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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 morning commute. The Department is advising motorists to plan ahead and to allow extra travel time for the morning commute, particularly in South Jersey. Snow is expected to begin tomorrow morning in South Jersey and move north, which may cause difficult driving conditions. NJDOT will be deploying the necessary... 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 pride and belonging through community murals. Communities within the eight South Jersey counties are invited to apply for consideration in the ArtsTank Creative Placemaking grant competition - first with a letter of intent by March 8, 2019, followed by a completed application by April 1. Five finalists will be... 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 Too” movement, on Monday, April 1. Admission to these events is free unless otherwise noted. The full schedule is as follows: Friday, March 1 Women’s History Month begins with “Remarkable 31,” an event recognizing members of the Rutgers–Camden campus community who advance gender equality through scholarship, campus action, community... 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 in Mays Landing, was arrested without incident on February 21, 2019, and charged with multiple counts of Human Trafficking, Criminal Restraint, and Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose. “Human trafficking is a serious problem that plagues our community. Whether through prostitution or other forms of forced labor,... 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 extinguishers failed, fire crews spent almost two hours extinguishing the fire. Fire damage was contained inside the incinerator housing, while firefighting water used to cool exhaust pipe in the surrounding area damaged several electrical systems and insulation in the room. Repairs are already being planned for the Polar Star’s... 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 a vehicle idling on the street. When officers arrived, they located two men, Tyrone Coleman, 33, and Ryan Tisby, 29, both of Camden, inside of the car and unresponsive, each suffering from a gunshot wound. Both victims were transported to Cooper University Hospital where they were pronounced deceased at... 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 world. Lent is a 40-day penitential time of prayer, fasting and almsgiving from Ash Wednesday through Holy Thursday in preparation for the Easter celebration. Wednesday, March 6, 2019 12:05 p.m. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway Philadelphia, PA 19103 Catholics in 217... 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 FRIDAY MORNING BEFORE DIMINISHING TO LIGHT RAIN OR PATCHY FREEZING DRIZZLE BY LATE MORNING. THE HEAVIEST SNOW IS EXPECTED FROM ROUGHLY 4 AM TO 8 AM * ADDITIONAL DETAILS...PLAN ON SLIPPERY ROAD CONDITIONS WHICH COULD CREATE HAZARDOUS TRAVEL. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS WILL IMPACT THE MORNING COMMUTE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A... 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 franchises like Philadelphia Fusion, the city is well represented in the Overwatch League, and there are several grassroots organizations that are showing that gamers in Philadelphia can easily take on the best in the world. Esports, or competitive gaming, has only been around for less than 20 years, but... 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 2/16 – Cheap Trick - Sound Waves 2/19 – 2/21 - Orny Adams - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 2/22 & 2/23 – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - Sound Waves 2/26 – 2/28 – Janelle James - Howie Mandel’s Comedy Club 3/2 – WWE Live: Road to Wrestlemania -... 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 parade will then travel south on King Street to Cumberland before turning west towards Freedom Pier. Parking will not be permitted along the parade route but will be permitted on all other local streets unless posted otherwise. The following is a list of parking areas available to the public... 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 an information charging him with distribution of child pornography. Judge Wolfson imposed the sentence today in Trenton federal court. According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court: As a result of an investigation conducted by the FBI Louisville, Kentucky, field office, law enforcement officers arrested... 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 the arts as a tool to learn, build relationships and engage with complex topics. Juniors and Cadette Girl Scouts are encouraged to join us with their whole troop! Girls have the opportunity to build relationships with other girls from around the tri-state region through collaborative, community building activities. Journey... 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 triptych on the Donner Party, the horror show where settlers get stuck in the Sierra snow, starve, and then snack on each other to survive. I am thrilled. My wife is the tutor in math, writing, science, piano, singing, Spanish… everything but history. That is Daddy’s domain. “Don’t tell... 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 being New Jersey's largest gun safety organization and not being invited, NJ2AS showed up anyway. We took the opportunity to speak to many of the attendees in the “roundtable” and discovered that not a single person or panelist knew any of the 3 basic firearm safety rules. Not one.... 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 tax planning and preparation. They understand taxes well. Some accountants specialize in accounting related tasks only. As a business owner, you must pay taxes to the government. The accountants will help you in preparing the tax returns on time. If you fail to submit the requirements, you could end... 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. Officers began to search the area for the male and quickly located him walking along the Blackhorse Pike at Lakeland Road. The male was identified as Michael A. Hebrans. As a result of the incident, Michael Hebrans was charged with Sexual Assault and Endangering the Welfare of a Child.... 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, which Norcross co-sponsored, stops the emergency declaration under the authority provided in the National Emergencies Act. “The President himself said he ‘didn’t need to do this’ emergency declaration – it was simply an unconstitutional power grab that makes America less safe,” said Congressman Norcross. “The President failed to convince... 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 residents from New York, leading to budget deficits and the flight of residents from the Empire State,” said Pennacchio. “Unfortunately, Governor Murphy and New Jersey Democrats still haven’t learned from their mistakes. They’re doubling down on tax-hiking policies that have never worked, and New Jersey is doing worse than... 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. Members of the community, partner organizations and elected officials gathered in celebration of Black businesses and Black organizations in South Jersey. “The time has come to empower, educate and provide tools to set up Black community members for success. This is why it is imperative that we lift up... 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 about lower-price options — a strategy that, like "gag orders," would be illegal under the bill. Now, the bill will move to the Assembly. (NJ Spotlight) WITH $15.5M, OCEAN COUNTY PRESERVES NEARLY 8K AREA Ocean County has closed on the largest preserved land deal it has made since the... 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. The individual, who is a New Jersey resident, had recent contact with a community outside New Jersey experiencing an ongoing outbreak of measles. Anyone who visited the following locations may have been exposed to measles: AFC Urgent Care Hillsdale, 2 Broadway, Hillsdale, NJ 07642 February 18, 2019 from 2:00... 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 approximately 10:42 a.m. When officers arrived they located the victim, Julio Sanchez-Moncada, 32, of Camden, on the 3100 block of Merriel Avenue suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced deceased at the scene. On February 26, 2019, Jose Vargas and Nelson Mescual were charged with first degree Murder,... 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. In order to accommodate the parade, the following road closures/ no parking will be in place from 11:00 am until the Highway Dept. finished sweeping the parade route following the parade. When viewing the attached maps, all streets highlighted in yellow are closed to traffic and parking. Streets highlighted... Read more →