry some of the heaviest amount of commercial truck traffic in the country every day,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The Local Freight Impact Fund is an example of your gas tax dollars at work. The new program provides State funds to municipalities to make critical improvements to truck routes to keep our infrastructure in a state of good repair and keep our regional economy moving in the right direction.” The Local Freight Impact Fund (LFIF) is a competitive $30.1 million program, which was created as part of Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) reauthorization in October 2016. The... Read more →


Health & Wellness Expo with Dr. Oz at the Cherry Hill Mall

It was an afternoon of excitement on Saturday, August 25th, when famed health expert and TV star Dr. Oz came to the Cherry Hill Mall to speak before an audience of hundreds at his Health & Wellness Expo! Jefferson Health, the exclusive healthcare sponsor for the Cherry Hill Mall, was a presenting sponsor for the expo, which drew an enthusiastic crowd to the Mall’s center court. Sharing the stage with the personable Dr. Oz were two of our own Jefferson Health physicians, Dr. Kay Yoon-Flannery and Dr. Greg T aylor, who spoke on the topics of breast care (Dr. Yoon-Flannery) and pain management (Dr. Taylor) during a 30-minute panel discussion moderated by Fox 29’s Lucy Noland. Various demonstrations and presentations focusing on weight and bariatric surgery, CPR, healthy eating, yoga, and sports injuries were offered by Jefferson Health providers to help community members learn how they can improve their health... Read more →


Lehigh University Welcomes NJ Residents to the Class of 2022

image courtesy of Pinterest BETHLEHEM, PA (08/27/2018)-- Lehigh University is thrilled to officially welcome the Class of 2022. The incoming class represents an accomplished, diverse group of students who hail from represent 44 U.S. states and 43 international countries and territories. Congratulations on your enrollment at Lehigh - we are proud to call you one of our own! Mia Poley of Belmar (07719) Isabella Cammisa of Cherry Hill (08003) Olivia Perrone of Berlin (08009) Alyssa Klinger of Burlington (08016) Caitlin Elizabeth Haas of Hainesport (08036) Jared Keim of Voorhees (08043) Elora Marvasi of Maple Shade (08052) Alexis Romeo of Maple Shade (08052) Elizabeth Buck of Marlton (08053) Julia Zak of Mount Laurel (08054) Sarina Shah of Mount Laurel (08054) Benjamin Marchesani of Mount Laurel (08054) Hunter Louie of Mount Laurel (08054) Luke Lenny of Moorestown (08057) Reid Greer of Moorestown (08057) Ann Wixted of Moorestown (08057) Joshua Buck of Moorestown... Read more →