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November 16, 2019

Mission: Readiness | 7 in 10 Pennsylvania youth ineligible to enlist in military

By Dave Fidlin | The Center SquareNov 2019 A strong economy, coupled with a rising number of ineligible Pennsylvanians, has contributed to all-time lows in the number of people enlisting in the military, a new Pennsylvania Adjutant Gen. Anthony Carrelli speaks during a news conference Nov. 12, 2019, on military recruiting efforts. Photo courtesy of Commonwealth Media Services report revealed. Mission: Readiness, a nonpartisan organization, held a news conference and took the wraps off its new workforce readiness report in Pennsylvania. The document outlines how... Read more →


States Files Suit Against Trump’s CA Rollback- Including NJ

New Jersey and 22 other states filed suit on the Environmental Protection Agency today, asking a federal court to block the Trump administration from stripping the California Car Waiver that would set strict fuel-efficiency standards on cars and trucks within its borders. “Today, New Jersey and 22 other states filed a lawsuit today to stop Trump from dismantling the California Clean Air Waiver Rule. Trump’s rollback to the waiver rule will impact New Jersey’s air because we are tied to their program. Trump’s decision to... Read more →


Obituary: Keith Edward Franceschini of Williamstown

Williamstown - Suddenly, On November 8, 2019. Age 56. Predeceased by his parents, Robert and Betty Franceschini of Gloucester City and Haddon Heights. Predeceased by his sister, Roseann Boudwin of Las Vegas, NV. Loving Father of Tiffany Franceschini and her mother, Kim Lawrence of West Deptford. Cherished brother of Kevin (Jill) Franceschini of Fincastle, VA. Beloved uncle of Tyler (Jamie) Franceschini of Wilmington, NC and Andrew Franceschini of Fincastle, VA. Keith Franceschini was born in Camden, NJ. He spent most of his years growing up... Read more →


Consumer Alert: Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese Being Recal

Due to Potential Presence of Foreign Material November 15, 2019 PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Select varieties of Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese are voluntarily being recalled due to the potential presence of pieces of red plastic and metal that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of hard or sharp foreign material could cause injury to teeth, mouth, throat, stomach or intestine tissues if swallowed. The company discovered the issue when it was notified by a consumer of the presence of a piece of red plastic in a... Read more →


Mullica Hill's Abigail Harris Named to 2019 BJU Symphony Orchestra

GREENVILLE, SC (11/15/2019)-- Abigail Harris of Mullica Hill was recently named to the 2019 Bob Jones University Symphony Orchestra (BJUSO). Harris is a Sophomore majoring in Communication Disorders at BJU. The mission of the BJUSO, one of three orchestras at BJU, is to inspire artistic excellence in performance as a display of God's glory and His gifts to man. Auditions are open to all students at the university, regardless of academic major. "We've had a spectacular start to the season with the Panosian and the... Read more →


UPDATED: Authorities Arrest 5 Men Involved in Shooting at Pleasantville Football Game

press release November 16, 2019/ UPDATED Nov. 17, 2019 UPDATED Nov. 17, 2019: A sixth man has been charged, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutors Office. The wounded man, Ibn Abdullah, 27, was the target of the shooting and was charged because a gun was found on him when emergency responders went to his aid, authorities said during a Saturday news conference at the school. He is in stable condition and will be undergoing surgery. The two other victims were a 10-year-old boy, who was... Read more →


Lech Wałęsa Speaks at Oakland University in Rochester Hills, Michigan

By Raymond Rolak | CNBNews Rochester, MI (Nov. 16, 2019)-- Former Nobel Peace Prize awardee and Republic of Poland president Lech Wałęsa was the keynote speaker at Oakland University last Friday, as the guest of the Varner Vitality Lecture Series. He made an earlier appearance at an intimate press conference that was sponsored by the Oakland University Division of Academic Affairs and the Polish-American Federal Credit Union. Wałęsa, who understands some English, was skillfully assisted by longtime interpreter and author Magdalena Iwinska. Wałęsa wore a... Read more →


Camden Authorities Seeking Public's Help with Identifying Persons of Interest

CAMDEN CITY, NJ (Nov. 15, 2019)--The Camden County Prosecutor’s Office and Camden County Police Department are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two individuals who may have information on the kidnapping and homicide of a Camden man. Curtis Jenkins III, 20, was kidnapped while he was delivering food near the 2800 block of North Congress Road in Camden on June 30, 2019 at approximately 11:30 p.m. The victim was later found deceased on July 2, 2019 on the 1100 block of Liberty Street in Camden.... Read more →


DNREC Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police Blotter: Nov. 4-10

Reminder for the week: Most hunters must wear hunter orange during firearms deer seasons DOVER (Nov. 15, 2019) – To achieve public compliance with laws and regulations through education and enforcement actions that help conserve Delaware’s fish and wildlife resources and ensure safe boating and public safety, DNREC’s Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police officers between Nov. 4-10 made 1,824 contacts with hunters, anglers, boaters, and the general public, issuing nine citations. Officers responded to 50 complaints regarding possible violations of laws and regulations or... Read more →


Dawn Watson's Pet Tip of the Week: Dressing Up

Dawn Watson/CNBNews Contributor Many people complain when they see a dog wearing articles of clothing. “Dogs have fur and thus are naturally insulated!” they speculate. However, that is not always the case. Some dogs are so small that chilly weather can cause them to shiver and be uncomfortably cold. Others are hairless and must absolutely be protected. And putting a raincoat on a dog can eliminate that “wet dog” smell almost entirely! The truth is, most of us treat our dogs like children and find... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: IRONY AND CATHOLIC MEMORY

ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S WEEKLY COLUMN “Having trivialized the past by equating it with outmoded . . . fashions and attitudes, people today resent anyone who draws on the past in serious discussions of contemporary conditions or attempts to use the past as a standard by which to ARCHBISHOP CHARLES CHAPUT judge the present . . . A denial of the past, superficially progressive and optimistic, proves on closer scrutiny to embody the despair of a society that cannot face the future.” -- Christopher Lasch “The Culture... Read more →


Philadelphia CBP Officers Stop Nigerian Imposter with French Passport

PHILADELPHIA – U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers intercepted a Nigerian national attempting to enter the United States using a French citizen’s passport November 7 at Philadelphia International Airport. CBP is withholding the man’s name because he was not criminally charged. The 39-year-old Nigerian man, who arrived on a flight from Madrid, Spain, presented a legitimate passport belonging to a 24-year-old French citizen to a CBP officer during his arrivals inspection. The officer referred the man to a secondary examination where a biometric check... Read more →


CNB Hunting/Fishing NJ: Range Improvements at Clinton and Flatbrook WMAs

November 15, 2019 Significant upgrades to the Flatbrook and Clinton Wildlife Management Area hunter training area ranges are ongoing with an estimated completion date of January 2020 for the Clinton Range. A completion date for the Flatbrook range is yet to be determined due to unforeseen additional work needed at the site. The major range enhancements planned for the Clinton and Flatbrook ranges aim to improve safety and the user experience. Earthen berms will be constructed or improved to restrict bullet travel outside of the... Read more →


Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery of Orange NJ Mobile Communications Store

NEWARK, N.J. – An Ohio man was sentenced today to 300 months in prison for robbing a mobile communications company retail store in Orange, New Jersey, at gunpoint in June 2016, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Gloucester City News blog files Frederick A. White, 47, previously pleaded guilty to one count of Hobbs Act robbery and one count of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence before U.S. District Judge Claire C. Cecchi, who imposed the sentence today in Newark federal court. According to... Read more →


Joseph Levine & Sons Funeral Home Is Expanding,

Joseph Levine & Sons is expanding, opening a new funeral home in Blue Bell, Whitpain Township, Montgomery County in the fall of 2020, and expanding the Haym Salomon Memorial Park in Frazer, PA. TREVOSE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Joseph Levine & Sons, now operated by the fifth generation of the Levine family, is expanding significantly over the next 12-months, opening a modern funeral home in Blue Bell – the first in Montgomery County - and expanding the Haym Salomon Memorial Park in Frazer, PA. “This expansion is what... Read more →


5 Communities Selected to Receive Opportunity Zone Challenge Grants

Cumberland County, Hackensack, Flemington, Paterson, and Jersey City to Receive Funding TRENTON, N.J. (November 14, 2019) – The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) today announced five communities that will receive grants through the Opportunity Zone Challenge Program. Cumberland County, Hackensack, Flemington Borough, Paterson, and Jersey City have each won $100,000 through the program. The plans will support efforts to attract community-supported Opportunity Zone investments, build investment readiness, and help the community to meet its goals for Opportunity Fund investment. “Working hand-in-hand with community partners... Read more →


Delaware Offers Free Admission to State Parks and Brandywine Zoo on Black Friday

DOVER (Nov. 15, 2019) – DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation, and Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), invite the public to #OptOutside this Black Friday by visiting Delaware State Parks. This year, visitors can enjoy free entry to state parks on Black Friday, Nov. 29. The Brandywine Zoo is joining in on the outdoor fun and will also be waiving admission all day. “The ‘Opt Outside’ event is now a tradition at DNREC’s Delaware state parks, and the numbers of visitors are increasing each year,” said... Read more →