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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. Anchorage. First Saturday in March. Dog trucks with freight sleds lashed to the top of the dog boxes. For 46 years now, this has meant only one thing to me: the start of the Iditarod Dogsled Race. A thousand miles. Anchorage to Nome. There will be screaming dogs, lunging... 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 send money right away or risk arrest by the IRS. “Scam artists are using new technology and high-pressure tactics to get people to give out personal information. One popular tactic, especially during tax season, is scam artists impersonating the IRS and trying to scare you into paying them thousands... 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 of John and Sarah Winstanley. She raised her family in Bellmawr, NJ, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society at Annunciation BVM Church. She retired from Verizon. We could write a book about the life of Anna Mae, but let us just state that she... 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 just learning the ropes and writing an essay can be depending on the whole day. Regardless of the area of whole study and there are number of key things that make an essay solid from the introduction to conclusion. Students are going to be very happy as getting all... 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 and older. The number and types of positions available varies by the recreation opportunities each park offers. Positions are available at 34 locations in 14 counties. Peak season is Memorial Day through Labor Day. Salary rates start at $10 per hour. Some parks are hiring to fill positions April... 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 HBO urge individuals to roll up a sleeve and give blood as soon as possible. Eligible individuals can schedule an appointment at RedCrossBlood.org to ensure critical medical treatments or emergency care are not delayed or cancelled. The partnership includes blood drives held in 43 states from March 7-12, as... 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. in Sound Waves. The tribute features an accomplished cast of singers, dancers and musicians, eye-catching costumes, and stunning choreography from the Disco era. Tickets for Disco Live ranging from $20.00 to $30.00 are on sale Friday, March 1 at 10 a.m. For more information or to purchase tickets in... 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 Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office High-Tech Crimes Unit received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) concerning content that Watkins uploaded to his Google Photos account. Watkins was arrested at a residence in West Deptford for an outstanding child support warrant. At the time of... 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 Medford. There will be a visitation from 7 to 8pm Thursday eve at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial Service 8pm at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Marci’s memory to GoFundMe.com/6xoiswo. 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 includes tickets to the Union home opener against Toronto FC on March 2 can be found here. What are you most looking forward to about playing in the Philadelphia area? SheBelieves in general is a really special tournament for us because of everything it embodies and it empowers young... 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 milk. This recall was initiated after reviewing production records which identified a small number of packages were mislabeled. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk may run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product. The item subject to this... 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 even before these nepotistic hiring practices came to light,” said DiMaso (R-Monmouth). “Hiring employees with connections but no skills is not the way to run an agency responsible for managing almost $11 billion in school facilities projects, or frankly any business. The people of New Jersey expect us to... 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 the home the occupant opened fire on them, causing them to seek cover. As the deputies attempted to establish communication with the man he opened fire a second time, striking Sergeant Hinkle during the exchange of gunfire. The subject was found deceased inside the home several hours later. Sergeant... 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 boarding team intercepted a go-fast vessel off the coast of Mexico that was specially fitted to smuggle contraband. Once on scene, the boarding team confirmed that the vessel was carrying illicit narcotics along with three suspected drug smugglers. The interdiction resulted in the seizure of approximately 1,235 pounds of... 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 by taxpayers — total $3.3 million per year. "It is clear," Dustin Racioppiwrites, "that the restructuring has benefited those close to Delgado-Polanco and her family while veterans of the authority were fired." (NorthJersey.com) NJ CLOSER TO RETIREMENT PLAN FOR PRIVATE WORKERS On Monday, the state Assembly passed a bill... 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 in 2005 as an administrative volunteer in the development department and lending a hand at Samaritan’s annual golf tournament. Now, she assists the volunteer department by spending a few hours each week inputting volunteer patient-visit hours into Samaritan’s database. Over the years, she has entered more than 130,000 entries!... 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 bridge replacement project between Westville and Deptford in Gloucester County advances. Beginning at 9 a.m., tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27 until 3 p.m., NJDOT’s contractor, South State., will close one lane of the bridge and maintain a single lane with alternating traffic in order to shift the southbound traffic to... 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 to their homes alone, and locking their doors in fear at night, because a serial predator has not been caught. “I urge everyone to be cautious and look out for your community while we find this man. Please call 911 immediately if you recognize this individual, believe you’ve come... 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 been reported in California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Texas and Washington. The American Red Cross has been involved in a worldwide battle against measles for years. Since 2001, the Red Cross and our partners in the Measles & Rubella Initiative have vaccinated more than... 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 the structure. The dwelling was occupied at the time the fire was discovered and all of the occupants evacuated safely prior to the arrival of emergency personnel. Firefighters from Erial, Pine Hill, Lambs Terrace, Blackwood and Chews Landing Fire Departments responded and quickly extinguished the minor fire which was... 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 to $900,000 to benefit the Men’s Health Initiative. Alexandria Hoff, co-anchor of CBS3’s Eyewitness News, served as emcee for the evening’s festivities, and entertainment was provided by legendary R&B group, Earth, Wind & Fire. The Gala’s presenting sponsor was Parsippany, NJ-based Medi-Centrix. The evening also saw the announcement that... 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 count of conspiring to commit Hobbs Act robbery and one count of using and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. Jimenez is also charged with five substantive counts of Hobbs Act robbery and Fontanez and Chan-Guillen are charged with four substantive counts of Hobbs Act robbery. Jimenez... 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 October 2016 to eliminate traffic fatalities. Responding to Philadelphia residents’ common concerns about speeding on their neighborhood streets, the program expands residents’ traffic calming options from single-block solutions to entire zones of residential streets. The Office of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability (OTIS) who administers the program in partnership with... 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 addressed to three sisters, Josie, Ruth and Connie Laird. Foster said she recognized the names of the sisters because they went to school with her. She also recognized the name of the person who sent the letter, Uncle Rich. “As soon as I got home, I got on Facebook... 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 combination of ice, fruit and sweeteners blended to a smooth consistency, is scooped in all manner of settings. The Philadelphia tradition lives on via vibrant community of entrepreneurial street vendors, mom-and-pop shops and family-owned purveyors, each with their own unique techniques and recipes. Water ice has grown nationally via... Read more →