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The Early History of the Gloucester City Fire Department Bells, Fire Department and Police Department

First published here on Thursday, May 13, 2010 By Ed Walens Gloucester City built its first Fire Department headquarters in 1879 on Bergen Street – where the police station is now. The fire hall was built on a lot adjacent to the old City Hall, which is now the new City Hall. After 1879, several fires took place without the knowledge of some firemen because there was no alarm bell to let them know. Some concerned Gloucester City businessmen decided to approach City Council and ask that a fire alarm bell be placed in the tower of the fire hall. The Councilmen liked the idea, and wasted no time planning for the installation of a fire alarm bell. They purchased a large bell that would be heard in every corner of the town. The alarm would be set off by electricity, and Council decided to put the bell in the... Read more →


Pennsylvania vets waiting more than a year for federal records required for benefits

By Joe Mueller | The Center Square (The Center Square) – Some veterans are waiting a year or more for a document from the federal government enabling them to receive services they’re entitled to, according to Pennsylvania Veterans Affairs administrators. “You would think – and this is just me saying this – in this day and age with our technological capabilities to produce scanned files of absolutely everything, we would be able to point and click and get somebody documents,” Allen Lockard, director of Indiana County Veteran Affairs, said in an interview with The Center Square. During testimony before the Pennsylvania Senate Urban Affairs and Housing Committee on Tuesday, Lockard said getting a veteran’s most essential document – a DD214 – from the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis is taking at least a year. “If you withdraw more than $600 in this country, somebody knows it,” Lockard told... Read more →


Heather Reynolds of Sicklerville Found Guilty of Killing Her SON

CAMDEN CITY NJ (July 29, 2022)--Following a nine-day trial, a Camden County jury has convicted Heather Reynolds, 44, of murder and additional charges connected to the May 2018 death of her 17-month-old son, Camden County Prosecutor Grace C. MacAulay announced. On July 28, 2022, before Camden County Superior Court Judge Gwendolyn Blue, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Reynolds for murder, possession of methamphetamine and endangering the welfare of a child. “A lot of people worked very hard to get justice for this child. I’m grateful for their efforts and appreciate the time and attention that the jury gave this case,” said CCPO Homicide Section Chief Peter Gallagher who represents the state in this matter. On May 10, 2018, Gloucester Township Police Officersresponded to a report of an unresponsive child on a lawn near his residence, in Marcia Court, Sicklerville, in Gloucester Township. The child was pronounced deceased a... Read more →


PHILADELPHIA NEWS: SEPTA and Wawa Announce Station Naming Rights Agreement

Wawa Station to Open Aug. 21 MIDDLETOWN TOWNSHIP, DELAWARE COUNTY (July 27, 2022) – SEPTA’s newest Regional Rail station will bear the name of a hometown institution thanks to a naming rights agreement announced today. The new Wawa Station will officially open for service on Sunday, August 21. This announcement represents an important milestone for SEPTA’s multi-year project to restore more than 3.5 miles of Regional Rail service west of Elwyn to the new Wawa Station. SEPTA trains last served this area in 1986. The Media/Elwyn Regional Rail Line will now be called the Media/Wawa Line to reflect the new terminus of service. The partnership with Wawa is SEPTA’s fifth major naming rights agreement since 2010. As with the other agreements, this collaboration will further SEPTA’s commitment to generating new sources of revenue, which is critical to ensure the Authority can continue to recover from the pandemic. “With this station... Read more →


If A Nuclear Bomb Was Dropped on Philadelphia What would happen to New Jersey?

image courtesy of Nukemap GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (JULY 31, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--With all this talk of a war between the United States with China or Russia, one has to wonder what would happen here in Southern New Jersey if a nuclear bomb was dropped on the City of Philadelphia the largest metropolitan city in the Delaware Valley. To answer that question wpgtalkradio.com/ used NUKEMAP by Alex Wellerstein to see what would happen if a nuclear warhead hit New York, Philadelphia, Washington or New Jersey. The models show what would happen in aerial detonation, meaning the bomb would be set off in the sky, causing considerable damage to structures and people below; or what would happen in a ground detonation, which would have the alarming result of nuclear fallout. The models do not take into account the number of casualties that would result from fallout. A nuclear blast centered in Philadelphia would cause... Read more →


Joan C. Castaldi, age 90, formerly of Audubon

(nee DeSantis) Peacefully on July 28, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Formerly of Audubon, NJ. Age 90 years. Beloved wife of 61 years to the late Frank A. Castaldi. Dear mother of Patricia (Joseph) Paladino, Kathleen (Thomas) Musumeci, Susan (William) Lebb and Mark (Jacqueline) Castaldi. Loving grandmother of Michael, Daniel, Gina (Chris), Beth Ann (Timothy), Matthew (Alanna) and Kimberly (Shane) and great grandmother of Arabella, Rhyan, Julianna, Lilyanna, Liam, Jordyn, Cillian and Finn. She is also lovingly survived by her sisters, Shirley Kish and Marlene Phillips and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Castaldi was a member of the Audubon Junior Women's Club and involved with her children's PTA. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and spending time with her family. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing Wednesday, August 3, 9:30 to 11 AM at St. Joseph the Worker Parish, St. Vincent Pallotti Church, 901 Hopkins Rd., Haddon Twp.,... Read more →


Toni Renee Firlein, of Woodbury/Westville, age 38

On July 26, 2022. Age 38. Of Woodbury. Formerly of Westville. Beloved and cherished daughter of Francis J. Firlein and Donna M. Firlein (nee Thomas). Loving sister of Bryan Firlein and his wife, Stacy. Loving aunt of Aiden, Ruby and Rory. Also survived by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins. Toni will be remembered as a fun-loving person who had the ability to light up a room with her contagious smile and wit. Everyone connected to Toni surely heard many stories about her family, especially her nieces and nephew, who will hold on tight to all the special memories and wonderful times we shared with her. Toni was a graduate of Gateway Regional High School class of 2002. She was President of her class and Captain of her soccer team. She went on to receive her Bachelor’s Degree from Rowan University and was currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in counseling... Read more →


Michael V. Nacci, Sr. of Collingswood/Barrington, age 63

On July 18, 2022. Age 63. Of Collingswood, formerly of Barrington, NJ. Born in Camden, he was the son of the late, Vincent Nacci and Catherine Regino (Abbott). Loving father of Jillian Nacci; dear brother of Vincent Nacci (Maureen), Rosemary Martelli (Joseph); loving uncle of Vincent, Dominic, Emily, Anthony (Zoe), Anthony Rios, Dolores Carbone (Shawn), Joseph Martelli and many great nieces and a great nephew. Michael was also predeceased by his son, Michael V. Nacci, Jr.; brother, Anthony J. Nacci and his sister, Catherine Zabinsky. Michael was employed as a flagger with Atlas Flasher and Supply Company in Mickelton, NJ. He enjoyed restoring classic Cadillacs and working on cars. He also was an avid lover of German Shepherds and cats. Memorial service will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 2nd at 3:00 pm at the McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, 851 Monmouth St., Gloucester City, where family and friends may visit from 1:30... Read more →


Gloucester Township Officers Arrest Armed Wanted Subject During Proactive Patrols of Local Businesses

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ--While GTPD officers were conducting proactive patrols of The Gloucester Premium Outlets, the Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store reported a shoplifting in progress. A description of the accused was provided to the on-scene officers, who quickly located the accused attempting to exit the shopping complex on foot. Officers were able to detain the accused and while they were attempting to locate the stolen merchandise, they observed a large amount of various drugs and a loaded firearm in his backpack. The accused was placed under arrest and transported to police headquarters for processing. It was later determined that the recovered firearm was reported stolen out of Atlantic City for which there was an outstanding arrest warrant for the accused involving that investigation. He also was found in possession of a distributable amount Heroin, Prescription Pills and Marijuana along with packaging materials. Arrestee: Guy Richardson; Age 39; 1400 Block of... Read more →


Dorothy Esposito, formerly of Mt. Ephraim, age 90

DOROTHY ESPOSITO OBITUARY Dorothy Helen Esposito (nee Roman), on July 23, 2022, formerly of Mt. Ephraim, NJ. Age 90. Beloved wife of the late William E. Esposito. Devoted mother of Raymond W. Esposito of Wilder, KY, Ruth Esposito (Johan Verspyck) of Arlington, MA, and Steven G. Esposito (Kim) of Hilton Head, SC. Loving grandmother of Alexander Verspyck and Adrian Verspyck. Dear cousin of Elaine Palese of Farmington, ME and Diane Baker of W. Collingswood Heights, NJ. Dorothy was an Events Organizer for senior citizens in Gloucester City. She was a former bank manager for Heritage Bank in Philadelphia, PA and Camden County, NJ. She was always supportive of the American Legion, loved to travel, and was a devoted member of St. Joachim Parish in Bellmawr, NJ. There will be a viewing from 10am to 11am Saturday, July 30, 2022 at Christ the King Church, 200 Windsor Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ 08033.... Read more →


RING CAMERA ALERT Cypress Gardens, Gloucester City, NJ; Brooklawn Thief Arrested

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 30, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--A Cypress Gardens home owner captured this person's image on their RING camera Friday, July 29, 2022. The individual rang the homeowners door bell, followed by a knock on the door. After a few seconds passed and no one answered this person of interest stole several cigarette lighters sitting on a nearby porch table. The home owner posted the following message, "Anyone know this guy? He rang my doorbell and then took my lighters from the table. Not sure who he is?" If you recognized the individual contact the Gloucester City Police Department 856-456-7987. Wednesday, July 27 a RING camera owned by a Brooklawn resident captured the image of a thief (below) stealing a package from their porch. The local police arrested the suspect not long after their image was broadcasted by the RING network. KUDOS to the Brooklawn Police Department and the residents who... Read more →


Down The Shore: Wildwoods Host Boardwalk Baller 3x3 Basketball Tournament Saturday and Sunday

The Wildwoods, NJ – July 29, 2022 – The Boardwalk Baller 3×3 Basketball Tournament returns to the Wildwoods Saturday, August 6 through Sunday, August 7. Beachside basketball isn’t just for Venice Beach anymore. Grab your friends and prove you’re the best at the half-court game. There’s no hiding from the spotlight, or the sun, in this fast-paced version of classic round ball. Hosted by Morey’s Piers Beach Sports department, the Boardwalk Baller event is now in its fourth year. The cost per team is $320. Teams are guaranteed 3 games, with a possibility for a fourth – two Saturday and one (possibly two) Sunday. Rosters can contain up to four players, but only three players compete at a time. Trophies will be provided for first place finishers in all divisions. For more information on the Boardwalk Baller, call 609-729-3700 or visit www.MoreysPiers.com/event/3-vs-3. For additional information about the Wildwoods, visit www.WildwoodsNJ.com... Read more →


EPA Proposes Update to Beverly NJ Superfund Site

NEW YORK (July 29, 2022) – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed an update to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly, N.J., following a successful pilot study completed in 2021. The newly proposed cleanup technology will supplement earlier groundwater treatment by injecting chemical oxidants directly into the aquifer to help break down hazardous contaminants into less toxic byproducts. "A full cleanup of the contamination at the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site is critical to ensuring environmental and public health in Beverly, New Jersey," said EPA Regional Administrator Lisa F. Garcia. "Carried out by EPA, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the successful pilot study demonstrated a unique ability to address the remaining groundwater contaminants at this site, and EPA is committed to employing all available technologies to get the job done." The cleanup technique, called in-situ chemical... Read more →


Gloucester Township Police Department Invite Residents to National Night Out, Tuesday...Fireworks

Public Locations and Fireworks at Veteran's Park! National Night Out is THIS TUESDAY, August 2, 2022, from 6 PM to 9 PM! If your neighborhood is not holding an NNO Block Party, be sure to stop out at the two public locations!: - Blackwood Fire Company 14 W Central Ave, Blackwood, NJ - Erial Fire Company 1946 Williamstown Erial Rd, Sicklerville, NJ End the night with FIREWORKS at 9:30 PM at Gloucester Township's Veterans Park 1261 Chews Landing Road! Hope to see you there! Address/Location Gloucester Township Police Department 1261 Chews Landing Rd Gloucester Township, NJ 08021 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-228-4500 Read more →


Map The Meal Gap

PHILADELPHIA PA--Since 2011, Feeding America has conducted its annual Map the Meal Gap study to provide its member food banks with details about food insecurity on a local level. Food insecurity is a measure of access to enough food for a healthy and active life. From the data now available, which shows food insecurity rates for 2020, we are able to see how COVID, the government provided support, and our efforts have impacted food security. courtesy of dreamstime.com The Map the Meal Gap report gives us a glimpse beyond the national and state-level data provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. Feeding America can localize this information down to the county and congressional district levels. This allows Philabundance to look more closely at our nine-county service area that covers two states. From the 2020 data, we see: In the Philabundance service area, overall, 10.5%, or 1 in 10, people... Read more →


NJ Jersey's Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1 Billion Plus

Playing with an office pool? A group of friends? Read on for tips and best practices… TRENTON (July 29, 2022) – All eyes are on the Mega Millions jackpot as soaring ticket sales keep pushing the jackpot higher and higher. The jackpot has just been increased to $1.1 billion, the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history. The estimated cash value is $648.2 million. Over one million New Jersey players have already won prizes during this jackpot roll, including three tickets worth $1,000,000 and another worth $3,000,000. Another 34 New Jersey players have won prizes of $10,000 or more by matching four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball drawn. Players are reminded that Lottery games are for fun and entertainment – it only takes one ticket to get in the game. The Lottery promotes responsible play through its cooperation with the Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ and... Read more →


Certified Therapy Dogs Visit Long-Term Care Residents at Jefferson Health Care Center

Long-term care residents at the Jefferson Health Care Center (JHCC) in Washington Township recently enjoyed a special visit from certified therapy dogs Cole and Cece — along with their owners, Chris Hannah and fiancée, Nicole Sapello. The visit, held in collaboration with Angelic Health, was part of the Team Cole Project’s annual summer "Kindness Tour" to area schools, hospice patients, and veterans' homes. South Jersey dogs Cole, five, and Cece, 15 months, are anything but your typical canines, as the pit bulls were both born deaf. Cole has learned some American Sign Language commands from Chris. The Team Cole Project began when Chris adopted Cole when he was a puppy: "I have a deaf nephew, who at the time was only nine," said Chris. "I immediately thought of him and the relationship they could have." Chris says his pit bulls Cole, Cece, and youngest canine sibling, Alice (also born deaf),... Read more →


Project SEARCH at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital Wins Award

Project SEARCH at Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital was recognized with an "Excellent Outcome Award" at the 15th annual Project SEARCH Conference in Baltimore, MD, on July 26. This is the fifth time the hospital has received this recognition for high employment outcomes. Project SEARCH at Jefferson Health partners include Jefferson, the Y.A.L.E. School, the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities, the New Jersey Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, and Samost Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Southern New Jersey. Interns at Jefferson train in a variety of hospital departments, including Health Information Management, Patient Transport, Pharmacy, Storeroom, Food Service, Maintenance, and Environmental Services. Jefferson has hired several interns upon completion of their Project SEARCH internships. There are now 681 Project SEARCH programs in 48 states and nine countries, including 15 programs in New Jersey. Read more →


Are You Curious About Crypto?

by Matt Muller (NAPSI)—If you’re like many people, you may be curious about crypto. From crypto direct deposits and debit cards to decentralized saving and lending and cross-border payments, the cryptoeconomy is rapidly challenging many of the core ideas around what money is and how it can be put to work. As cryptocurrency grows in popularity and use cases, you may have questions about how this digital currency works—and how secure your personal information and finances will be. Read on for answers to some common questions about crypto safety and security. How can I be sure that my crypto transactions will be secure? When you make a cryptocurrency transaction, a record of that transaction is documented via a secure, decentralized database known as a blockchain. Blockchain technology essentially creates a transparent public ledger where all crypto transactions are permanently recorded and published, and can be examined and verified—but cannot be... Read more →


Down The Shore: Wildwoods Host World’s Largest Ultimate Disc Tournament

Wildwoods’ Beaches July 30 & 31 The Wildwoods, NJ – July 29, 2022 – The annual Beach Ultimate Tournament, the largest co-ed beach Frisbee tournament in the world, celebrates 30 years in the Wildwoods on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31. The Wildwood Beach Ultimate Tournament, held every July in the Wildwoods, started in 1992 and draws over 400 teams from the United States and around the globe. Beach Ultimate, originally known as Ultimate Frisbee, is a non-contact team sport played with a flying disc. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football and netball into a simple yet fascinating and demanding game. Points are scored by passing the disc to a teammate in the opposing end zone. Other basic rules are that players must not take steps while holding the disc, and interceptions, incomplete passes, and passes out of bounds are turnovers. Teams... Read more →


Help Wanted: Gloucester City Seeks Keyboard Clerk

GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (July 28, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The City of Gloucester City is seeking a qualified self-motivated and detailed oriented individual to serve as a full-time keyboard clerk. Job duties and qualifications are listed below. If interested, send a cover letter and resume to the Court Administrator, Samantha Schules. space donated by CNBNewsnet as a public service Read more →


Eight Rowan Women Lacrosse Players Named to IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll

NORTHBOROUGH, MA – Eight members of the Rowan women’s lacrosse team – Julianna Corson, Jamie Cutrera, Michaela Donnelly, Lauren Ferriola, Gianna Rusk, Erin Scioli, Rachael Sepcic and Shelby Tanner – have been named to the 2022 IWLCA Division III Academic Honor Roll. In addition, the Profs’ team was named an IWLCA Academic Honor squad. The Profs were among 977 student-athletes from 183 different institutions who are juniors, seniors or graduate students who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater. The Profs were one of 295 schools across all divisions that posted a 3.2 or higher team GPA for the academic year. Corson (Hainesport, NJ/Rancocas Valley), a senior health & physical education major, earned Rowan Scholar-Athlete of Distinction recognition for the third year in a row. She received All-NJAC Honorable Mention this year after posting a personal best 34 goals and 18 assists. Cutrera (Haddon Twp., NJ/Haddon Twp.), a... Read more →


Sunday, August 28 Ukrainian Folk Festival and Outdoor ConcertT

A dazzling festival of Ukrainian folk music, dance, foods and arts and crafts Horsham, Pa.—Sunday, August 28, 12:00 – 8:00 PM. The Ukrainian Folk Festival 2022 will be held at the Ukrainian American Sport Center -- Tryzub (www.tryzub.org), County Line and Lower State Roads, Horsham, PA. $5.00 of each Paid Admission will be Donated to Humanitarian Relief of War Victims in Ukraine. Exciting, spectacular, dazzling, breathtaking, exhilarating, spirited, soulful, enchanting, captivating, and intriguing – modest words which describe but by no means capture the essence of Ukrainian folk art, music, and dance. From the rich color and deep symbolism of the delicate “pysanka” (Ukrainian Easter Egg) to the thunderous, power, rhythm and strength of “HOPAK” – the world’s most exciting ethnic dance, and every brilliant “Kolomiyka” (polka) and soulful folk song in between, experience the UKRAINIAN FOLK FESTIVAL 2022, celebrating the 31st anniversary of our ancestral homeland’s independence. Enjoy an... Read more →


Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, age 99

On July 27, 2022, age 99, Rosemary Joan Kenney, of Gloucester City, NJ, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Woodbury Mews Assisted Living in Woodbury, NJ. She was born to the late Samuel and Mary Rose Goodman (nee Bozarth), December 20, 1922, in Woodbury, NJ. Except for a brief 5-year period, in Vineland, NJ due to her father’s employment, Rosemary was a lifelong resident of Gloucester City, NJ and devoted parishioner of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church. During her brief time in Vineland, Rosemary graduated from Sacred Heart Grammar School and Sacred Heart High School, graduating in June 1940. It was during this time at Sacred Heart High School that Rosemary perfected her jump-shot and became the starting guard on the Lions basketball team. In addition to her athletic prowess in high school, Rosemary was also an accomplished actress, starring in the role of Benita Bolt in that hit play... Read more →


Dorothy 'Dot' Ann Wrigley (nee Lang) of Gloucester City

On July 26, 2022. Age 76. Of Gloucester City. (nee Lang) Loving and devoted wife of 45 years to the late Elwood J. “Bud” Wrigley. Loving mother of Joseph “Bud” Wrigley and his wife, Krista. Cherished grandmother of Natalie and Angela. Beloved sister Frank Lang (Lisa) and the late John Lang (surviving Pat). Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, John and Rebecca Lang (nee McQuaid). Dot was a longtime devoted parishioner of St. Mary’s Church. She loved vacations at the Jersey Shore, shopping and being surrounded by her family. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing on Saturday morning, July 30th from 10 AM to 11:45 AM at St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 426 Monmouth St., Gloucester City. Mass of Christian Burial 12 Noon in the church. Interment will follow in Camden County Veterans Cemetery at Harleigh Cemetery, Camden. Condolences and Memories may be... Read more →


Behavioral Health Workers and AFSCME New Jersey Win Agreement on NLRB Cases Against SERV

Behavioral Health Workers and AFSCME New Jersey Win Agreement on NLRB Cases Against SERV Hamilton, NJ – The hardworking behavioral health employees of SERV Centers of New Jersey in Mercer and Middlesex Counties won critical victories in their multi-year fight for a first contract when the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finalized an agreement detailing their employer’s violations of various labor laws. The workers and their union, AFSCME New Jersey Council 63, filed the Unfair Labor Practice (ULP) due to SERV’s continued refusal to bargain in good faith with the residential counselors and maintenance workers who voted overwhelmingly for their union in November 2019. The decisions issued by Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito for Region 2 found that SERV violated labor law by firing an employee, by not bargaining with their union around wage increases, by threatening to fire employees or withhold certain activities if they supported joining a union... Read more →


STOUDTS BREWING COMPANY MAKES A COMEBACK,

....PARTNERS WITH EVIL GENIUS BEER COMPANY Adamstown, PA - A Pennsylvania-based craft brewing pioneer is making its triumphant return to the state’s beer scene this fall. Stoudts, one of Pennsylvania’s first craft breweries, closed its doors after more than a 30 year run in 2020. Now, just two years later, the trailblazing brewing company is back, having partnered with Evil Genius Beer Company. Stoudts Oktoberfest, a traditional German-style Lager, returns on August 1st throughout the Greater Philadelphia Region, Northeastern Pennsylvania and Central Pennsylvania. The signature beer's return is timed perfectly for upcoming fall festival and Oktoberfest season. Founded in 1987, long before “craft beer” was a term or even a known thing, Stoudts Brewing Company produced authentic German style ales and lagers, distributing to 20 different states at its height. Carol Stoudt, founder of the brand, has been a long-standing pioneer in the brewing industry. She became the first female... Read more →


Maple Shade PD, Police Chaplains Assn., and PBA Local 267 Donate Food Bags to Food Bank

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (July 28, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)On July 25, 2022 members of the Maple Shade Police Department, Maple Shade Police Chaplains Association and Maple Shade PBA Local #267 presented the Maple Shade Food Bank with 950 resuable shopping bags to replace the plastic bags that will no longer be able to be utilized. Pictured from left to right is Det. Diego Alvarez, Vice President of PBA #267, Cpl. Misty Weiss Community Affairs Officer of MSPD, Teri Zahradnick, Director of the maple Shade Food Bank and Pastor Vincent McDonald of the Maple Shade Police Chaplains Assocation. Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →


Love Hodge, 29, of Palmyra Charged with Impersonating a Public Servant, Burglary

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (July 28, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Chief Christopher Fletcher announces that charges have been filed for impersonating a public servant for an incident that occurred on Thursday, July 21, 2022, on Sunflower Path. CNBNews graphics Love Hodge, 29, of Palmyra, New Jersey, is charged with Impersonating a Public Servant and Burglary, with additional charges pending. On Saturday, July 23, 2022, Maple Shade Police were dispatched to Sunflower Path for reported past tense, suspicious persons. The victim reported that on July 21st an unknown female came to her residence reporting to be an employee with the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency. The female did not provide any identification or business card from the Department of Child Protection and Permanency and was only concerned with the victim’s five-month-old daughter and not the other child in residence. The female left location and the victim did not think any suspicious of the... Read more →


New Jersey Powerball Jackpot Rolls to $170,000,000

TRENTON (July 28, 2022) – The winning numbers for the Wednesday, July 27, drawing were 01, 25, 44, 55, and 57. The Red Power Ball number was 26. The Power Play was 2X. 29,413 New Jersey players took home an estimated $151,248 in prizes ranging from $4 to $200. The Powerball jackpot rolls to $170,000,000 for the next drawing to be held Saturday, July 30, at 10:59 pm. Double Play Results The Double Play drawing is an additional drawing for players who opted-in to the Double Play feature on their tickets. The Double Play drawing results for the Wednesday, July 27, drawing were: 02, 10, 11, 63, and 68. The Double Play Ball number was 01. Read more →


CNB POLITICS: Today is the Official Beginning of Biden Recession

Washington, D.C. – Club for Growth has launched a new ad, “Pain”, as the United States officially enters into Joe Biden’s recession. The ad highlights the massive spending and radical environmental proposals the Biden administration has irresponsibly pushed despite the pain they are causing American families. The ad will run behind a six-figure digital and TV buy, including on TV in Arizona, Nevada, and North Carolina on Sunday Shows this weekend. Breitbart Newspublished an exclusive report about the new ad. “What’s really frustrating is how preventable this recession was,” said Club for Growth President David McIntosh. “Since taking office, the Biden administration has laughed at the very real concerns facing our economy by downplaying the hardships American families are experiencing and by shifting blame and overtly lying. Make no mistake, America is now in Biden’s recession regardless of what the administration tries to say.” According to economists and even liberal... Read more →


You're Invited to the Maple Shade PD National Night Out

MAPLE SHADE, NJ (CNBNewsnet)--The Maple Shade Police Department and the Maple Shade Chaplain Association invite you to the 2022 National Night Out Event on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 between 5:30 PM and 8:30 PM at the Municipal lot located at North Forklanding Road and Brubaker Lane. Come out to enjoy a free family fun event and meet the Maple Shade Police Department's new K-9 "Sitka". Attendees are asked to consider bringing non-perishable food items and personal care items to be donated to the Maple Shade Food Bank. Visit www.MSPoliceChaplain.com for more information. Read more →


Janet Orant Guzzetti , age 69, of Beverly/Gloucester City; Licensed Practical Nurse

On July 25, 2022. Age 69. Of Beverly. Formerly of Gloucester City. Loving wife of the late Felix Guzzetti. Loving mother of David J. Orant and his wife JannaLee. Cherished grandmother of David Jr., Carter and Ashlee (who were her world). Beloved sister of Patricia Littlejohn, Dorothy Orant Morrison. Predeceased by her parents, Frank R. Orant and Gloria Summers Orant as well as her twin sister, Joni Gage (surviving Ken) and brother, Steven Orant. Janet worked as a licensed practical nurse for many years for Supportive Care in Havertown, PA. At Janet’s request, services were held privately. Condolences and Memories may be shared at www.mccannhealey.com under the obituary of Janet Orant Guzzetti. Funeral Arrangements and Inquiries through: McCANN-HEALEY FUNERAL HOME, Gloucester City. Ph: 856-456-1142 Read more →


NJ Counties to Share $161M for Infrastructure Upgrade

(Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti today announced the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2023 County Aid to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The program is funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). “The New Jersey Department of Transportation continues its efforts to support communities in delivering safe, efficient, and equitable transportation systems throughout the State.” NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said. “County Aid provides millions of dollars for investment in local infrastructure, improving county roads and bridges, without burdening local property taxpayers.” The State’s 21 counties will share a total of $161.25 million through the County Aid program that helps maintain roads and bridges under county jurisdiction in a state of good repair for the thousands of motorists that count on them each day. County Aid funds are apportioned based on population and road mileage in each county,... Read more →


CNB Fishing News Maryland:

Congratulations to Kierce Thompson, age 11, who a Caught Large Rainbow Trout; Striped Bass IS Back Aug. 1

by Keith Lockwood, fisheries biologist Maryland Department of Natural Resources. July 27, 2022 Eleven-year-old Kierce Thompson shows off a beautiful and large rainbow trout caught recently in a Frederick County trout stream. Photo by Brittany Vance As we approach the end of July, families are enjoying vacations and anglers of all ages are fishing together. Sometimes the unbounded hope of angling offers up some surprises. For those anglers who are also photographers, be sure to enter your best shots in the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Photo Contest. Entries for the 2022 contest are due Monday, August 1, and details are on the DNR website. Salisbury University, in partnership with DNR, is hosting the Nanticoke River Invasive Fishing Tournament on Saturday, July 30 at Cherry Beach Park in Sharptown. There is no fee to enter the tournament. A tournament registration form is available online, and more information is available on... Read more →


Could Your NJ Business Be Sued for a Data Breach?

Data security and privacy are two of the most pressing economic and personal concerns for New Jersey residents. In 2016 alone, there were over 116,000 accounts affected by data theft in New Jersey alone. Consumers now give sensitive personal information to businesses on a daily basis, with the assumption that the retailer will keep this information secure. Yes, in some cases, businesses can be sued if their failure to protect customer's information from theft causes harm to their customers. While the vast majority of merchants operate legally, there are occasionally individuals that want to profit by misusing, illegally collecting, or illegally selling consumers' personal information. Please read on to understand data breach laws in NJ, legal actions in case of a breach how to ensure you are safe from data breach charges. What’s a Data Breach? A data breach is an illegal action whereby sensitive, confidential, and/or protected data is... Read more →


Haddon Hts. Police Dept.'s National Night Out Celebration at McLaughlin-Norcross Memorial

HADDON HEIGHTS, NJ (July 28, 2022)(CNBNews)--National Night Out is just a week away. The event will be held Tuesday, August 2, 2022, from 6 PM - 9 PM at the Mclaughlin-Norcross Memorial Dell. The Haddon Heights Police Department looks forward to seeing you, your family, and your friends there! Read more →


New Jersey Residents Asked to Conserve Water

TRENTON – The Murphy Administration today asked residents and businesses to conserve water as the state continues to experience a persistent period of hot and dry weather. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for monitoring and protecting the state’s water supply to ensure ample clean, safe water for drinking and other needs. DEP’s Division of Water Supply and Geoscience has been closely monitoring the drier than usual conditions this summer. While these conditions have not significantly impacted drinking water supply indicators statewide, persistently hot and dry conditions could adversely affect water supplies. It is important that residents and businesses take proactive steps to help moderate their use of water to help ensure ample supplies throughout the summer. “Now is the time for New Jersey to be especially mindful of water usage and proactively moderate our consumption,” said Commissioner of Environmental Protection Shawn M. LaTourette. “Although our reservoirs... Read more →


Seven Ways to Get More Twitter Followers

Twitter is a platform that was introduced to help celebrities and ordinary people like us interact. However, Twitter has now become one of the most popular social media platforms on the internet. People have more respect for you if your Twitter posts get enough attention. In recent news, Twitter was also held accountable for influencing politics. This goes to show how massively powerful Twitter as a platform is. This is why having a ton of Twitter followers won't be a bad thing. This is why today we will discuss seven ways to get more Twitter followers. So without further ado, let’s jump right in. Consistency We’re sure you have heard this may be a hundred times already, but consistency is the key to success on Twitter. Twitter is a place where relevance is transferred quite often. To stay relevant, you have to stay in the public eye. Well, this is... Read more →


Letters to the Editor: Rep. Norcross Supports Marriage Act

When the Supreme Court overturned Roe and took away the freedom for millions of Americans to make their own decisions about their body, they opened the door to revoking other freedoms, like the right to same-sex marriage. Last week, House Democrats responded by passing legislation, the Respect for Marriage Act, to enshrine the right to marry who you love into federal law. During the bill’s consideration, I went to the House floor to share a personal story and implore my colleagues to vote for the bill. Here are my remarks: CLICK TO WATCH MY SPEECH ON THE HOUSE FLOOR This is personal for me. That’s the point. My family grew in love and joy because our laws allowed my daughter, Corey, and her partner, Hedya, to start a family together. I could not be happier for them and am so grateful they brought my grandson into this world. No one,... Read more →


Down The Shore: SCARBOROUGH INN HOSTS SPECIAL NEEDS MOMS 

Ocean City, NJ – The Scarborough Inn, one of A Mother’s Rest (AMR’s) most generous “Porch Partners”, has offered to host eight 3-night caregiver retreats in 2022. On September 16-19th, The Scarborough Inn will welcome bio and adoptive moms of children with disabilities, women caring for their Wounded Warriors and other spouses, and those caring for their own aging parents. Additional retreats are planned in September, October, and November. The Scarborough Inn was founded in 1895 and is the oldest hotel in Ocean City, NJ, located in the heart of the Downtown Historic District. Guests of AMR can walk to the beach, visit the Asbury Avenue shops, the boardwalk, or simply spend time enjoying much-needed sleep. “From the moment the "Moms" arrived, you could feel their excitement! They took this time at the Inn and used it exactly how they wanted...some slept in, maybe for the first time in a... Read more →


Contact of Burlington County is Seeking Volunteers

to become Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates. Training starts in October. Contact of Burlington County is seeking volunteers to become Confidential Sexual Violence Advocates. Volunteers will be required to complete a 40 hour NJ State training course and consent to a background check. Volunteers will be trained in covering shifts on a 24/7 hotline and supporting survivors at hospitals, court and police departments. The 40 hour training course begins in October. Address/Location Maple Shade Township Police Department 200 N Stiles Ave Maple Shade Township, NJ 08052 Contact Emergency: 9-1-1 Non-emergencies: 856-234-8300 Read more →


42-Year-Old Hamilton Township Man Arrested for Murder and Desecration of a Body

Harley Wildmann, age 42 HAMILTON TOWNSHIP NJ (July 27, 2022)--Angelo J. Onofri, Mercer County Prosecutor, reported today that an investigation by the Mercer County Homicide Task Force and the Hamilitor Township Police has led to arrest of a Hamilton resident for murder. Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students:

Congrats to RIT's 2021-2022 graduates! ROCHESTER, NY (07/20/2022)-- Rochester Institute of Technology conferred more than 4,300 degrees at all of its campuses in the 2021-2022 academic year. The following local residents received degrees: John Keane of Sicklerville (08081) received a BFA in illustration. Max Dragan of Mount Holly (08060) received a BFA in medical illustration. Jessica Herman of Westville (08093) received a BS in psychology. Colin McDonald of Marlton (08053) received a BS in computer science. Angel Gray of Cherry Hill (08034) received a BFA in illustration. Rita DeNicuolo of Turnersville (08012) received a BFA in illustration. Sergio Champoux of Berlin (08009) received an MS in applied statistics. Hannah Gross of Voorhees (08043) received a BFA in graphic design. Ron Caccese of Mount Laurel (08054) received a BS in business administration-accounting. Alma Sanchez-Hernandez of Lake Como (07719) received a BS in environmental sustainability, health and safety. Alexander Levie of Sewell... Read more →


GTPD Retail Theft Unit Needs Your Help

Angelo D. Alshay GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP NJ (July 27, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Angelo D. Alshay, along with two other unknown suspects, shoplifted over $600 worth of merchandise from the Polo Ralph Lauren store on July 13th and has been charged with 3rd Degree Shoplifting. Alshay is from Paulsboro, NJ, is 30 years old, has a tattoo above the left eye reading "I AM LOVE", and operates at white Volkswagen Beetle. If you have any information on his whereabouts or his possible accomplices, contact the Gloucester Township Police Department at 856-228-4500, or call our GTPD Anonymous Crime Tip Line: 856-842-5560. To send an Anonymous Tip via Text Message to Gloucester Township Police, text the keyword TIP GLOTWPPD and your tip message to 888777. You may also click here to access our Anonymous Web Tip Page: https://local.nixle.com/tip/alert/5170177 Our Anonymous Tip systems are NOT monitored 24/7. All incidents in Gloucester Township requiring IMMEDIATE police assistance must be... Read more →


Virtua Voorhees Hospital among the Top 10 in New Jersey

U.S. News & World Report (Marlton, NJ) … U.S. News & World Report has named Virtua Voorhees Hospital and Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital to its 2022-23 rankings of the best performing hospitals in New Jersey and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. Virtua Voorhees is tied for 6th best in New Jersey and tied for 12th best in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area. (Data from nearby Virtua Marlton Hospital contributes to this ranking.) This is one of several recent honors for the Voorhees hospital. In early July, Money magazine and The Leapfrog Group included Virtua Voorhees on its inaugural list of Best Hospitals in America. In May, Newsweek named Virtua Voorhees as one of America’s best maternity hospitals. Also in May, a nursing unit within Virtua Voorhees received the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses’ PRISM Award, becoming the eighth Virtua team to earn that recognition. “I am incredibly proud to be part... Read more →


The Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County

Woodbury, NJ (July 27, 2022)--– The CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER OF GLOUCESTER COUNTY has partnered with community members to create a non-profit organization, the Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Gloucester County. The non-profit consists of volunteers from the community who partner with staff from the Child Advocacy Center by raising funds and promoting awareness to assist better and support victims of child abuse and their families. The Child Advocacy Center, located at 47 Cooper Street, Woodbury, New Jersey, works closely with the non-profit to provide critical services for victims and families. Resources include education, prevention, and addressing impacted families' economic and emotional needs. The non-profit was created in September of 2021 and has hosted fundraising opportunities at local restaurants, including Chick-fil-A, 621 Woodbury Glassboro Road, Sewell, New Jersey, and the Village Pub, 139 Egg Harbor Road, Sewell, New Jersey. The Child Advocacy Center opened in 2017, supported by grant... Read more →


CNBNews Spotlight on NJ College Students: Albright Dean's List

Albright College Students Named to Spring 2022 Dean's List READING, PA (07/20/2022)-- To be eligible for the Dean's List, Albright College students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three letter-graded courses during a semester. Local students earning Dean's List honors include: Corrine Harrington of Elmer, N.J. (08318). A graduate of Arthur P Schalick High School, Harrington studied Psychology: Child Development during the spring semester. Evan Carr of Bordentown, N.J. (08505). A graduate of Bordentown Regional High School, Carr studied Business Administration: Economics and Finance during the spring semester. Cecelia Ensell of Merchantville, N.J. (08109). A Camden Catholic High School graduate, Ensell studied Behavioral Psychobiology with a minor in Evolutionary Studies during the spring semester. Alexander Kreuter of Merchantville, N.J. (08109). A Camden County Technical School graduate, Kreuter studied Game and Simulation Development during the spring semester. Austin Gross of Absecon, N.J. (08205). A... Read more →


Emergency Dredging Project Restoring Murderkill River Navigability to Begin

An emergency dredging project is set to begin and be completed by the end of August to restore navigability in the Murderkill River, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control announced today. Permitted by and with modification approvals from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and DNREC regulators, the project calls for removing approximately 52,000 cubic yards of sediment from the river’s navigation channel. DNREC will then make beneficial reuse of the dredged sand to nourish up to 1,000 feet of eroding shoreline at South Bowers Beach. Funding for the $2.3 million project comes from appropriations to DNREC made under fiscal year 2022 and 2023 Bond Bills, both of which named the Murderkill River as a dredging priority. “This important state-funded dredging project in the Murderkill River will restore navigability of the channel while bolstering shoreline resiliency in South Bowers,” said DNREC Secretary Shawn M. Garvin. “It’s a... Read more →