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September 2021

GREAT IDEA! Rutgers welcomes second-year students with new orientations to acclimate them to in-person college experience

Rutgers-New Brunswick sophomore Bianca Caproni, center, at a Rutgers football game with new friends she made during second-year orientation. Courtesy Bianca Caproni By Lisa Intrabartola Rutgers Today COVID-19 robbed us all of milestones and memorable moments, but few have lost out on more traditional rites of passage than this year’s sophomore class. They were the high school Class of 2020 who didn’t get to dance at a senior prom, walk at a graduation or experience the first year of college in person. “I think freshman year is the perfect time to make friends. Everyone is deciding what they want to do still, getting used to the campus,” second-year Rutgers-New Brunswick Honor’s College student Bianca Caproni. “I feel like I missed out on that chance last year. It was very isolated.” Caproni is not alone. For many of her fellow sophomores, move-in days were the first time they set foot on... Read more →


CNB HUNTING/FISHING DELAWARE: Additional Hunting Seasons Opening in October

Youth Waterfowl Hunt Set for Saturday, Oct. 16 Additional Delaware hunting seasons are set to open in October, including snow goose, duck, other migratory bird and firearm deer seasons, as well as the one-day, youth-only waterfowl hunt on Saturday, Oct. 16, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through Jan. 31, 2022, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective established deer hunting seasons, with additional information available at de.gov/sundayhunt. Hunting season dates opening in October: Snow goose: Oct. 1 through Jan. 31, 2022; Feb. 5, 2022 Antlerless deer: Oct. 1 through 3, Oct. 18, Oct. 22 through 25 and Oct. 29 through 31, including Sundays Muzzleloader deer: Oct. 8 through 17, including Sundays Youth Waterfowl Hunt: Oct. 16 Ducks, coots and mergansers: first season split Oct. 22 through Nov. 1 Continuing hunting seasons include: Mourning dove: through... Read more →


NJ POLITICS: Now Murphy Vows to Reduce Pollution in EJ neighborhoods, Be a Climate Gamechanger

Newark, NJ -- Clean Water Action officially endorsed Governor Phil Murphy for re-election today at the same site it announced its endorsement of then candidate Murphy four years ago. It was not just that he had made and kept promises on climate and environmental justice. He’s also here today to publicly vow to rev up his plans to reduce pollution more and faster than currently planned especially in overburdened communities including a pledge to eliminate dirty diesel vehicles and equipment with zero emission alternatives. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files "The Garden State is waking up to the reality of today’s climate and environmental injustices. This is not a new revelation to the Governor. He is spot on when he says that we can't do too much, too soon, too fast and facts matter. With climate change accelerating faster than predicted, 2030 is the new 2050 — we must continually up our game,”... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Abortion-By-Hanger Deemed Safe 

September 30, 2021 Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2021 Women's March on Washington which will be held on Oct. 2nd. [Note: This news release contains graphic language.] According to the organizers of this year's Women's March on Washington, there is nothing dangerous, scary or harmful about a pregnant woman inserting a wire hanger into her vagina to kill her child. That's why those who show up with a hanger, or hanger imagery, will get booted, even if their purpose is to protest abortion-law restrictions. A pregnancy at 39 weeks or at full term On the website of this event, it lists items that should and should not be brought. Among the latter, it says: "Coat-hanger imagery: We do not want to accidentally reinforce the right wing talking points that self-managed abortions are dangerous, scary and harmful." Liberals, they suggest, are fine with... Read more →


Willingboro Man Indicted on Two Counts of Murder

BURLINGTON CITY,NJ (SEPTEMBER 30, 2021)--Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a 33-year-old Willingboro man has been indicted on charges of fatally shooting two men who were inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a Woodlane Road apartment complex earlier this year in Edgewater Park Township. A grand jury indicted Andre Price with two counts of Murder (First Degree), Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (First Degree), Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (Second Degree) and Certain Persons Not to Possess Weapons (Second Degree). The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be held soon in Superior Court. Price has been held in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since being extradited to New Jersey two months ago following his apprehension July 12 in Newport News, Virginia. He is charged with fatally shooting Sadiel Gonzalez, 25, and Altarek Bell, 18, as they... Read more →


Camden County Historical Society Announces Events for the month of October, Public Invited

The Camden County Historical Society will be hosting several events during October for Camden County History Month, including two this weekend. On Saturday, October 2nd, a historic photo exhibit highlighting "Along the Cooper River" will be open from 10am-2pm at the historic Ebenezer Hopkins House, located at 250 South Park Drive in Haddon Township. At 11am, Bob Shinn and Kevin Cook, authors of the book “Along the Cooper River,” will discuss the history of the Cooper River. Then on Sunday, October 3rd, the Camden County Historical Society will host a presentation and exhibit on “Pop” Lloyd and the Negro Baseball League in New Jersey. The story of a Negro Baseball League legend will come alive at this presentation about “Pop” Lloyd & The “Bees” by Michael Everett and Belinda Manning at 1:30 pm at the Camden County Historical Society, 1900 Park Boulevard in Camden. The event will also feature an... Read more →


Gloucester City PD Seeking Crossing Guards, Apply ASAP

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (September 7, 2021)--The Gloucester City Police Department will be accepting applications for the position of School Crossing Guard, in order to fill unanticipated vacancies. This is a $12 an hour, 15 hour per week position, with morning and afternoon report times. Applications will be available at Police Headquarters (313 Monmouth St.) beginning at 8:00 am on Monday, September 7, 2021. All applications must be picked up in person and completed applications must be turned to Police Headquarters. Read more →


Symphony in C names Lisa Roche to the Board of Directors

(Collingswood, NJ) Symphony in C is pleased to announce the annual Board appointments including Haddonfield resident and business owner Lisa Roche to its Board of Directors. Lisa Roche is the Owner of Nagare, a wellness center in Haddonfield, NJ that focuses on holistic healing through The GYROTONIC® Method, Reiki and Sound Healing. She has dedicated her life to helping others heal with a combination of movement, reiki, aromatherapy and music to stimulate the brain and nervous system to treat physical symptoms utilizing the entire body’s innate systems. Lisa is a wife and mother to 2 wonderful children. She is also a lover of all music and a student musician. She grew up playing and studying classical piano and embarked on a dream to play cello in her late 30’s. She has been playing for over 10 years as a student and amateur cellist in various opportunities made possible by the... Read more →


NJ Lottery Renews Its Commitment to Prevention of Underage Lottery Play

TRENTON-- Early the month the New Jersey Lottery (NJL) and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey, Inc. (CCGNJ) launched the Lottery’s annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” awareness campaign, which reminds residents and retailers that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets by or to anyone under the age of 18. NJL Executive Director James Carey and CCGNJ Acting Executive Director Felicia Grondin renewed their organizations’ commitment to responsible play and the prevention of underage gambling at the campaign’s kickoff event held at Corner Xpress, 5 Lawrenceville Pennington Road in Lawrence Township, a Lottery retailer. “The New Jersey Lottery has a longstanding commitment to promoting responsible play and preventing underage lottery participation,” said Carey. “We work closely with the CCGNJ to raise awareness about the age restriction on lottery play amongst our retailers in New Jersey and we support the Council’s ongoing efforts to prevent underage... Read more →


Safety Requirements for NJ School Districts

Gloucester High School, Gloucester City NJ (CNBNews photo files) Last Updated: 09/02/2021 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR All students will be back for full-time, in-person instruction for the 2021-2022 school year. All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks inside of school buildings, regardless of vaccination status, for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. By October 18th, 2021, all workers in preschool through Grade 12 schools will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to COVID-19 testing at minimum one to two times per week. Parents or guardians will not be able to opt children out of in-person instruction as allowed for the 2020-2021 school year. Indoor Mask Requirement All students, educators, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks indoors for the start of the 2021-2022 school year. Effective Monday, August 9, 2021, masks are required in the indoor... Read more →


FACE OF DEFENSE: Sports Heroes Who Served... Baseball Legend Was a WWII Marine Hero

Sept. 7, 2021 | BY David Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Hank Bauer was a legendary American League right fielder and manager in Major League Baseball. He played with the New York Yankees (1948–1959) and Kansas City Athletics (1960–1961); he batted and threw right-handed. He served as the manager of the Athletics in both Kansas City, Missouri, (1961–62) and in Oakland, California, (1969), as well as of the Baltimore Orioles (1964–68), guiding the Orioles to the World Series title in 1966, a four-game sweep over the heavily favored Los Angeles Dodgers. This was the first World Series title in the franchise's history. Before the Orioles' World Series title in 1966, Bauer played in seven World Series: 1949-1953, 1956 and 1958. He also was a three-time All-Star, 1952-1954. Before his baseball fame, Bauer... Read more →


TO THE WASHINGTON ELITE: WE THE PEOPLE ARE COMING

published by CNBNews on February 26, 2010 GLENN BECK: I got a letter from a woman in Arizona. She writes an open letter to our nation's leadership: "I am a homegrown American citizen, 53, registered Democrat all my life. Before the last presidential election, I registered as a Republican because I no longer felt the Democratic Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. Now I no longer feel the Republican Party represents my views or works to pursue issues important to me. The fact is I no longer feel any political party or representative in Washington represents my views or works to pursue the issues important to me. Instead, we are burdened with Congressional Dukes and Duchesses who think they know better than the citizens they are supposed to represent. There must be someone. Please tell me who you are. Please stand up and tell... Read more →


Elizabeth A. Campanella (nee Sheldon) of Haddon Hts.

Elizabeth A. Campanella (nee Sheldon), "Bette", on September 28, 2021, of Haddon Heights; formerly of Westmont. Age 89. Beloved wife of the late John Campanella. Devoted mother of Diane Gatelein (Robert) and Jack Campanella (Theresa). Loving grandmom of Robert Gatelein, Nicole Dent (Chris), Terri Platt (Chris), and Karen Campanella and great grandmom of Ryan, Chase, Riley, Cooper, and Reese. Dear sister of Nadia Bright (Doug) and the late Walt Sheldon, Jim Sheldon, George Sheldon, and Julia Murphy. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. There will be a viewing from 7pm to 9pm Monday evening and from 10am to 11am Tuesday morning at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment Bethel Cemetery, Hurffville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bette's memory to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or by visiting www.heart.org Read more →


CNBNews Salute to NJ College Students

Elmira College Welcomes Students to Fall 2021 Term ELMIRA, NY (09/29/2021)-- Elmira College was pleased to welcome students back to campus for the Fall 2021 Term, including: MeganRae Burke of Medford Lakes, NJ Katherine Distefano of Wall Township, NJ Brianna Haviland of Wall Township, NJ Mary McCafferty of Wall Township, NJ Matteo Salvati of Hammonton, NJ Founded in 1855, Elmira College is a private, residential, liberal arts college offering 25-plus majors, an honors program, 17 academic societies, and 18 Division III varsity teams. Located in the Southern Finger Lakes Region of New York, Elmira's undergraduate and graduate student population hails from more than 20 states and nine countries. Elmira is a Phi Beta Kappa College and has been ranked a top college, nationally, for student internships. The College is also home to the Center for Mark Twain Studies, one of four historically significant Twain heritage sites in the U.S., which... Read more →


Archdiocesan HS Students Named Semifinalist in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship ProgramNAMED SEMIFINALISTS IN THE 

PHILADELPHIA PA --Seven students representing six Archdiocesan high schools throughout the five-county region recently learned that they were named Semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program. These exceptional students are among approximately 16,000 to earn this distinction in the 67th annual National Merit® Scholarship Program. They have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $30 million that will be offered in spring 2022. To become a Finalist, the Semifinalists along with their high school, must submit a scholarship application detailing the individual student academic records, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, employment, and honors and awards received. Semifinalists must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT or ACT scores that confirm the student’s previous performance on their qualifying test. Sister Maureen Lawrence... Read more →


Attention Burlington County Residents! Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day October 6

BURLINGTON COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, more 149 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 260 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses and 71 suspected overdose deaths. “The goal is to raise awareness of the link between prescribed opioids and heroin and fentanyl overdoses and deaths in our state, to reduce stigma and encourage support for those in recovery from substance use disorder,” explained Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership... Read more →


Brian P. Gillespie, of Gloucester City, age 48

Brian P. Gillespie, on September 28, 2021, of Gloucester City. Age 48. Beloved husband of Belinda. Loving son of Terri. Dear brother of Theresa Weible (Randy) and James. Uncle of Randy and Michael. There will be a visitation from 3pm to 4pm on Sunday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Memorial service 4pm at the funeral home. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Voorhees Animal Orphanage, 419 Cooper Road, Voorhees, NJ 08043 or by visiting https://www.vaonj.org/ Read more →


Delaware's Garrisons Lake Boat Ramp Officially Open

With today’s ribbon cutting at Garrisons Lake near Smyrna, the fishing and boating public is officially invited to enjoy the popular angling destination with its newly-renovated concrete boat ramp and added amenities of a courtesy dock and freshly repaved parking lot. Managed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, the new ramp can easily accommodate vessels from hand-launched jon boats to trailered bass boats up to 20 feet long. Garrisons Lake is one of Delaware’s five most-fished ponds, with good populations of sunfish, largemouth bass and black crappie sport fish most frequently caught by anglers. The recreation spot south of Smyrna is also among the state’s top 10 most popular ponds and lakes for largemouth bass tournaments, attracting both local and out-of-state fishing clubs. “DNREC’s public service mission includes providing and enhancing outdoor recreational opportunities for Delawareans and visitors, as well as supporting local communities by providing... Read more →


Wayne Agency Becomes Joint Licensing and Regional Service Center

TRENTON – The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission today announced it is expanding services at its Wayne facility. The Wayne agency, located at 481 Route 46 West, now will be designated a joint Licensing and Regional Service Center. It becomes the sixth Regional Service Center in New Jersey, along with current locations in Paterson, Newark, Trenton, Eatontown, and West Deptford. The following new services are being provided at the Wayne agency: Suspensions Restorations Hearings “We are pleased to bring these regional services to Wayne to help customers in resolving suspensions, obtaining restorations, and providing hearings,” said NJMVC Chief Administrator Sue Fulton. “Adding the sixth Regional Service Center allows the NJMVC to offer increased services in our busiest region of North Jersey.” New regional services are available today in a designated section of the Wayne agency, apart from the Licensing Center. With the addition of regional services and staffing, Licensing Center... Read more →


Gloucester City's Wall of Heroes

source Gloucester City Historical Society Ferdinand McWilliams, OF GLOUCESTER CITY enlisted, serving with Company D, Fourth New Jersey Volunteers. He enlisted as a Lieutenant 2nd Class, or Ensign, at Trenton, April 27, 1861, with his regiment, to serve for three months. The Fourth New Jersey left the state for Washington, D. C., on May 3, with 37 commissioned officers and 743 non-commissioned officers and privates, a total of 777. On the evening of May 5, it reached the capital, and on the 9th it was ordered to go into camp at Meridian hill, where, within a few days the entire brigade was encamped, and where, on the 12th, it was honored by a visit from the president, who warmly complimented the appearance of the troops.... Related: GLOUCESTER CITY HISTORY: Ferdinand McWilliams, of Gloucester City, Irish Immigrant, Civil War Veteran CIVIL WAR WILLIAM CAMPBELL BARNARD JESSE T. BAILEY JOHN CLORAN TIMOTHY... Read more →


Lorraine Kirsten Smith of Gloucester City, 47

Lorraine Kirsten Smith of Gloucester City, New Jersey, born in Narberth, Pennsylvania, who passed away on September 24, 2021, at the age of 47, leaving to mourn family and friends. She was predeceased by : her husband Brian Mark Smith. She is survived by : her parents, Gloria Beinlich and Douglas C. Miller; her step-father John Krwawecz of Deptford; her children, Heaven Petruzzelli (John) of National Park, Angelica Colón (Jace) of Mays Landing, Brooke (River Burns), Brian Jr. (Ciara Smith) and Christian (Mariah Tigyer); her siblings, Craig Burns, Ernest Mitchell Jr. (Debbie) and Tina Mitchell; her grandchildren, Jaxon, Giovanni, Oliver and Landon; her nieces and nephews, Nicki Bunkin (DaLizza), Brianna, Jillian Burns, Selena Trewin (Ra Sean), Carlos Mazon Jr., Anthony Mazon, Elijah and Emmali Mott; and her great-nieces and great-nephews, Thalia, Kameron and AJ. Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 30th 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at... Read more →


Berlin Man Arrested for Allegedly Stabbing Another Man

Berlin, N.J. – A man has been charged after he allegedly fatally stabbed another man, Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Berlin Borough Police Chief Millard Wilkinson announced. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic At approximately 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, John Teresa, 33, of Berlin reported in person to the Berlin Borough Police Department. That led officers to his residence on Kerhart Avenue. Officers located David Schwartzburt, 38, of Lindenwold deceased in the basement at that residence with a stab wound to his chest. A knife was recovered around the scene. Teresa has been charged with one count Murder (1st Degree), one count Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose (3rd Degree) and one count Unlawful Possession of a Weapon (4th Degree). Anyone with further information should contact CCPO Detective Brad Redrow at 856-225-8643 or Berlin Borough Detective Ryan Heron at 856-745-9718 . Tips can also be sent to ccpotips@ccprosecutor.org. All persons... Read more →


Thirteen Local Projects Receive $75,000 in Funding for Open Space and Resiliency

Through Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Program Grants support clean, safe parks redevelopment, pollinator habitats, wooded spaces, terrapin habitats, and more MAYS LANDING, N.J. (Sept. 29, 2021) – Atlantic City Electric, together with its program administrator Sustainable Jersey, have chosen 13 local municipalities to receive $75,000 in funds to support open space and resiliency projects in South Jersey. This funding is provided as part of Atlantic City Electric’s Sustainable Communities Grant program, which provides funding to support open space preservation, improvements to parks and recreation resources, environmental conservation and innovative community resiliency projects. “Climate change and its social and environmental effects are among the most significant challenge facing the world today, and it is imperative that we take the steps to help preserve and restore our natural habitat while preparing for a world with more extreme weather and less predictability,” said Melissa Lavinson, senior vice president of Governmental and External... Read more →


MUSIC AT BUNKER HILL RETURNS OCT. 3

MUSIC AT BUNKER HILL RETURNS TO IN-PERSON CHAMBER MUSIC CONCERTS FOR ITS 14TH SEASON 2021-22 Season Features Celebrated Classical Musicians from Around the World; Livestream Tickets Also Available Sewell, NJ (September 29, 2021) – Music at Bunker Hill announces a return to in-person performance for the six concerts in its 14th season. Each show features sought-after musicians who appear regularly with preeminent orchestras and at top venues throughout the world. The South Jersey-based chamber music organization’s performances will include pieces by Bach, Bernstein, Brahms, Chopin, Mozart, Schubert, Stravinsky, Ravel, Tchaikovsky and more notable composers. “Our audiences and musicians have told us that our intimate church venue is an ideal setting for chamber music,” said Carol Westfall, president of the Board of Directors. “After a year of outdoor and virtual concerts, we are so happy to welcome guests back inside for Season 14.” In keeping with safety guidelines, capacity has been... Read more →


South Jersey Pumpkin Show Festival returns to the Salem County Fairgrounds

South Jersey Pumpkin returns on October 9-10, 2021. Salem County Fairgrounds, New Jersey; The 18th annual South Jersey Pumpkin Show will open to the public on Saturday, October 9th & Sunday, October 10, 2021. This two-day “Festival of Pumpkins” will be held at the Salem County Fairgrounds, 735 Harding Highway, Woodstown, New Jersey. The event has new show hours of Saturday 10am to 8pm and Sunday, 10am to 5pm. Joe Wenal of Rocky Mountain Carvers & Carve Wars will create award winning custom carves both days of the festival. The South Jersey Pumpkin Show has become one of the best ways to welcome the autumn harvest with kids and parents alike. Festival goers visiting will enjoy pumpkin desserts, over 100 vendor booths, Fall Home Show, fun contests, give-a-ways, wine sampling, food court, NJ Largest Baked Pumpkin Pie, Amusement Rides, pony rides and hayrides around the fairgrounds. The festival will host... Read more →


Stockton Poll Reveals: Voters Prefer Murphy over Ciattarelli Because of His COVID Policies

Galloway, N.J. – Incumbent Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, buoyed by support for his COVID-19 policies, leads Republican challenger Jack Ciattarelli by 9 percentage points, according to a Stockton University Poll released today. But Murphy reaches only the 50-percent mark, leading Ciattarelli 50%-41% including voters who lean toward one candidate or the other. Nine percent are undecided or not liking either candidate in the statewide New Jersey poll of 552 likely voters. The poll was conducted for the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton University the week before Tuesday night’s first gubernatorial debate. Murphy received positive job ratings from 54%, with 41% disapproving of his performance. He is viewed favorably by 50% and unfavorably by 43%, with only 5% unfamiliar with the governor. The pandemic was named the top issue by the largest percentage (25%), and respondents said Murphy would better manage the pandemic over Ciattarelli at 50%-34%.... Read more →


College Volleyball: Ogden and Abdalla Lead Profs to Win, Downed Neumann 3-0

GLASSBORO, N.J. -- Rowan celebrated the duo of Natalie Ogden and Cassidy Abdalla as the Profs downed Neumann, 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-17) on Senior Night here at Esbjornson Gymnasium Tuesday evening. Ogden led all attackers with a match-high 14 kills while Abdalla totaled five kills and a career-best six blocks as Rowan picked up their sixth win in a row. As a unit, the Profs totaled 32 kills and had a total of 17 blocks. Abigail Webster served up four of the team's nine aces. The Knights' Lauren Garvey registered seven kills with teammate Ariana Pena adding four kills, four digs, and five blocks (one solo). After jumping out to a 5-1 lead in the first set, Rowan saw the Knights climb back to tie it at 7-7. Brooke Adams dialed up an ace to wrap up a 7-2 run to put the home team ahead and go on to... Read more →


NJ Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day Oct. 6

CAMDEN COUNTY — Thousands of New Jersey residents will be coming together virtually to Knock Out Opioid Abuse on October 6, for the state’s 6th Annual Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day. Designated as a permanent day of prevention education and awareness, Knock Opioid Abuse Day is designed to shine light on the opioid crisis impacting thousands of New Jersey residents and families. In 2020, 228 people in Burlington County died of a drug overdose, a majority of which involved some form of opioid. Additionally, between January and June 2021 there have been 772 Naloxone administrations to reverse opioid overdoses and 182 suspected overdose deaths. “The goal is to raise awareness of the link between prescribed opioids and heroin and fentanyl overdoses and deaths in our state, to reduce stigma and encourage support for those in recovery from substance use disorder,” explained Angelo M. Valente, Executive Director of the Partnership for... Read more →


Local Freight Impact Fund applications being accepted

for $30.1 million in FY22 grants Program provides funds to improve local roads and bridges with heavy truck traffic (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for the Fiscal Year 2022 Local Freight Impact Fund program is open, with applications being accepted through November 26, 2021. “Our state and regional economies require an integrated transportation network that depends on safe truck routes to efficiently move goods to and from New Jersey’s seaports, airports, and rail yards,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The Local Freight Impact Fund provides grants to municipalities and counties to make improvements to local roads and bridges that carry commercial truck traffic to ensure our infrastructure can meet current and future demands.” The Local Freight Impact Fund (LFIF) is a competitive $30.1 million program, which was created as part of the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) reauthorization in October 2016.... Read more →


Guyel H. Hovern, on September 26, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59.

Guyel H. Hovern, on September 26, 2021, of Runnemede. Age 59. Beloved father of Matthew (Kate), Zachary, and Jaime. Devoted Poppy Guy to Eden. Loving brother of Karen Davis (Jerry), Lester Hovern Jr. (Melissa), Douglas Hovern (Patricia), and the late Tim Hovern (Carolyn). Also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends; his best friend Joe Holshue; and his K-9 companion, Corona. Guyel loved the Dallas Cowboys. He was a very social person who loved spending time with everyone - he was the life of the party. Guyel worked as an electrician, a DJ, and as a bartender at local bars in Runnemede. There will be a viewing from 9am to 11am Saturday at GARDNER FUNERAL HOME, RUNNEMEDE. Funeral service 11am at the funeral home. Interment is private. Read more →


CNB Hunting NJ: Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease has been confirmed in New Jersey

Public Asked to Report Dead Deer and Deer With Possible Symptoms August 20, 2021 Updated: September 21, 2021 The Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife has confirmed Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD). EHD is not a threat to public health. We continue to ask residents to report findings of sick or dead deer using our new online reporting form. EHD and Bluetongue are contracted from the bite of insects called midges (Culicoides sp.). They cannot be transmitted to people, and humans are not at risk by handling infected deer, being bitten by infected midges or eating infected deer meat. The Division of Fish and Wildlife always advises against consuming meat from any game animal that appears ill. EHD outbreaks typically begin in late summer. Symptoms in deer may include difficulty standing, drooling, and emitting foam from the mouth or nose. Since the disease causes a fever, sick or... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Lehigh University Welcomes Fall 2021 Graduate Enrollees BETHLEHEM, PA (09/27/2021)-- Lehigh University is thrilled to officially welcome Fall 2021 graduate student enrollees to the Lehigh family. Congratulations on your enrollment at Lehigh - we are proud to call you one of our own! Brendan Ruskey of Mt Laurel (08054) Gurvir Singh of Swedesboro (08085) Erin Zak of Marlton (08053) Robert Patterson of Wall (07719) For more than 150 years, Lehigh University (lehigh.edu) has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation's most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh's five colleges - College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, College of Health, and the P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science - provides opportunities to 7,000+ students to discover and grow in an academically rigorous environment along with a supportive, engaged campus community. Local Students... Read more →


Finalist in America’s Best Transportation Project Competition is...Route 1 Congestion Relief Project

Online voters and expert judges to choose winners from 12 projects nation-wide (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced that the Route 1 Permanent Hard Shoulder Running Project, which uses the shoulder as a travel lane during peak commuting times to relieve congestion and improve safety, has been named a finalist in AASHTO’s 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. “We are extremely proud that for the second year in a row, an NJDOT project has been named a national finalist in this competition,” Commissioner Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “This national recognition demonstrates New Jersey’s leadership in delivering innovative and cost-effective projects that improve our communities and enhance quality of life for New Jerseyans.” The America’s Transportation Awards competition sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is a competition in which state DOTs compete in three... Read more →


Happenings and Events in Philly

CCD's Shop Center City Saturdays continues this weekend and runs through October 16 in support of retailers and restaurants in downtown Philadelphia. Dozens of local businesses, as well as national brands, will offer exclusive discounts and giveaways every Saturday for 3 more weeks. These shopping and dining experiences will also be accompanied by larger-scale anchor events. Center City residents, workers and visitors will find curated in-store events at many locations, like one-day-only discounts and sidewalk sales. The featured anchor events include major downtown happenings intended to welcome people back to Center City, in addition to promoting retail and restaurant recovery. Upcoming Shop Center City Saturdays Anchor Events Larger-scale anchor events will be featured every Saturday through October 16. See below for a list of October anchor events and click the "Learn More" button for more details. Reading Terminal Market Harvest Celebration - 10/2 Harvest Weekend at Dilworth Park 10/8-10/10 Rittenhouse... Read more →


HUD Awards $15.8M for Low Income Housing for Elderly in South Jersey

CHERRY HILL, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a total of $15,835,231 in Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program grants to expand affordable housing options for South Jersey seniors. The funding will provide low-income elderly residents with options that allow them to live independently in an environment that provides support activities such as cleaning, cooking, transportation, and health-related services. The funding will be used to develop housing for very low-income elderly residents, with the Diocesan Housing Services Corp. of the Diocese of Camden receiving $8,575,642 to support the production of 42 units, and the Volunteers of America Delaware Valley, Inc. (VOADV) receiving $7,259,589 to support the production of 55 units. “This vital funding will help to ensure our elderly residents not only have an affordable and safe place to call home but will... Read more →


Drowning Victim Found in Little Timber Creek Was 66-Year-Old Man; Alcohol Might Have Caused Accident

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNewsnet UPDATED: The 66-year-drowning victim has been identified as MICHAEL DUNN CNBNews photo credit (Above) In the distant Rescue units from Westville and Bellmawr Fire Departments on the South Broadway Bridge responded to a call of a body floating face down in the Little Timber Creek. Gloucester City, N.J. (September 28, 2021)(CNBNews)– A deceased male was pulled from Little Timber Creek in Gloucester City Monday afternoon, according to Acting Camden County Prosecutor Jill S. Mayer and Gloucester City Police Chief Brian Morrell. Officers responded to the 600 block of South Broadway at approximately 2:14 p.m. after train operators spotted a body in the water. Officers located the body of a 66-year-old male floating face down in the creek. Marine unit members from the Westville and Bellmawr Fire Departments retrieved the body from the water. The Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy on Tuesday. The cause... Read more →


Murphy’s Lead Weakens in NJ Governor Election

Betting Odds Ahead of First Debate –Jack Ciattarelli Improves as Phil Murphy Worsens According to Political Oddsmakers– Copenhagen – September 28, 2021 – Phil Murphy’s odds to be re-elected have worsened over the summer, according to betting aggregators US-Bookies.com (See Disclaimer Below). In June, his odds to win the 2021 New Jersey Gubernatorial Election were 1/10 (90.9% implied probability), but they’ve since shifted to 2/9 (81.8%). “Murphy still holds a significant lead, and is the odds-on favorite to be the first Democratic governor of New Jersey to be re-elected in over 40 years, but the odds are showing a downward trend,” says a US-Bookies spokesperson. “Ciattarelli is starting to build more momentum according to the betting markets, but he still has a long way to go to overtake murphy.” While Murphy’s worsened, Jack Ciattarelli’s odds to win the election have improved. Since June, Ciattarelli’s odds shifted from 13/2 (13.3% implied... Read more →


Acenda Receives $4M from SAMHSA

Acenda Receives $4M from SAMHSA to Expand Community Mental Health Center Services Acenda Integrated Health Receives Funding To Expand Inclusive, Innovative Care GLASSBORO, NJ (September 27, 2021)-- Acenda Integrated Health (Acenda) has been awarded a 2-year, 4-million-dollar grant to expand upon existing Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) services in Gloucester and Cape May Counties. This funding allows Acenda to reach populations which have not only historically been more impacted by severe and longer-term mental illness and substance use disorders, but for whom COVID-19 has been significantly more damaging in terms of overall health and access to treatment. Specifically, Acenda's CMHC expansion aims to provide care for older adults living with serious mental illness, Black and Latinx communities, and persons at-risk or experiencing homelessness who have been traditionally underserved. "Our vision for a better future not only focuses on innovative care but equal access to behavioral health services for all individuals,"... Read more →


Michael "Mike" Denisi, 49, formerly of Runnemede

Michael "Mike" Denisi, 49, formerly of Runnemede, NJ, passed away September 23, 2021. Michael was born February 15, 1972, in South Philadelphia, PA, to Vincent and Mary Denisi. Michael is survived by his loving parents, his children Sophia and Michael, brother Vincent Jr. (Nicole), and sisters Cindy Visco (Joe) and Dari-Ann Denisi. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunt, uncles and cousins. Michael grew up in Runnemede, NJ and graduated from Camden County Vocational Technical School. Upon graduation he was an Autobody Technician and G-6 Welder. He worked many years at Boeing as an Aircraft Mechanic. He later went on to study at Quaker City Institute of Aviation. Michael was a multi-skilled tradesman working in autobody, mechanics and the trucking industry. Michael had an adventurous spirit. He was a lover of fast cars, boats, aircraft and cycles. He enjoyed fishing and being on the water. Michael was a... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Biden Administration Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Judicially Nullify the Right to Bear Arms

by On September 21, the Biden Administration filed an amicus brief in the pending U.S. Supreme Court case of New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, supporting New York’s draconian and unconstitutional restrictions on the right to bear firearms in public for self-defense. This NRA-supported challenge to New York’s “may-issue” licensing scheme for public handgun carry is the first Second Amendment challenge to a firearm law to reach the high court since 2010. New York’s law presumptively denies the right to bear arms for self-defense unless a license applicant can demonstrate a special need for self-protection that distinguishes the person from the general population. In practice, this means the rich and well-connected can get unrestricted carry licenses but ordinary people cannot, even if they actually face a greater risk of being violently victimized while going about their daily lives in public. The law effectively nullifies for most New Yorkers... Read more →


PETS ARE THE BEST: EMMY IS UP FOR ADOPTION

Emmy Adult Female Great Pyrenees / Golden Retriever / Mixed Courtesy Post - Meet Emmy! Emmy is a beautiful Great Pyrenees mix. She is independent, very loving with adults she trusts, and protective. She would prefer a home with a large companion dog, as she grew up on a farm, but may require a proper introduction and a little time to get adjusted to the other dog. Emmy would be best in a home without children. She will need an adopter that is patient/experienced with independent dogs. Interested in adopting Emmy? Please visit www.huskyhouse.org today to fill out an application. Up to date with vaccinations Not good with kids! Available 09/16/2021 Birth Date 09/17/2019 (may not be exact) Fill out an Application Read more →


Local Bridges Fund applications being accepted for $47.3 million

Program provides millions to each county to improve local bridges (Trenton) – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced the grant solicitation period for the FY22 Local Bridges Fund program is open with applications being accepted through November 19, 2021. “The New Jersey Department of Transportation provides grants to counties through the Local Bridges Fund to make critical improvements to bridges under their jurisdiction without burdening local taxpayers,” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “The Murphy Administration is committed to ensuring all roads and bridges in New Jersey are safe and reliable, whether they are maintained by the State or local government.” The Local Bridges Fund is a $47.3 million program funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), which provides funding for each of New Jersey’s 21 counties for the improvement of county bridges. Every county receives $1 million, and the additional funding is allotted based on... Read more →


CARES Update that Every Business Owners Must Know About – An Overview by William D King

This comprehensive law addresses small company interference loans, relief for individual people, families, as well as businesses. It lends support to severely distressed parts of the economy, as well as a healthcare way to respond that includes maintaining a key strategic large supply of drugs, mitigating case of emergencies drug shortages, attempting to prevent medically necessary device shortfalls, use of laboratory-developed tests in an urgent situation, and access to health care services for COVID-19 patients, among other things. Readers can get the full text of the CARES Act by visiting this link: CARES Act Text. William D King shares the recent updates about CARES Act Coronavirus relief legislation, known as the CARES Act, was signed into law on March 27, 2020, and assisted the vast majority of federal student loan mortgage holders by temporarily having to stop payments as well as involuntary compilations on federal law held student loan debt... Read more →


HUSKY HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP!!!

Please Help Our Pups Win! Help us stay in FIRST place for our region. Voting is fast, fun, easy and FREE! You can cast 1 vote per day (every 24 hours) from September 22 – 28. - please vote every day - ask your family, friends and followers to vote -share our link on social media allowing others to vote Click here to vote for Husky House! Cast your vote today! Husky House has rescued thousands of dogs from kill shelters, puppy mills and owner surrenders. We are committed to the rescue, shelter, care and adoption of these unwanted dogs. We generally adopt out over 200 dogs a year. All of our dogs are vaccinated, spayed or neutered and microchipped. Recently, we have taken over an 11 acre property that needs a lot of work. We plan on using the property as a sanctuary for dogs who are not adoptable... Read more →


Top 5 Features To Conceive When Buying A Bathtub Pillow

After a long, busy, and tiresome day of running your daily errands, the only thing you want after getting home in the evening is soaking yourself in your calm bathtub for a long relaxing bath. A bathtub shower leaves your muscles more relaxed and soothes your mind too. However, bathtubs have not been designed to support your head and neck and hence leave them uneasy during a bath, ruining the whole bathtub experience. A solution to this problem would be getting a bath cushion or pillow for your tub. However, how do you select the most suitable one? Read this article to understand the features to look for when buying a bath cushion for your tub. The Type of the Bath Cushion When you are looking for a bathtub pillow, the type you select is vital. The perfect one will guarantee you everlasting comfort. Several types of bath cushions and... Read more →


$1M Winning Lottery Ticket Sold in Turnersville

One Camden County Ticket Wins $1,000,000 Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $545,000,000 TRENTON (Sept. 27, 2021) – One New Jersey Lottery ticket matched five of the five white balls drawn for the Saturday, September 25, drawing winning the $1,000,000 second-tier prize. The ticket was sold at Shop & Go, 109 Johnson Rd., Turnersville in Camden County. In addition, one ticket matched four of the five white balls and the Powerball drawn winning the $50,000 third-tier prize. The ticket was sold at Wawa #701, 2403 New Rd., Northfield in Atlantic County. The winning numbers for the Saturday, September 25, drawing were: 22, 23, 37, 62, and 63. The Red Power Ball number was 19. The Power Play was 3X. 72,038 New Jersey players took home an estimated $398,120 in prizes ranging from $4 to $300. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $545,000,000 for the Monday, September 27, drawing. Double Play Results The Double... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students

Lehigh University Welcomes Class of 2025 BETHLEHEM, PA (09/27/2021)-- Lehigh University is thrilled to officially welcome the Class of 2025. The incoming class represents an accomplished, diverse group of students who represent 43 U.S. states and territories and 29 countries. Congratulations to these students on their enrollment at Lehigh - we are proud to call them Mountain Hawks! Griffin Campbell of Wenonah, NJ Athan Papaioannou of Pennsauken, NJ Lauren Kahn of Cherry Hill, NJ Kiyah Santiago of Maple Shade, NJ Ian Collins of Clementon, NJ Matthew Giovetsis of Sicklerville, NJ Rhys Lopez of Cherry Hill, NJ Daniella Stokic of Collingswood, NJ Rebecca Yamoah of Egg Harbor Township, NJ Ashley Mercer of Cherry Hill, NJ Paul Paetow of Shamong, NJ Rachel Lischin of Northfield, NJ Evan Dare of Bridgeton, NJ Austin Alcantara of Egg Harbor City, NJ Anna Forebaugh of Haddonfield, NJ Liam Campiglia of Haddonfield, NJ Michael Parker of Mickleton,... Read more →


Douglas Lewis,Guilty, Sentenced to 48 Years for Execution Murder of Shaquille Williams/Pemberton

Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Pemberton Township man has been sentenced to 58 years in New Jersey state prison for fatally shooting a man in the Sunbury Village section of Pemberton Township in March 2017. The sentence, handed down Friday afternoon by the Hon. Gerard H. Breland, J.S.C., comes after Douglas Lewis, 26, was found guilty of Murder and weapons charges in July 2021 by a jury that deliberated for eight hours over two days. Judge Breland sentenced Lewis to 48 years for the Murder conviction, and 10 years, to run consecutively, on a conviction for Certain Persons not to Possess Firearms. Lewis, who has been in the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly since his arrest in August 2018, must serve at least 85 percent of the murder sentence before becoming eligible for parole, and a minimum of five years on the firearm charge. The investigation... Read more →


College sports: Three Rowan Student-Athletes Honored by NJAC

PITMAN, N.J. -- Three Rowan student-athletes garnered honors from the New Jersey Athletic Conference in their weekly awards for the week ending September 26th. Brianna Newson (Princeton, NJ/ South Brunswick) was named the NJAC Volleyball Player of the Week with teammate Simone Sparano (Phoenixville, PA/Pope John Paul II) selected the NJAC Volleyball Defensive Player of the Week. Julia Patrone (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp.) was chosen the NJAC Field Hockey Rookie of the Week. Newson and Sparano were key cogs in the 4-0 week which included two big NJAC victories. Newson reached double figures in kills in three of four matches this week. She started off on Tuesday in a five-set victory over Montclair State, notching 15 kills. That followed up another five-set win at Stockton on Thursday, registering 18 kills, three blocks (one solo) and two digs in the Profs first win over the Ospreys since 2004. In Saturday's tri-match sweep... Read more →


DEVELOPING: Body of a Man Recovered from Little Timber Creek at Gloucester City/ Brooklawn Border

UPDATED: The 66-year-drowning victim has been identified as MICHAEL DUNN (CNBNews photo credit) BODY RECOVERED FROM LITTLE TIMBER CREEK--Officers and rescue personnel, from Gloucester City and Brooklawn at the railroad trestle. We do not know if the body of the man is being wrapped in the white tarp that officers are looking at on the left side of the photo. William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews BROOKLAWN--Today, between 3 and 3:30 PM a bevy of law enforcement and fire departments descended into the area of the Brooklawn-Gloucester railroad trestle after a call was received that there was a body in the water. The trestle travels over Little Timber Creek and is located on the borderline of the two communities. Several news helicopters were seen hovering over the scene. Traffic on nearby Broadway was back up in both directions According to Andrew Kramer, spokesman for the Camden County Prosecutors Office the... Read more →