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January 22, 2020

GLOUCESTER CITY AWARDED $400,000 FROM NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS

Funds to be used to replace water, sewer lines along Sussex Avenue GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ – The City of Gloucester was recently awarded $400,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to be used to replace the water and combined sewer lines along Sussex Avenue between Market Street and Cumberland Street, announced Mayor Daniel Spencer today. “We are appreciative of the DCA’s award and very pleased that our application was so favorably received,” said Spencer. According to Spencer, replacing the water and sewer... Read more →


Pemberton Drug Dealer Indicted for Causing the Death of Customer

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a drug dealer from the Browns Mills section of Pemberton Township has been indicted for causing the death of a customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced Terrance Walker heroin that led to her fatal overdose last year. Terrance D. Walker, 37, of Liberty Street, was indicted on charges of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree) and two counts of... Read more →


Burlington County Authorities Arrest 6 After Investigation into Recent Shootings

Nasir Harper Daymon Thomas Terrance McKinney Samir Ellis Nasir Hickson Yakim Thomas Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a multi-agency investigation in response to recent shootings in Mount Holly and Willingboro Township has led to six individuals being arrested on weapons and drug charges. Nasir Harper, 22, of Bordentown City, was charged with two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Handgun (Second Degree), Receiving Stolen Property (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled... Read more →


Barrington PD Traffic Alert: Clements Bridge Rd at Gloucester Pike Detour

Barrington Police Department advises you to AVOID Location due to an upcoming traffic issue. A road construction project near Clements Bridge RD and Trinity PL. will close Clements Bridge RD. Southbound at Gloucester Pike and will require a detour of traffic from January 27-29 7:00am to 5:00pm. Southbound vehicles can either take W. Gloucester Pike into Bellmawr and utilize Black Horse Pike, or take E. Gloucester Pike to utilize Atlantic Ave and White Horse Pike. Address/Location Barrington Borough, NJ 229 Trenton Ave Barrington, NJ 08007... Read more →


Sports Books Set to Spend Another Night at the Movies with Odds on Academy Awards

(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) — Sportsbooks in New Jersey are the first offering movie buffs the opportunity to join their favorite actors, actresses, and directors as big winners from the 92nd Academy Awards. A year after New Jersey’s retail and online sportsbooks broke new ground in the United States by offering legal betting on the Academy Awards for the first time, the Garden State is once again offering odds on the Oscars, which is set for Sunday, Feb. 9. To prepare for the movie industry’s star-studded... Read more →


Virtua Health Names Senior VP and Chief Nursing Officer

Marlton, N.J. --- Virtua Health, South Jersey’s largest health system, has promoted Catherine Hughes, MSN, MHA, RN, NEA-BC, to senior vice president and chief nursing officer. The West Deptford resident has been with Virtua for 18 years. She most recently was vice president of nursing integration and outcomes, while also serving as interim chief nursing officer. “Cathy has outstanding leadership qualities, which will enable her to work effectively with our nurses and collaborate with our physicians to ensure ongoing advances to Virtua’s care delivery model,”... Read more →


NJ NEWS COMMONS: NJ NOW MANDATES SEVERANCE PAY DURING MASS LAYOFFS

Our state just became the first in the nation to enact worker protections during the time people need it most: when they're laid off. Thanks to a bill signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, any firm with more than 100 employees must guarantee severance pay — one week for every year of work — to any laid-off employee if more than 50 employees are left without jobs. The law also requires companies to give workers 90 days' notice; otherwise, it must raise the severance pay. (NJ.com)... Read more →


121 Parks in Pennsylvania Face $500 Million Deficit

By Dave Fidlin | The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA--Rising costs and stagnant income is leaving Pennsylvania’s 121 parks with a projected deficit of about $500 million to address ongoing maintenance needs, a state official revealed recently. CNBNews graphic files Paul Zeph, head planner of the Pennsylvania Bureau of State Parks, went before members of the House Tourism Committee on Jan. 15 and discussed the Parks for All plan, which was recently refreshed after last going under the microscope in 1992. In his testimony to the... Read more →


Catholic Charities Partner with Philadelphia 76's

A portion of all tickets sold will directly benefit Catholic Charities Appeal beneficiaries providing support to the homeless, special needs students, food cupboards, after school programs, and more. The Catholic Charities Appeal (CCA), the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's single most important fundraiser, benefiting hundreds of thousands of people through countless organizations and ministries in the Archdiocese, will partner with the Philadelphia 76ers to host a night of family fun at the Wells Fargo Center. Thursday, February 20, 2020 8:00 p.m. Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets The... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences Announces Fall 2019 Dean's List LEXINGTON, KY (01/21/2020)-- More than 1,950 undergraduate students have qualified for the Fall 2019 College of Arts and Sciences Dean's List at the University of Kentucky. Among the students honored are: Cassidy Andruszka of Lumberton (08048). During this term, Cassidy's academic major was Neuroscience. Joseph Ruchser of Mays Landing (08330). During this term, Joseph's academic major was Biology. More than 1,950 undergraduates have qualified for the Fall 2019 College of Arts and... Read more →


Chesterfield Man Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Chesterfield Township Police Chief Kyle Wilson announced that a 39-year-old Chesterfield Township man has been charged with possessing child pornography. Sean O’Malley, of the 100 block of Chesterfield Crosswicks Road, was charged January 16 with one count of Endangering the Welfare of a Child (Third Degree). The investigation began last year after the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit received information regarding O’Malley’s online activities from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation revealed that O’Malley was utilizing... Read more →


Local Author's Books Available at Carr's Hardware

CNBNews Contributor On Friday, January 24, Carr's Hardware, located at 22 North Broadway in Gloucester City, will offer the Pi series for sale. Six of local Author Dawn O Watson's novels take place in Pi, a small town that mirrors Gloucester City. "I'm happy that the Carr family likes my books and are willing to sell them at their store," Mrs. Watson said. "Of all the novels I've written, the ones set in the little town of Pi are the most popular, locally. Citizens can... Read more →


Thief Who Stole Pickups From Used Car Dealerships In Gloucester City Arrested: Admits Guilt

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews.net GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (January 22, 2020)--The thief that stole vehicles from C.W. Clarke Auto and Gormley's Auto in Gloucester City has been arrested according to Agent Alex McVeigh spokesperson for the Camden County Prosecutors Office. One of the thefts occurred January 2, 2020 after 7PM at CW Clarke's Auto, located on US Route 130 south near the Gloucester City/Brooklawn border and the other was a week or so before at Gormley's Auto, US Route 130 and Klemm Avenue, also... Read more →


NJ Residents Receive Degrees from Wilkes University

WILKES-BARRE, PA (01/21/2020)-- Wilkes University awarded 302 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees when it held its winter commencement ceremony on January 19. The event was held in the Arnaud C. Marts Center, 274 South Franklin St. in Wilkes-Barre. Wilkes interim President Paul S. Adams presided at the event. The commencement address was delivered by Paul Riggs, dean of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University. Kristin Donati, who received her master of business administration degree at the ceremony, was the student... Read more →


HOME COUNTRY: Successfully Retired Means Having a Wife and a Television Set

Slim Randles | CNBNews Contributor Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business. He loved business, back in the days when he lived in the city and ran the pawn shop. For years now, ever since he hung up his jeweler’s loupe, he’s told us that there was an excitement to making the right deal. “It has... Read more →


Texas Man Indicted for Violent, Racist Post in Student Group Chat

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 21-year-old Texas man has been indicted for posting a comment calling for racial violence in a group chat created by a Northern Burlington Regional High School student in the spring of 2018. Kenneth Petersen, of the 400 block of North Clinton Street in Stephenville, Texas, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of Bias Intimidation ( Fourth Degree). The indictment was returned January 9 and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. The investigation began in May 2018... Read more →


Dirty Dirt Bill Becomes Law in NJ

Governor Murphy has signed S1683 (Smith/Greenstein) into law. The bill was written to address the regulations of solid waste, hazardous waste, and soil and debris recycling industries and to amend the existing law to expand the requirements for background checks to a broader range of persons involved in the solid waste industry, such as salespersons, consultants, and brokers. “Today is an important day when it comes to dealing with dirty dirt in New Jersey. This new law addresses New Jersey’s ongoing problems with illegal dumping... Read more →


HRC Scores New Jersey Companies’ LGBTQ-Inclusive Workplace Policies

WASHINGTON DC (January, 2020)--- America’s leading companies and law firms are stepping up in record numbers to adopt increasingly forward-looking policies and practices to meet the needs of their lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workers in the U.S. and abroad, according to the 2020 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) released today by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization. In the most rigorous assessment of LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices to date, a record... Read more →


Alumna Makes $250,000 Gift to Establish Endowment for Childhood Studies

By Tom McLaughlin Rutgers University–Camden will continue to be a global leader at the forefront of research and initiatives focused on improving the lives, opportunities, and understanding of children, thanks to a $250,000 gift from alumna Nancy Shuman to establish the Nancy Seagrave Shuman Endowment for Childhood Studies. Shuman, a 1968 graduate of the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS) with a bachelor’s degree in medical technology, established the fund to ensure that various initiatives within Rutgers–Camden’s Department of Childhood Studies will receive ongoing... Read more →


Rescue Puppy Named New Voice Of The TurfMutt Foundation

(NAPSI)—A puppy named Mulligan has big paws to fill, but the mixed breed rescue dog is up to the challenge of becoming the new voice for the TurfMutt Foundation, says his new owner and guardian, Kris Kiser, President of the organization. Since 2009, Kiser’s rescue dog, Lucky, “pawed it forward” by leading the Foundation’s environmental education and stewardship program for students in grades K to 8. Sadly, Lucky passed away recently, but his superhero cape is being picked up by perky Mulligan, who was found... Read more →


Differences Between Motorized and Non-Motorized Whitewater Rafting Trips in the Grand Canyon

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 22, 2020)--In this day and age, we live most of our lives following our usual routines. We get up early, prepare for the day ahead, head on to school or work, take some few breaks, get to work again, before we finally go home and drag ourselves to bed so we can rest and prepare to do the same routine the following day. Of course, leading a healthy life is necessary but don’t you think following a strict routine could be monotonous and boring... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Campbell Gains Spot in Susquehanna Stadium Band SELINSGROVE, PA (01/21/2020)-- Julia Campbell, of Florence, participated in Susquehanna University's stadium band during the fall. The Susquehanna stadium band played at all home football games, the homecoming parade and pep rally, and at special events. The band is under the direction of Eric Hinton, associate professor of music and director of bands at Susquehanna. Membership is open by audition to all university students. Campbell is a music and French studies major in the Class of 2022. Susquehanna,... Read more →


Impact Of Climate Change on Humans and Forests

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(January 22, 2020)--Eight is coming down to seven, with half the planet already having been destroyed. How long do you think the earth can sustain the weight of negativity? With the current conditions, probably not for long. While life ebbs out of people, authorities are still abstracted of the fact that earth is on the verge of annihilation. The conniving deeds of humans have paved half the way to oblivion, while the foundation to the other half has already been laid. Glaciers are melting into... Read more →


NJ Fixes Solar Program Bill For Now

Governor Murphy signed S4275 (Smith) into law. The bill allows BPU to increase cost to customers of Class I renewable energy requirement for energy years 2022 through 2024, under certain conditions. “This new law will temporarily stop the solar market from crashing, but we need to do more. This will raise the cost cap, which lets more sunlight in and allows the solar program to move forward. Our concern is that this is a stopgap instead of a real solution. We have said from the... Read more →