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February 2019

**Winter Weather Congestion Alert**

NJDOT advising motorists to allow extra travel time for Friday morning commute (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today issued a Winter Weather Congestion Alert for Friday, March 1, based on the forecast for expected snow beginning tomorrow morning, which may result in difficult driving conditions during the... Read more →


South Jersey Cultural Alliance Issues Call For Entries

For Creative Placemaking Competition (HAMMONTON, NJ) – The South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA) is calling for entries in the first ever ArtsTank Creative Placemaking grant competition. Creative placemaking uses arts, history, and culture to engage a community in addressing a local challenge; for example, adding vitality to vacant storefronts or increasing... Read more →


TO THE POINT:  Rutgers University–Camden announces Women’s History Month activities

CNBNEWSNET | February 28, 2019 CAMDEN CITY NJ – For Women’s History Month this March, Rutgers University–Camden will host a series of public events to recognize women’s contributions to American history and examine contemporary women’s issues. The celebration will culminate with a guest talk by Tarana Burke, founder of the “Me... Read more →


Mays Landing Man Charging with Human Trafficking

February 28, 2019 | CNBNewsnet MAYS LANDING- Following a two month long investigation between the Township of Hamilton Police Department and the FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force, El Joshua, 36, has been charged in connection to human trafficking, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced. El Joshua Joshua, of Pearce Road... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Fire breaks out on nation's only heavy icebreaker north of Antarctica

RELATED: FACE OF DEFENSE ALAMEDA, Calif. — The 150-member crew of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star fought a fire at approximately 9 p.m. PST Feb. 10 that broke out in the ship's incinerator room about 650 miles north of McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. After initial response efforts using four fire... Read more →


CAMDEN AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING DOUBLE-HOMICIDE

February 28, 2019 | CNBNewsnet CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson reported a double homicide in the city last night. Camden County Police responded to a call on the 2800 block of Constitution Road at approximately 10:16 p.m. for reports of... Read more →


ASH WEDNESDAY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA

February 28, 2019 | CNBNewsnet PHILADELPHIA PA--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Wednesday March 6, 2019. Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for Christians throughout the... Read more →


Gloucester Township PD Alert: Winter Weather Advisory Issued

CNBNews graphic files WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 10 AM EST FRIDAY... * WHAT...SNOW EXPECTED. TOTAL SNOW ACCUMULATIONS OF 1 TO 3 INCHES EXPECTED. WHERE...PORTIONS OF SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY AND SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA. * WHEN...SNOW WILL BEGIN OVERNIGHT AFTER MIDNIGHT FROM WEST TO EAST AND CONTINUE THROUGH EARLY... Read more →


Is Philadelphia a new hotbed for esports?

CNBNewsnet | February 28, 2019 Philadelphia skyline PHILADELPHIA PA --Whilst traditional sports teams like the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia 76ers have quite rightly made the city a sporting hotspot, it’s also true that Philadelphia is becoming a very important place on the esports map. Thanks the pioneering efforts of massive... Read more →


The Band Perry May 10 and Tim McGraw June 28 & June 29 at Hard Rock AC

2019 ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP 2/5 – 2/7 – Jeff Dye - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 2/8 & 2/9 – Frankie Valli - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena 2/12 – 2/14 – Vinnie Brand - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 2/16 – Cage Fury Fight Championship - Hard Rock Live @ Etess Arena... Read more →


ST. PATRICK’S PARADE PARKING AREAS

CNBNewsnet | February 27, 2017 GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ --The St. Patrick’s Parade on Sunday, March 3rd. will begin at 1:00 pm at Johnson Blvd. at Baynes Avenue. The parade will travel north on Johnson Blvd. to Monmouth Street where it will then proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street. The... Read more →


Ocean County Man Sentenced To Prison For Distributing Images Of Child Sexual Abuse

CNBNewsnet | February 27, 2019 TRENTON, N.J.- – A Toms River man was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for distributing images of child sexual abuse over a social media application, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. David Nelson, 44, previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Freda L. Wolfson to... Read more →


Appel Farm’s Journey Jamboree uses arts-based learning to explore social issues

Elmer, New Jersey–Appel Farm Arts and Music Campus welcomes girls grade 4-8 for a fun-filled weekend at Journey Jamboree March 15-17, 2019. Journey Jamboree is a 2-night camp experience designed to teach girls about science, the environment and social issues through workshops in the visual and performing arts. These workshops use... Read more →


GREAT SCHOOLS.ORG: The dark truth about those big homework projects

by: Hank Pellissier | GREATSCHOOLS.ORG “You have to write about cannibalism!” I fume at Zenobia, my fifth grade daughter. “Your teacher, your classmates, everybody wants to hear about people eating people.” She’s constructing her big social studies report. Zenobia’s decision — all on her own — is to create a multimedia... Read more →


Facing scandals Gov. Murphy hosts “gun safety” meeting and announced Gun Control 2.0

Posted by Alexander Roubian 730sc on February 27, 2019 · CNBNewsnet TRENTON, NJ (February 27, 2019)--Facing a drop in approval rating and internal scandals, Governor Murphy deflected by hosting a so-called “gun safety” roundtable. However, there was one major issue — there were no gun safety experts on the panel. Despite... Read more →


Accounting Firms Could Provide These Services

Hiring an accounting firm is essential for your business. You need their help on a lot of things related to your finances. These are some of the services offered by accounting firms that could help improve your business. Tax planning and preparation When you think of accountants, you instantly think of... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Arrest Man for Allegedly Masturbating in Public

CNBNewsnet | February 27, 2019 GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ --February 26, 2019 at approximately 7:47 P.M., the Gloucester Township Police Department responded to 1001 S. Black Horse Pike in the Blackwood section of Gloucester Township for a suspicious male, who had reportedly masturbated in front of a female and her minor son.... Read more →


Norcross Votes to Terminate President Trump’s Alleged Unlawful Emergency Declaration

February 26, 2019, 8:28 pm | CNBNewsnet WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) voted to terminate President Trump’s unlawful, dangerous emergency declaration that could allegedly steal billions from the Department of Defense’s military construction funds critical to the security of our nation. The House-passed resolution, H.J. Res. 46,... Read more →


Pennacchio: Murphy & NJ Democrats Perpetuate a Fiscal Mess

February 27, 2019 | CNBNewsnet TRENTON, NJ --Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) warned that Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Democrats haven’t learned from their mistakes and are doubling-down on failed fiscal policies that are driving residents and jobs from the Garden State. “Governor Cuomo recently admitted that high taxes are driving... Read more →


Black History Month Social Highlighting Black Businesses and Organizations in SJ

February 26, 2019 | CNBNewsnet Cherry Hill, NJ —The South Jersey Young Democrats Black Caucus (SJYDBC) partnered with the South Jersey Young Democrats (SJYD) and Burlington County Young Democrats (BCYD) to host a Black History Month Celebration on Thursday, February 21st at the Camden County Democratic Headquarters in Cherry Hill, NJ.... Read more →


LAWMAKERS SEEK TO CUT 'EXCESS' PHARMACY CHARGES

Last week, the state Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it harder to charge consumers a higher co-pay for prescription drugs (compared to what they would pay if they used cash). The measure targets a scheme used by pharmacy benefit managers and insurers to limit what consumers can know... Read more →


Public Health Alert: Measles Exposure in Bergen County

February 26, 2019 | CNBNewsnet The New Jersey Department of Health is warning residents about a suspect case of measles—a highly contagious disease— who could have possibly exposed others to the infection while in Bergen County between February 17 and February 25, 2019. Testing at the CDC has confirmed the infection.... Read more →


Authorities Charge Two Suspects for Murder of Julio Sanchez

February 27, 2019 | CNBNewsnet CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Jose Vargas, 20, and Nelson Mescual, 26, both from Camden, were charged in connection with a shooting that killed Julio Sanchez-Moncada. Camden County Police responded to a ShotSpotter activation near the 3100 block of Westfield Avenue in Camden on February 15, 2019, at... Read more →


GLOUCESTER CITY: ST. PATRICK’S PARADE ROAD CLOSURES / PARKING RESTRICTIONS

CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (February 26, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--On Sunday, March 3rd. the 4th. annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on Johnson Blvd. at Monmouth Street at 1:00 pm. The parade will proceed west on Monmouth Street to King Street, then south on King Street to Cumberland Street.... Read more →


Home Country:

My Memories of The Iditarod Dogsled Race

The 2016 Iditarod Dogsled Race (photo courtesy of CNN) Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor This coming Saturday, I’ll probably be right here in New Mexico. Well, most of me will. But my heart and my wishes and part of my soul will be many miles from here, up in Anchorage, Alaska.... Read more →


Consumers Warned to be Cautious of Fake IRS Calls/Scams as Tax Season Gets Underway

CNBNews graphics file February 22, 2019 | Press Release In 2018, Bureau of Consumer Protection Received 536 IRS Scam Complaints HARRISBURG — As tax season gets underway, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is warning consumers about fraudulent calls and scams from criminals impersonating IRS agents – and telling recipients they need to... Read more →


Anna M. Gallagher, of Woodbury, formerly of Bellmawr

Anna M. Gallagher (nee Winstanley), on February 25, 2019, of Woodbury. Age 96. Predeceased by her beloved husband John R. (“Jack”) Gallagher, her loving companion Edward F. Sekula, her precious granddaughter Erin C. Gallagher, and her son-in-law, William P. Hubert. Anna was born in Camden, the 10th of the eleven children... Read more →


Tips on collecting data for your essay writing

(February 27, 2019)--If students are free to write application essay on the topic and right under the sun and will also required to pinpoint and topic that is just right for you and to make you comfortable. No matter whether are seasoned writer and then emerging scholar or a student that... Read more →


SEASONAL JOBS AT STATE PARKS, FORESTS AND HISTORIC SITES AVAILABLE; APPLY TODAY

CNBNews graphics file TRENTON - Applications are being accepted for hundreds of peak-season jobs at New Jersey's parks, forests and historic sites, the Department of Environmental Protection announced today. Seasonal positions for lifeguards, nature and history educators, maintenance workers and visitor service assistants are available for those 16 years of age... Read more →


Red Cross, HBO Urge Game of Thrones Fans to Bleed for the Throne

To celebrate the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones, HBO and the American Red Cross have partnered to ask fans and blood donors to Bleed #ForTheThrone. With thousands of blood donations uncollected over the past couple of months due to snow storms and extreme cold, the Red Cross and... Read more →


THE SOUNDS OF DISCO LIVE AT HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO ATLANTIC CITY SUNDAYS

Atlantic City, NJ (February 25, 2019) – Beginning Sunday, March 10, visitors to Atlantic City will have a chance to see and hear for themselves what made Disco so special when Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic Citypresents Disco Live, an Allen Valentine production, with performances every Sunday at 4 p.m.... Read more →


West Deptford Man Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

WEST DEPTFORD, NJ (February 26, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--Daniel G. Watkins, 37, of West Deptford, NJ, was arrested and charged Wednesday, February 20, 2019, with one count of Distribution of Child Pornography and one count of Possession of Child Pornography, Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore announced. On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, detectives from the... Read more →


Obituary: Marci K. Boggs, of Gloucester City, 49

Marci K. Boggs Marci K. Boggs (nee Annan), on February 26, 2019, of Gloucester City, formerly of Merchantville. Age 49. Beloved wife of Daniel. Devoted mother of Jennifer and Tristen. Loving daughter of Linda Campbell and Edgar Annan. Dear sister of Donnalyn. Marci was a hairdresser at Amoriello Hair Design in... Read more →


Julie Ertz: Philadelphia has "become my home,"

...reflections on SheBelieves and Union back tags February 25, 2019 SheBelieves Cup returns to Talen Energy Stadium on February 27 when Brazil takes on England at 4 p.m. before the United States Women's National Team faces off against Japan. Tickets to SheBelieves Cup along with a Club and Country Deal that... Read more →


Utz Quality Foods Issues Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Bachman® Twist Pretzels

The expiration date code may be found on the front, upper right corner of the bag. (Photo: Business Wire) February 25, 2019 09:15 PM Eastern Standard Time HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Utz Quality Foods, LLC., is voluntarily recalling a specific expiration date code of Bachman® 10 oz Twist Pretzel packages due to undeclared... Read more →


DiMaso reacts to the Murphy administration’s nepotistic hiring practices

CNBNewsnet | February 26, 2019 TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso criticized the Schools Development Authority’s firing of 26 veteran employees and hiring of 38 new people, many of whom have personal relationships with Gov. Phil Murphy’s top staff. “The Schools Development Authority under the Murphy Administration has had enough problems... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Sergeant Steve Hinkle of Sullivan County, Tennessee

Sergeant Steve Hinkle Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee End of Watch Tuesday, February 26, 2019 SULLIVAN COUNTY, TENNESSEE--(February 26, 2019)-(CNBNewsnet)-Sergeant Steve Hinkle succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained three days earlier at 3606 Highway 11W. Deputies had responded to the residence to conduct a welfare check on an occupant. As they approached... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Coast Guard cutter seizes $44 million in cocaine, now home in Virginia Beach

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Dependable returned home to Virginia Beach, Virginia, Monday after a 59-day patrol in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. While deployed, the Dependable crew aided Joint Interagency Task Force South in conducting counter-drug and alien migrant interdiction operations. During their patrol, the Dependable’s... Read more →


NJ News Commons: CLEANING HOUSE: STATE'S HIRES AGAIN RAISE EYEBROWS

The Schools Development Authority has been embroiled in scandal since Albert Avarez resigned his post as chief of staff amid sexual assault allegations.In August, Lizette Delgado-Polanco took on the role of CEO in August. The authority has hired 38 people since then (full list here). Their salaries — which are paid... Read more →


Mount Laurel Woman Recognized for 3,000 Volunteer Hours at Samaritan Healthcare/Hospice

Marlton, NJ – Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice recognized long-time volunteer Fran Shinn of Mount Laurel, NJ for 3,000 hours of volunteer time at its Winterfest celebration – an annual event that acknowledges employees and volunteers for their service milestones and dedication to the not-for-profit organization. Fran, 83, started volunteering for Samaritan... Read more →


Route 47 Bridge over I-295 to have temporary lane closure with alternating traffic

One lane on Route 47 in both directions will remain open during the next stage (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced one lane on the Route 47 Bridge over I-295 will be closed with alternating traffic tomorrow in order to establish a long-term traffic shift as... Read more →


COUNCILMAN JOHNSON’S STATEMENT ON SERIAL SEXUAL ASSAULTS IN SOUTH PHILADELPHIA

PHILADELPHIA — February 25, 2019 — Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) issued the following statement in response to reports of at least eight attempted sexual assaults in South Philadelphia over the last two months: “Women in South Philadelphia should not have to be stressed over their safety when leaving or returning... Read more →


Measles Outbreak What You Should Know

Measles, a disease that was considered eliminated in this country in 2000, is making an unwanted return that is all over the news. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 101 individual cases of measles have been confirmed in 10 states so far this year. Measles has... Read more →


Early Morning Appliance Fire Displaces Family

Today, February 26, at approximately 0026 hours, Gloucester Twp. Police Communications received a 911 call from a resident on Sherri Lane, advising his house was on fire and filling with smoke. Gloucester Twp. Police Units arrived shortly after the call with firefighters to find a moderate amount of smoke coming from... Read more →


Jefferson Health – NJ Hosts Fundraising Gala; Earth, Wind & Fire Wow Over 900 Guests

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ (February 26, 2019)(CNBNewsnet)--More than 900 supporters of Jefferson Health in New Jersey and the Kennedy Health Care Foundation enjoyed an evening of dancing and dining at the organization’s 23rd annual fundraising Gala, held at Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa. The February 23rd black-tie event raised close... Read more →


Three Men Charged with Armed Robbery Spree Spanning Multiple Counties in New Jersey

NEWARK, N.J. – Three Union County, New Jersey, men have been charged with robbing liquor CNBNEWS GRAPHICS FILE stores at gunpoint in November 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced today. Paul Jimenez, 29, Jaime Fontanez, 41, and Vincent Chan-Guillen, 28, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, are all charged by complaint with one... Read more →


Philadelphia Announces Inaugural Neighborhood Slow Zone Program Awards

PHILADELPHIA — Today, Mayor Kenney announced Fairhill and Willard Elementary School as the two communities to have their traffic calming proposals funded under the Vision Zero Neighborhood Slow Zone Program. The Neighborhood Slow Zone Program is a new program that supports the City’s Vision Zero goal introduced by the Mayor in... Read more →


Postcard from 1966 finally delivered to intended recipient in Kansas

February 22, 2019 — (KSNW) A postcard that’s been lost in the mail for over half a century will finally return to its rightful owner, thanks to a local mail carrier. Last month Marilyn Foster came across a postcard with a five cent stamp dated April 1966. The 53-year-old message was... Read more →


13 Top Spots for Water Ice in Philly

Not Italian Ice. Not Shaved Ice. Definitely Not A Snow Cone. The moment the winter breaks and the mercury begins to rise, Philadelphians of all persuasions look in one direction for chilly relief: a cup of water ice, one of the region’s most cherished warm-weather traditions. This beyond-cool confection, traditionally a... Read more →