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August 15, 2022

Watch Out for Railroad Crossing Repairs in Paulsboro

Detours necessary during construction (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced a railroad crossing rehabilitation project requiring the closure and detour of Commerce Street in Paulsboro, Gloucester County. CNBNews graphic file Beginning at 7 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16, until 7 a.m., Thursday, August 18, Commerce Street will be closed in both directions between East Madison Street and Seventh Street to remove the existing railroad crossing. The closure will allow NJDOT’s contractor, Tracks Unlimited, to reconstruct the crossing and approaches. Access will be maintained for local traffic. The following detours will be in place: Commerce Street... Read more →

Philadelphia Crime: Shooting Incident at East Ontario Street (video)

PHILADELPHIA PA (August 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)The Shooting Investigation Group is seeking the public's help identifying the individual seen in the following video clip. On August 9, 2022, at 8:36 PM, 25th District Police officers responded to 4xx block E Ontario Street in reference to a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, police located a male victim, a 23-year-old- CAN YOU IDENTIFY THIS MAN? male lying on the basketball court, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Temple University Hospital where he was listed in stable condition. Surveillance video recovered from the area depicts the suspect shooting the victim... Read more →

Bellmawr Traffic Alert: Rt 295 Right Lane Closed Tonight

Reposition construction barrier in Bellmawr Long-term shoulder closure necessary to create a work zone (Trenton) – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials are reminding motorists that the right lane on I-295 northbound is scheduled to be closed tonight to reposition the construction barrier for retaining wall reconstruction as the Direct Connection project advances in Bellmawr, Camden County. The right lane on I-295 northbound will be closed from 9 p.m. tonight, Monday, August 15, until 5 a.m. tomorrow, Tuesday, August 16. The closure will begin just past the Creek Road overpass before Exit 26, where the highway splits for I-76... Read more →

American Legion World Series Semifinals Today Starting At 4PM; See Videos of Sunday Games

ALWS Game 10: Alabama rallies to reach semifinals By Richard Walker SHELBY, N.C. (August 14, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--Troy (Ala.) Post 70 became the second 2022 American Legion World Series semifinalist on Sunday afternoon. And Post 70’s 4-3 come-from-behind victory over League City (Tex.) Post 554 meant head coach Ross Hixon could finally take a deep breath shortly after the game’s final out. “It feels good to breathe a little bit,” Hixon said after his team improved to 2-1 in pool play and took their division’s top seed into Monday’s semifinals. “It was a heckuva baseball game. If anybody missed it, they need... Read more →

DNREC to Present Texas Living Shoreline Webinar Aug. 25

DOVER, DELAWARE (AUGUST 15, 2022)(CNBNewsnet)--The Galveston Bay Foundation and managing living shorelines in a Texas estuary are the topic of a free webinar at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, presented by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, in partnership with the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee. The webinar speaker is Hallie Leija, habitat restoration manager for the Galveston Bay Foundation. Leija will provide an overview of living shoreline projects in Galveston Bay, the largest estuary in Texas. The presentation will showcase how the wetlands and coastal areas in Galveston Bay have experienced a multitude of impacts from subsidence,... Read more →

*You're Invited: 2022 "Inaugural Global Gloucester Day” 

The Gloucester Township Historic and Scenic Preservation Committee is proud to participate in a September 3rd, 2022, Global Celebration and collaboration of unity with twelve (12) named Gloucester communities throughout the U.S. and Abroad. “Inaugural Global Gloucester Day” began as a 2017 collaboration between Gloucester, Virginia, and Gloucester, England, commemorating the Gloucester County, Virginia-born icon Pocahontas’s 400th anniversary of her funeral and burial in Gravesend, England. The goal of the “Global Gloucester Day” celebration is to honor Pocahontas’s legacy of reaching out and bringing people together. Further to honor her, the events on September 3rd intend to promote environmental stewardship,... Read more →

17 Atlantic County Fugitives Arrested by NJ State Police

Atlantic City, N.J. - The New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit coordinated a two-day cooperative mobile deployment that led to the arrest of 17 fugitives in Atlantic County. This deployment is part of a comprehensive initiative to reduce violent crime statewide. Detectives from the New Jersey State Police Fugitive Unit, K-9 South Unit, Casino Gaming Bureau, Violent & Organized Crime Control South Bureau, Real Time Crime Center South Unit, and Gangs & Organized Crime Central Unit, along with members of the United States Marshals Service NY/NJ Regional Fugitive Task Force, the New Jersey Department of Corrections Special Operations Group, Atlantic... Read more →

SJ Transportation Authority and Rowan U Receive $8.74 Million Grant

(HAMMONTON, NJ) - The South Jersey Transportation Authority (SJTA) and Rowan University have announced the award of an $8.74 million Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grant from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to research cellular vehicle-to-everything technology utilizing the Atlantic City Expressway. “Rowan University was aware of our All-Electronic Tolling (AET) project which is anticipated to begin construction in 2023,” said Stephen F. Dougherty, SJTA Executive Director. “We are pleased this collaboration will directly benefit from the overhead gantry systems which will replace the toll booths on the Atlantic City Expressway proper as well as the entrance... Read more →

John Robert "Johnny" Sheahan, of Mt. Ephraim; CCMUA Employee, Navy Veteran

John Robert "Johnny" Sheahan, 58, lifelong resident of Mount Ephraim, NJ, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at his home. He was born in Camden, NJ to Elaine (Drozdowsky) Jones and the late Robert Sheahan. Johnny worked at the CCMUA for over 20 years and has been the departments supervisor for over 10 years. He proudly served his country as a US Navy veteran. He was a volunteer fireman in Mt. Ephraim (Haddon Heights??) on Station Avenue, a member of the Mt. Ephraim Democrats Club, a Harley Davidson motorcycle rider and avid golfer. He took a lot of pride,... Read more →

Aspiring Pilates Instructor? Here's a Glimpse of Your Training

Pilates has been consistently growing in popularity for numerous reasons, e.g., career and exercise. It’s no wonder that many people are trying to get involved in it. It’s an effective workout, the impact is low, and the equipment costs less than none. Thus, it makes it popular amongst future clients who want to work on their fitness without costing too much. If you’re worried about your training and want to learn about the things that will take place during your classes, then this page is for you! Read below for a glimpse of your training to become a good Pilates... Read more →

New Jersey State Police Recruit Class Completes Academy Training

Lincroft, N.J. - New Jersey Acting Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and Colonel Patrick J. Callahan presented badges to New Jersey's newest state troopers during the graduation ceremony at Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, N.J. The 163rd New Jersey State Police Class graduated 156 men and seven women. Of this graduating class, 131 have college degrees, 29 are prior military, and 25 have prior law enforcement experience. Among the class, 59 were college athletes, 12 were firefighters, 9 were emergency medical technicians, and 2 were professional athletes. The class completed 20 weeks of strenuous physical and academic training consisting of... Read more →

Olia K. Sozzi, 91, of Mt. Ephraim, Campbell Soup Company Employee, Audubon HS Alum

Aunt Oley passed away Saturday, July 16, 2022. A slip and fall, breaking her hip, contributed to her demise. Beloved wife of Edmond Sozzi for almost 64 years- married June 30, 1951. Born to parents Timophey Kudatzky and Emma (Stadnyk) Kudatzky on August 19, 1930. Olia enjoyed farm life as a youngster in Hopewell, Cumberland County, later living in Mt. Ephraim and graduating from Audubon High School in 1949. Retired from Campbell Soup Company after almost 44 years of employment. An excellent seamstress, sewing most of her clothes. A lover of nature and wildlife, Oley and Ed traveled throughout the... Read more →

How Families and Singles Build Financial Security

(CNBNewsnet)(August 15, 2022)--It's tough to build a financially secure future during an economically turbulent period like the early 2020s. Families and single working people sometimes find it challenging to stay ahead of incoming monthly bills. It's not unusual for inflation and business slowdowns to put many people a paycheck away from financial catastrophe. What's the solution? No matter your current situation, there are effective ways to develop a long-term plan for personal financial security. Besides investing in real estate, people are discovering the advantage of bundling insurance coverage for significant savings. Other savvy tactics include purchasing extended car warranties to... Read more →