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CNBNews Tips and Snippets: Local Diner Owner Saves A Life; Cheerleaders Sues USA; Farewell NJ; Many Towns Say No to POT

William E. Cleary Sr. | CNBNews QUICK THINKING BY EMPIRE DINER OWNER PREVENTS TRAGIC ENDING...(video) Dervis Akturk, owner of the Empire Diner, Brooklawn saved a man's life l who was choking on a piece of food according to 6ABC/Philadelphia. The incident happened last month. Akturk took immediate action when he noticed that one of his patrons was choking chicken Parmesan. “I was praying,’ Lord, God, please,'” said Actork. “But thank God for being in the right place and at the right time," Akturk said the diner is his whole world and all his customers are like family. “That day I... Read more →


Homeward Bound – Poker Run 2021 Join us as we celebrate the culmination of Clear the Shelters week with a poker run that will start at Barb’s Harley Davidson in Mt. Ephraim then ride from shelter to shelter in South Jersey picking up your cards. The final stop will feature a BBQ where you will play your poker hand at Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center. Adoption fees will be waived the entire day! Take home a furry new best friend on the back of your bike- or in your side car and ride off into the sunset. Read more →


According to data from the New Jersey State Police Fatal Accident Investigation Unit, a total of 197 pedestrians and cyclists died in 2020 on state roadways, accounting for 34% of New Jersey’s fatal crashes that year. New Jersey’s rate of pedestrian fatalities increased 9% more than the national average last year as 197 people in the state lost their lives walking and bicycling. New Jersey had the eighth highest number of pedestrian deaths in the country in 2020. On August 5, 2021, Gov. Murphy signed into law legislation that requires drivers to safely pass pedestrians, as well as people on... Read more →

Sports Heroes Who Served:

Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich Star Pitcher Chooses Army Career Over Sport

Aug. 31, 2021 | BY Dave Vergun , DOD News Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. Army Maj. Stephen C. Reich was the star baseball pitcher at Shepaug Valley High School in Washington, Connecticut. The left-hander led the varsity baseball team to a state championship in 1987 where he pitched and won the championship game. He led the team back to title contention in 1989. Coming out of high school, Reich was a highly touted pitching prospect, but he chose the military over professional baseball. Reich attended... Read more →

Herman R. Helms, Jr., of Orlando Fl. age 64

Herman R. Helms Jr., of Orlando FL passed away at the age of 64 on August 13, 2021. He was born to the late Herman R. Helms, Sr. and Elizabeth Helms (nee Lacy) on November 20, 1956 in Camden, NJ. Herman was a truck driver and was a volunteer firefighter for many years. Mr. Helms was an avid Harley Davidson rider and enthusiast, but there was nothing in life he loved more than his grandchildren. Herman is predeceased by his siblings; Theresa Helms and Michael Helms. He is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife Jennie Helms, his... Read more →

Shannon Pettolina, of Gloucester City, age 56; Cold Springs School Employee, West Deptford HS Alum

On September 1, 2021. Age 56. Of Gloucester City. Loving wife of Jerry Pettolina. Loving mother of Brett and Christian Henning and Jerry, Andrew, Anthony and Daisey Pettolina. Cherished grandmom of Gatlin and Remi. Beloved sister of Tracy Nines, Kelly (Greg) Scardiglis and Francis (Chris) Devlin. Loving aunt of Dominque and Austin Iliescu, Jessica Nines and Alex and Chris Vann. Shannon was a graduate of West Deptford High School. She worked the last few years as a lunch and bus aide for Cold Springs School in Gloucester City. Relatives and friends are invited to her visitation on Friday, September 10th... Read more →

Joseph S. Piscopio, of West Collingswood, age 89

On September 1, 2021. Age 89. Of West Collingswood Hts. Loving and devoted husband of 57 years to Millie Piscopio (nee Lynch). Loving father of Linda Piscopio and Joseph Piscopio (Lisa). Cherished grandfather of Danny, Christian, Nola and Grace. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his siblings, Frank (Daria) Piscopio, Nancy Wilson, Rose Nicosia, Rita Piscopio, Carmel (Neal) Poloncarz; his beloved aunts, Jo and Marie Lanzillotti and his father-in-law, Daniel Lynch and mother-in-law, Mildred Lynch. Joe was born and raised in South Philadelphia to the late Anthony and Mary Piscopio. He proudly served our country in... Read more →

Safety Requirements for NJ School Districts

Are schools open? What are the safety requirements? 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... Read more →

James M. "Milt" Culver, Holt Logistic Corp. Employee, Teamster Local 929 Member, Avid Pool Shooter

On August 31, 2021, James passed peacefully at the age of 60. Of Gloucester City, NJ. Born in Philadelphia, PA, Jimmy was the son of the late Milton and Mary T. (Amodie) Culver. He is survived by his loving wife of 12 years, Lisa (Taylor) Culver; son, James M. Culver, Jr.; step-son, Robert McNally; step-daughters, Shannon McNally-Foster (Carl), Amanda McNally; 7 granddaughters, Madison, Starmarie, Kasandra, Kandice, Jaselynn, Kourtlyn, Cara and his mother-in-law, Barbara Taylor. Jimmy worked as a Top Pick Operator for more than 20 years with the Holt Logistics Corp in Gloucester City and was a member of the... Read more →

Philadelphia Opens New $80 Million Elementary School for 1,100 Students

‘All children deserve buildings like this one’: Dale MezzacappaSep 1, 2021 Bright colors abound in the courtyard of the new Northeast Community Propel Academy in the Northeast on Wednesday. Courtesy of Gilbane, Inc. Philadelphia unveiled Wednesday a new $80 million elementary school in a growing and diverse part of the city — the first since 2007 that is an entirely new school and not a replacement for an older building. Northeast Community Propel Academy, a kindergarten to eighth-grade school in the Mayfair section of Northeast Philadelphia, drew about 1,100 students from three crowded nearby elementary schools and one middle school,... Read more →