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December 2018

How Does Social Drinking Become Problematic as We Age?

As we age, drinking alcohol in social gatherings makes us more vulnerable to alcoholism, says Brad Lander, a clinical psychologist and addiction medicine specialist at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Talbot hall and Ohio State's College of Medicine. As we age, it takes longer for the body to break down alcohol. It stays in the system longer. Tolerance also decreases. Excessive drinking can compromise your immune system and can lead to some forms of cancer, " Lander said. It also can decrease the... Read more →


Happy NY from the Pennsylvania Republican Party

Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania: As 2018 draws to a close, I want to wish everyone a happy new year and a great 2019. I also hope you all have been able to enjoy time with family, friends, and loved ones over the holiday season. Along those lines, I was glad to see President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump travel to Iraq and other areas overseas to visit our troops. It was easy to see from... Read more →


Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers Ready for New Year's Day; Their Theme is "Mummers University"

BROOKLAWN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)(December 31, 2018)--Brooklawn's Two Street Stompers held their last practice Saturday and are looking forward to their annual march in the Philadelphia Mummers Parade on New Year's Day. This is their 41st parade. The Two Street Stompers are a family run Mummers Comic Brigade. Approximately 230 members will be performing in the parade on New Year's Day. Many of the members come from the communities of Brooklawn, Gloucester City, Westville, Mantua, West Berlin and from throughout South Jersey. The Two Street Stompers are... Read more →


Free PATCO Rides on New Year’s Eve

Heineken USA sponsors the rides as a safe and convenient travel option to ring in 2019 PATCO today announced that it will offer free train rides for New Year’s Eve for the third year in a row. The free rides this year are thanks in part to an advertising sponsorship with Heineken USA. Advertisements promoting the free rides are running in stations now through January 1. The free rides are aimed at offering a responsible, convenient travel option for those who want to enjoy New... Read more →


New Year' Eve Tips for Helping An Anxious Pet

Parties aren't for everyone.....Keep your pets safe this New Years Eve The Gloucester Township Police Department released the following information about keeping your pets safe on New Year's Eve. While New Year’s Eve celebrations are fun for us humans, our furry companions can easily become scared during the festivities. Many pets become scared at the sound of fireworks or noisy music, and you can risk your pet trying to run away – in fact many shelters see a greater number of lost dogs following the... Read more →


Elizabeth T. O'Donnell, of Sewell formerly of Bellmawr

Elizabeth T. O’Donnell (nee Goeller) on December 29, 2018 of Sewell formerly of Bellmawr. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Devoted mother of Patricia Meehan (the late Kevin), Joseph O’Donnell, Jr. (Christina), Eileen O’Donnell (Bruce), Paul O’Donnell (Suzanne) and the late Marianne O’Donnell, and close family friend, Kara Cutino. Loving grandmother of Sean, Timothy, Kerry, Evan, Matthew, Emily, Laura, Kieran, Julia and Colin. Dear great grandmother of Gabriella, George, Liam, Samantha and Cameron. Dear sister of the late Paul Goeller and Mary McDade.... Read more →


WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River Park

PENNSAUKEN, NJ (CNBNewsnet)Cooper River Park has once again transformed into a winter wonderland with tasty treats and family fun! WinterFest Ice Skating at Cooper River is open Thursday through Sunday until February 18th, 2019. WinterFest now features arcade games in a heated tent and outdoor games for families to enjoy while they are off the ice. Its new location is the corner of North Park Drive and Cuthbert Boulevard in Cherry Hill, right across from the Crowne Plaza. Special Holiday Hours: New Year's Eve /... Read more →


Obituary: Robert J. Perkins, of Gloucester City

Robert J. Perkins Gloucester City – On. December 28, 2018. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Elsie M. Perkins, who passed in 2011. Survived by his children, Jason Perkins (Shannon), Joe Klaudi, Brenda Cooper (Al), Cindy Dolson (Rich) and Peggy Camp (Buddy); grandchildren, Eric, Tiffaney (Michael), Alyssa, Courtney, Brittney, Zachary, Jeremy, Matthew, Chris, Nicholas, Junior, Justice, Claudia, Lillianna and Jackson and great-grandson, Bryce. Robert was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing and his beloved dog, Toby. He enjoyed the times spent with his grandchildren... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Just Sayin': Amazing Grace

Dawn O Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)-- Each year January 2nd heralds the return of children and teachers to school, parents to work (if they were lucky enough to have off for the holidays), and generally a return to normal life. Kids trudge the streets, grumbling about how unfair life is as they show off their new Nike’s, Abercrombie and Fitch sweaters and jeans, and coats from Nordstrom and Saks. They ride their sparkling new bikes that boast eighty pounds of... Read more →


Gambling Mistakes You Must Never Make in Vegas

(December 31, 2018)--There are 1001 reasons to visit in Vegas. Some people board planes to visit this self-proclaimed sin city to enjoy the restaurants , interact and enjoy the women, and some just want to have a feel of the atmosphere that the city has to offer. However, one of the major reasons why so many people come to Vegas every single year is to try their luck at the casinos. Well, some are usually lucky while others are never lucky and normally end up... Read more →


MORE PLACES IN NJ BANNING PLASTIC BAGS IN 2019 — IS YOUR TOWN NEXT?

SERGIO BICHAO http://nj1015.com CNBNews graphics file State lawmakers in 2019 will be deciding whether to ban plastic bags from stores and plastic straws in restaurants. In the meantime, more than a dozen local governments in New Jersey have already made the move to turn the common items into contraband. Many of the rules will take effect January or later in the year. In August, Gov. Phil Murphy vetoed a measure that would have imposed a 5-cent fee on carry-out bags, a proposal that was opposed... Read more →


Concert: Lou Gramm - The Original Voice of Foreigner with ASIA featuring John Payne

COLLINGSWOOD, NJ (December 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Presented by the Camden County Board of Freeholders in association with BRE and the Borough of Collingswood, the Scottish Rite Auditorium welcomes Lou Gramm – The Original Voice of Foreigner with ASIA featuring John Payne on Friday, January 26, 2019. Doors open at 7 PM, showtime at 8 PM. Lou Gramm is a founding member of Foreigner and one of the greatest singers in rock music. His unique vocals and hit song have placed Foreigner among Billboard’s Top Artists of all time.... Read more →


18 New Reasons To Visit Philadelphia In 2019

PHILADELPHIA, PA (December 2018)-- Visitors looking for an exciting destination to visit in 2019 have plenty of new reasons to choose Philadelphia. In the exhibition realm, there is the made-for-kids America to Zanzibar, Muslim Cultures Near and Far at the Please Touch Museum and The Impressionist’s Eye display of rarely seen sculptures, painting and works on paper at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Openings include the East Market consumer space Fashion District Philadelphia and the arrival of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel atop the Comcast... Read more →


Senior Services in Camden County

CAMDEN COUNTY, NJ (December 31, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Are you a senior citizen (aged 60 and over) or an adult (18 and over) with a physical disability that is looking for assistance with basic needs such as food, housing, and medical services? Or maybe you need to find someone to do some minor repair work around your home? Or perhaps you’d just like to find out about how to volunteer your time in the community, or where to go to socialize and have some fun? The Camden County... Read more →


STUDY: Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Pattern Linked to Higher Kidney Disease Risk

Highlight In a study of African-American men and women with normal kidney function, a pattern of higher collective consumption of soda, sweetened fruit drinks, and water was associated with a higher risk of developing kidney disease. Newswise — Washington, DC (December 27, 2018) — Higher collective consumption of sweetened fruit drinks, soda, and water was associated with a higher likelihood of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a community-based study of African-American adults in Mississippi. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the... Read more →


Here are other ways to watch the SugarHouse New Year's Eve Fireworks

Can't make it down to the Waterfront? Spending NYE at home? Catch the fireworks live on NBC10, Telemundo62, and www.NBC10.com at 6PM, or head over to Facebook to watch them via the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest accountor NBC10. And don't forget, the soundtrack to both shows will be simulcast on KYW Newsradio. Out and about at Midnight? Look up! Fireworks will be playing at Midnight through Visit Philadelphia’s Screens Around Town including the PA Convention Center, XFinity Live!, PECO Building Crown Lights, Live Nation Venues,... Read more →


SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront

Be the first guests ever to have front row seats at Cherry Street Pier for the Tickets include: Exclusive access to Cherry Street Pier Amazing front row view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront Special performances by DJ Lil’ Dave + Lean Wit It Two complimentary drinks per ticket Live Art + Exhibited Art Resident Artist Studio Tours and Events Pay-as-you go food from Cherry Street Pier vendors Beer, Wine, Specialty Cocktails Heat Stations, Fire Pits & more $50 / 9pm-1am... Read more →


Gloucester City School District Going Solar

Boxes containing the panels have been stacked on skids in two areas near the school building GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 30, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)—The Cold Springs Grade School will soon be receiving their electrical energy from solar panels. Pallets containing the panels have been stacked two high and three deep on the school property. There are approximately 78 boxes of the panels which were made in Malaysia according to the writing on the side of the boxes. The cost for installation of the solar panels and how... Read more →


Gloucester County final dates for flu clinics

(Sewell, NJ) - With the end of the year approaching and flu season peaking between December and February, residents are encouraged to take advantage of the county's free flu shot clinic before the clinics end for the year. Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "By offering our clinics from September to January we ensure that all of our residents have an opportunity to keep themselves and their loved ones safe during the peak of flu season, especially with how aggressive the flu has been the... Read more →


FAC, Media Coalition Oppose Last-Ditch Effort to Gut Landmark Police Transparency Law

A coalition of media groups led by the First Amendment Coalition (FAC) today filed briefing in the California Supreme Court to oppose a police union’s effort to undermine the effectiveness of a new, landmark police transparency law. The law requires a wide range of records relating to police misconduct to be available to the public—a sweeping change in California law. Prior to the bill’s enactment in September, California was one of a handful of states to bar public access to records surrounding investigations into police... Read more →


Longtime Glen Landing Middle School Teacher Gertrude “Trudy” Vernon Dies Suddenly

Gertrude “Trudy” Vernon (nee Goode), of Laurel Springs. Age 69. It is with great sadness and difficulty that Trudy Vernon’s family announces the news of her sudden passing on December 27, 2018. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband of 34 years, Richard Vernon, her son, Douglas Daniel Olsen, his wife Mona, stepson Jason Vernon and his wife Andrea, along with her pride and joy grandchildren Ajay, Sheela, Nicholas, and Rosie. She is also survived by her brother Lynn Goode and his family, sisters... Read more →


How New Jersey power brokers bankrolled the election of Atlantic City Mayor Frank Gilliam

Frank M. Gilliam Jr. (photo courtesy of The New York Post) by Amy S. Rosenberg, / Philadelphia Inquirer ATLANTIC CITY — The election of Frank M. Gilliam Jr. as mayor of Atlantic City probably hasn’t worked out the way a lot of powerful people hoped. It was, in tried and true Atlantic City fashion, a bad bet. Gilliam’s allies were distancing themselves before the 2017 election was officially certified. Before long, local Democrats were airing grievances about misdirected checks under the warm, Tiffany lamp glare... Read more →


Gloucester Township January Calendar; Free Family Activities for All Residents

FREE FAMILY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL RESIDENTS! HOURS OF OPERATION: Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9:00 A.M-5:00 P.M., Monday and Thursday 11:00 AM-7 PM Contact: Nicole Sheppard at nsheppard@centerffs.org or 609-238-0685 GTPD Family Resource Center: 1324 Little Gloucester Road Gloucester Township, NJ 08012 Center for Family Services is committed to changing the odds for children and families across southern New Jersey. We offer more than 60 programs focused on supporting and empowering individuals, families, and communities to achieve a better life through vision, hope, and strength. #GTPD... Read more →


Carol Lynn Rowen, Teacher of the Year Recipient; Taught in Glendora School District for 28 Years

Carol Lynn Rowen (nee Stackhouse). Have you ever known a teacher who knew the names of every student she taught in second, third and fourth grades? Carol Rowen was that person. This beautiful teacher, wife, mother, grandmother and friend of so many, passed away on December 27, 2018. Born and raised in Runnemede, she resided in Washington Township from 1964 to the present date. She was 74 years old. Carol had a special talent for teaching young children for 28 years at the Glendora School... Read more →


JEROME BY DAVE WOLFE | CNBNewsnet

Related: ARTIST Dave Wolfe Vol. 5 No. 28 (December 29, 2018) Editor's Note: Each Sunday morning we 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 →


Gloucester City Police Arrest Suspect Carrying a Handgun along with Crack Cocaine and Cash

Ptl. Blaise O'Donnell and K9 Demo assisted in the arrest (CNBNews file photo) GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (DECEMBER 29, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Gloucester City Police conducted a traffic earlier this week that resulted in the recovery of loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun along with a quantity of crack cocaine and cash. According to police on Thursday, December 27 at 7:49 pm a traffic stop in the 100 block of Nicholson Road conducted by Det. Keith O’Donnell and Inv. Tim Ryder resulted with the arrest of the driver. Ptl. Blaise... Read more →


Obituary: Angela D. Hines of Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill – On December 25, 2018. Age 64. (nee Peluso) Formerly of Merchantville. Predeceased by her husband Terry Wayne Hines. Loving mother of Dawn Peluso. Beloved daughter of Sally Ann Smith and the late Frank Peluso, Jr. Cherished grandmother of Angela Hazzard and great-grandmother of Brendyn Altman. Beloved sister of Frank Peluso, III (Kathy) and Nikki Robbins. Funeral services will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Angela D. Hines. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN –... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Puppies

Dawn Watson | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (December 29, 2018)-- Dogs are individuals and their personalities show up shortly after birth. If you’ve ever had the opportunity to view a litter from birth to seven or eight weeks old you’ll notice that there is a definite hierarchy within the pack. Generally, a male will take the Alpha role, submitting only to its mother. He will stand or roll over other pack members over in order to show dominance. This trait will generally continue throughout his... Read more →


El Paso may face "crisis" housing migrants due to Sun Bowl, incoming congresswoman warns

BY CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ ( CBS NEWS ) The incoming congresswoman of the Texas border city of El Paso is warning of an imminent "crisis" as local officials and charities scramble to accommodate at least 1,600 migrants dropped off there by federal authorities in recent days. Representative-elect Veronica Escobar, a Democrat, told CBS News, "We have these teams coming in to play in our Sun Bowl this weekend and the hotels are booked," referring to the college football game El Paso has hosted since 1935. "We're... Read more →


Organ-sparing treatments effective for bladder cancer and for prostate cancer

Newswise — Traditionally, treatment for muscle-invasive bladder cancer is chemotherapy followed by the removal of the patient’s entire bladder, known as a radical cystectomy. However, Beaumont researchers have data suggesting that treatment consisting of limited surgery followed by combination chemotherapy and radiation is just as effective, while allowing patients to keep their bladder and maintain function. “This is a big deal. No one wants their bladder removed,” said Craig Stevens, M.D., Ph.D., chairman, Radiation Oncology, Beaumont Health. The surgical approach affects a patient’s quality of... Read more →


How Organizations Can Leverage On Online National Police Check Australia Services

(CNBNewsnet)(December 29, 2018)--Running your own business can be the most satisfying thing in life. Everyone would like the chance where they are their own bosses as it allows them to better take control of the events in their lives. But there are many challenges to owning a business or company, especially where you have employees that have to deal with goods or products. Many organizations run losses amounting to millions every year due to the collusion of staff members to defraud the company. But where... Read more →


FREE NEW YEAR’S DAY CELEBRATION RETURNS TO KIMMEL CENTER

JANUARY 1, 2019, 10AM–5PM PHILADELPHIA, PA--Celebrate New Year’s Day with family-oriented entertainment all day and views of the Mummer’s parade, hot chocolate, ticketed brunch by Garces Events, prizes & more! WHAT: The Kimmel Center is hosting its 14th annual New Year’s Day Celebration, with FREE family fun all day. Attendees are invited to enjoy giveaways, hot chocolate, a special The Lightning Thief themed scavenger hunt, performances, and views of the Mummers Parade on Broad Street. Garces Events will once again host its ticketed Broad Street... Read more →


PORT AUTHORITY ANNOUNCES AGENCY’S FIRST ROLLOUT OF ALL-ELECTRIC BUSES

PART OF A PLANNED REPLACEMENT OF DIESEL SHUTTLES AT ITS THREE MAJOR AIRPORTS Six new buses at JFK now deployed, with new charging stations installed; agency planning to phase in 12 additional new electric buses at Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports during first half of 2019 As part of an aggressive effort to enhance its environmental sustainability programs, the Port Authority is adding 18 new all-electric buses to its three major airports within the next six months to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and air... Read more →


Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

Contact A Health Care Provider If You Suspect Exposure NEWARK, NJ (December 29, 2018)-- --On Dec. 24, 2018, an international traveler who has been confirmed to have measles — a highly contagious disease — arrived in Terminal B at Newark Liberty International Airport on a flight from Brussels. The individual was infectious on that day and may have traveled to other areas of the airport. If you were in the airport on Dec. 24 between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m., you may have been exposed... Read more →


NJ Warns Residents Not to Consume Raw Milk Products Amid Pennsylvania Farm Investigation

NY Resident Became Ill After Consuming Unpasteurized Dairy Products from PA Farm The New Jersey Department of Health is urging residents not to consume raw milk products after a New York resident consumed unpasteurized dairy products from a Pennsylvania farm and became ill. An investigation by the New York State Departments of Health and Agriculture identified raw milk and other dairy products from Miller's Biodiversity Farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania as the likely source of Brucella abortus RB51 infection (Brucellosis) in a New York individual.... Read more →