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September 2018

East Atlantic Avenue in Lawnside Closed Monday

(Lindenwold, NJ) – South Jersey Gas will continue to work on East Atlantic Avenue in Lawnside on Monday, October 1. closing that stretch of the roadway to traffic. The work area extends from East Atlantic Avenue between Gloucester Pike and West Oak Avenue. “This project was started last month, but crews need to revisit the site in order to complete additional gas work,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Camden County Department of Public Works. “When driving through the construction area, be mindful of sudden stops and remain extra vigilant of additional hazards.” Beginning today, crews will close the stretch of East Atlantic Avenue between Gloucester Pike and West Oak Avenue in Lawnside. The same stretch will close again on Monday as crews return to the site. This project is expected to be completed by end of day on Monday, Oct. 1. Scheduling and project timing is also... Read more →

Grove Street Detour Will be Lifted Midday Monday

(Lindenwold, NJ) –The Grove Street Bridge detour will be lifted on Monday, Oct. 1, and outer lanes on the Cuthbert Boulevard Bridge will continue to be closed until Oct. 15. Both lanes will be opened on Grove Street and the detour along the route will no longer be needed. Detour on Grove Street will continue until October 1 “Due to a variety of extenuating circumstances, including inclement weather, these projects are continuing slightly past our original estimated date of completion,” said Freeholder Susan Shin Angulo, liaison to the Department of Public Works. “Nevertheless, this work is critical to our bridge and roadway network and paramount to keep drivers and pedestrians moving through Camden County.” First announced this July, the $1 million projects funded by the state Department of Transportation Local Bridge Future Needs fund will include the strengthening of weakened beams by the addition of steel angles, steel plate, and... Read more →

Lumberton Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Murder; He Buried Victim in his Backyard

Christopher Costello MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (September 29,2018)(CNBNewsnet)– Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Lumberton man was sentenced today to 20 years in New Jersey state prison for killing an acquaintance in late 2016 and burying his body in the back yard of the home he shared with his father and brother. Christopher Costello, 29, must serve 85 percent of the term before becoming eligible for parole under the sentence handed down by the Hon. Christopher J. Garrenger, J.S.C. A jury found Costello guilty in August of Aggravated Manslaughter (First Degree) in the death of Justin Dubois, 23, who was originally from West Windsor, Mercer County. The conviction came during the second trial for Costello involving the death of Dubois. He was convicted in March of Desecration of Human Remains (Second Degree) and Hindering Apprehension (Third Degree). The jury found Costello not guilty of Murder following the first trial,... Read more →

CNB April 2013 Archives: "SHARK" ATTACKS LEO HOLT

published April 25, 2013 BY CNBNEWS STAFF (GLOUCESTER CITY NJ ) (September 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Steve Hindi, the president of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) sent out a press release on Wednesday that criticizes the Jackson Lab in Maine and Leo Holt, the president of Holt Logistics in Gloucester City for being involved with organizations that they allege are cruel to pigeons and lab mice. From the news release, Leo Holt is the former President of the infamous Philadelphia Gun Club (site of cruel live pigeon shoots) as well as a former board member of the NRA. Holt is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Jackson Laboratory, located in Bar Harbor, Maine. The Jackson Lab breeds millions of mice who suffer terribly in labs around the world. "Live pigeon shoots are vicious events were birds deprived of food and water are launched from small boxes and shot... Read more →

Pennsylvania Man Admits Defrauding Lending Company Out Of More Than $400,000

CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, N.J. (SEPTEMBER 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--– The president of a staffing company today admitted defrauding a commercial finance lending company out of more than $400,000, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Jeremy Hare, 47, of Philadelphia, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb in Camden federal court to an information charging him with wire fraud. According to documents filed in the case and statements made in court: Hare was the president and managing member of Apollo Search Partners LLC, a staffing agency with an office in New Jersey. On June 16, 2017, Hare had Apollo enter into a financing agreement with a commercial finance lender that offered funding to companies so that they could meet payroll and other obligations. The lender agreed to provide funding to Apollo. In order to get funding, Apollo would provide the Victim Company invoices and supporting time cards for each... Read more →

Philadelphia Releases Rules for Flying Drones

photo provided By Justin Friend, Regional Integration Center Coordinator, Philadelphia Office of Emergency Management PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Drones are becoming commonplace in our everyday lives, both for play and professional use. Not only do they provide a leisure activity, but drones give us an elevated perspective away from the limitation of having our feet firmly on the ground. Drones are a lot of fun to fly and those with video capability provide us with fresh, intriguing views. However, it is important to remember that you are controlling a real aircraft that is regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Given that small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) or drones are occupying more time in the sky, it is essential to know safety rules and regulations to fly safely and responsibly. To help become educated on the do’s and don’ts of drone usage, I’ve outlined information from the FAA and City of... Read more →

Port Authority Okays Minimum Wage to $19 Per Hour for Airport Workers; The Highest in the US

CNBNews graphics file All workers at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty will earn minimum of $19/hour by 2023 Initial increases set to take effect on November 1 NEWARK,NJ (September 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Port Authority Board of Commissioners today unanimously adopted an expanded minimum wage policy for JFK International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty International airports that will bring the wages of thousands of airport workers to $19/hour by 2023. The new policy will benefit the traveling public by reducing staff turnover and providing an experienced, well-trained, motivated workforce that can better assist in responding to an emergency, identifying security issues, operating equipment safely, and providing experienced customer service. The policy adopted by the Board today will increase and ultimately align the wages of workers at the three airports, including a $2/hour increase for workers at Newark beginning on November 1, 2018. This represents a nearly $4/hour increase for workers at Newark Airport... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: 2 Mississippi Officers Killed

BROOKHAVEN, MISSISSIPPI-(September 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Corporal Zach Moak (left photo) and Patrolman James White (right photo) were shot and killed in front of a home at 630 North Sixth Street while responding to reports of shots fired shortly before 5:00 am. Both officers encountered a male subject in front of the home and exchanged shots. The subject and both officers were struck during the shooting. Patrolman White and Corporal Moak were both transported to King’s Daughters Medical Center where they succumbed to their wounds. The subject was taken into custody and taken to a separate hospital. Two additional subjects were taken into custody as part of the investigation. via RELATED: CNB Crime Blue Line CNBNews Tips and Snippets CNBNews Point of View BREAKING NEWS Read more →

NJ Awarded $8.5 Million CDC Grant For Prevention and Management of Chronic Diseases

TRENTON, NJ (SEPTEMBER 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--The Department of Health (DOH) today announced that it will receive $8.5 million in grant funding from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to support state investments in implementing and evaluating evidence-based strategies to prevent and manage cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes in disproportionately affected populations. “Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are among the leading causes of death for both the nation and New Jersey,” said New Jersey Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal. “This funding will be used to build upon ongoing efforts to lower the burden of disease among New Jersey residents.” In 2016, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes accounted for more than 20,000 deaths in the state. Since 2013, the Department’s chronic disease programs have provided more than $10 million in funding to community-based and healthcare organizations and public and private agencies to increase access to diabetes prevention and self-management education programs... Read more →

Obituary: Evelyn T. Hambleton of Runnemede

Evelyn T. Hambleton On September 28, 2018, of Runnemede. Age 80. Beloved mother of Theresa Peek (Mike). Devoted grandmother of Christine Gandy (Jason), Michelle Peek (Chris), Theresa Butler (Aaron), and Megan Peek (Bruce McLeod). Loving great grandmom of Mackenzie, Jason, Tommy, Cailynne, Chloe, Johnny, and Kipton. Dear sister of James Lord (Melanie). Aunt of Jimmy, David (Trish) and the late Anthony Lord and great aunt of Marlee, Meghan, and Lily Lord. There will be a visitation Thursday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Mass 11am at Holy Child Parish, St. Maria Goretti RC Church, 321 Orchard Ave., Runnemede. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, family request that donations be made in Evelyn’s memory to Animal Welfare Association, 509 Centennial Blvd., Voorhees, NJ 08043. Read more →

NJ Sierra Club: Trump Eases Offshore Drilling Safety Rules for Big OIL  

(BOEM)Ocean Confidence is a semi-submersible deep-water drilling rig used in the Gulf of Mexico (image courtesy of The New Jersey Sierra Club (NJSC) released a statement on Friday, September 28 about the Trump administration rolling back a critical offshore drilling safety rule due to unnecessary burdensome on oil and natural gas companies. According to the NJSC, "These safety rules were put in place after the horrific Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion happened in 2010 that killed 11 people and spilled over 40,000 gallons of oil a day off the Louisiana Coast. Trump will remove the mandate that independent third parties certify safety devices for effective operation in the most extreme conditions, allowing oil company employees to examine devices themselves and document the process. The Administration will change 84 of the 484 provisions of the rule, saving 13$ million for gas and oil companies. “The Trump Administration is jeopardizing our... Read more →


RAMS ON THE EDGE, Saturday October 7

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YOUR MONEY: Murphy Announces New Jersey’s First Step Toward Free Community College

More than 13,000 Students to Attend Community College Free of Tuition and Educational Fees, Through Pilot Program Starting January 2019 CRANFORD – Governor Phil Murphy announced today that approximately 13,000 qualifying students will be able to attend one of 13 community colleges free of tuition and educational fees in the spring semester that starts in January 2019. All 19 of New Jersey’s community colleges applied to participate in the Community College Innovation Challenge, signaling interest and need across the state. Each one of New Jersey’s community colleges will receive a $250,000 grant for student outreach, recruitment, and support, and to build capacity for future expansion of the program. The selected pilot colleges include institutions from North, Central, and South Jersey. “Today we are putting the dream of higher education within reach of more students and more families,” said Governor Murphy. “Making community college tuition free will help New Jersey’s young... Read more →


Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 15(September 30, 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 →

Obituary: Jose Manuel Sanchez of Camden City

Jose Manuel Sanchez On September 25, 2018. Age 40. Of Camden City. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he is the son of Heriberto and Eulalia Sanchez. Jose is also survived by his loving daughters, Eulalia Marie and Jasmariah Sanchez, grandchildren, Conde and Iyannie Ubarry, brother, Robert Sanchez, sisters, Elizabel Sanchez, Iris Cochran and Zoraida Sanchez. Jose worked for the past 10 years as a Systems Technician with The Wheel Thing in Philadelphia, PA. Funeral Services will be celebrated on Tuesday, October 2ndt at 6:00 pm at the home of his sister Iris Cockran, 1529 South 10th Street, Camden, where family and friends may visit from 5:30 pm to 11 pm, and again on Wednesday, October 3rd from 9 to 11 am. Burial will follow in Morgan Cemetery. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Jose M. Sanchez. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851... Read more →

Obituary: Helen M. Antoniewicz, of Wildwood

CNBNews graphics file Wildwood - On September 25, 2018. Age 71. Formerly of Southwest Philadelphia, PA. Loving wife of the late Joseph Antoniewicz, Sr. Beloved mother of Timothy Antoniewicz, Sr. and pre-deceased children: Jennifer Antoniewicz, Joseph Antoniewicz and Joseph Antoniewicz. Beloved sister of William Robinson, Elizabeth Weigle and predeceased siblings: James Robinson, Luke Robinson, and Florence Dougherty. Devoted grandmother of Kayla Clauso and Timothy Antoniewicz, Jr. At the request of the family, cremation and services are private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Helen M. Antoniewicz. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: 851 Monmouth Street, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

Obituary: Jean M. Buntz Age 75 of Audubon

CNBNews graphics file On September 24, 2018. Born in Camden, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Rita (Gormley) Watson. Jean is survived by her loving son, Charles B. Hendricks; daughter in law, Clare Hendricks; granddaughter, Annamarie Hendricks; brother, Richard Nicholls; sister, Catherine Delara, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She will be missed by her cat, Peanut. Jean worked as a bookkeeper for several years with Camden Iron. Funeral services will be celebrated at a later date. There will be no viewing. Condolences and Memories may be shared at under the obituary of Jean M. Buntz. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME: Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

*17th Annual Heroes To Hero Memorial 5K Run/ Walk October 13, 2018!

5K Run/Walk — USATF Certified Race to honor three fallen firefighters — Tom Stewart, III, Chief James Sylvester and Deputy Chief John West, who gave their lives in the line of duty trying to save three little girls in a fire in Gloucester City on July 4, 2002. Race Start Time — 9:00 am SHARP Results board posted immediately. Awards Ceremony to follow at 10:15am — Gloucester City Fire Headquarters. Must be present to receive awards. ONLINE REGISTRATION CLICK HERE: Early Registration/ Packet Pick-Up; Friday, 10/12/18 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Gloucester City Fire Headquarters 1 N. King Street, Gloucester City,NJ. Race Day Registration; Saturday, 10/13/18 7:00 am to 8:00 am at Gloucester City Fire Headquarters 1 N.King Street, Gloucester City,NJ. NO MAIL-IN ENTRY FORMS AFTER POST MARK 10/1/18. BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: Early registration and packet pick-up will be Wednesday and Thursday, October 10th and 11th from... Read more →

*Fall Festival of Pumpkins October 12-14

Friday 5pm-10, Sat. & Sun. 10am to 6pm Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Hwy, Woodstown, NJ: Come see the Headless Horsemen, 100+ craftsmen, wine sampling, live bands, Fall Home Show, Pumpkin Pageant, Dog Show, Hayrides, pony rides, Amusement Rides, Scarecrows, Pumpkin Pyramid, Fall Decorations for Sale, Food Trucks & Concessions, Halloween Costume Contest & so much more. Booking artists, craftsmen, food trucks & concessions, Fall/Winter Home Show companies and Networking Businesses. Sponsorships available CLICK HERE FOR OUR WEBSITE AND CONTRACTS X Pumpkin Dessert Contest Little Miss & Mister Pumpkin Show NO-Carved Pumpkins Exhibit Adult Pumpkin Toss $500 in prize money Visit our website for details Check out our New Jersey's largest baked Pumpkin Pie when visiting Pumpkin Show on October 12-14, 2018. $100 Gift Card given to the person that guesses how many cups of sugar went into the pie. CONTACT INFORMATON Kathy & Leslie (Beau) Wright (856)765-0118 Email: Read more →

Local Girls Fight Against Cancer

Two local Girl Scouts have taken on the challenge of fighting cancer. Girl Scouts Olivia George and Shelby Dyer organized a 16 team girls Softball Tournament played at the Johnson Blvd complex. The proceeds from this outstanding event will benefit Cancer Awareness. Photos Courtesy of Bruce Darrow Pictured below -Brooker 12u Hannah Rowan Pictured below Riley Doster Pictured below - L- Olivia George and Shelby Dyer Read more →

*Blue Saturday at Pine Valley Trap Club

Get your teams together and come out for a fun day, to support the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund! Show your support of our first responders and their families!! Blue Saturday at Pine Valley Trap Club Saturday, October 6th – 10am 166 Watsontown New Freedom Road, Berlin Come out and join the members of Pine Valley Trap Club for a fun filled day in support of our first responders. A portion of target proceeds and all grill proceeds will benefit the Camden County Hero Scholarship Fund. No pre-registration necessary. Bring your own shotgun and ammo – 50 targets for $12 *Green Bird wins a free round *Old fashioned Turkey Shoot, we provide the shells, most pellets on target wins. *50/50 Raffle *Equipment Displays – Police, Fire and EMS vehicles, displays and departments welcomed!!! For additional information contact John Wilson at 856-261-3043 Read more →

*Camden County Corrections Officer John Krimmel Needs Your Help With His Fight Against Cancer

UPDATED WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (SEPTEMBER 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A benefit fundraiser for Officer John Krimmel will take place Friday, Oct. 5 from 7 to 11 p.m. at Elizabeth’s Ballroom (419 Highland Blvd., Gloucester City, New Jersey 08030). Krimmel, a loving husband and father, is battling a form of lymphoma cancer. A pillar in the community, Krimmel, a West Deptford resident, has worked for the Camden County Department of Corrections since 2008. He grew up in Gloucester City and graduated from Gloucester High School Class of 2004 The community is invited to come out to this special event to support one of the brave men who helps keep Camden County safe. Admission is $30 and included a buffet and an open bar with draft beer and well drinks. There will be a Chinese auction as well as raffle items. To donate a raffle item, or purchase a ticket, contact Casey Pierce at or... Read more →

Delaware Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Sept. 17-23

Reminder for the week: Hunters should take safety precautions when going afield by wearing hunter orange and properly transporting firearms DOVER (Sept. 28, 2018) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Sept.17-23 made 1,649 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing 644 citations. Officers responded to 42 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or requests to assist the public. An increased Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police presence continued at the C&D Canal Conservation Area and Michael N. Castle Trail. Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Actions Incidents of note: On Sept. 18, Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers assisted the Wilmington Police Department in the investigation of a fatal boat accident involving... Read more →

USDA Selects Warner R.E. to Sell 28 Homes through Online Auction; Many in the SJ Area

Woodstown,NJ (PR MediaRelease)(CNBNewsnet)--Warner Real Estate & Auction Company, a leading real estate firm in New Jersey, has been selected once again by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to sell (28) foreclosed single-family homes throughout New Jersey. Warner Real Estate & Auction Company will be selling all 28 foreclosed homes through an online auction, without reserve with starting bids of $1,000.00, beginning at 8:00am (EDT) on 10/18/2018 and ending at 1:00pm (EDT) on 10/24/2018. Photos, property details and terms of sale can be found on the auction website 1) 208 Greeley, Hightstown (Mercer County) 2) 85 Hickory Lane, Clayton (Gloucester County) 3) 25 S. Broad Street, Clayton (Gloucester County) 4) 362 N. Broad Street, Clayton (Gloucester County) 5) 2722 Delsea Drive, Franklinville (Gloucester County) 6) 614 New Brooklyn Road, Williamstown (Gloucester County) 7) 4013 Adams Circle, Hammonton (Hamilton Township – Atlantic County) 8) 5030 Laydon Court, Mays Landing (Hamilton... Read more →

Governor Wolf Details Plans for $55.9 Million Grant to Fight Opioid Epidemic

Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today detailed the plans for implementation of the $55.9 million federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant secured last week for the state’s response to the opioid epidemic. The planned initiatives focus on prevention, treatment, recovery, education, and training. “Pennsylvania continues to develop comprehensive ways to battle the opioid crisis, with a continued focus on increasing access to medication-assisted treatment and initiatives centered around evidence-based practices,” Governor Wolf said. “The initiatives are holistic and sustainable and will help us accurately tie programs to community needs, ensuring we are helping the most people fight and win this battle.” The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs (DDAP), along with Governor Wolf’s office, led the application effort with multiple state agencies now charged with implementing and tracking each initiative. “In order to effectively support individuals battling this disease, it is critical to offer wrap... Read more →


CNBNews graphics file TRENTON (September 28,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--– With reports of West Nile virus illnesses in people at a record level and persistent warm and rainy weather, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and New Jersey Department of Health are urging property owners to take steps to reduce mosquito populations and to protect themselves against the risk of mosquito-borne illnesses. Both agencies are also working coordinating with officials in Bergen County to continue monitoring, tracking and spraying efforts as well as public education. The county recently experienced two West Nile-related deaths. “The DEP and the New Jersey Department of Health take mosquito control and disease prevention very seriously,” said Ray Bukowski, the DEP’s Assistant Commissioner for Natural and Historic Resources, which oversees the state’s Office of Mosquito Control Coordination. “Through close tracking in partnership with local health and mosquito control agencies, we are able to focus control efforts to maximize their... Read more →

VITALity Sponsors a Mass to Celebrate Aging

Written by Deacon Jerry Jablonowski BELLMAWR NJ (September 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--On Sunday, Sept. 16, VITALity Catholic Healthcare Services of the Diocese of Camden sponsored the second annual Centenarian and Nonagenarian Mass at Annunciation Church, Saint Joachim Parish, Bellmawr. This Mass is a celebration of living life in faith to the fullest. Over 120 attended. This included nearly 50 men and women in their 90s and 100s, along with their family members and caregivers. Deacon Jerry Jablonowski and Josephine Nesi, age 105. Father Brian O’Neill was the main celebrant and homilist. Father Hugh Bradley concelebrated and I was honored to assist them as deacon for the Mass. Father O’Neill preached and commended those in attendance for being the “pioneers of faith” for the diocese, in that many of them helped establish several of our existing parishes. He also reminded them their work is not complete in that their work is now centered around... Read more →


Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Folsom Street Fair events this weekend: Every year, San Francisco celebrates the Folsom Street Fair, traditionally held the last weekend in September. It is a mass gathering of naked homosexual men, some of whom submit to beating each other in the street with chains and other metal devices. This is regarded as a demonstration in tolerance. In 2012, many citizens of San Francisco got so fed up with naked men sitting next to children in public places that they banned nudity in public. The board of supervisors vote was close, 5-4. But it was not a total ban: an exception was made for homosexuals—they are allowed to go naked at the Folsom Street Fair and other events. Many prefer to indulge their passions by participating in bondage exercises. The Folsom Street Fair also features a heady dose of Catholic bashing. Usually, the... Read more →

SJ Young Democrats honors 18 Candidates at their Seventh Annual Endorsement Party

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Last night the South Jersey Young Democrats hosted their Sixth Annual Endorsement Party, honoring 18 candidates throughout South Jersey 40 and under. These candidates ranged from Township Committee candidates to Congressional candidates. With over 55 Young Democrats in attendance this event, records were set not only for attendance, but for dollars donated as well. Nearly $5,000 was donated to the endorsed candidates. "The success of the Democratic Party in South Jersey and throughout the United States depends on having committed and capable individuals serving at all levels of government,” said John J. Mulholland Jr, president of the South Jersey Young Democrats. "I'm proud to lead an organization that focuses on identifying and supporting the very best young Democratic leaders in campaigns for elected office at all levels." This seventh annual reception for endorsed candidates took place at Cous Cous Mediterranean Grill in Cherry Hill, and has... Read more →

Camden County History Week Lineup Announced

CNBNews graphics file Camden City NJ (September 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—The lineup of events and activities to be held at 24 historic sites and 12 history organizations throughout Camden County has been finalized for the first ever Camden County History Week, to be presented from October 13 to 21, 2018. Camden County History Week is hosted by the Camden County History Alliance, an association of over 40 Camden County history organizations, historic sites, and support agencies. The History Alliance was created in 2016 to identify resources, increase the number of visitors, and institute projects that promote Camden County heritage. Camden County History Week invites the public to visit the 36 participating historic sites and history organizations from October 13 to October 21 when they will be open with special activities for adults and children. The vast majority of the events and activities during the week are free. The Camden County History Week... Read more →

Philadelphia's Only Haunted River Cruise!

Rates: • Adults - $34 • Children (12 & Under) - $17 About Welcome aboard for a cruise where your'e spellbound in Delaware River legends of pirate ghosts, the Jersey Devil and other "Phantoms of the River." Our very own pirate narrator will dredge up the darkest of tales while we cruise this haunted river. During the cruise we will explore the following sights on the Delaware River: The historic vessels of Penn's Landing including the Olympia and Moshulu; The tallship Gazela, the Ben Franklin Bridge and Philadelphia's Race Street Pier; Graffiti Pier Petty's Island, Blackbeard's Cove, and the Battleship New Jersey; The working waterfronts of Philadelphia and Camden; and Other historic vessels and commercial vessels located in the Port of Philadelphia. This 1.5 hour cruise includes approximately 1 hour of story telling. All of our yachts serve beer, wine and mixed drinks during our cruises. Meeting Location We depart... Read more →

Mail Carrier Charged With Accepting Bribes To Deliver Parcels Containing Drugs

...And Conspiring To Defraud The United States NEWARK, N.J. – A U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carrier was indicted today on charges that he accepted cash bribes in return for intercepting and delivering parcels containing illegal narcotics and conspiring to defraud the United States, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Fred Rivers, 46, of Newark, was charged by indictment with receiving bribes as a public official and conspiracy to defraud the United States by interfering with and obstructing the lawful function of the USPS. Rivers will be arraigned at a later date. According to documents filed in this case: Rivers was a mail carrier at the USPS Springfield Station in Newark. From October 2016 through September 2017, Rivers accepted cash bribes from Glenn Blackstone, who received parcels containing illegal narcotics through the mail. While on duty, Rivers intercepted these parcels and personally delivered them to Blackstone at locations in Newark, not... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Pennsylvania: Statewide Archery Season Begins Sept. 29

HARRISBURG, PA - Pennsylvania’s statewide archery deer season begins Saturday, Sept. 29, and its return is prompting the Pennsylvania Game Commission to issue some helpful reminders. Archers statewide can hunt for antlered or antlerless deer from Sept. 29 to Nov. 12, and during the late archery deer season, which runs from Dec. 26 to Jan. 12. The statewide season was moved to end on a Monday this year so it could include the Veterans Day holiday. At the time of the statewide opener, archery hunters in three urbanized areas of the state will have had a two-week head start to their seasons. An early season for antlered and antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5C and 5D kicked off on Sept. 15 and ends Nov. 24. Properly licensed bowhunters in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D also may take antlered and antlerless deer during an extended late archery season, which... Read more →


CNBNews graphics file Somers Point, NJ, September 28, 2018 – While Thursday’s proceedings were not a trial, they seemed like one as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and it appears the verdict is in – the committee vote on his confirmation is now scheduled for today, with a full Senate vote coming as early as next week, voting that is emphatically endorsed by Republican congressional candidate Seth Grossman. “This entire confirmation proceeding was referred to by Judge Kavanaugh not as an ‘Advise and Consent’ by the Senate, but a “Search and Destroy” process. I stand with the Senate to go forward with the vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh. For the sake and betterment of our great nation, Judge Kavanaugh should be confirmed as the next Justice of the United States Supreme Court,” said Grossman. “As many senators... Read more →

John Rieder of Delaware; Former Gloucester City Resident; Member of Mustangs Club; GHS Alumnus

MILLSBORO, DELAWARE (September 28, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--John Joseph Rieder, 83, of Millsboro, and formerly of Mt. Ephraim, N.J., passed away on Monday, September 17, 2018. He was born in Gloucester City, N.J., on November 16, 1934, to the late John and Laura Rieder. Rieder retired from work at the Wonder Bread Company, where he worked as a delivery-person. In his younger years, he had also worked at the Camden Navy Ship Yard as a welder. Football was Rieder’s favorite pastime. He was a member of the Mustang Club — a fan club for the Gloucester City semi-pro football team. He was very outgoing and an animal-lover, and loved golf and talking with his friends. Rieder is survived by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Sooy Rieder of Millsboro, Del.; a daughter, Kathy Jean Young of Millsboro; and two nephews, Jimmy and Joe Hagen; as well as a special friend, Shirley Harris (widow... Read more →

Vigil held for postal worker killed by Portland State cops outside campus police office

PORTLAND OREGON(September 26, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--A crowd of about 50 people attended the vigil, about three blocks away from where Washington, 45, was fatally shot by two Portland State officers. The crowd, which included Washington’s wife, brother and daughters, called on the school to no longer allow campus officers to carry guns. Members of the student union have erected tents near the campus safety office entrance in protest. A march and rally for Washington was held earlier in the day. The events have been organized by the Portland State student union. Campus police officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie fatally shot Washington, a U.S. postal worker from Portland, while witnesses say he tried to break up a fight involving one of his friends outside the Cheerful Tortoise, a bar near campus, on June 29. Washington fell at one point, got up and was holding the friend’s handgun that had been holstered to... Read more →

Two Delaware men arrested by DNREC Environmental Crimes Unit for illegal dumping

CNBNews graphics file GEORGETOWN (Sept. 27, 2018) – During an ongoing investigation into reports of illegal dumping in the Georgetown area, Natural Resources Police Officers with DNREC's Environmental Crimes Unit arrested two Delaware men Sept. 22 on illegal dumping and drug-paraphernalia-related charges. Harry Harrison, 50, of Houston, Del., was charged with one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste materials, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, marijuana-related. Harrison was issued a citation for both charges and ordered to pick up the trash he was observed disposing at the scene. Basil Wilson, 26, of Dover was charged with one count of causing or contributing to the disposal or discharge of solid waste materials. Wilson was also issued a citation and ordered to pick up the trash illegally disposed at the site. Residents can report illegal trash dumping to DNREC’s Natural Resources Police Environmental... Read more →

Take a bite out of these fall apple festivals

PHILADELPHIA, PA (September 27,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--From apple pressings to cider tastings, we’re celebrating our favorite fall fruit with apple-themed events! Check out what you can do with this festive food in Philly parks, farms, and gardens. Apple Pressing on Forbidden Drive Join us on Forbidden Drive near Northwestern Avenue for this annual celebration of autumn. Help make fresh apple cider using an old-fashioned cider press. When: Saturday, September 29 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Wissahickon Environmental Center (300 W. Northwestern Ave., 19128) Cost: Free More info: Read more about the Apple Pressing Facebook event. CiderFest at the Historic Houses of Fairmount Park Spend a sparkling autumn afternoon at six historic houses in Fairmount Park, sipping on cider samples from some of the best cideries around. There will be over 20 PA ciders, free self-guided house tours, and live music. This event is for visitors aged 21 and over only. ID required. When:... Read more →

CNB April 2013 Archives: NJ Number 29, Dog Nappers Active, South Jerseyan's of the Year ...

CNBNEWS TIPS AND SNIPPETS .... What is a Norcrat? Et Cetera, Renewal Fuel Video (CNBNewsnet)NJ COMES IN AT No. 29--The American Lung Association released its annual “State of the Air” report this week. It ranks the air quality in counties and regional areas by analyzing the ozone and particle pollution and assigning each day a measure from good to very unhealthy. It then calculates the amount of unhealthy air quality days in each area to assign grades. The Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland region was ranked 29th in the nation for the most polluted city by short-term particle pollution, 11th in the nation for year-round particle pollution and 20th in the nation for the most ozone-polluted city. WATCH OUT FOR DOG THIEVES--Dog-nappers are active in the South Jersey area, according to a recent NJ101.5 report. Charlene Rosenbaun, Animal Cruelty Investigator with the Cumberland County SPCA, said there have been 43-dog napping cases recently in... Read more →

Medical-Records Study Links Dementia-Related Brain Changes to Hospital Stays For Critical Illness

Newswise — Researchers at Johns Hopkins report that a novel analysis of more than a thousand patients adds to evidence that hospitalization, critical illness and major infection may diminish brain structures that are most commonly affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Results of the study, published Sept. 24 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, suggest — but do not prove — that critical illness and major infection can promote such brain structure changes and accelerate the process of cognitive decline, the researchers say. Walker cautions that the findings may be limited due to undetected or misclassified billing codes that define diagnosis in the medical records; a lack of information about potentially relevant comorbidities such as delirium; and the “observational” nature of the study, which was not designed to — and cannot — determine or prove cause and effect. But, he said, “The findings do indicate that hospitalization, infection and critical... Read more →

Jury Convicts Man of Murder in Burlington Township Fatal Stabbing of Scott Willis

William E. Hines Jr MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Burlington Township resident was found guilty today of murder and weapons charges for fatally stabbing his mother’s boyfriend following an argument inside their residence in late 2017. William E. Hines Jr., who turned 35 today, was convicted on one count each of Murder (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Third Degree) and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Fourth Degree). The Honorable Charles A. Delehey, J.S.C., scheduled sentencing for November 8. “This was a calculated, brutal attack, and has taken a tremendous toll on this family,” Prosecutor Coffina said. “We appreciate the jury’s careful attention to the evidence in this case, and commend Assistant Prosecutors Bob VanGilst and Jensen E. Vizzard for their outstanding trial presentation.” The investigation began after Burlington Township police officers were called to the residence in the Chateau... Read more →

National Wounded Warrior Center to Help Disabled Veterans Find the Missing Pieces

Once completed, veterans will have access to the most comprehensive program to bring back purpose and joy to their lives through healing, growing, and developing marketable skills. Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra (DSES), a nationally recognized adaptive sports program for children and adults with cognitive and physical disabilities, is raising awareness and funding for the development and expansion of the National Wounded Warrior Center—a comprehensive recovery program and experience destination for veterans transitioning into civilian life. “In 2007, DSES developed specialized outdoor activities and experiences for military athletes. Participation has now increased monumentally,” explained Founder and Executive Director of Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra, Kathy Copeland. “We now maintain a waiting list of wounded veterans from all over the country who hope to experience the magic, healing, and comradery that happens here in the mountains.” The state of the art center, located in Mammoth Lakes, California, will provide a multi-faceted program, integrating... Read more →

West Deptford Police Crime Log July 18-Sept.16

Released September 2018 Arrests: On 7.18.2018, three juveniles were arrested on Mantua Grove Road and charged with obstruction and curfew violation. They were all released to their guardians pending further court action. On 7.18.2018, Kyle F. Davis, 27, of Philadelphia was arrested on Kings Highway and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was released pending further court action. On 7.19.2018, Mitchell T. Archie, 56, of Somerdale was arrested on Grove Road and charged with hindering his own apprehension and possession of CDS (prescription pills). He was lodged in the Salem County Jail pending further court action. On 7.20.2018, a juvenile was arrested on Delaware Street and charged with possession of marijuana. The juvenile was released to a guardian pending further court action. On 7.20.2018, Jerrick M. Lawrence, 28, of West Deptford was arrested on Tatum Street and charged with defiant trespassing, resisting arrest, hindering his... Read more →

Greg Carlson Named 10 Most Wanted Fugitive

A California man wanted for his alleged involvement in multiple armed sexual assaults has been named to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, and a reward of up to $100,000 is being offered for information leading to his capture. Greg Alyn Carlson is charged with a 2017 burglary in Los Angeles that turned into a violent sexual assault against the female resident. “This individual is a serious threat to the community,” said Special Agent Scott Garriola, a member of the FBI’s Los Angeles Fugitive Task Force. “Investigators have also linked him through DNA to sexual assaults dating back to 2003.” Carlson was arrested by local authorities on September 3, 2017 for the Los Angeles attack and charged with burglary, assault with intent to commit rape, and assault with a deadly weapon. Three weeks later, he posted bond, was released, and fled. Carlson went to a family home in Mount... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Re-think Plastics Ban, NJBIA Tells Committee

by New Jersey Business & Industry Association Legislation banning plastic bags, straws and polystyrene containers is the kind of environmental policy the state should avoid if it wants to get the maximum environmental benefit without hurting jobs and the economy, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) said today. Testifying before the Senate Environment and Energy Committee on S-2776, NJBIA Chief Government Affairs Officer Chrissy Buteas said NJBIA members take their responsibility to manage solid waste seriously, but they want the state to have clear and comprehensive goals before imposing new mandates on them. "To date, the state has not released any analysis studying the impact of plastics as it relates to litter or other environmental concerns," Buteas said. "We want to be sure that any measure impacting so many jobs will actually have the desired effect." Facts suggest the bill would have little impact on global plastics pollution... Read more →


CNBNews graphics file CAMDEN CITY, NJ (September 27,2018)(CNBNewsnet)—On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the US. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. Camden County Women’s Center, a non-profit agency that provides services and emergency shelter to victims of domestic violence, is reminding the community that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The agency is offering opportunities for the community to get involved and give back. “Something as simple as collecting some toiletries that you saved from hotels can make an impact,” said Danielle Brown a longtime volunteer, employee, and survivor of domestic violence. “Victims are often faced with little to no options when they are financially controlled by an abuser. Buying items such as shampoo or toothpaste becomes impossible for many of our clients. Victims know that they can come to CCWC as a resource... Read more →

Obituary: Helen M. Clauss of Bellmawr

Helen M. Clauss (nee Obert), on September 26, 2018 of Bellmawr. Age 94. Beloved wife of the late Edmund A. Clauss,Sr.. Devoted mother of Edmund A. Clauss Jr. (Laurie), Michael Clauss (Cecilia), Thomas Clauss (Margaret) and John E. Clauss. Loving grandmom of Ed III, Dianna, Linda, Michael, Christopher, Joseph, Thomas, Jr., Renee, and Ryan. Dear great grandmom of Emily, Hailey, Alexis and Thomas. Preceded in death by 7 siblings. Also survived by nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing on Wednesday from 10am to 11am at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, BELLMAWR. Funeral Service 11am at the funeral home. Interment New St. Mary’s Cemetery, Bellmawr. Read more →

Coast Guard Training Center Honors Douglas Munro on Anniversary of His Death

CAPE MAY, NJ (September 27,2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Today marks the 76th anniversary of Coast Guard Signalman First Class Douglas Munro’s selfless act of heroism. His sacrifice earned him a place in our service’s history. Not as our only Medal of Honor recipient, but as a reminder that the endeavor to protect our nation comes with a price. It is in those ubiquitous moments, when life and death decisions are made, the devotion to duty to which every Coast Guardsman subscribes to is called upon, and it is in those moments that our core values define us and define our service. The Spencer mast, the pictures and letters that chronicle Munro’s life in Munro Hall and the monument which we stand before today are reminders to our recruits, a type of daily affirmation, of our willingness to put nation over self, and to maintain a level of respect for the job at hand. Make... Read more →

Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic Raises Over $200,000

MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)- – Atlantic City Electric continued its support for local community organizations through its 13th annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic, a golf outing held this year at Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey. This year’s event raised more than $200,000 for three South Jersey nonprofit organizations -Conserve Wildlife Foundation, Ranch Hope, Inc. and the Val Skinner Foundation-LIFE LPGA Pros in the Fight -- to help fund their local missions in supporting youth development, breast cancer education and protecting diverse wildlife across the region. Since its inception in 2006, the Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised $1.8 million for 18 local nonprofit organizations in southern New Jersey. The funding, which is provided by Atlantic City Electric’s parent company foundation, PHI Community Foundation, has helped support many local programs, including those that provide youth mentoring, breast cancer awareness, support abused or neglected children,... Read more →

Big Truck Day’ at Delaware Seashore State Park Oct. 6 

REHOBOTH BEACH (Sept. 27, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)– DNREC’s Delaware Seashore State Park will host its first-ever “Big Truck Day” from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Indian River Marina. Children of all ages will have the opportunity to get up-close and personal with some of the park’s heavy equipment and special-use vehicles at this family-friendly event. All types of vehicles will be featured, including a beach sweeper, front-end loader, minibus, DNREC dump truck, forklift, a Parks Natural Resources Police vehicle, and an ocean rescue truck. Marina staff will be on hand to greet visitors and answer questions, and children will be able to climb in the drivers’ seats. If conditions allow, one of the vessels from the U.S. Coast Guard Station Indian River will dock at the marina. Also, a demonstration will be held of marina equipment in action, hauling large boats through the boatyard. In addition,... Read more →