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CNB Hunting/Fishing Maryland: Opening Day of Trout Season Saturday, March 30

written by Keith Lockwood Maryland Fishing Report – March 27 Photo by Joe Evans The traditional opening day of trout season is this coming Saturday, March 30. Anticipation is always high for any opening day, and Maryland’s put-and-take trout fishermen will be out all across the state. Forecast Summary: March 27 – April 2 The daffodils and forsythia are blooming, but we are still waiting for that nice stretch of spring weather to arrive and warm our favorite fishing waters. After a warmer Friday and... Read more →

CNB Business News:

From Custom Builder to Pro Fisherman

NEW HOLLAND, PA. – Greg DiPalma is living every guy’s dream. After a long run in the construction industry, he’s swapped his tool belt for a fishing rod. The Millville, N.J. native, who spent 16 years working side-by-side with his father at E D Builders, has just completed his first professional Bassmaster Elite Series fishing tournament --- and he has no plans to return to the construction site. “From the time I was just six years old, all I wanted to do was fish,” says... Read more →

East Orange Man Charged With Money Laundering

NEWARK, N.J. – An East Orange, New Jersey, man was charged today with conspiring to transact in criminal proceeds involving $2.36 million in funds obtained through a business email scheme, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Samora Patterson, 40, is charged by complaint with one count of conspiring to transact in criminal proceeds. He is scheduled to make his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion in Newark federal court. According to the complaint: In March 2015, three related real estate companies... Read more →

New Jersey Senate Advances Bill Package to Combat Surge in Foreclosures  

Trenton – Legislation from the foreclosure bill package sponsored by Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chair Troy Singleton, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, and Senator Steve Oroho, which would tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline the pending cases, advanced from the Senate. The impetus of these bills stems from the report which was released in May of 2017 by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Special Committee on Residential Foreclosures. This report was the culmination of work from key stakeholders in the process such... Read more →

Former Gubernatorial Candidate Jack Ciattarelli to Headline North Jersey Rough Riders Fundraiser

Former New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Jack Ciattarelli will headline The North Jersey Rough Riders Society annual spring fundraiser on April 3 at the Park Savoy in Florham Park. The NJRRS fundraiser this year will honor local sheriff and legislative candidates and feature Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon, who is seeking re-election in November. Christian Barranco, the founder of the NJRRS, said the organization is proud to feature Ciattarelli as its keynote speaker saying that: “Jack brings valuable real-world experience to the state’s well documented... Read more →

Border Patrol Agents Interdict 33 Pounds of Marijuana in Upstate New York

Ogdensburg, N.Y. – U.S. Border Patrol agents arrested a U.S. citizen involved in transporting approximately 33 pounds of marijuana near Ogdensburg on Saturday, March 25. In a separate incident, Border Patrol agents seized 58 pounds of marijuana on Thursday, March 21. U.S. Border Patrol agents discovered 33 pounds of marijuana on Saturday On Saturday, March 25, U.S. Border Patrol agents assigned to Ogdensburg Border Patrol Station observed a suspicious vehicle traveling west on State Highway 37. The vehicle pulled into a gas station in Ogdensburg... Read more →

25 Law Enforcement Officials In Awards Ceremony For Outstanding Efforts In Fighting Crime

U.S. Attorney’s Office Honors Middle District of Pennsylvania Harrisburg PA (March 27, 2019)– The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that U.S. Attorney David J. Freed presented awards on Friday, March 22, 2019, to members of law enforcement agencies for their outstanding efforts in fighting crime. “Cooperation among federal, state and local law enforcement is a key component in our mission to reduce crime and protect law-abiding citizens throughout the Middle District of Pennsylvania,” said U.S. Attorney Freed. “We are... Read more →

Camden High Basketball Legend Victor Carstarphen Running for City Council in Ward 2

(Camden, NJ) - Today Camden City Mayor Francisco “Frank” Moran, Camden City Democratic Committee Co-Chairs Council President Curtis Jenkins and Councilman Angel Fuentes, Camden County Sheriff Gilbert “Whip” Wilson, State Senator Nilsa Cruz-Perez, and Assemblyman William Spearman announced their enthusiastic endorsement of Camden High basketball legend Victor Carstarphen, 49, to run for City Council in Ward 2. Incumbent Councilman Brian K. Coleman will not seek re-election to the City Council but he also proudly endorsed Carstarphen and will remain an integral part of the organization.... Read more →


Montgomery in Somerset County is our #1 ranked town SUMMIT, NJ, March 28, 2019 – Today, New Jersey Family, the essential source for NJ parents, announced New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families 2019. Now in its fourth year, the list ranks New Jersey towns through the lens of how family friendly they are. Montgomery Township, located in Somerset County, tops this year’s list of more than 500 towns. “To make our list, we looked at things that matter to families, like stellar public schools along... Read more →

Gloucester Township Police Officer Injured In Crash On Atlantic City Expressway

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ--On March 28, 2019 at approximately 12:07 AM, multiple Gloucester Township Police Officers were dispatched to assist the New Jersey State Police with a Motor Vehicle Crash on the Atlantic City Expressway westbound near Exit 41. While assisting with traffic control, an occupied marked Gloucester Township Police vehicle was struck in the rear by a vehicle traveling Westbound on the Atlantic City Expressway near mile marker 41. The police vehicle was stationary with its emergency lights activated. A Gloucester Township Police Officer was... Read more →

Plant Hire Services: An In-Depth Look

Plant hire services is a relatively new industry developed in western countries. Although most of the first companies that ventured into renting out equipment for various sectors were family-owned, there are a few large companies that operate internationally and have annual revenue of almost 1 billion Euros. Out of 100 large equipment rental companies, forty operate in European countries. The UK is one of the countries in the world with a high concentration of plant hire services. What led to the fast growth of the... Read more →

NJBIA Calls for More Savings, Less Spending and No Tax Increases in FY 2020 State Budget

New Jersey Business and Industry Association Vice President of Government Affairs Andrew Musick called for less state spending and no tax increases in his testimony on the FY 2020 State Budget before the Senate Budget Committee this morning. While noting savings through changes to government employee health benefits and other efficiencies in the proposed budget, Musick also relayed the need for the state to engage in structural reforms that comprehensively address underfunded pensions and rising health benefit costs to address New Jersey's ever-increasing, long-term debt... Read more →

Documentary Play to be Performed at Rutgers, Examines Minors Sentenced to Life in Prison

File:Rutgers Newark Law and Justice Building Newark, NJ— A thought-provoking documentary play that examines the lives of minors sentenced to life behind bars will be performed at Rutgers University-Newark at the Center for Law and Justice at 123 Washington Street on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. The play, Life, Death, Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison, was written by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg. Based on actual interviews, it features true stories of men who were sentenced to life in prison for crimes they committed... Read more →

Cherry Hill National Guard Soldier Retires from Military Service

LATHAM, NY (03/26/2019)-- Major General Ray Shields, the Adjutant General for the State of New York, announces the recent retirement of members of the New York Army National Guard, marking their end of service to community, state and nation as part of the Army National Guard. Staff Sergeant Andrew Pencle from Cherry Hill, N.J. and assigned to the 10th Mountain Division (Mobile Command Post - Operational Detachment) retired from the New York Army National Guard last month after some 27 years of military service. Pencle... Read more →

Volunteers needed for DNREC-sponsored28th annual Christina River Cleanup April 6 

NEW CASTLE COUNTY (March 27, 2019) – DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin encourages volunteers to sign up for the Department-sponsored 28th annual Christina River Watershed Cleanup along the river and several tributaries from 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 6, at 13 sites throughout northern New Castle County. “Clearing debris from the Christina River Watershed not only improves the landscape for residents and visitors to enjoy, it improves the health and quality of the river and its tributaries, the primary sources of public water supply for New... Read more →

GHS Distinguished Alumni Nominee Deadline Friday; NJ Property and School Taxes to Increase

CNBNews Tips and Snippets: William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (March 28, 2019)--The deadline for submitting your nomination for the Gloucester City High School (GHS) Distinguished Hall of Fame is tomorrow, Friday, March 29. A link to the the nominating form is here. RELATED: WE NOMINATE JIM NICHOLSON James D. Nicholson, A Man Who Lived a Fascinating Life Remembering Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson From the school's website: Each Spring, Gloucester City Junior-Senior High School recognizes distinguished alumni who exemplify our motto of... Read more →

*The Wild Wild West at Ballys Presents The Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival

At the height of the craft beer industry rise,The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival stands unwavering as not only the first, but the epitome of East Coast beverage extravaganzas. The history of unprecedented character, expansive participation and unrivaled entertainment has earned The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival a consistent spot in the top three Best Beer Festivals in the country voted by USA Today readers. Fan favorites and new surprises will once again fill the Atlantic City Convention Center in hoppy vibes March... Read more →

4th Paterson Police Officer Charged With Conspiracy To Violate Civil Rights

NEWARK, N.J. – A City of Paterson police officer was arrested today and charged with conspiring to violate the civil rights of motor vehicle occupants and others in Paterson, New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Daniel Pent, 32, of Paterson, was arrested by special agents of the FBI on a complaint charging him with conspiring to deprive individuals of civil rights under color of law. Pent is scheduled to have his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Steven C. Mannion in Newark... Read more →


Newark, NJ – The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission (PVSC) recently awarded rebates totaling $505,105.08 to municipalities in its service area as part of PVSC's innovative Municipal Rebate Incentive Program. The program is a cooperative effort between PVSC and its contributing communities. All construction projects within the PVSC service area are required to be assessed for connection fee applicability. First, a construction project application must be submitted to the PVSC Inspection and Compliance Bureau Connections Unit. PVSC Inspectors then review each application and work closely with... Read more →

NJBIA 2019 Business Climate Analysis Shows NJ's Ranking Continues Downward Spiral

TRENTON,NJ (March 28, 2019)--As part of its FY 2020 budget testimony before the Legislature today, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association has released an analysis finding that New Jersey once again has the least competitive business climate in the region with the highest corporate income tax, sales tax, income tax and property taxes. NJBIA's 2019 Regional Business Climate report shows New Jersey's positioning declining even further beyond last year's last-place result due to increased taxes in 2018. "The proposed budget, which spends 3.2 percent... Read more →


Remembering Lt. Col. Jim Nicholson: Brave, Brilliant, Modest, and a Hero

gloucestercitynews.net | March 2019 SOURCE YouTube Rememberingthepassed Published on Mar 4, 2019 A ONCE IN A GENERATION TALENT by Dr. Corey Franklin Jim Nicholson (of Gloucester City, NJ)was many things in his career - among them an investigative reporter, a military intelligence officer, and the best obituary writer in the country. From 1982-2001, he wrote obituaries, primarily for The Philadelphia Daily News, and he specialized in “common man” obits. He is widely regarded as one of the pioneers in that field, and recognized for his... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ Offering Automated Breast Ultrasound for Better Detection of Breast Cancer

Jefferson Health New Jersey is now offering a new FDA-approved Automated Breast Ultrasound System (ABUS) for the detection of breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue. This system has been clinically proven to increase breast cancer detection by more than 35 percent. Jefferson is the first health system in southern New Jersey (south of Trenton) to offer this new FDA-approved technology. Jefferson Health now also offers a wire-free, radar localization technology, called SAVI SCOUT® that ensures an easier experience for women undergoing lumpectomy. Healthcare... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Donates $10,000 to RMHC’s “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon

Shown at the telethon are, from far right: Ronald McDonald; John Durante, Chairman of the Jefferson Health New Jersey Hospital Board of Trustees, and former President of RMHC of the Philadelphia Region; Lisa Morina, VP, Administration & External Relations; and Jefferson Health managers Rebecca Bigwood, Dean Auer, and Kevin Gerber, who all volunteered at the fundraiser. Jefferson Health New Jersey donated $10,000 to the 10th Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities’ (RMHC) “Change the Luck of a Child” Telethon, which raised more than $1.2 million. The... Read more →

Obituary: Patrick A. Traenkner, of Runnemede; Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War,

Patrick A. Traenkner, on March 25, 2019, of Runnemede, formerly of Philadelphia and Bellmawr. Age 76. Beloved husband of the late Elaine (nee Dodds). Devoted father of Mildred Traenkner and her husband Eric Holloway, Michelle Traenkner and Gale Osborne and her husband Jack. Loving grandfather of Amanzio Gatti. Dear brother of Thomas Traenkner and his wife Joan and the late Joseph and Albert Traenkner. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Mr. Traenkner was a Marine Corp veteran of the Vietnam War, where he was... Read more →

Everything You Need to Know About Colonoscopies with Dr. Brian Blair

To support National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – the month of March – Jefferson Health gastroenterologist Brian Blair, DO, shares everything we need to know about colonoscopies and the importance of early detection. Q: Why do we get colonoscopies? A: According to the American Cancer Society, in the U.S., colon cancer is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men and women combined, so we encourage everyone to adhere to proper screening recommendations. The primary reason is for early detection and diagnosis of what... Read more →

Joe Devine Named to 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 List

Congrats to President Joe Devine, who was recently named to the 2019 NJBIZ Power 100 list, which features top leaders in New Jersey. Joe, who is also Chair of the New Jersey Hospital Association Board, and Chair of the Southern NJ Chamber of Commerce, is described as an "obviously talented leader" who has overseen our incredible growth over the past several years. Click HERE for the full article. Way to go, Joe! Read more →

SJ Biz Recognizes Jefferson Health New Jersey Named to ‘Best of Health Care 2019’ List

Jefferson Health New Jersey’s commitment to fighting hunger with the Food Bank of South Jersey (FBSJ) — and Michelle Gollapalli, MBA, CFRE, CAP®, VP of Development, and Executive Director, Jefferson Health Foundation - New Jersey — were recently named to South Jersey Biz magazine’s “Best of Health Care” list for 2019. The magazine's list features 23 honorees, comprised of hospitals, researchers, facilities and caregivers in South Jersey which “go above and beyond to make sure each and every person in this region is cared for... Read more →

Diet Comes First: How to Manage Your Type 2 Diabetes

According to the CDC, more than 30 million Americans currently suffer from diabetes, 90-95 percent of whom have type 2 diabetes. It’s important to understand that medication is not the only treatment for this disease. A healthy diet and physical activity play a significant role in both reversal and prevention. In support of the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Alert Day®, Stephanie Biggs, RD, LDN, CDE, Director of Nutrition and Diabetes Education at Jefferson Health New Jersey, explains why the first step in prevention or treatment... Read more →

In Honor of World TB Day: The Importance of TB Screening

Tuberculosis, more commonly known as TB, once killed 1 out of every 7 people in the U.S. and U.K. Now, it is a rare disease, due to the advent of new preventative measures and treatments discovered in the late 19th century. According to the TB Surveillance Report, the U.S. has one of the lowest TB case rates in the world – which was around 9,000 in 2017 – and the numbers are steadily decreasing. To avoid developing and spreading this highly contagious infectious disease, screening... Read more →

Jefferson Health New Jersey Elects New Medical Staff Officers

Jefferson Health New Jersey has announced the appointment of its new Medical Staff officers, each elected for a two-year term: Dr. Mark Schuster, Chief of Staff, is board certified in Nephrology and Internal Medicine. A graduate of Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM), he is also fellowship-trained in Nephrology. Dr. Schuster has been named a “Top Doc” by South JerseyMagazine and “Teacher of the Year” by Rowan-SOM. A Clinical Nephrologist with Nephrology & Hypertension Associates of New Jersey, Dr. Schuster lives in Cherry Hill,... Read more →

Jefferson Health NJ Honored by Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey

Jefferson Health in New Jersey was recently honored by the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as one of 45 state-wide “Champions of Good Works” at a gala reception attended by 200+guests. These caring companies embody the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s mission to make the Garden State a better place to live, work and raise a family,” said Anthony Russo, CIANJ President. Jefferson Health in New Jersey was honored in the Category of “Helping Veterans” for its ongoing programs that... Read more →

Philadelphia Union Forward David Accam Named MLS Player of the Week

David Accam. Philadelphia Union. Forward Ghanaian scores two goals, adds one assist in Union victory over Columbus, captures league honor for Week Four CHESTER, Pa. (March 25, 2019) – Philadelphia Union announced today that forward David Accam was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Week for Week Four of the 2019 MLS regular season. With two goals and one assist, Accam led the Union to a 3-0 victory over Columbus Crew SC at Talen Energy Stadium on Saturday, March 23. The performance was... Read more →

Widener tourism and hospitality students from New Jersey visit Italy over spring break

CHESTER, PA (03/26/2019)-- Fourteen Widener University students traveled to Italy during spring break for an international study excursion led by Widener's Center for Experience Management in Tourism and Hospitality. Angela DiGaetano of Medford, NJ 08055 (senior communication studies major) Madison Moroski of Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (senior hospitality management major) Michael Panichelle of Sewell, NJ 08080 (junior hospitality management major) Marisa Peragine of Ocean View, NJ 08230 (senior hospitality management major) Luca Sambucci of Mount Laurel, NJ 08054 (senior hospitality management major) The March 1... Read more →

Berlin Resident Jonathon Brownlow Returns Following Intensive Research Project

WORCESTER, MA (03/26/2019)-- Jonathon Brownlow of Berlin, N.J., a member of the class of 2020 majoring in robotics engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), was a member of a student team that recently completed an intense, hands-on research through the WPI project center in Morocco. The project was titled Solar Decathlon Africa: Artisanal Design Features for Team OCULUS Net-Zero Solar House. In their project summary, the students wrote, "WPI will participate in the 2019 Solar Decathlon Africa with three partner universities to create an efficient,... Read more →