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February 2020

Tips to Help Your Gloucester City Business Stand Out from the Competition

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 27, 2020)--It has been shown that 86% of people in the US trust small businesses, but the same cannot be said for large businesses, as only 55% of people trust them. This means that small businesses are more likely to be successful than large companies. Competition for customers is greater... Read more →

*Pine Hill PD Accepting Applications for Police Officer and SLEOII

PINE HILL, NJ (February 27, 2020)--The Pine Hill Police Department is initiating the recruitment process for the positions of Police Officer and SLEOII. The Department is currently seeking to establish an eligibility list for current and future vacancies within our agency with energetic, dedicated and hardworking individuals who are currently PTC... Read more →


$125,000 Awarded by New Jersey Department of Community Affairs to Fund Revitalization Phillipsburg, New Jersey, February 26, 2020- The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) has approved a plan, jointly developed by the Town of Phillipsburg and Norwescap, to make improvements in the South Main Street District. The plan... Read more →

State of New Jersey Diverts Tax Dollars Allocated to 911 System Improvements

By Emily S. Moore | The Center Square A decade ago, a fee was placed on every New Jersey resident’s phone bill to be allocated to improving the state’s out-of-date 911 system. However, only 10 to 15 percent of those funds is used to upgrade the three state-operated 911 centers, John... Read more →

*The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau

Did you know that any school, library, civic organization, gardening club within Camden County can request a speaker. The Camden County Master Gardeners Speakers Bureau will be glad to come out this winter or spring to give a talk. The list of available talks and the request form is on our... Read more →

New Jersey American Water to Start Annual Spring Cleaning

Water main flushing begins this month and continues through the fall New Jersey American Water’s Travis Serles flushing a hydrant in the company’s Delran service area. (Photo Credit: New Jersey American Water) CAMDEN CITY, N.J. – FEB. 26, 2020 – Beginning March 2 and into the summer months, New Jersey American... Read more →

Altman sells out Cory Booker Says James Beach & Barbara Holcomb

Last week, instead of standing with New Jersey's progressive champion Cory Booker, paid political protester and lifelong Republican Sue Altman decided to stand with his opponent. Cory has been a persistent advocate for South Jersey and true progressive in the Senate on issues such as civil rights, social justice, and environmental... Read more →

NY Man Charged with Seeking Sex Online with ‘Underage Girl’

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 42-year-old Staten Island man has been charged with attempting to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he met online and believed was a 14-year-old girl. In reality though, John Emilio, of the 600 block of Wooley Avenue, was communicating with a detective from... Read more →

Gloucester City PD Issues Road Closures/Parking Restrictions for St. Patrick's Parade

February 25, 2020 On Sunday, March 1st. the 5th. 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... Read more →

Helen E. Comber (nee Karschies) of Runnemede

Helen E. Comber (nee Karschies) of Runnemede, formerly of Barrington. Age 84. Beloved wife of the late Richard Sr. Devoted mother of the Richard Jr. (Betsy), Frank (Diane), Mark (Barbie) and Helene (Matthew). Loving grandmother of 17 and great grandmother of 9. Dear sister of Hildegard Lipschutz and Elizabeth Gilles. Also... Read more →


Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy outlined his vision for the state's 2021 budget. The budget address is an annual tradition, and one major focus this year is education. The Democratic governor's $40.9 billion proposed budget devotes $19 billion to various programs, including an expansion of the "free college" program to Rutgers, Rowan,... Read more →

OFFICER DOWN: Sumter County Corporal Andrew Gillette Murdered

ANDREW GILLETTE Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina End of Watch Tuesday, February 25, 2020 SUMTER COUNTY, SC (February 26, 2020)--Corporal Andrew Gillette, age 37, was shot and killed while he and other deputies attempted to serve a detention order and eviction notice at a home at 3120 Thomas Sumter Highway... Read more →

Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls To $60,000,000

Thousands of New Jersey Players Win Prizes TRENTON (Feb. 26, 2020) – The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled to $60 million! James Carey, New Jersey Lottery executive director, announced that in the Tuesday, Feb. 25, drawing, 12 players matched four of the five white balls drawn making each ticket worth $500.... Read more →

*The DOT Organization Town Hall Meeting

The DOT organization is collaborating with the Camden County College 21st Century Scholars Program to offer the community a platform to discuss and click image to enlarge strengthen political concerns. It has been proven that the best way healing can take place is to educate and inform all involved. The meeting... Read more →

*Comedy Night Beef & Beer April 3

The purpose of the Camden County Hero Scholarship and Camden County Detective's Association is to render financial and educational assistance to the surviving spouse and children who are left with little or no support, when a law enforcement officer, firefighter or emergency medical person loses his/her life or is totally and... Read more →

Home Country: Helping Steve At The Mule Barn Truck Stop

Slim Randles l CNBNews Contributor Steve was out in the Mule Barn truck stop parking lot the other day, tightening something with his wrenches under the hood of his pickup truck. The rest of us stood around looking wise. “You sure it ain’t the solenoid?” said Bert. “I don’t think they... Read more →

NIH Purchases of Aborted Fetal Parts for ‘Humanized Mice’ Testing

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it received 676 pages of records from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) showing that the agency paid thousands of dollars to a California-based firm to purchase organs from aborted human fetuses to create “humanized mice” for HIV research. The records show that NIH paid... Read more →

Obituary: Elizabeth Hiddeman, of Stratford

Stratford - On February 17, 2020. Age 96. Services and Burial will be private. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Elizabeth Hiddemen. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN–HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →

George "Mickey" D. Graham, Jr. of Gloucester City; Retired Mailman, Korean War Army Vet., Rams Alum

Surrounded by his loving family, at home, on February 21, 2020. Age 88. Lifelong resident of Gloucester City. Loving husband of 54 years to Theresa A. Graham (nee McQuaid). Loving father of Theresa Graham Hughes and her husband, Robert, Patricia Graham McCahill and her husband, Kevin and Christine Graham. Cherished Poppy... Read more →

Camp Invention Summer STEM Program Coming to Charles G. Harker School

Nationally Recognized Program Inspires Local K-6 Students to Become Confident Problem Solvers Woolwich Twp, NJ – February 25, 2020 — Camp Invention®, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Charles G. Harker School the week of July 27 - July 31, 2020. A program of the National... Read more →

*McDonald’s Gospelfest Presents Fabulous 2020 Lineup

Yolanda Adams straight from her performance of the National Anthem at Superbowl 54, Kelly Price & Hezekiah Walker; Gospel Legend Tremaine Hawkins, Deitrick Haddon, Jonathan McReynolds, a Special Guest Appearance by Erica Campbell, plus, Group Fire, Tiffany Andrews and more Newark, NJ –The 38th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest returns to the Prudential... Read more →

Is Your Business Prepared to Negotiate the Hybrid Cloud Skills Gap?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(February 26, 2020)--Today's IT specialists are working overtime to garner fast-evolving skills. That's why industry leaders are reaching out to third-party hybrid cloud experts. Many business operators consider the hybrid cloud a significant asset. That’s largely because it allows work product to seamlessly move between public and private clouds in a... Read more →

AG's from New Jersey, New York and Others Suing EPA Over Pollution from Other States

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square The attorneys general of New York, New Jersey and three other states are accusing the U.S. Environmental Protection (EPA) of violating the Clean Air Act by not addressing pollution that is coming from other states. The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in New... Read more →

NRA-ILA: Gun Bills Stall in Senate Committee

New Jersey: MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2020 SUPPORT NRA-ILA It’s a good day in Trenton when nothing happens, and that’s exactly what occurred today. The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee failed to advance a pair of gun control bills on Monday’s agenda. A few of the committee members were absent, and... Read more →

Gloucester County Republicans Announce Endorsements

Vigilante predicts electoral success in 2020 MULLICA HILL – Gloucester County Republican Chairwoman Jacci Vigilante announced today the organization has endorsed Rik Mehta for U.S. Senate, Congressman Jeff Van Drew in the Second Congressional District and Claire Gustafson in the First Congressional District. “In the US Senate race, after a thorough... Read more →


TidalWave Comics is proud to announce the addition of several comic books to its popular “Political Power” series focused on the Democratic Party candidates vying to replace President Trump. With the 2020 U.S. presidential election in full swing, TidalWave’s latest slate features Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Mike Bloomberg and... Read more →

Detectives Searching for Suspect Involved in Two Collingswood Burglaries

Camden City, N.J. (February 25, 2020)--– Detectives are searching for a man believed to be involved in two separate Collingswood burglaries Feb 22, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Collingswood Police Chief Kevin Carey. Surveillance footage from Virginia Avenue Surveillance footage from Virginia Avenue Just before 11... Read more →

NJBIA Statement on Gov. Murphy's Proposed FY 2021 Budget

NJBIA President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka, Esq. issued the following statement regarding Gov. Phil Murphy's proposed FY 2021 budget today. "NJBIA appreciates Governor Murphy's efforts to prepare a state budget that makes investments in New Jersey's future, particularly given our state's considerable fiscal challenges. We support investments in NJ TRANSIT... Read more →

Drug Dealer Tareese Brown Charged with Death of Medford Twp. Customer

Rashan Demby (left) and Tareese Brown, both of Camden City MOUNT HOLLY NJ (February 25, 2020)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police Chief Richard Meder announced that a 30-year-old Camden drug dealer has been charged with causing the fatal overdose of a Medford Township woman to whom he sold... Read more →

*The Salvation Army Kroc Center in Camden Hosts 5th Annual Garbage Bag Gala

Fashion Show Supports Women’s and Family Programs at Kroc Center Camden City, NJ – The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center in Camden City will hold its 5th Annual Garbage Bag Gala Fashion Show, presented by U.S. Facilities, on Friday, May 15 at the renovated Marian House in... Read more →

CNB Business News: Apply Today for South Jersey Gas Game On Grant Program to

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J., February 24, 2020 – South Jersey Gas, a subsidiary of South Jersey Industries, Inc. (NYSE: SJI), today announced the kick-off of its annual Game On Grant Program providing 20, $1,000 grants to recreational organizations in its service territory, serving children ages 4 to 18. The grants provide critical... Read more →

Paramus Inspection Station Closed February 26

TRENTON – New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) customers are advised that the Paramus Inspection Station, located at 20 W. Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652, will be closed on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The MVC has been notified by PSE&G that it will be doing electrical work in front of the... Read more →

Ash Wednesday Services at Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul

Archbishop Nelson J. Pérez will be the main celebrant and homilist at the Ash Wednesday Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the Season of Lent for Christians throughout the world.... Read more →

ShopRite of Medford’s Remodeling Project is Finished

Matches Trends for At-Home Meal Prep The store's produce section has been upgraded along with a new catering office, and the wellness section. MEDFORD, N.J. – ShopRite of Medford is wrapping up a 6 ½-month major remodel that focused on matching the store’s features to modern customer needs. Aside from updating... Read more →

FACE OF DEFENSE: United States’ only Heavy Icebreaker completes Antarctic Treaty Inspections

MCMURDO STATION, Antarctica — The 159 crewmembers onboard U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Polar Star (WAGB 10) departed McMurdo Station Wednesday after escorting three refuel and resupply vessels and assisting with a five-day inspection of foreign research stations, installations and equipment in Antarctica. MCMURDO STATION, MCMURDO STATION, ANTARCTICA 02.05.2020 Photo by Senior... Read more →

Kirstin Lynch-Walsh Named 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year

(Sewell, NJ) – New Jersey Thespians, an affiliate of the Educational Theatre Association, have honored Kirstin Lynch-Walsh as the 2019-2020 Outstanding Educator of the Year. Lynch-Walsh is currently the teacher of Speech Arts & Dramatics for the Gloucester County Institute of Technology (GCIT) School of Performing Arts. New Jersey Thespians honored... Read more →

Kutztown University Women's Lacrosse Roster Includes Players from New Jersey

KUTZTOWN, PA (02/21/2020)-- Kutztown University will have 22 student-athletes representing its women's lacrosse program for the 2020 season. Read the full season preview. Every season under third-year head coach Jackie Stezzi, the Kutztown University women's lacrosse team has had its win total increase. Now in its third season in the regime,... Read more →

CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Maria Triantafillou of Woodbury Heights Named to LIM College President's List New York, NY (Grassroots Newswire) February 21, 2020 - Maria Triantafillou of Woodbury Heights (08097) was named to the President's List at LIM College for the Fall 2019 semester. To be placed on the President's List students must earn a... Read more →

Shuttered Bucks County Addiction Rehab Center Executive Pleads Guilty to Fraud

PHILADELPHIA – United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced that Branden Coluccio, 32, of Doylestown, PA entered a guilty plea to a one-count Information, charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. The charges against the defendant stem from federal and state investigations into elaborate insurance fraud schemes involving a... Read more →

CNB Hunting/Fishing Delaware: Spring trout stocking

March 7 season opening at downstate ponds announced Stocked ponds closed to all fishing from Feb. 22 until opening day March 7 DOVER (Feb. 2020) – DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today that Delaware’s spring 2020 downstate freshwater trout season will begin at 7 a.m., Saturday, March 7, with... Read more →

*Avalon Spring Dune Grass Planting

AVALON, NJ (February 2020)--Volunteers are needed to help plant dune grass on Saturday, April 18th, 2020. Everyone is welcome to participate in this important project. Volunteers should report to Avalon Community Hall at 30th Street and Avalon Avenue, at 8:30 am. A brief demonstration of planting will be given and specially... Read more →

Kathleen Coll (nee Gamble), of Blue Anchor, formerly of Bellmawr

Beloved wife of Stephen. Devoted mother of Stephen and the late Timothy. Survived by Alicia McHugh and her children Emma, Olivia and Mia. Loving Kathleen Coll (nee Gamble) age 63 sister of Charlotte Connuli (Frank), Edward Gamble (Beth) and Maria Gamble. . Daughter of Edward(89)and Charlotte Gamble(87). Dear Aunt of Frankie... Read more →

CNB Business News: 20 Digits Establishes Executive Team in Preparation for National Expansion

GLOUCESTER CITY, NEW JERSEY—February 24, 2020—20 Digits, a start-up developing innovative solutions for the integrated facilities management (IFM) industry, has named Scott Dickson as Chief Technology Officer amid a year of strategic expansion. 20 Digits is a subsidiary of NEST, the Scott Dickson to guide the start-up’s growth as Chief Technology... Read more →

Camden County Environmental Center Make & Take: Propagation 101

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm Cost: $20 per person Information: Join us and learn to make more plants from the ones you already have or just purchased! This session will explain basic propagation methods. Each participant will have hands-on experience in taking cuttings from a selection of plants and... Read more →

CNB Business News: Ongoing Commitment to Service Earns Agents 2019 Quality Service Pinnacle Award

Madison, NJ (Grassroots Newswire) February 24, 2020 -- Century 21 Real Estate LLC recently recognized the following sales affiliates with the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Pinnacle Producer Award. The annual award is based on results from the CENTURY 21 Quality Service Survey (QSS) which is e-mailed to consumers immediately after the... Read more →

South Jersey Regional 2020 Scholastic Art Award Recipients

290 Young Artists from South Jersey Recognized by Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus for 588 Original Works. Elmer, New Jersey – Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus has announced the regional award recipients of the 2020 Scholastic Art Awards. Presented by the nonprofit organization the Alliance for Young Artists &... Read more →

NJBIA 2020 Business Climate Analysis Shows NJ Remains Worst in Region

on Eve of FY2021 Budget Proposal On the eve of Gov. Phil Murphy's budget address that is expected to call for more unnecessary tax increases, NJBIA released its updated 2020 Business Climate Analysis showing New Jersey has the least competitive business climate, with the highest corporate tax, state sales tax, income... Read more →

NJBIA Speaks Out on the Proposed Permanent Corporate Business Tax Rate Increase

NJBIA President and CEO Michele N. Siekerka issued the following statement opposing today's proposal for a permanent increase on New Jersey's corporate business tax rate as a dedicated funding source for New Jersey Transit. "NJBIA supports the concept of responsibly dedicating funds to infrastructure and the priority of making improvements at... Read more →

Coming This Sunday, March 1, Saint Mary's Parish/Gloucester City Irish Parade

Monsignor Bill Hodge performing the Mummers Strut in front of St. Mary's Church, 426 Monmouth Street. (2018 photo by Gus Danks) GLOUCESTER CITY NJ --Monsignor William Hodge, Pastor of St. Mary Parish, Gloucester City, along with Charlie Kain, President of the New Jersey Irish Society, and Mayor Dan Spencer remind residents... Read more →