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photo credit CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY,NJ (January 5, 2019)(CNBNewnet)--Hoagie Heaven, located at the intersection of Broadway and Hunter Street, has closed down. Owner Pete Prelas said after 21 years he decided to shutdown his business and enjoy his retirement. Prelas said he was unable to sell his hoagie business but did sell the building along with the property to someone who plans on opening a fast food eatery. "I like to thank my customers, friends and family for supporting me all these years. We opened in... Read more →

Gloucester Township PD Alert: Public’s Help Results in Arrest of Male That Exposed Himself

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ (January 5, 2019)(CNBNewsnet) --On January 3, 2019 at approximately 11:05 AM, the Gloucester Township Police responded to the area of Morris Avenue and Railroad Avenue for a suspicious vehicle. It was reported that the driver of a truck rolled down the passenger side window to speak with an elderly female who was walking, and asked her for directions. The female approached the vehicle and saw that the male had his genitals exposed. The female then walked away as the vehicle left the... Read more →

FAC Forces Disclosure of CA Gov. Brown’s Request to Pardon Former State Sen. Wright

More than 100 pages of previously secret documents became public yesterday after the First Amendment Coalition (FAC) filed a motion to unseal records regarding Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to pardon former state Sen. Rod Wright. The documents—some still heavily redacted—had been originally filed under seal as part of a flawed, longstanding practice in which all papers filed with the high court as part of a governor’s pardon request are automatically treated as confidential. Such automatic sealing is not permitted under California law. On November 20,... Read more →

Burlington City Man Indicted for October 2018 Fatal Shooting 

MOUNT HOLLY - Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a man arrested for fatally shooting a fellow Burlington City resident late last year near the intersection of Barclay and York Streets has been indicted for the crime by a Grand Jury. Thomas A. Thompson Jr., 39, was charged with Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (Second Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree), and Certain Persons Not to Have Weapons (Second Degree). The indictment was returned yesterday and... Read more →

Women Officeholders in 2019

Following the successes of the 2018 midterm elections, 2019 will see record numbers of women serving in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures nationwide. The Center for American Women and Politics, a unit of the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers University, presents those numbers here. You can find this information and more in our fact sheets Women in Elective Office 2019 and Women of Color in Elective Office 2019. U.S. Congress [FACT SHEET: Women in the U.S. Congress 2019] 127 (106D, 21R) women will... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Trump’s Syrian Withdrawal: An Israeli Responds

By David Rubin, former Mayor of Shiloh, Israel President Trump’s sudden exit from Syria has drawn sharp criticism from both politicians and pundits, including some with remarkably strong pro-Israel reputations on both sides of the aisle. Understandably, Israel is not their only calculation, but even from an Israeli perspective, the palpable nervousness about the impending withdrawal has renewed the concern that perhaps Trump is not the great supporter of Israel that he claims to be. The growing doubts seem to be based on an accepted... Read more →

South Jersey MSBL, 35+ American Division

Audubon Blue Sox 12, Springfield Cardinals 5 ‘ Blue Sox Upend Undefeated Cardinals for First Title’ Submitted by Jim Rossell, Jr., Blue Sox manager (JANUARY 2, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--The finals of the 2018 South Jersey MSBL 35 and over Hot Stover American Division pitted the undefeated #1 seeded Springfield Cardinals versus the #3 Audubon Blue Sox. The series picked up on the final Sunday of August with the possibility of playing three games due to a rain shortened game the Sunday before. Game one resumed in the... Read more →

Trinity Health Ministries in Delaware, NJ and PA Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Per Hour

Trinity Health ministries in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania will raise minimum wage to $15 per hour, effective January 2019. These specific ministries include: Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic (comprising Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, Nazareth Hospital, St. Mary Medical Center andSaint Francis Healthcare in Wilmington), Lourdes Health System and St. Francis Medical Center in Trenton. “Increasing the minimum wage is the right thing to do for our colleagues and the right thing to do for our community,” said James Woodward, President and CEO, Trinity Health... Read more →

Builders League of South Jersey Awards Ace Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical Supplies

Ace Marketing Director Michele Low and Media Arts Technician Chuck Schaser BERLIN, NJ-(JANUARY 3, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--The Builders League of South Jersey announced the 2018 Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence (MAME) Award winners at Lucien's Manor in Berlin, NJ. Ace Plumbing, Heating, and Electrical Supplies was recognized with four MAME Awards for excellence and innovation in marketing. The honors include Best Black and White Logo (EDGE); Best Marketing/Branding Campaign (A.O.Smith); Best Color Logo (Ace Your Space); and Best Special Event or Promotion (Contractor's EDGE). Ace Marketing Director... Read more →

Philadelphia Union Renews Partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer

Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has officially renewed its partnership with New Jersey Youth Soccer (NJYS). The focus of the partnership will continue to be on promoting and growing the game, particularly in southern New Jersey. The partnership will continue to touch a variety of programs such as recreation events, State Cups, the Olympic Development Program (ODP) and TOPSoccer, a community-based program designed to bring the opportunity of learning and playing soccer to any boy or girl with special needs. The Union will... Read more →

Does Your Insurance Card Matter When You Have a Heart Attack?

Newswise — BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Medicaid reimbursement to health care facilities on ST-elevation myocardial management — or STEMI, a serious form of a heart attack — is often lower when compared with the reimbursement rate of private insurance, according to a study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes. The findings were made by a team of cardiovascular researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Utilizing the largest in-patient database — the National Inpatient Sample — investigators from UAB summarized the impact... Read more →

Villas Resident Dies in Home Fire

Villas, NJ (January 5, 2019)- On Friday January 4, 2018, at approximately 6:45 a.m., Lower Township Police were dispatched to the 200 block of East Florida Avenue for a reported structure fire. Upon their arrival to the homeowner was already outside being attended to by neighbors, suffering from smoke inhalation and other minor injuries. Unfortunately, his wife did not make it out of the house. She was found in the upstairs bedroom likely overcome by smoke. The home did not have working smoke alarms. The... Read more →

Letters to the Editor: Trump's 2018 Achievements

Dear supporters, friends, and those interested in the Republican Party of Pennsylvania: Despite the narrative being crafted by the mainstream media about the achievements of President Trump, 2018 was full of promises made and promises kept from the President. From moving our embassy in Israel to Jerusalem to historic trade deals, President Trump continues to deliver for the American people. Here is an article from Real Clear Politics that discusses his top ten 2018 accomplishments more in-depth. You can read it by clicking on the... Read more →

Face of Defense: Coast Guard Aircrew Flies 1,800 Nautical Miles to Help Ship on Fire

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flies over the 650-foot Sincerity Ace on fire 1,800 nautical miles northwest of Oahu in the Pacific Ocean, Dec. 31, 2018, and drops supplies to the 944-foot bulk carrier Genco Augustus. The Coast Guard coordinated with five volunteer vessels to rescue the crew over three days. Of the 21 crew, 16 were rescued, four were located unresponsive, and one remains missing. ( A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew flies over the 650-foot Sincerity Ace on fire 1,800 nautical miles... Read more →

Obituary: Robert B. Barrett, Jr., of Runnemede

Robert B. Barrett, Jr. March 21, 1960 - January 03, 2019 Robert B. Barrett, Jr., on January 3, 2019, of Runnemede. Age 58. Beloved father of Randy Sr. (Lisa), Michael, Bryan (Jessica), and the late Danielle. Devoted grandfather of Randy Jr. Dear brother of Cheryl Palermo, Steven Barrett, and Jen Huntsinger. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Robert worked for the IUEC Local 5 in Philadelphia, PA for many years. Services and interment private. Read more →